***STOP PRESS    Two great workshops…… STOP PRESS***


We have exciting news - we are collaborating with the well known Dutch Nursery in Brookmans Park, who have asked us to host one of our amazing art workshops on their premises.

So on Saturday 1st July 2023 our wonderful returning artist Barry Herniman will be using the fascinating foliage and nooks and crannies of The Dutch Nursery to teach us how to sketch in watercolours ‘en plein air’!

This is a fantastic opportunity for us to join forces with a local family-run concern that puts the local community at the heart of what they do.

As a bonus, The Dutch Nursery has agreed to select one of your finished masterpieces to take pride of place on the wall in their café. The selected artist will be given a voucher for tea for two at The Dutch Nursery as a reward as well as this honour!

The workshop runs from 10am-4pm and the price of £90 includes lunch at the café, plus welcome refreshments and a special goody bag, all with the excellent instruction and support of Barry Herniman. 

The Dutch Nursery at The Dutch Marketplace, Great North Rd, Brookmans Park, AL9 6ND

Don’t delay, book ‘SCENES AND VIGNETTES’ by emailing us at info@masterartworkshops.com or suewilliams021@aol.com 


Friday 30th June 2023 6-8pm 


Come and join us for our first ever evening workshop in Little Berkhamsted, where master sketcher Barry Herniman will show us how to capture the beauty of this lovely village.

We will meet on the Village Green for welcome refreshments and instruction from Barry. We will then, under Barry's tutelage, go off in a group to sketch some of the village’s most beautiful scenery and buildings.

Price of £25 includes refreshments. 

After, you are welcome to join us in the village's Five Horseshoes public house for dinner, and to discuss our wonderful masterpieces (meal and drinks not included in the workshop price).

Book 'Evening Scenes’ by emailing us at info@masterartworkshops.com or suewilliams021@aol.com 




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Previous Artists at Little Berkhamsted

Trevor Osborne –  More Air Dried Clay Sculpting                                                             Sculpting a Hare in Clay

 How to sculpt a hare in air drying clay using a wire armature.  

The armature allowed students to pose their sculpture to give a running, standing, boxing or reclining hare.  

Trevor covered finishing and preserving the finished work.  

 Jake Winkle – Farm Yard Animals in watercolour 

Vibrant colour, step by step instruction- Jake's workshop was suitable for all abilities. Students achieved two paintings of farm yard friends and choose to draw or trace the image.

David White - Painting Dogs in Acrylics        

 Learning to Glaze
Continuing on from his last workshop students produced even more beautiful dog portraits with Dave’s excellent tuition. 



Joe Francis Dowden – Speedy Watercolours 

Joe has a friendly relaxed way of teaching. Starting with a demonstration of the initial stages of the chosen painting. After each demo, all had the opportunity to follow along and complete that stage, while Joe gives each individual some one to one tuition.

Designed to build confidence. Everyone is enabled to get a result by the end of the day. You will find not only do you complete a painting, but you will be able to put into practice what you have learned in all your work. There are also numerous tricks, tips and techniques to be learned. You can benefit from Joe Dowden’s professional insights.

Jem Bowden - 'Direct & Dynamic Watercolour Landscape'
 This exciting workshop will covered watercolour  techniques including the use of hard & soft edges, tonal control and variation in brushwork, to create paintings that have energy and impact.  Students were encouraged to be bold, ‘take risks’ freely, and not expect masterpieces, but to take away useful ideas and inspiration to work with in their painting.

(see Jem at work on YouTube below)

Ali Lindley – Big Florals in Watercolour

 We were so happy to welcome the return of Ali to our Workshop programme after her house move.

Ali focused on colour with lots of bold florals.



Jamel Akib - Acrylic/Oil Workshop 

Always a pleasure to work with Jamel.  Bringing his own special methods of working and inspiration to view subjects from another angle. 


Jake Winkle – Light and Movement in Watercolour  

 Jake is a master at capturing light and movement using watercolours so this workshop was very beneficial to all students.

Keith Hornblower - Colourful London Scenes - in Watercolour or Acrylic - your choice         

Keith's approach to painting is lively and entertaining, de-mystifying the medium and dispelling the fear of white paper. He talked at length about colour theory and how to simplify it, perspective, composition etc., but most importantly tone, or value, to make a painting burst with light.