Classes and Workshops

Celia’s classes are about having fun, learning new techniques and recognising that it is great 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.

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. Celia will give regular attention to each participant.

Morning and afternoon classes run each week in Cheltenham and at Jackson’s Art in Gloucester. Visit the booking page to check availability and pricing.

What will we cover together?

Celia will cover a broad range of subjects using mainly acrylics and watercolours. Other materials will be provided for you to use during the session. You will need to bring a set of acrylic paints, a watercolour pocket set, watercolour and acrylic paper and some recommended brushes.

Please contact Celia using the online form below to discuss one-to-one lessons or small group tuition (two to five people).

“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


  1. Thanks Celia for such a great workshop today. It was great to be working creativity using mixed media to paint flowers. Fantastic day, great fun and so informative. Thanks so much. Roll on the next one!

    • Thanks Toni! It was a fantastic day wasn’t it. I’m so pleased you all enjoyed it so much. So wonderful to see the fantastic paintings everyone created.

  2. Hi Celia

    Further to my email, we are interested in any small workshops you might be holding in the New Year at Jackson’s (or elsewhere), preferably on a Tuesday if possible. Would you do, for example, 4-6 week series of workshops/courses or just one-day? And whichever, what are your fees? (‘We’ are Three!).

    Thank you – and best wishes for a Happy Christmas


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