Date: Awaiting new dates

Time: 10.00 - 4.00pm

Location:  My studio in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Price: £85 


Course Description:


In this taster' workshop, we will be exploring ways to tap into our creative 'instincts' and develop a more spontaneous and intuitive approach to art-making. 


Learning to let go and enjoy the immediacy of the creative process, without thinking too much about the end result, was how I began my own journey into abstract painting.


In this workshop I will introduce a range of fun and energetic exercises using mixed media, (charcoal, pastels, pencils, inks and acrylics, etc) aimed at stimulating that 'instinctive' response. You will produce multiple pieces of work over the day, and whilst there will be an opportunity to develop a piece in more depth during the afternoon, most of the work you take away may be considered 'beginnings' or inspiration for future work.  By the end of the day, I hope you will have some new tools and a greater confidence to develop your own unique intuitive voice.


Who is this workshop aimed at?


All levels are very welcome. 


Perhaps you would like to delve into abstract painting but are not sure where to start... or are you looking for new ideas to invigorate your current practice?  Either way, I believe everyone has their own unique creative instinct to draw upon which doesn't require formal art training - we will be moving away from rules and the notion of right or wrong in this workshop - the only requirement is to turn up and enjoy the creative process!


I aim to provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where I hope you will feel at ease to create freely.  Groups are small with a maximum of four students per workshop.


What's provided?


All materials and paper are provided.  Aprons and gloves will be available, though feel free to bring your own if you prefer.  You may also wish to bring something to carry your work home in (ie large carrier bag/portfolio)


Refreshments including tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.  Please bring a packed lunch with you.


Any Questions?


If you have any questions about the course prior to booking please get in touch 







  • Cancellation Policy

    A minimum of two week's notice (prior to course start date) must be given to enable a refund on your course booking.  Cancellation within less than two weeks prior to the course date will therefore not be refunded.  However, in the event I am able to fill your place, a refund will be made.