LIVE WORKSHOPS 2024

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NEW SUNDAY & TUESDAY ART CLASSES!
We’re setting up an online calendar to make booking easier, but in the meantime here are the existing dates and NEW DATES for the freestyle beginner art classes. Email us for more details and to book. 🥰
 
Sunday times are:
10-12, 1-3, 4-6)
Tuesday times are:
10-12, 3-5, 6-8)
 
DATES:
Sunday 9th June
Tuesday 18th June
Tuesday 25th June
Tuesday 2nd July
Sunday 14th July
Tuesday 16th July
Sunday 4th August
Sunday 11th August
Sunday 18th August
Tuesday 20th August
Tuesday 27th August

 

Maybe you are halfway through a project, or already have a painting idea in mind? Bring it and Gabrielle can help you move forward with it. Bring your own photo or object to draw or paint. Or choose from Gabrielle’s selection of reference photos, fruit and artificial flowers.
In these small group sessions, Gabrielle can help you understand how to proceed according to your skill level. This can be a great way to start off your art journey.

These will be the first of our regular bi-monthly art sessions, tailored for you!

Introductory Price: £14 per artist. The June and July dates listed are less than half price.

Non participants welcome.

Includes materials, tuition & tea and biscuits!

HOW TO BOOK:
Email Gabrielle with your preferred day and session slot, and the number of painters & non participants. Gabrielle will then email you with payment and full location details.

No experience necessary.

Suitable for adults and children.

All materials included.

Refreshments included.

VENUE: The Arthouse Oasis, Great Hallingbury, Bishop’s Stortford.

Summer Art Sessions

Running Weekly

Sat 23rd Sept 2023

9.15am drop off – 10.45am pick up

At The Arthouse Oasis In Great Hallingbury, Bishop’s Stortford

We are excited to launch a new drawing club for children in KS2 (ages 7-11) who have a passion for drawing and would like to improve their skills. The Quick Draw Club will be run on Saturday mornings by professional artists Caroline Clark and Gabrielle Vickery who are experienced in teaching children and running workshops.

Drawing comes naturally to young children and is fundamental to their learning, growth, and understanding of the world around them.

The children will learn various drawing skills including composition, shading and perspective, all in a fun environment. Caz and Gabrielle are kind and approachable and they look forward to hosting an enjoyable and creative environment for your little one to flourish.

No experience necessary.

Suitable for children aged 7-11.

All materials included.

VENUE: The Arthouse Oasis, Great Hallingbury, Bishop’s Stortford.

COST: £12.50 per week.

Kids Art Club Bishop's Stortford

Sunday 24th September 2023

10am-1pm

At The Arthouse Oasis In Great Hallingbury, Bishop’s Stortford

Join Gabrielle for a fun and easy-to-follow pencil sketching & shading workshop. You will learn how to sketch freehand and also how to trace an object. Then you will use your pencils to add layers of shading, tone and depth. You will finish off by adding details and highlights using an eraser.

No experience necessary.

Suitable for adults and children aged 9+.

All materials included.

Refreshments included.

VENUE: The Arthouse Oasis, Great Hallingbury, Bishop’s Stortford.

COST: Was £45 per person, now £35 per person.

Sketching Workshop for Beginners Hertfordshire

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Sun 8th Oct 10am-1pm

Join Gabrielle for a fun and easy-to-follow pencil sketching & shading workshop. You will learn how to sketch freehand and also how to trace an object. Then you will use your pencils to add layers of shading, tone and depth. You will finish off by adding details and highlights using an eraser.

No experience necessary.

Suitable for adults and children aged 9+.

All materials included.

Refreshments included.

COST: Was £45 per person, now £35 per person.

LOCATION: The Arthouse Oasis, Great Hallingbury.

Monday 23rd October 2023

Halloween Pencil Sketching & Shading Workshop For Beginners

At The Little Arts Workshop

Join Gabrielle for a fun and easy-to-follow pencil sketching & shading workshop. You will learn how to sketch freehand and also how to trace an object. Then you will use your pencils to add layers of shading, tone and depth. You will finish off by adding details and highlights using an eraser.

No experience necessary.

Suitable for adults and children aged 9+.

All materials included.

Refreshments included.

VENUE: The Little Arts Workshop, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.

COST: Was £45 per person, now £35 per person.

Halloween Pencil Sketching Workshop

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Sun 20th Aug 23

Stortford Art Society Plein Air Painting Session

2-4pm

At The Arthouse Oasis Studio Great Hallingbury.

Join us for a relaxing outdoor painting session. No tuition, just get creative outdoors.

Bring your own materials, plus chair or rug to sit on, etc. If you don’t have a foldaway chair a regular chair will be provided.

If the weather is poor then we can paint in the studio. *Please note that there are steps leading down into the basement studio.

Refreshments are provided.

Parking is limited so please car share if possible.

BOOKING IN ADVANCE ONLY.
Address details given upon booking. Book your spot via email:
stortfordartsociety@outlook.com

plein art art afternoon at the Arthouse Oasis

Monday 19th June 23

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

Beginners Acrylic Seascape Painting Workshop

At The Little Arts Workshop

Join Gabrielle for a fun, step-by-step acrylic painting workshop and create your very own seascape. This event is tailored for absolute beginners and you’ll end up with a finished painting that you can take home with you.

