To Book this workshops email Celia directly at celiafs@btinternet.com

You will be making drawings from observation from a Still Life object that you have brought in. Choose an object/plant/flower that has meaning for you. e.g an object that belonged to your late mother/father/grandparents or your favourite childhood toy you still treasure. We will then work in a series of paintings on paper and hard board panels, using many techniques and painting tools.

Developing your subject, simplifying and abstracting as we go. You will learn about the 9 stages of creativity and how to create strong compositions and personal colour which will become your own unique style of wild creative joyful and exciting expression.

Making art and being creative has been proven to reduce stress, increase memory, build confidence, create happiness and general well-being, especially in a supportive group of like-minded people.


  • Week 1 – Friday 12th January   10am -1pm
  • Week 2 – Friday 19th Jan
  • Week 3 – Friday 26th Jan
  • Week 4 – Friday 2nd February
  • Week 5 – Friday 9th Feb
  • MID-TERM BREAK – NO CLASS Friday 16th Feb
  • Week 6 – Friday 23rd Feb
  • Week 7 – Friday 1st March
  • Week 8 – Friday 8th March
  • Week 9 – Friday 15th March
  • Week 10 – Friday 22nd March

Price : £350 Full price, or 2 instalments of £175 or 4 instalments of £87.50

Once you have booked, Celia will send you her bank details or you can bring cash to the class if you prefer.

Includes all art materials, equipment, and tools, e.g: pencils, charcoal, chalkand oil pastels, acrylic paints, collage materials, pva glue, hard boards, paper, brushes, palette knives, rollers, squeegees, straight edges, texture tools, gelli plates etc.

Price also includes all refreshments: Tea/coffee, biscuits/cake nuts.

One of our participants Helen enjoying painting and collaging on the Drawing and Painting course

About Celia

Celia is a full time artist and tutor. She has a Creative Arts degree from Nottingham University, an Advanced Diploma in Painting from Central School of Art (London), a Masters in Fine Art from Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen), and a Further Education and Adults Teaching Certificate.

Exhibiting and teaching for many years, Celia’s work ranges from graphic illustration to the highly abstract, capturing the spontaneous and intuitive nature of living in the moment – a type of expressive freedom. Her art is enriched with a deep appreciation for nature and landscapes, saying that “observational drawing and painting is the most effective and powerful way of deeply connecting to nature. It allows a process of slowing down, of appreciation and awe. It is soul nourishment.”

Visit the link below to visit Celia’s Instagram to see more about her work!