Workshops

Based in a cosy studio in a cherry orchard in Raveningham, South Norfolk (12 miles south of Norwich), our workshops are suitable for all abilities combining a relaxed approach giving beginners confidence and a depth of knowledge being a useful source for more confident and established artists to bounce ideas off. Participants should expect to come away from each workshop with fresh ideas as well as a renewed enthusiasm and creative drive.

SPRING WORKSHOP DATES 2023 – Scroll down for course info.

Linoprint – tutor Sarah Cannell – Friday 13th January 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Create A portrait – tutor Grace Adam – Saturday 21st Jan 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Clay Day – Pinch, Coil, Slab Pots – tutor Sarah Cannell – Friday 27th January 10-3pm £65 Book Now  

Make A Modernist Painting – tutor Grace Adam – Saturday 4th Feb 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Linoprint – tutor Sarah Cannell – Friday 10th February 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Clay Heads – tutor Sarah Cannell – Friday 24th February 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Matisse, Cut-outs and Collage – tutor Grace Adam – Saturday 25th Feb 10-3pm £65 Book Now

2D into 3D – tutor Grace Adam – Saturday 11th March 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Into Abstraction…  – tutor Grace Adam – Saturday 25th March 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Found Objects Sculpture – tutor Grace Adam – Saturday 15th April 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Create an Artist’s Book – tutor Grace Adam – Saturday 29th April 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Linoprint – tutor Sarah Cannell – Friday 5th May 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Landscape Walk, Draw, Paint – tutor Sarah Cannell – Friday 19th May 10-3pm £65 Book Now 

Slow Stitch Journal – tutor Sarah Cannell – Friday 2nd June 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Landscape Walk, Draw, Paint – tutor Sarah Cannell – Friday 16th June 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Weekly Sunday Morning Clay Club with tutor Sarah Cannell – Sundays 10 – midday £16  Book Now
Drop in for a session or come every week. This relaxed creative workshop will start you off with clay or help you develop your work and experiment. Workshop space includes 2 electric wheels, work can be bisque fired and glazed. All materials and firings included.

Sunday 22nd Jan, 10 – midday £16. Book Now

Sunday 29th Jan, 10 – midday £16. Book Now

Sunday 5th Feb 10 – midday £16. Book Now

Sunday 19th Feb 10 – midday £16. Book Now

Sunday 26th Feb 10 – midday £16. Book Now

Sunday 5th March 10 – midday £16. Book Now

Sunday 12th March 10 – midday £16. Book Now

Sunday 19th March 10 – midday £16. Book Now

Sunday 26th March 10 – midday £16. Book Now

OUR TUTORS

Sarah Cannell is an artist, curator and tutor who curates the annual Raveningham Sculpture Trail and Winter Lumiere. She draws her inspiration from the landscape and creates paintings, linoprints, ceramics and textiles in her studio at Raveningham.

http://www.sarahcannell.com @sarahcannellartist


Grace Adam is an artist, lecturer and creative producer who works at Chelsea College of Arts and the Royal Academy of Arts. She has lots of experience of leading friendly, informative creative workshops-working at The National Portrait Gallery, The Courtauld and Tate as well as with community groups, schools, prisons and colleges. (art/design workshops, art history days, CPD for teachers). 

As co-creator and presenter on The Art Channel she makes short film reviews of contemporary exhibitions. Recent reviews include Cezanne, William Kentridge and Damien Hirst. 

 All Grace’s workshops start with a short informative PowerPoint; a bit of context, art history and inspiration! Materials are provided for your own work-along with a cuppa when you need one.

Workshop information below…


13th Jan 10-3pm

10th Feb 10-3pm

5th May 10-3pm

Linoprint with Sarah Cannell

Learn the process of cutting and printing a lino ‘key block’ (the main design), by the end of the day you will have produced at least one linoblock and printed a small series of images. The print can be coloured with watercolours, inks, pencils at home when it is thoroughly dry and Sarah will be able to advise on tools and materials to enable participants to continue cutting and printing designs at home without requiring a press. The process involved can be very meditative and working in a small group is often a lovely way to create artwork. Sarah supplies a number of galleries in East Anglia with her popular linoprints and specialises in hand colouring, see examples of her linoprints here.


