Sip ‘n’ Paint at Johns of Instow

Johns of Instow | 15th June 2023 | 6pm – 8.15pm | £40pp

I’m delighted to have teamed up with Johns of Instow to run their very first Sip ‘n’ Paint workshop!

It will be a fun and creative evening, fuelled by a mouthwatering gin and tonic (non-alcoholic alternatives available) and a delicious array of nibbles! We will be painting the beautiful view from Instow over to Appledore in watercolour, and I will be guiding you through the process step by step.

It’s a great opportunity to relax and let your hair down in a creative way with like-minded people. Bring a friend or come alone for a lovely evening, with a painting you will be proud to take home at the end!

All materials are provided and all abilities are welcome – beginners included!

Please book via the Johns of Instow website using the button below.

Past Workshops

These are some of my past workshops – please sign up for my newsletter if you are interesting in finding out when I will be running them again, or get in touch if you’d like to arrange a private workshop for a group.

Sketching in the Garden

Workshops during Devon Open Studios | 16th and 23rd September 2022 | Northam, Devon

10am – 12pm | £10 | All materials are provided

Come along for a fun and informal sketching session in the garden of Tadworthy Tower, Northam, where myself and fellow artist Josie Grant will be exhibiting our work during Devon Open Studios.

Devon Open Studios is a county-wide event running for two weeks from 10th – 25th September, during which artists and groups of artists open up their studios and exhibition spaces.

During the event, I will be running Sketching in the Garden workshops on Friday 16th and Friday 23rd September, from 10am – 12pm. We will be using a variety of media to sketch whatever catches our eye in the garden: the plants, trees and the historic buildings.


**FULLY BOOKED** Friday 20th March | Appledore

10am – 12.30pm | £18

**FULLY BOOKED** – please keep an eye out for future dates, I will be running more!

Join me for a relaxed and fun sketching session in beautiful Appledore. Learn a range of sketching techniques and practise using watercolours to bring your sketches to life.

FREE sketchbook and all other materials available to borrow on the day. All abilities welcome.

Meet beside the bus stop on Marine Parade at 9.50am for a 10am start.

Watercolour Painting Workshop

Friday 18th March | Northam Burrows Centre

10am – 1pm, £25

Paint a local landscape in watercolour with me! Over the course of the morning, I’ll guide you through painting a familiar scene from a photograph, sharing watercolour tips and tricks along the way.

Learn how to mix colours, use washes and glazing, paint wet in wet, lift out colour and paint reflections in water. Suitable for all abilities, no experience necessary.

Nature Painting Workshop

Saturday 26th March | Northam Burrows Centre

10am – 3pm, £35

Join me for a painting workshop, during which we’ll hunt for treasures around the burrows and beach, and paint our finds back at the Northam Burrow’s Centre. Learn my sketching techniques and tricks, and discover how I use watercolour to paint natural objects.

You will create some beautiful sketches, discover (or rediscover!) the joys of watercolour, and take home your artwork and a passion for painting! All abilities welcome, no experience necessary.

This workshop begins with an easy stroll (approx 45 mins) to search for shells and natural objects to paint. Please bring a coat, we won’t let a little rain deter us! If you have questions regarding accessibility, please get in touch – we will try our best to accommodate everyone.

There will be a 45-minute break for lunch – please bring a packed lunch or make the most of the onsite café.

Places are limited to six – secure yours by booking online now. Payment will be refunded if the workshop is cancelled by myself (Clare Willcocks) or the Northam Burrows Centre. If you book a place and are unable to attend, a full refund will only be made in the event that another participant can be found.

Meet at 9.50am at the Northam Burrows Centre on Saturday 26th March. All equipment provided.