Drawing & Painting Workshops for All

Who for

For adult (15+) complete beginners, those who’ve had art in their lives and want more or anyone feeling adventurous to try something new. These workshops also suit professional creatives who feel tired or stuck in their practice and could do with a boost. The most successful sessions are often with groups of mixed ability and levels of experience.

What we do

Working with a range of materials, you will be guided in playful explorations with mixed media and art history, creating individual pieces of artwork to take home. For those who choose weekend or weekly workshops, as the course develops, we will collaboratively focus on colour and composition, line and mark making, collage and layering, texture and surface pattern.

Sara shares new ways of seeing and making, facilitating creative confidence, thinking and doing out of the box and meeting new people. It’s fun! 

How it works

  1. You find a group of 5-8 friends who would like to join you in the session(s).
  2. You decide what type of session and where you would like your workshop(s) to take place from the choice below:
      • one-off day-long or weekend workshop online (10am-4pm)
      • one-off day-long or weekend workshop in person at your chosen venue (10am-4pm)
      • one-off day-long or weekend workshop in person at my studio (10am-4pm)
      • one-off 90 minute online
      • one-off 90 minute in person at your chosen venue
      • one-off 90 minute at my studio
      • series of 6 x 90 minute online
      • series of 6 x 90 minute in person at your chosen venue
      • series of 6 x 90 minute in person at my studio
  1. You decide what time(s) suit everyone in the group for your workshop(s). It could be morning, afternoon or evening. Please decide on at least 2 or 3 different times, to improve the chances of it fitting in with my own schedule.
  2. You get back to me via the booking form at the bottom of this page and let me know:
      • Your name
      • A little bit about you and your group – reasons for your interest
      • The size of your group
      • What category of workshop(s) you are interested in (from the above list)
      • Your preferred time(s) for the workshop(s) (ideally 3)
  1. I will then respond to you within a week, informing you of cost and next steps. 

Many thanks.


Either online, at my studio in Northumberland or at your home/local venue.

What’s been said

I’ve really enjoyed our course. It’s provided me with the space I needed to reconnect with my love of art and creating after 25 years away from drawing and painting. I found Sara to be full of encouragement and enthusiasm and I benefitted from learning about her approach to abstract art which was new to me.’ Jamie

‘Thank you so much for the inspirational workshops.’ Caroline

‘Sara’s workshops are amazing – she is an understanding, enthusiastic and knowledgeable teacher. The workshops can be quite intensive, but always fun and varied.’ Chris

Previous Workshop Experience

Sara has been teaching, painting and exhibiting for over 35 years. To get an overview of her experience, scroll through the archive of Arts Lab, the social enterprise she set up several years ago.

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