The Haven Artists’ workshop, 16th January 2021 via Zoom






















Wow! What a theme, especially taking into account the recent news! It certainly

is a country of extremes at times, yet its art history, while often ground breaking

and rebellious, can be also formal or folk-based. Your own personal response

to AMERICA as our theme can take any route: memories, a favourite American

artist maybe, an emotional response to how you feel about the country….

For me, I am initially drawn to

the abstract expressionists such as

Rothko or Jasper Johns, but I

lived in America as a child and 

have very fond memories of such

welcoming and friendly people

so I would also be interested in

expressing these feelings of

warmth in some way.

I hear that some people have

decided to do a painting on what

America means to them, others 

on something inspired by an

American movement or an

 individual  painter.  Clare is

maybe going to look at painting

in an Edward Hopper style for

example. Try not to go too small

with your choice of


unless it’s part of your master plan of course!

As we’ll be Zooming again it would be a good idea to already have a

composition planned if possible - if you want to check this with me

beforehand do email it over to me as I’m happy to do this: 

There will be a preliminary warm up exercise so please have sketch

paper and a pencil at the ready - looking forward to it!  

To reserve your place please email


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


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The Bridge Arts Project, London

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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!

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