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September's Flowers


for the Spring term 2023

“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso



Old School Community Centre,
Totnes Rd, South Brent
TQ10 9BP

Venue information here


Workshops & weekly class information

One Day Workshops:


This day is for anyone who has wanted to learn about how to work with oil paint but not sure where to start.  Suitable for both beginners and experienced painters. You will receive technical know how and learn through practising with the paint.  What you will learn includes:

  • What to paint on

  • How to mix colours

  • How to organise a palette

  • How to dilute paint

  • How to clean brushes

  • Building a painting in layers

There will be paints, disposable palettes and prepared paper to use.  You will need to bring your own brushes and if you wish to work on stretched canvas there will be some to purchase on the day.  A list of what to bring will be provided when you book.  Light refreshments provided but please bring your own lunch.

Saturday 4th March

10am - 4pm


To enquire or book click HERE



Many artists use sketchbooks to enrich and support their practice but sometimes it can be hard to get started or know what to put in them. This day will introduce guided exercises and ideas suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners to enrich your sketchbook and creative practice.  By the end of the day you will have filled pages of your sketchbook with new ideas to take forwards into your painting.

There will be some materials provided such as waterbased paint and coloured pencils.  You will need to bring your own sketchbook and any materials you like to use.  Suggested sketchbooks and materials to bring will be provided when booking. Light refreshments provided but please bring your own lunch.

Saturday 1st April

10am - 4pm


Read my blog about sketchbooks

for Jackson's art HERE

To enquire or book click HERE


Weekly classes:

From January 2023 I will be running two weekly painting groups on Tuesday and Friday mornings at Arthouse, South Brent. Arthouse is a lovingly restored Victorian schoolhouse with two fully equipped light and airy art studios.  The single storey building is fully accessible, being on the ground floor with no internal steps. There is free parking in the small car park or in nearby streets.

All levels of ability are welcome.

Beginners will be guided through a separate programme within the group setting.

Returners may choose to work on their own projects or use the suggested topic for that term. Topics usually follow a seasonal theme based around still life, landscape or a more abstract approach. Session 1 usually consists of guided warm up exercises to bring new ideas. These are friendly, supportive classes. Learning happens through trying things out, 1:1 weekly tutorials and students’ feedback to eachother.

You will need to bring your own materials although there are some to borrow. If you are new to painting you can wait until the first session to discuss the best materials to buy. 


10am - 1pm

Block 1:

January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7

£150 for 5 weeks

Block 2:

February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28

£180 for six weeks



10 am - 1pm

Block 1:

January 13, 20, 27 February 3, 10

£150 for 5 weeks

Block 2:

February 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

£180 for 6 weeks

For weekly classes please book HERE

Whats App group

There will be a Whats app group open to all previous students and those currently attending classes. The purpose of this is that if you can’t make a weekly session you can sell it to someone who can’t attend regularly or swap it with someone in the other group (for that week only - as numbers are strictly limited to 7). Please contact Suzy if you wish to be added to the group in order to pick up the occasional class if you can’t attend regularly.

Early booking is advised

Suzy is an experienced and fully qualified Adult learning tutor, having previously worked for Devon County's Adult learning programme where she planned and delivered both accredited and leisure courses for over ten years.  She now works as a freelance tutor running popular, friendly and informative classes on a weekly basis plus occasional day workshops around specific themes. ​​​

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel your place, you will receive a refund only if your place can be filled, so please give as much notice as possible. If classes have to be cancelled due to COVID restrictions or illness, you will be offered an alternative date or otherwise a refund.

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