Workshops and Classes

My classes are about having fun, learning new techniques and recognising that it is okay to just play and lose yourself in the act of creating. Painting has huge health benefits. Recent research has shown that regular painting can decrease brain age significantly and improve cognitive function.

It is so satisfying to see and hear how much benefit people receive from attending. Have fun experimenting with mixed media in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Classes and workshops are suitable for all levels – from experienced artists who just want to try out some different materials and techniques, right through to absolute beginners. I will give regular attention to each participant and help you develop some exciting new skills.

Regular morning and afternoon classes run each week in Cheltenham and at Jackson’s Art in Gloucester. Places are currently available.

  • Contact me for price details on 07766 240503 or email
  • Total for each set of classes to be paid at the time of booking
  • Credit cards accepted

What will we cover together?

Here are just of some of the exciting mixed media subjects that will be explored during the weekly classes. Workshop themes will vary.

  • Acrylic and mixed media – mark making and the use of colour
  • Collage techniques
  • Oil pastels, charcoal and soft pastels
  • Figure drawing and sketching with mixed media
  • Flower painting with mixed media
  • Watercolour – techniques and using the medium in a fresh and free way

Inks, oil and soft pastel crayons, coloured pencils and charcoal and mark making materials will be provided for you to use during the workshop, so all you need to bring is a a set of acrylic paints, a watercolour pocket set and some recommended brushes.

Please email me at or telephone me on 07766 240503 for more details of forthcoming classes.

“My mission is to really encourage people, not just in their art, but also in their attitudes, and to help them to believe that they can do anything if they want to. I firmly believe that everyone can paint, sometimes we just need someone else to help us get started and to encourage us.” Celia Bennett

Please contact me for a quotation about:

  • One-to-one lessons
  • Small group tuition (2-5 people)

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