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4 day painting workshop with Sarah Jane Brown

New dates TBC

This fun 4 day intensive workshop using oil paints will teach you everything you need to know about using these slippery but extremely satisfying paints!

Workshop: Get to Grips with Oils
Duration: 4 day workshop
Dates: TBC
Time: 10am – 4.30pm (lunch 30mins starting at around 1pm)
No of available places: 10
Cost: £380 per person

With clear instruction, demonstrations and practical exercises, you will gain:

  • an understanding of how ‘oil’ behaves differently than other types of paint and how to control it
  • a range of oil painting techniques, including; staining, glazing, impasto, and sfumato (fine blending)
  • the confidence you need to paint with this rich and rewarding medium and the knowledge to approach it fearlessly!

NB: Some painting experience is advisable for this workshop! ALSO… please note that we will be using low odour solvents and other solvent based materials during this workshop, if you have any health concerns or are unsure about anything please contact us for a chat before booking!

Workshop Outline

Daily timetable:

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


  • Welcome & housekeeping
  • Some short sketches outside weather permitting
  • A mixture of demonstration and practise/exercises

Break for lunch

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


  • A mixture of demonstrations and practise/exercises
  • 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/notebook, then feel free to bring them with you.

Painting workshops in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Come and enjoy a painting workshop with me in my spacious and well equipped studio in the heart of the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. All materials and equipment are provided 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 each day.

SJB Fine Art Studio is located just a mile 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.

If you have any questions or special requirements please get in touch.

All workshop details and information will be sent via email.

Hear what previous students have to say…

“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

“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

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


GET TO GRIPS WITH OILS: 4 day painting workshop with Sarah Jane Brown

This fun 4 day intensive workshop using oil paints will teach you everything you need to know about using these slippery but extremely satisfying paints!




10am – 4.30pm


£380 per person



1a St Davids House
Brawdy Business Park
Pembrokeshire SA62 6NP



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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