This is a great way for friends and families to get creative together!

All materials included.
Refreshments included.

DATE: Monday 19th June 2023
TIME: 7pm – 10pm.
COST: £55 per person. All materials provided.

LOCATION: The Little Arts Workshop, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.

Seascape Painting Workshop for Beginners

Wed 7th Dec 2022

Robin in the Snow Painting Workshop

At The Little Arts Workshop

7pm-10pm

Join Gabrielle for a fun, step-by-step acrylic painting workshop and create your very own robin in the snow painting. This event is tailored for absolute beginners and you’ll end up with a finished painting that you can take home with you.

This is a great way for friends and families to get creative together!

All materials included.
Refreshments included.

Robin in the Snow Painting Workshop in Bishops Stortford.

DATE: Wednesday 7th Dec 2022
TIME: 7pm – 10pm with break.
COST: £55 per person.
LOCATION: The Little Arts Workshop, Millside Industrial Estate, 3, Southmill Rd, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3DP

8th August 2022

Paint a Rainbow Unicorn Workshop

At The Little Arts Workshop

Join Gabrielle for this adorable children’s workshop and create your very own rainbow unicorn painting. This event is tailored for absolute beginners. We’ll be using acrylic paints, glitter and gems!

All materials included.

25th September 2022

Busy Bee Painting Workshop for Beginners


At The Arthouse Oasis

BOOKINGS CLOSED

Join Gabrielle for a fun, step-by-step acrylic painting workshop and create your very own bumble bee painting. This event is tailored for absolute beginners and you’ll end up with a finished painting that you can take home with you.

This is a great way for friends and families to get creative together! Suitable for adults and children aged 7+.

All materials included.
Refreshments included.

DATE: Sunday 25th September 2022
TIME: 10am-1pm with break.
COST: £55 per person.
LOCATION: The Arthouse Oasis, Great Hallingbury, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.

3rd October 2022

Winter Landscape  Painting Workshop for Beginners

At The Little Arts Workshop

Join Gabrielle for a fun, step-by-step acrylic painting workshop and create your very own winter mountain landscape. This event is tailored for absolute beginners and you’ll end up with a finished painting that you can take home with you.

This is a great way for friends and families to get creative together! Suitable for adults and children aged 7+.

All materials included.
Refreshments included.

Paint a Winter Landscape Workshop Bishops Stortford

DATE: Monday 3rd October 2022
TIME: 6pm-9pm.
COST: £55 per person.
LOCATION: The Little Arts Workshop, Bishop’s Stortford.

16th October 2022

Hummingbird Acrylic Painting Workshop for Beginners

At The Arthouse Oasis

Join Gabrielle for a fun, step-by-step acrylic painting workshop and create your very own hummingbird painting. This event is tailored for absolute beginners and you’ll end up with a finished painting that you can take home with you.

This is a great way for friends and families to get creative together! Suitable for adults and children aged 7+.

All materials included.
Refreshments included.

Hummingbird Painting Workshop Bishop's Stortford

DATE: Sunday 16th October 2022
TIME: 10am-1pm with break.
COST: £55 per person.
LOCATION: The Arthouse Oasis, Great Hallingbury, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire.\

 

BOOKINGS CLOSED.

9th November 2022

Robin in the Snow  Painting Workshop for Beginners

At The Little Arts Workshop

Join Gabrielle for a fun, step-by-step acrylic painting workshop and create your very own snowy robin landscape. This event is tailored for absolute beginners and you’ll end up with a finished painting that you can take home with you.

This is a great way for friends and families to get creative together! Suitable for adults and children aged 7+.

All materials included.

Paint a Snowy Robin Workshop Hertfordshire

DATE: Wednesday 9th November 2022
TIME: 7pm-10pm.
COST: £55 per person.
LOCATION: The Little Arts Workshop, Bishop’s Stortford.

Live Workshops Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few answers to our most common questions.

Costs vary depending on which workshop you choose.

Private Workshop are also available and costs vary.

Contact us for more details.

Materials vary depending on which workshop you choose. In most workshops all materials are included so you only need to bring yourself! If you want recommendations on materials so that you can work at home, we offer links to materials via Amazon, always choose the most cost effective options we can find. We will add these once they are updated. Nudge us if you need info now!

Absolutely! We are very careful to plan each workshop for the absolute beginner. We use the most basic of materials and break each step down into it’s simplest form so that everybody can succeed.

Yes of course, we love it when groups get involved 🙂 It’s a great way to spend quality time together.

Our studio is in Great Hallingbury about ten minutes from Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire. We are in a residential location so full address details are given upon booking.

Public workshops are roughly 3 hours with breaks in the middle. We can tailor private events to be any length.

 

We have reduced the amount of people in each workshop to give everyone more space. We do regular cleaning of all the surfaces and areas used by visitors. Masks are optional and any refreshments are now supplied separately rather than to share. Masks are provided when requested.

No we don’t run paint pouring workshops anymore. If you want to paint pour we can point you to a great local artist who can provide this service. Get in touch.

Whilst primarily we tailor our workshops for adults, we find that children aged 7+ are able to follow along loosely and have produced some lovely works of art.