Blog

Sheila O'Brien Talks Workshops

Something for everyone through the seasons
02/11/2019
I hold two to three workshops each year at Framin’ Art, a framing and art supplies shop in Downham Market where I rent a room.

They are one day workshops over two consecutive, days with the option to do both days. I limit spaces to a maximum of ten and have an ever growing list of people who wish to attend and who are notified of each workshop. I hold them on Friday/ Saturday with the priority on the Saturday for people that work.

The subject for each workshop varies between seasonal flora and landscape. Examples being Spring Bulbs, Autumn Leaves and Berries, or Winter Landscapes. Other workshops I deliver include 'Buildings in pen' and wash and 'Animals in Brusho'.

I am also invited regularly to Brandon Art Society to do one day Workshops for the members, usually two each year.

Living in Norfolk I am very lucky to be in such a beautiful and inspiring County where there is no shortage of country lanes and forest, but even so I find that planning workshops can sometimes be a headache regarding subject matter, due mainly to the weather. When are snowdrops likely to flower? Have the leaves changed colour? This year for my Autumn workshop I decided to choose early October only to find that the leaves were still green, and last year the leaves had already gone! But If my foraging in the country lanes fails I can rely on friends gardens and the Garden Centre for sourcing plants to paint and draw.

autumn wshop1 sob
autumn wshop sob