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 2022 – for individual workshop info scroll down.

Landscape Walk, Draw, Paint – Thursday 12th May 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Nature Journal – Thursday 26th May 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Linoprint – Saturday 11th June 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Slow Stitch Journal – Thursday 16th June 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Clay Day – Pinch, Coil and Slab built pots – Thursday 23rd June 10-3pm £65 Book Now

Weekly Clay sessions – Book as many sessions as you like to attend weekly or as a one off drop in session. For regular students you can develop work over the course of a few weeks and have work bisque fired and then play around with colour and glaze. Learn how to make pinch/coil/slab pots, tile making, small bird sculptures or bring your own ideas to develop.

Sunday 8th May, 10 – midday £16. Book Now

Sunday 15th May, 10 – midday £16. Book Now

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

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

Sunday 12th June, 10 – midday £16. . Book Now

Sunday 26th June, 10 – midday £16. . Book Now

Workshop information below…


Lino Print

Printmaking Workshop

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 New Circles

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.


Slow Stitch Journal IMG_4565

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!


Clay Day – Pinch, Coil and Slab Pots

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.


Nature Journal Workshop Fabriano Herbal

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.


Handmade Christmas Cracker Workshop Card Cracker

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.

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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Click here to learn how to make an origami bird and boat with Henry.
New Circles
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Fabriano Herbal
Iceni Horse
Card Cracker
BIRD 2
inky insects 2

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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