sandra pond art

 

Day Workshops

:   Coddenham   :   Newbourne   :   Theberton   :

:   Earl Soham   :   Kesgrave   :

 

'...thanks so much for Saturday, I thoroughly

enjoyed myself.....It was a real treat

to have a whole day, and the lunch was

delicious, thank you..'

 

during the late spring/summer I undertake a limited number of day workshops on specific themes.  Each year, I try to have a variety of subjects and locations from April to August, including a midweek date as requested. Workshops fill quickly and numbers are restricted.  I usually have a waiting list so if you are interested in future events please let me know. Most workshops take place on a Saturday as this is the most popular day but I try to include some midweek sessions for those unable to make it during a weekend. 

A full day allows time to work properly on a painting and enjoy a day that is fun, informative and excellent value: lunch is included.  These are not usually days for complete beginners, but you only need the 'basics' under your belt to get the most out of the workshops.  If you are a beginner but would like to come, email me first.  If you would like further details or to reserve your place, please contact me here.  Booking is essential!

 

 Flower workshop, Newbourne

 

2017 

Day Workshops

10am-4pm including lunch and refreshments


 'I found Sandra to be an inspirational teacher

and came away with the knowledge that I had

most wanted to gain.'

 

 

 Saturday 8 April

 10am-4pm including lunch and refreshments

 Newbourne Village Hall

 

'A SUFFOLK GARDEN'

This workshop is now full


 

This is a chance to paint flower borders, lots of colour and learn or brush up on techniques for painting groups of flowers, buildings and maybe chickens or butterflies.

I will provide some reference material but you may bring your own.  Please ensure that any photographs you use are of good quality and that you can pick out enough detail.  If in doubt, email me. 


Saturday 24 June

10am-4pm including lunch and refreshments

Coddenham

'An Aegean Street or Market'

 This workshop is now full

A summer scene at mid-summer.  Bright colours and sharp shadows, people, cats and dogs.  We will have some photographs taken specially for this workshop and you will also find plenty to give you inspiration on the internet.

I will demonstrate various techniques including people during the day.

 

 Saturday 8 July

10am-4pm including lunch and refreshments

Earl Soham Village Hall

 'Aldeburgh'

This workshop is now full

Plenty of scope for this day.  Aldeburgh is full of interest for painters and photographers.  Fishing huts and boats, nets and pots, the boating pond, a very pretty view of the sea front houses from the beach and a wonderful big Suffolk sky: just some of the lovely things to paint!

I will demonstrate techniques for waves, skies, textures etc

 

Dramatic Aldeburgh winter sky


 Wooden fishing boats on Aldeburgh beach

 

Saturday 22 July

10am-4pm including lunch and refreshments

Knodishall

'Painting Animals'

 

 

 

You may wish to paint your pet or a favourite subject such as a hare or a grouse! I will be demonstrating fur and feather, illustrative and loose and washy styles as you require!

 

Tuesday 1 August

10am-4pm including lunch and refreshments

Kesgrave

'Exotic Plants and Flowers'

 

 

Your interpretation of 'exotic'!  You may choose cacti, a bird of paradise or one of many beautiful flowers, fruits and vegetables that make wonderful subjects to paint or illustrate.  Demonstrations, as usual, throughout the day as required.  Plenty of inspiration here and here. Also, have a look at the painting of the remarkable Victorian artist Marianne North.

 

 

Saturday 12 August

10am-4pm including lunch and refreshments

Newbourne Village Hall

 'WINDMILLS'

This workshop is now full

There are at least 36 lovely disused or restored old windmills in Suffolk and now is the time to try your hand at painting one! Dramatic skies, misty landscapes, sunrise/sunset and rivers will all help add atmosphere to a classic east Anglia landscape.  You are not, of course, restricted to Suffolk: you may choose a lovely Dutch or Greek example, or even one from Norfolk!

You will find some images here and some lovely old photographs here.  A list of Suffolk windmills here includes those that are no more. 

 

Thorpeness windmill 

 

 

 

 

2018 

Day Workshops

10am-4pm including lunch and refreshments


 'I found Sandra to be an inspirational teacher

and came away with the knowledge that I had

most wanted to gain.'

 

 

 Saturday 28 April

 

10am-4pm including lunch and refreshments

Coddenham, Haysel House


'details to follow'


 

Saturday 30 June

10am-4pm including lunch and refreshments


'details to follow'


 

 

Saturday 14 July

 10am-4pm including lunch and refreshments


'details to follow'

 

 

 

Saturday 28 July


10am-4pm including lunch and refreshments

Earl Soham

'details to follow'

 

 

 

Saturday 11 August

10am-4pm including lunch and refreshments

Newbourne

'details to follow'

 

 

 

 

 

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