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…

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…

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…

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…

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! …

Time to paint

This week I  spent two mornings taking part in an art class’s run by the incredibly talented and generous Fiona Graham Mackay.  I have not sat down and done an oil painting since I took my A levels (in 1998…) and was surprised by how successful it was, and how much I enjoyed it!  I…

Unsuccessful experiments 

Today I tried a quick play with still life photography, it wasn’t very successful, but it is just a starting point.     I learnt: Cats are not helpful,  I have a large amount of dried petals from flowers from my husband which I need to do something with, anyone got any ideas please let me…

Starting the new life

It’s slow steps but finally getting the new studio sorted! ©www.sophiemayer.com ©http://aphotographaday2014.wordpress.com/ ©http://littlestoriesbysophie.wordpress.com If you would like to use or share my images, please contact me directly, thanks for looking!