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…

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…

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,…

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…