Next workshop :  Saturday March 14th 2020 11:00-16:00, theme: SPRING

Venue: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane Catisfield, Hampshire PO15 5NS       

11am - 4pm; bring a packed lunch - coffee, tea etc provided

You are free to interpret this month's theme as you wish; what does spring mean to you?  Does it hold memories for example, or is it all about newness and fresh starts?  Please choose a variety of images to help you form your composition, and consider your colour palette - will the light in your painting need a different shade of yellow for example; spring may need more of a lemon yellow than the ochres of winter time.  


Rachel is a fully qualified teacher and freelance tutor and works with art groups, schools and one to one sessions, teaching a variety of  creative pursuits, such as: painting, drawing, drawing for the terrified, Find Your Creativity, silk painting, multi-media workshops.  For more details please either phone or email:

07905 356114


Hampton Court

Ealing Open Arts

The Bridge Arts Project, London

Watermans, London

The Great Art Expedition, London

Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

The Maltings Arts Centre, Farnham

The New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

       and many local community centres and schools all over Britain!

I'm bringing along some spring flowers as a warm up exercise, focusing on colour-mixing, which you are then welcome to use within your main painting.

Looking back through art history, spring has been interpreted in many ways, but for me the overwhelming thoughts of spring lead me to the new light available after a dark winter, so below are some examples.   

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