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…
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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.
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
I have just returned from a great weekend Beginners Course in Watercolours. Believe me – there is safety in numbers! Safety to explore a part of you that might have been previously undiscovered; safety to meet new people and safety to bring home a few pretty good paintings, produced under the expert guidance and encouragement of Sarah. I will be back in May. Thank you! S. Dunscombe
A Great Weekend!
Thank you Sarah for such a relaxing couple of hours at the watercolour taster session at Torbay Hospital last month. I hadn’t done any painting at all since I left school in 1986 so I was feeling a bit daunted. However, you soon put everyone at ease, and with your relaxed and inspiring style of teaching you soon made everyone feel confident enough to give it a go. The £304 raised for the Intensive Care Unit and Louisa Cary Children’s Ward was an amazing achievement also, well done! I am now very…
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!
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.
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 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 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.