Day to day information for students, and other news.

The Classes 

All classes for the Spring term 2022 are now full.

If any previously signed-up students wanted to join the life drawing class, please contact me.

I am running a 'drop in' list of students,

who I will contact if any enrolled student is unable to attend a class.

I will not be enrolling any new students at this time.

I am currently running three classes at Writtle village hall:

Life Drawing class.

The next class will be on Friday - 4th February, and the model will be Steve.

Please let me know if you are unable to attend.

The Tuesday and Wednesday morning classes.

These are following my previous format, with a varied programme of short projects.

Tuesday - 1st February. Winter Gardens. First week - please bring reference material in the shape of sketches and photographs. You could also collect and bring in things like branches, seed heads, berries etc, to use for the foreground. You can use the medium of your choice.

Wednesday - 2nd February. Portraits. Please bring pencils and coloured pencils, with drawing paper for the first week. A small mirror would be useful, or you could use a tablet or phone to look at your own features.

PLEASE NOTE that my classes will continue with the current Covid safety policies, ie. face coverings, ventilation, social distancing, etc., regardless of government guidelines.

Zoom Life Drawing 

Please note that the Zoom life drawing sessions with Terry are now held on alternate Monday evenings, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

The next session will be on 31st January 2022.

If you have not joined in before, but would like to try it, let me know and I will ask Terry to send you the link and his information.

Everyone is welcome, no life drawing experience required!

I'm delighted to tell you that

Well House Gallery 

is currently exhibiting a selection of my ceramics,

including these 'Birds on Sticks',

and several other series of my pottery.

High Rd, Horndon on the Hill, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 8LF

A lovely little gallery, well worth a visit.

Check opening times on their website.

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I am currently exhibiting some paintings in the 

Ongar Art Society Summer Exhibition.

This is an online exhibition, please click here:

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I offer three email watercolour courses:

Just One Brush, More Brushes, and No Brushes.

Each course comprises 8 pdf pages, packed with information, ideas and exercises, with plentiful coloured illustrations. 


The courses take the student through a series of steps, exploring the handling of brushes and other implements, and the nature of the paint itself, and encouraging a deeper understanding of the medium.

The exercises allow the student to practice and experiment with different techniques and concepts,

meanwhile growing in confidence as they build their skills.

They have been very well received by my students, so I am now happy to offer them more widely. 

They are designed to be worked on in order, but in fact each one can be studied on it's own.

Please get in touch if you would like to purchase any of the three courses.

£25.00 each.

Students from the courses say:

   "Thank you Susan for your encouragement and help. Looking forward to next course (although I am still trying to perfect the first one!!)"

   "I’m enjoying the course and learning from it. It made me look at my brushes and I realised what a bad selection I have... I have now sent away for some new brushes."

   "Hi Susan, In playing with the course, I did different ones of each [exercise] using different brushes.  The one brush technique I always find difficult, and want to go back in.  I keep playing, which I enjoy doing, and one day I might get it. Till then it is fun trying.  Thank you."

   "Yes please enrol me on your new course - I have found refreshing my watercolour brush techniques good fun!"

   "Please enrol me on ‘More Brushes’.  I have found ‘Just One Brush’ really useful in reminding me what watercolour should be!" 

   "Learning how to paint using watercolour has been amazing.  Actually just getting to grips with a brush has been a learning curve.  Thank you so much for all your guidance."


I am not posting new challenges at present, but all the challenges can be found here.

I have a new selection of paintings on display 

at the delightful

Wonky Wheel Gallery. (Finchingfield)

If you are interested in having a closer look, or in purchasing, please contact the gallery.

The gallery is now open again, and can also be viewed online: go to:

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