Workshops and Classes

Beginner or more experienced you will enjoy the friendly, relaxed, individual tutoring as Claire likes to develop your own strength and style so promoting confidence in your learning.

Forth coming events, classes and workshops


Held at Claire's Studio on Tuesdays

Afternoons 2 till 4pm

Evenings 7 till 9pm

£40 per 5 week course

The next course starts on:

Tuesday 9th April 2019

Acrylics, water colours, pastels, pencil, charcoal, pen and ink mixed media and more

Subjects range from abstract, landscapes, seascapes, animals, architecture, trains, boats and planes and much more. You can have a project set for you or choose your own subject

Contact Claire to book on 07760 357733 Claire also teaches at:

The Ten 2 Gallery, 102 Castle Street, Hinckley,

Le10 1DD

Class times are Tuesday mornings 10 till 12 noon and Friday mornings 10 till 12 noon.

The next term starts 15th Jan 2019

To book:

Please contact gallery owner Rose direct for more information:

Tel: 01455 636339


Online booking:

Gift vouchers

Art Societies and groups

Work Shops or demonstrations can be booked for your art society WI or social clubs these can be half or full day please contact Claire for more information

Available in denominations of £10 these can be put towards purchasing cards, prints, original paintings, classes or workshops held at Claire’s studio.

You can pay by cheque or BACS just contact Claire to discuss.

Full and Half Day Work Shops

These are regular monthly workshops for approximately eight students, held at Claire’s studio at her home


7th April 2019 Bird and Nest

Last year I had blackbirds nest in my Wisteria and I took several photos so we will be working from these and I also have some nests for you to draw.


19th May2019 My Garden En Plein Air

A popular work shop as my garden is full of interesting areas and different shaped plants and flowers such as roses, alliums, cardoons and evergreen shrubs. You can sit out if the weather is fine but I have splendid views from my studio, kitchen, French windows, two more sheds and a covered seating area.


23rd June Musical Instruments

I have always admired the beauty of musical instruments and I will be teaching you to draw and paint them from photos and life, bring your own favourite along if you wish.


21st July 2019

 Layers of Sea Mist plus seagull

This image is from my photo of Cornwall and the layering of mists over the distant fields. We will be focusing on getting the correct tones of colour and the subtlety of their graduation.


18th Aug 2019 Portrait study

So often I am asked to do a portrait class well here we are. I so enjoy getting people to achieve the correct proportions of a face and we will be practicing separate parts of the face for example eyes, mouth, nose and ears.


29th Sept 2019 School days

A simple scene of children off to school in their uniforms loaded with bags and having fun with their pals


20th Oct 2019 Autumn Seeds, Fruit and Foliage

We will be creating a composition from found objects such as conkers, acorns etc and all the lovely leaves that are found at this time of year


17th Nov 2019  Seed heads- Christmas card making

This will be my very popular seed head work shop were we draw and paint seed heads from my garden and if you wish we can add a festive feel to them


1st Dec 2019  Joyous Interior

A view of a Christmas interior with glowing lights and candles, open fire and the tree all lit up. I’ll be showing how to get your dramatic lights and darks.


Half day beginners 10 till 1pm £28.


 Just bring yourself and I will provide the materials on the day, any ability welcome


2019 dates Wednesdays 23rd Jan, 20th Feb, 20th March, 24th April, 15th May, 19th June, 24th July, 21st Aug, 18th Sept, 23rd Oct, 20th Nov, 11th Dec



4 colour, light and dark, techniques, landscape

(You are very welcome to bring your own subject)

 Winter  Sunday 24th Feb


Spring  Sunday 28th April


 Summer   Sunday 25th Aug


Autumn   Sunday 27th Oct


Christmas  Sunday 24th Nov. You may want to use your image for your Christmas card



Dates and venues to be arranged











Outdoor Workshops

Venues are currently being planned for 2019

I always book a venue where we may have to paint inside and have hot drink making facilities and toilets.


Acrylic Full Day Workshops

Beginners to intermediate welcome I can provide materials for you to buy.

Dates are below

 Old Timbers Warwick

Street Scene Warwick


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