Next weeks theme: natural forms, single objects.

The week running from Monday 6th April we will be exploring natural forms, e.g. shell, feather, fruit, seed head, anything natural..We will be drawing one at a time rather than a group still life. I will be doing lots of short studies rather than one sustained drawing..Join me at 10.30am each morning next week for…

Monthly Art Challenge – April

Each month I set a different theme and tasks to help inspire you to draw, paint and create. If you want help just let me know. WHAT: April Inspiration – Collage and composition This is your opportunity to use old magazines and photos to create fabulous pictures exploring composition. TASK 1) create a series of…

This month at The Arts School

Hello. Welcome to your April newsletter.  I hope you are well in this strange old world. Isolation will be very different for all of us, and I hope you are all finding positives, and staying well. I have now been in lock down for two weeks, very grateful that the weather was been good and that…

Monthly Art Challenge – March

Each month I set a different theme and tasks to help inspire you to draw, paint and create. If you want help just let me know.   WHAT: March Inspiration – Darkness and Light TASK 1) This month we focus on looking at working with shadow and light in our drawingExercise 1: 5 minute draw: 1 minute only highlights, 1…

March News Letter from The Arts School

Hello. Welcome to your March newsletter.  I am thoroughly enjoying my weekly Life Drawing sessions as an artist at Paddock Art Studio. Having a set time that I sit down and draw, stops me procrastinating or finding other jobs to do other than prioritising drawing for myself. It is a great space, that has lots going…

January News Letter from The Arts School

Hello to 2020 – Happy New Year & welcome to your January newsletter – I hope you had a wonderful festive break and are feeling happy, healthy and vibrant for the year ahead. Do you make resolutions? Rather than resolutions I like to write a list of things I want to accomplish or develop in…

Drawing and Wellbeing – never to late!

This Christmas I fibbed to my mother… I told her I had a work event and needed her to babysit but in-fact I was taking her to a craft night. She didn’t want to go, she “doesn’t do art, can’t”. Within a few minutes of the first activity (stamping) she announced it was calming! The…

New course for January

WHAT: 4 week Observational Drawing course. Each week we will explore a different still life subject using a range of materials. Materials will be provided for the day (drawing/painting paper, paints etc) but please bring basics (sketchbook, pencil/pen and any materials you own that want to explore). WHERE: Ribs & Co, 8a George Street,, Hailsham,…

12monthchallenge -Mark Making

Our first Month of The Arts Schools 12 month challenge and for January 2019 it is MARK MAKING Drawing and Painting IS making marks. Without confidence to make marks you can’t draw, and we are all about drawing. Whether it is to make the drawing the art, to develop designs, or as a mindful meditation,…

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…