What does a workshop entail?

What does a workshop entail?


All one day courses begin at 10am and finish at 5pm. Coffee is served in the studio at 11, and a light two course lunch is taken in the restaurant across the courtyard. Tea is served mid afternoon. Don’t forget, all materials are included, so you don’t have the headache of sourcing lots of things beforehand!

Groups are a maximum of eight in order for Sarah to give lots of individual attention to students, and there is an emphasis on frequent demonstrations, methodical, step-by-step tuition and encouragement. Printed notes on all the techniques covered are given to all students to take home, too. The atmosphere is relaxed, cheerful and supportive, so nervous beginners needn’t worry at all!

An inspiring location...


Workshops take place in the Studio set within the courtyard of Sampsons Farm Hotel and Restaurant, a charming medieval thatched former farmhouse in the tiny hamlet of Preston, near Newton Abbot. Chickens and ducks scratch around in the paddock, and the River Teign winds lazily through the meadows just down the lane. A haven of tranquillity, yet less than fifteen minutes drive from both Exeter and Torquay.