21st Jan 10-3pm

Create a Portrait with Grace Adam

We’ll start by looking at a variety of paintings to see how other artists approach making a portrait. Use yourself as a model or bring along a photograph to work from. Whatever your style, or if you’re still to discover it, come along and have fun making a painting or drawing.

You’ll receive advice and guidance-to help you develop your techniques and ideas for looking, measuring, mixing and applying colour and getting that lkkeness.

All materials provided.


27th Jan 10-3pm

Clay Day – Pinch, Coil, Slab Pots with Sarah Cannell

A session spent exploring clay, participants will learn how to make the three basic pot forms (pinch, coil and slab). They can then develop the pots either with surface decoration or additional elements to create nests or goblets. All materials included, work will be bisque fired and students can apply coloured slips.


4th Feb 10-3pm

Make a Modernist painting with Grace Adam

A day to make small, colourful paintings focussing on simplified shapes, strong contours and evocative colours. 

Making Modernism at The Royal Academy of Arts showcases the trailblazing women hidden from the history of 20th-century Modernism. The exhibition –  full of colour, simplified contours and beautiful compositions will provide our inspiration. We’ll start with a short informative illustrated talk talking a brief look at some of these artists; their subject-matter and techniques.

Whether you have lots of experience, or are just starting out, you’ll receive individual advice and guidance. All materials provided.


24th Feb 10-3pm

Clay Day – Clay Heads with Sarah Cannell

Create a clay head using an armature and learn how to proportion the face in this one day workshop.


25th Feb

Matisse, Cut-outs and Collage

A day to make collages and cut-outs. A short presentation exploring Matisse’s cut-outs and Dada collage will start our creative day. Collage and cut-outs are a great way to work quickly and freely and to explore new compositions and ideas, and to break the rules! You can refresh your drawing and painting through collage, experimenting with new ways of working. You’ll receive advice and guidance-to help you develop your techniques and ideas.

All materials provided


11th March

2D into 3D

This workshop will enable you to take your ideas off the page and into 3 dimensions. Bring along your drawings/photographs and discover some processes for getting into 3 dimensions. We’ll start by looking at other artist work-for some inspiration. You’ll receive advice and guidance-to help you develop techniques for making a drawing, photograph of painting work as a small-scale sculpture.

All materials provided


25th March 10-3pm

Into Abstraction… 

How do you take a figurative image and make it abstract? It can be tricky extracting those essential elements and giving them life in 3 dimensions. I’ll share some examples from other artists, and lots of guidance and advice to help you explore ways to get off the page.  Perhaps you work in 2D and want to move into sculpture, or just want to give it a go.

Feel free to bring along any images you might want to use as a starting point…

All materials provided


15 April 10-3pm

Found Objects Sculpture

Artists such as Henry Moore, Damien Hirst and Cornelia Parker all use found objects in their work. Dada, Surrealist and Pop artists all used objet trouvé as a way of making sculpture in a novel way.

We’ll take a look at some interesting and inspiring examples, and then you’ll make your own small piece.Bring along anything you want to use. You’ll receive advice and guidance to help you develop your techniques and ideas and create bricolage, Take an idea, word or phrase as a starting point, or simply responding to the materials.

All materials provided


29th April 10-3pm

Create an Artist’s Book

Create an artist’s book. Take an old book as starting point, or make your own from scratch. We’ll take a look at other examples, and then get to work combining different papers, collage, painting, drawing and simple printing techniques. It might be all about textures and colours, it might form a kind of portrait, or it might be a narrative that includes some text. You’ll receive advice and guidance, developing your techniques and ideas into your own unique art object.

All materials provided


19th May 10-3pm

16th June 10-3pm

Landscape Walk, Draw, Paint with Sarah Cannell

Explore the beautiful landscape of South Norfolk and North Suffolk in a one-day workshop with established Painter Sarah Cannell. Free up your drawing skills and learn how to capture the essence of a place through line and bold colour. This workshop focuses on developing drawing skills and finding strong compositions as a starting point. Working on a series of 9 small works we will use a mix of pencil, pen, ink and acrylic paint on paper. Workshops start with drawing out in the countryside and then returning to the studio in Raveningham to work the drawings up into paintings.


