July 2021: Painting Essentials – 1 day beginners workshop with Sarah Jane Brown

by | Jun 18, 2021 | Tuition

Some exciting news! I am running a 1 day workshop for beginners in July, and can’t wait to welcome new students to my studio. This introductory workshop will cover a range of basics to help you get started in the wonderful world of painting.

Whether you’ve been wondering what materials and tools you might need, or how to finally make a start with that blank canvas, I will lead you gently through a number of short practical exercises with demos so that at the end of the day you’ll leave the studio feeling confident that you know where to begin.

Date: Saturday 10th July 2021
Time: 10 am – 4.30 pm (Lunch 30mins starting at around 1 pm)
No of available places: 10
Cost: £99 per person

What to expect

Clear instruction with demos, along with practical exercises and learning through playful experimentation using acrylics and mixed media. 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 different materials and the confidence to begin painting fearlessly.

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

Workshop Outline

Arrive at 9.45 am for 10.00 am start
Meet ‘n’ greet


  • Welcome & housekeeping
  • Introduction to materials & tools
  • Mark making
  • Line & tonal value studies
  • Basic colour mixing

Break for lunch:

A light lunch is provided or bring you own if you prefer
Tea and coffee is available through out the day


  • Composition & design elements
  • Layering & texture
  • Learning to evaluate your own work
  • Final group discussion
  • Pack up

All materials and equipment are provided but if you have your own items you would particularly like to use, or a personal sketchbook, then feel free to bring them with you.

For details on studio location, COVID-19 safety measures, visiting information and studio accessibility, please visit my Studio page.

Further general information can be found on my Workshop FAQs page and for full terms and conditions visit Workshops T&Cs.

Let’s get started!




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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