The day started in Sampsons Restaurant over morning coffee. It gave us all a chance to relax, which was very reassuring. Sarah put everyone at ease with her lovely, bubbly personality. Sarah’s instruction was very clear, and backed up with well prepared notes for everyone. In the afternoon, the full extent of Sarah’s experience and expertise became apparent. She seemed to find almost unlimited time for each of us, coming round regularly to offer help and support. There was no pressure, yet I…
Devon Today Magazine
What a great day! Although not advertised as such I think ” The Magic of Watercolours” would also inspire the beginner… as much as broaden the scope of more experienced artists. This was my third workshop with Sarah ( which must say something!)…..and my favourite so far! I love her style of teaching, encouraging , fun and very important for me ….. what I learn is useful!
A wonderful week spent on a residential watercolour painting holiday at Sampsons Farm. Sarah is a very talented and patient teacher and I learned so much. Sarah, Nigel and their team were really welcoming and the accommodation, food and location were perfect for a relaxing retreat. Thank you.
L. Beale, Jersey
It was inspirational! Sarah demonstrated different techniques and made it all look so easy. She spent time with everyone, building their confidence. With each new technique there was a handout explaining all the details (useful at home). We talked of composition, form and colour with the helpful eye of our tutor, who was genuinely pleased with our attempts. I have signed up for another session.
Devon Life Magazine
A fabulous two days with Sarah, my friend Wendy and four other ladies getting to grips with Acrylics! Really good fun in class which was relaxed but educational I learnt a great deal. We also had amazing food at Sampsons Farm over the two days. I hope very much to do another workshop with Sarah in the near future.
What a lovely afternoon: instruction & fun. I had not held a paint brush for more than 30years but with Sarah’s help and encouragement I spent an absorbing,satisfying afternoon exploring colours and producing very acceptable flowers. Thank you, Sarah, I could be tempted to come again.
Had a lovely time at the workshop. A friendly setting, delicious food and a great teacher. In just one day, Sarah managed to give us enough basics to enable us to start making beautiful paintings straight away. I have always loved watercolour paintings but was not brave enough to try it myself; after the workshop, I now have the confidence to do it. I especially enjoyed the colour mixing exercise which showed us the potential of creating endless different shades using only 3 primary colours. Tha…
What a fun time my daughter Tilly had with my Dad at the watercolours workshop. Really enjoyed mixing paints to create colours and gave her confidence in her own abilities! She produced some great, colourful pictures that she was very proud of and it was a lovely environment in which my Dad could enjoy something different with her. Plus the cake I hear was wonderful. Definately love to do it again!
A bit late, but the Magic of Watercolours was a really fun day with lots of painting and ideas that were new to me. Using quite cheap paints, pastels and bits of card the effects were quite stunning. As ever, Sarah builds such confidence that ‘having a go’ just seems normal. Lovely group and lunch, mmmmm. I’m looking forward to the next one.
Such a lovely way to spend an afternoon! This refresher was just what I needed to inspire me once again – I left on Tuesday afternoon with real determination to start creating my own masterpieces! Thank you for your inspirational teaching and I look forward to coming along to another workshops soon!