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
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…
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.
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
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.
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
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.
I went to the drawing workshop yesterday and enjoyed it immensely. I had tried to draw but found that I had lost all of the skill I had built up many years ago. However just during this one day workshop I was amazed at how much was achieved and really proud of the drawings I took home. Thank you Sarah for a really great day and I now feel inspired with more confidence to practice more.
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.
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!!