The Arts School


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I am working on The Arts School new website, hope to have it ready soon! Thanks for your time! Sophie.


I work with businesses to explore art for wellbeing and productivity as well as individuals and groups. In this busy word, stopping and taking a breath is vital.


If you run an art group, or are seeking private classes, please contact me via email or telephone 07875475525

—————————————————————–REGULAR CLASSES:

4 week Observational Drawing course 

WHAT: Each week we explore drawing from still life through a series ot tutor lead short exercises and a sustained drawing.

WHERE: Ribs and Co, Hailsham.

WHEN: Wednesday mornings 10:30-12:30

Next course starts March 13th 2019

COST: Β£50 including basic materials and tea/coffee break


WHAT: 4 week Expressive Drawing and Painting

Over the four sessions we will use a range of materials to work big and expressive on paper.

We will work from life each week focusing on a different still life or subject.

WHERE: Sussex Arts, Music and Skills, Oaklea, Chilsham Lane, Herstmonceux, BN27 4QG

WHEN: Thursdays March 14th, 21st, 28th and April 4th 2019 10:30-12:30 (8 hours total)

COST: Β£100 including materials and refreshments.

Limited to 4 spaces to allow space to stand back and work big!


Monthly Art ChallengeFebruary – Natural Forms β„οΈπŸŒπŸŒΏπŸΎ

WHAT: January we made marks, now we are going to use them to explore natural forms! πŸ‚πŸ•ΈπŸ¦š

You will need: tool for drawing eg pencil, pen, camera pastels etc. and a natural form like a shell and flower.πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ¨βœοΈπŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨

This is a great excuse to get out and about to beachcomb, visit your local woodland, or see what is happening in your garden. Nature is all around so let us look at it and see what we can find to inspire us.

Things to think about when drawing natural forms: Where does it grow from?

What shapes are there?

Is it hard or soft? Fragile or solid?

If you want help you can always message me!

Don’t forget to to Share it! #theartsschool #monthlyartchallenge #observationaldrawing


Skethclub @  Heathfield Craft
Thursday evening 7-9pm Β£5 bring your own materials. Message me to book your place.


If you have a venue and are looking for a teacher get in touch, I work well with others!


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