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Classes & Workshops

Welcome to my new studio!

My little garden studio began to feel a bit small these last few years, so I started to think about finding somewhere bigger where I could produce larger works and potentially hold open studios. Having held many successful painting workshops in local venues, I also hoped to find a multi-purpose space that would allow me to host my own classes too.

Finally, in September last year, the opportunity arose and I set about renovating and transforming an old generator shed into a bright and spacious art studio. Now, after many months of hard work, I am excited to announce that my new studio is finished and I can begin to welcome visitors and students to experience art in this amazing space.

New classes and workshops coming soon

I am currently preparing a range of classes and workshops and will announce these on my website and social media soon.

Whether you are a beginner who has always wanted to learn to paint, or a more advanced student looking to extend your knowledge, then please register your interest so that I can send you further details.

Talks, presentations and lectures

I also give talks, presentations or guest lectures to art groups, schools, colleges and other organisations interested in enhancing their creativity. Talks can be on a range of topics and tailored to suit each audience.

Please get in touch if you are interested in arranging a group event.

Hear what previous students have to say…

GCSE Art students with me on Caerfai Beach for an afternoon of drawing

“Such a brilliant day! I have painted something and I’ve enjoyed it, totally immersive.”

Jan Warren

“The space we worked in was open, and light, and well thought out. The pace of the instruction was well pitched, informative and informal. Really interesting to take apart how to build up layers on depth, thank you so much Sarah.”

Imogen Mills

“The workshop was brilliant and fun, and for someone who had never painted before a really enjoyable experience.”

Gail Bainbridge

“I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and I got so much from the workshop. The space and whole environment was awe inspiring. Sarah was such a patient and encouraging teacher; Thank you Sarah Jane.”

Maddy Davy

“Learnt some new skills with painting as I always just sketched before- more than satisfied! Fun, relaxing and came away with different skills to try.”

Selina Taylor

GCSE Art students with me on Caerfai Beach for an afternoon of drawing
GCSE Art students with me on Caerfai Beach for an afternoon of drawing

“My first art lesson has been very informative yet relaxed and fun. I’ve really enjoyed mixing and playing with colours, Sarah is so talented and an excellent friendly teacher, I am looking forward to my next course with Sarah.”

Jackie Jones

“Sarah has a fabulous setup; I felt safe and everyone had a great workspace with very well prepared areas. The tuition was clear and easy to understand.”

Rachel Williams

“Thank you Sarah for a wonderfully informative and enjoyable afternoon.  I feel I learnt a lot and now feel inspired to paint again.”

“Sarah is a brilliant teacher, learnt so much in such a short time and even had an end result!  Thank you.”

“Loved it! Learnt so much!”

“Being new to oil painting I was thoroughly pleased to enjoy several hours of informative tuition whilst following instruction to complete a painting. Sarah was informative and showed a thorough knowledge of how oil paint behaves and the best way forward for the artist to enjoy using the medium.

I would thoroughly recommend her to any individual or group wishing to have an enjoyable and informative workshop.”

G. Morris

GCSE Art students with me on Caerfai Beach for an afternoon of drawing

“I have really enjoyed my afternoon. It has made me much more interested in painting because Sarah was so helpful.”

Thelma Salmon

Wonderful!  Really inspired to try oil paints. Learnt so much about colour. Thank you Sarah!


“Sarah’s demo was absolutely brilliant. Really helpful tuition and very inspiring and encouraging.”

Maggie H

“3 hours of brilliant tuition.  I learnt so much!  Many thanks Sarah.”

Winifred Price

“Thank you so much. We have really enjoyed today and I think we have learned more this afternoon than we have in the last six months!”

“You make it look so easy! Thanks once again.”

Lynette Boorman

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