2nd June 10-3pm

Slow Stitch Journal with Sarah Cannell

Using beautiful antique French linen and a diversity of threads and fragments of beautiful textiles we will create a number of ‘pages’ to produce a tactile stitch journal. The day will be spent creating pages and considering journal construction. The project can then be added to and continued at home for additional days, months or years!


Workshop information

All materials are included in the workshop price. Teas and coffees included, bring your own lunch or you can buy lunch at the Ravenous Cafe on site. Workshop runs 10-3pm, maximum 12 students per workshop. Find us at The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU, free parking.

Where to stay: There are a number of B&Bs and hotels in the area, the local market town Beccles is only a 10 minute drive from the workshop venue.

The workshop should be paid for in full when booking a place. Payment is non-refundable, if you are not able to attend your workshop you can choose an alternative date.

Make sure you have appropriate footwear and clothing if you are booking onto a Walking Drawing Painting course. The routes are not strenuous but could be muddy.

Bespoke art workshops available to suit all ages and abilities. Whole day and part day available as well as longer projects including final exhibition. All enquiries welcome, references available. 07718 390108 or sarah.cannell1@gmail.com


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Lino Print

Printmaking Workshop

Dates TBC

Learn the process of cutting and printing a lino ‘key block’ (the main design), by the end of the day you will have produced at least one linoblock and printed a small series of images. The print can be coloured with watercolours, inks, pencils at home when it is thoroughly dry and Sarah will be able to advise on tools and materials to enable participants to continue cutting and printing designs at home without requiring a press. The process involved can be very meditative and working in a small group is often a lovely way to create artwork. Sarah supplies a number of galleries in East Anglia with her popular linoprints and specialises in hand colouring, see examples of her linoprints here.


Landscape Walk, Draw, Paint

Dates TBC

Explore the beautiful landscape of South Norfolk and North Suffolk in a one-day workshop with established Painter Sarah Cannell. Free up your drawing skills and learn how to capture the essence of a place through line and bold colour. This workshop focuses on developing drawing skills and finding strong compositions as a starting point. We will use a mix of pencil, pen, ink and acrylic paint on paper. Workshops start with drawing out in the countryside and then returning to the studio in Raveningham to work the drawings up into paintings.


Slow Stitch Journal

Dates TBC

Using beautiful antique French linen and a diversity of threads and fragments of beautiful textiles we will create a number of ‘pages’ to produce a tactile stitch journal. The day will be spent creating pages and considering journal construction. The project can then be added to and continued at home for additional days, months or years!


Nature Journal Workshop

Dates TBC

You will learn how to make a beautiful simple sketchbook in the morning and then explore the grounds at Raveningham, collecting, studying and drawing a variety of leaves, blossom, twigs and insects. We will be keeping our approach simple with inks and watercolour pencils. A great way to re-ignite your creative spark.


Iceni Horses Workshop

Dates TBC

Inspired by the Roman Fort at Burgh Castle and the Iceni history of Norfolk and Suffolk learn how to create an articulated horse from card and then bring it to life with gold leaf. By the end of the session you will have produced at least one and maybe a herd of magical horses.


Handmade Christmas Cracker Workshop

Dates TBC

Embrace the real sprit of the festive season by spending a creative evening with artist Sarah Cannell at the Raveningham Centre making Christmas crackers with a variety of papers and ribbons. Paper hats and bad jokes included! Decorate your home or Christmas tree with the crackers or they make beautiful presents for special friends. Expect good company, mulled wine, mindful creativity.


Brilliant Makers Workshops for Young People

Dates TBC

These workshops are suitable for Young People aged 8 – 16. All materials are provided for these morning workshops with artist Sarah Cannell. Groups are limited to 15 children. £10 per person, all materials included, 10-1pm.


Pinch, Coil and Slab Pots

Dates TBC

A session spent exploring clay, participants will learn how to make the three basic pot forms (pinch, coil and slab). They can then develop the pots either with surface decoration or additional elements to create nests or goblets. Dates TBC


Inky Insects Sketchbook

Dates TBC

Using insects as inspiration we will create drawings using stick and ink to build up a sketchbook and then add colour with pencils and watercolours.

 

Teas and coffees are included, for all day workshops please bring your own lunch or you can buy lunch in the Ravenous Cafe. All materials are included for every workshop. The venue is, Castell Farm at The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU, there is free parking and the Ravenous Cafe on site is open wed – sun 10-4pm.

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