Events and workshops

To book workshops parties, or make enquiries: contact me here

Painting for fun

Adults: Do you have a secret hankering to paint but are stuck or don't know where to start?  
Have you not picked up a paint brush for years, but would really like to? 
How about an alternative get together with the girls, or boys?

Children: Do you want to do a 'proper' painting but you don't have the right stuff?

Why not let me help you?

Painting workshops
I run guided painting sessions as public events at my home and in conjunction with The Acorn Wellbeing Centre. 

We use just three colours, plus white and very, very occasionally, black. I teach you how to mix all your own colours.

The sessions are structured so that you can simply copy my example step by step, or you can develop your own style, making your own decisions about colour and composition.

The workshops have a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere. Mutual admiration of artwork is a lovely positive part of the sessions - not something I suggested but certainly haven't discouraged!

Invariably people are delighted with the outcome and proudly hang their paintings at home or give to friends and relatives as special presents.

Watch this page for new events or book me to run a party or workshop just for you. 

Next Workshop: Bluebell Woods

Saturday 19th March
2 - 4-30pm

£25 per person - includes paint, brushes (all equipment) and a 9 x 12 inch canvas for your masterpiece
Acorn Wellbeing Centre, 40 High Street, Hemel Hempstead Old Town, HP1 3AE

Painting parties
It's really easy!

I promise to guide you all the way through from mixing your own colours to the final touches.
Choose a painting you'd like to create - there are examples below, or I could create a painting just for you (at an extra cost).
Provide a room with a table big enough for you and your friends. 
I'll bring all the paints, brushes and other materials you'll need.
I'll clean up afterwards, and you will have your very own masterpiece on a canvas ready to hang on your wall.
Suitable for age 8 - 108 years

£20 each to work on stretched canvas (ready to hang) 23 x 30cm

Minimum 4 people, maximum 6

Bluebell Woods

Whimsical dandelion

Silver Birch Sunset

Summer Lavender

Winter Berries

Lollipop Flowers

And there's more!

For Adults
'Cake Make and Take'.
 Enjoy my homemade cakes and chat while you create something beautiful, quirky or even useful to keep

'Stop thinking, start drawing' 
A course in relaxation and creativity for adults

For children, why not book an crafty party or workshop?

My workshops are suitable for alternative hen nights and girls nights in
children aged 8 and over
or for families with children aged 5 and over with adult helpers.

One hour +Make your own paper hats - chef hats, princess, pirate, fantasy...
Ribbon roses and present toppers
cartoony characters

Two hours +Sock Monsters
Plastic bag monsters
Macrame jewellery
Collage design
seasonal and birthday card making
Basic watercolour techniques
Salt-dough craft