Book a workshop: Painting Essentials 30th April

by | Apr 6, 2022 | Tuition

This year’s programme starts with a fun introductory workshop called Painting Essentials. It’s designed to help you gain the confidence to begin painting, so even if you’ve never picked up a paintbrush before this workshop will cover a range of basics to get you started!

Workshop: Painting Essentials

Tutor: Sarah Jane Brown

Duration: 1-day workshop

Date: Saturday 30th April 2022

Time: 10 am – 5 pm (Lunch 30- 40 mins starting at around 1 pm)

Max places: 10

Cost: £99 per person

What to expect on the day:

Clear instruction with demos, along with practical exercises and learning through playful experimentation using acrylics.

This is a fun 1-day introductory workshop to help you overcome “beginners block”.

You will gain a range of basic painting skills, an understanding of materials and the confidence to begin painting fearlessly.

NB: You do not need any drawing/painting experience for this workshop!


Arrive at 9.45 a.m. for coffee and chat

10.00 am start


Welcome & Housekeeping

Introduction to materials and tools


Basic colour mixing

Line & Tonal Value Studies

Break for lunch:

A light lunch is provided or bring you own if you prefer.

(Tea and coffee available through out the day)


Basic Composition & Design elements

Layering & texture

Learning to evaluate your own work

Final Group Discussion

Pack up (this will be at around 5pm but is often flexible if you want to continue a bit longer.)

Painting Essentials takes place in my spacious and well equipped studio in the heart of the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. All materials and equipment are provided and included in the cost so all you need to do is turn up with a willingness to learn and have fun! A complimentary light lunch and refreshments are available throughout the day.

There’s lots of information on my Tuition page, plus some FAQs and T&Cs to read for further details. If you have any questions or special requirements, please get in touch.

SJB Fine Art Studio is located just a mile or so from Newgale Beach, close to the popular village of Solva and Britain’s smallest city of St. Davids with its historic buildings and stunning scenery. There is plenty of local accommodation to suit every taste and budget.

PLEASE NOTE! My Painting Essentials workshop will also run on 30th July!

Here’s the full list of workshops for 2022:

Spaces can fill up quickly, so remember to book your dates in good time!




Passionate painter and tutor. Expressive work inspired and informed by the Welsh coastal landscape. Lover of light, space, optimism and sensitivity.


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