My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the two day “Magic of Watercolours” followed by the two days Acrylics workshop. Sarah is just lovely – extremely talented and a great teacher! Sampsons Farm is homely, comfortable, friendly and the food was delicious. Would love to return in the future.
Lori & Chelsea
What a fantastic workshop! I attended the 2 day Watercolours for Beginners course and have been wonderfully inspired. Sarah is a brilliant tutor and explains everything so clearly. I was amazed at the pictures I produced over the two days. We were a group of seven and all got on so well, it was a lovely way to learn. Will definitely be on another course in the near future. Thanks Sarah.
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
Sarah’s workshops are inspiring, relaxing and most of all great fun. The watercolours are as vibrant and lovely as Sarah herself who is a natural teacher to even the most nervous pupil. She makes it look so easy and breaks things down to simple shapes which gives you confidence to really have a go and produce your own individual pictures. I have been doing workshops for three years now and have met some lovely people to chat to over the delicious lunch. I can’t wait to get to the next workshop.
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!
Recently attended the one day beginners workshop. Slightly apprehensive as never painted since my school days and am not at all artistic. It was really interesting and has given me a good insight into the watercolour world. Sarah is so easy to listen to and inspires you with her passion for painting.
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
My friend Carole said most of it but I would like to comment on Sarah’s infinite patience, imagination and cake making.
I came back full of ideas and have passed on tips to my partner who was inspired to use one of Sarah’s techniques and produced a masterpiece!
I too would love to do another workshop with Sarah.
I attended Sarah Bell’s workshop on “Sea, Sky and Boats”. Her expertise is stunning and she is able to solve every student’s difficulty with clear,immediate,technical advice. She knows watercolour from every angle, adhering to time honoured classical principles that are, without a doubt, of the highest Professorial standard. Her demonstrations are frequent, hugely useful,and technically perfect. Whether one is a professional, a beginner, an amateur or merely keen to know what the Great British …
Dr. Sandra J.K.M. Feneley C.M.R.S. Oxford.
Spent a most enjoyable afternoon with Sarah, and learned a lot about colour ! I am inspired to practise more and experiment with flower painting. Thank you, Sarah!!