Art classes

I am starting up a new drawing class in Hailsham! WHERE: RIB & CO, 8A George Street, Hailsham, BN271AE WHEN: WEDNESDAY mornings 10:30am-12:30 November 21st and 28TH and December 5th and 12th. WHAT: 4 Week Observational Drawing Course Each week we will spend the first hour exploring drawing from still life through a series of…

Come and see me work!

I have been quiet for a while as I have been developing my business (The Arts School), raising a toddler boy, and making some work, but I am now back! I have (for my sins) organised another group exhibition as part of the Hailsham Festival artists trail and I would love you to come and…

The Arts School

Two years ago, whilst pregnant with my son and daydreaming about the future, I bought the domain name of The Arts School. One year ago I met Sam and we had the idea to combine our ideas at her lovely space and The Arts School was born! Its been a busy year and as we…

Starting new projects- having reflective weeks

The inspiration word for The Arts School‘s 52 week challenge this week is SELF. I am using it to reflect on where I am with my own art practise and what I want to do this year. It’s great to spend some time stopping to look both in and out. So far (it’s day one!)…

2018 – The Arts School

Wow! It’s been a long time since I posted and the reasons good! The Arts School is up and running and I am loving teaching again! Now we start the new year with lots of courses and a new teacher working with us teaching watercolour (Jo Hudson). Come and take a class and hopefully enjoy…

The Arts School

Getting ready to run a taster day at The Arts School tomorrow. General Art is one of my favourite courses as it is project based and gives you a chance to try different materials out and develop your own ideas and work.  If you are interested in this course or any others, please visit or…

Roll up! Roll up!

Our next course is Figurative Drawing on bank holiday Monday August 28th. The day runs from 10:30-12:30, break of an hour for delicious lunch (let us know dietary requirements at time of booking), then 1:30-3pm we create!  Course costs ¬£90 and includes materials, and lunch, just bring yourself! Refer a friend and get 10% off….

Homemade Christmas

Having a baby 3 weeks ago changes Christmas! Lots of time before he was born to make decorations, no time after to put them up!  Wooden tree by http://www.mja-wood.com/ Felt and other materials from Heathfield Crafts. ¬©Sophie Douglas

The Little Arts Festival

Its final here!  What do you get with: A year of work, 5 people, recently joined by 4 more, local companies sponsoring and buying advertising, the local Parishs and council giving us grants, and now a team of volunteers. You get a 10 day arts festival!  Opening tonight until next Sunday, we have visual art,…