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…

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 – 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! …

Word pressing problems

Has anyone else been having problems with their WordPress app? I have not been able to post for a few weeks. Hope it has resolved now! Here’s a bit of what I have been up to recently! France: markets    Hastings: getting lost  Painting: expression and inspiration    Listening to Al Weiwei and Tim Marlow.  Interesting,…

First potatos 

This morning I stood in the rain, with my grandfathers fork, digging my first potatos.  Now they are washed, blanched, iced and packed and in the freezer for later.   ©http://www.sophiemayer.com 2015  

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…