Happy New Year to all you Arty Folk

Whoosh!! where did Christmas Go!!  It went quicker than keeping a wet edge from drying on you.

I hope that you all had a very good Christmas and now feeling refreshed and ready for the new year ahead.

I shall be busy this week compiling all the schedules ready for classes, that are resuming next week from Monday the 9th January.  I look forward to seeing some of you back at classes next week and I will be bringing all the lovely Christmas cards painted by many of you to show them off.  For those of you that don’t attend a class, I will be sending a post out very soon with images of all the Painted Christmas Cards I received.


For a full list of classes starting next week click here.

Happy New Year to you All.


Todays Watercolour Workshop Update 5th April

At the Warehouse Arts Centre at Bodmin today (5th April), 8 brave new learners attended my Essential Watercolour Workshop for Beginners.  It was a super day that sped by all too quickly.  All the learners went home with a finished painting and plenty of information to help them start their new journey in Watercolour.

Thank you, to all of you that attended, making it a most enjoyable day.


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Percy’s Portraits Updated Post

Hi All, here are a few more portraits that have been finished recently that are extra to the Original post, click on this link to see the full complement of Percy’s!!


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Percy’s Portraits

One Brave Learner (My Dad) agreed to me using one of my photographs of him for a class exercise.  Percy (Dad) also took the challenge to paint himself, and these are the results of this exercise.

Here is the photograph they worked from followed by the Learners paintings……  (The Learners are from the Friday Morning Class at Menheniot and my Wednesday Afternoon Class, now being held at Liskeard).

I certainly think that everyone has captured a likeness to him.  Well done everyone.

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Art Classes with Yvette

I hope that you all have had a lovely Easter Break and are now raring to get back to your Art Classes again.   I am busy working on a new set of projects to challenge you with once again.

Here is a reminder of my courses starting this month.

Tuesday 5th April – Bodmin, a 1 day workshop for Absolute Beginners in Watercolour (Only a few spaces available) £30 10am to 4pm.

Friday 8th April – Menheniot, 9.30am to 12.30pm ‘Watercolours for All’. (Full)

Friday 8th April – Menheniot, 1.15pm to 4.15pm ‘Soft Pastels’ Class. (Only a few spaces available) £10 per session.  Please book your space.

Monday 11th April – St Martins Church Centre, Liskeard, 9.30am to 12.30am. Drawing & Painting (Only 2 Spaces Available)

Monday 11th April – Millpool Centre, Looe, 2pm to 5pm. Drawing & Painting.

Tuesday 12th April – Warehouse Arts Centre, Bodmin, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Watercolours (Only a few spaces available)

Tuesday 12th April – The Community Centre, Lostwithiel, 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Drawing & Painting.

Wednesday 13th April – St Martins Church Centre, Liskeard, 1pm to 4pm. Drawing & Painting in your prefered medium.

I look forward to seeing you all very soon.

It’s time to spring clean those paint brushes and join a class today, please contact me for guidance on which class would suit you best.  All my classes are about Learning New Skills, Increasing Confidence, Making Friends, Fun and Enjoyment, so don’t delay join a class today.


The Dog Ate My Homework Miss!

I have had plenty of excuses that the ‘Dog Ate the Homework’ and it was only just a saying as many of you did not want to show me your work!  But for this learner the Dog Really did Eat the Homework!

‘Sue’ was very pleased with her pen & wash picture that she did on a workshop recently.  The dog in question also thought it was good, good enough to eat!


Exploring Pen and Wash Workshop Update.

13 in no keen learners signed up for a day exploring Pen and Wash Techniques, using a range of Waterproof  & Water-soluble Pens, Dip Pens, Sticks & Ink with the addition of watercolour washes.  Plied with plenty of tea, cakes, along with a deluge of drawing and painting exercises, it kept them busy on a very cold day at the Warehouse Arts Centre at Bodmin, .

Here are a few pictures from the workshop.  Thank you to all that attended, it was certainly a busy and most enjoyable day.

Pen & Wash

Pen & Wash

Pen & Wash

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