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Painting Essentials

1 day beginners workshop with Sarah Jane Brown

New dates TBC

This fun introductory workshop will cover a range of basics to help you gain the confidence to begin painting!

Workshop: Painting Essentials
Duration: 1 day workshop
Date: TBC
Time: 10am – 4.30pm (lunch 30mins starting at around 1pm)
No of available places: 10
Cost: £95 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 9.45am for 10.00am start
Meet ‘n’ greet


  • Welcome & housekeeping
  • Introduction to materials and tools
  • Mark making
  • 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 is available throughout the day


  • Basic 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.

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…

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

Gail Bainbridge

“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


PAINTING ESSENTIALS: 1 day beginners workshop with Sarah Jane Brown

This fun introductory workshop will cover a range of basics to help you gain the confidence to begin painting.




10am – 4.30pm


£95 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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