Tag Archives: experimentation

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 website email me at sophie@theartsschool.co.uk



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.

We look forward to meeting you!


The Arts School – the start

So I have been quiet because I have been busy! 

1) the boy who will be 7 months old next week, amazing! 

I could spend all day watching him learn the world! The greatest time consumers!

2) The Little Art on the Green, more details next week

And 3) 

I have started an arts school! 

The Arts School will start running day courses in Drawing and Mark making and Reflective Practise. Come and spend the day on a beautiful farm in East Sussex. 60 acres of woods, fields and lakes. A delicious lunch is included, provided by Sam. So excited! A few spaces left for our intro day on July 8th and confirmed dates to follow! 

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Wednesday Addition: Little pieces of art 14.14


If you would like to use or share my images, please contact me directly, thanks for looking!

Patterns: continued

Researching via google images to get the artistic juices going.

Exploring patterns, geometric shapes, and colour.



If you would like to use or share my images, please contact me directly, thanks for looking!

When it all goes wrong

It started out so well, a new culinary experiment! stuff a giant mushroom with spinach, bread and cheese, and the old favourite if chicken thigh cooked in a bacon, tomato sauce… It was going so well…


And then I attempted my first experiment in a baked desert. It sounded so good, a raspberry and dark chocolate cake. It looked so good! But looks are very deceiving in this case. It was rubbery, dry, bitty, sour, and so bad we actually spat it out…

Moral of the story, it is ok to experiment but have some basic clue of what you are doing, and make sure you can get to a shop for a replacement!

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