Melissa Wishart

 Workshops for September

 These  workshops will run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays in September
in my studio and garden
Numbers will be  strictly limited
10.00 - 12.00  or  2.00 - 4.00      £25 a session
sea painting

let's look

Wildflower Gelli Printing

Source, identify & learn about plants and nature, then have fun making prints - play with colour with easy to use  gelli printing. It's good fun!    

3 sessions            Numbers limited to 3         £25 all materials provided

This can be made into an exclusive session for you and family or friends.

Book for one, two or three sessions

  1. Sunday 20th Sept  10.00 -12.00

  2. Sunday 27th Sept  10.00 - 12.00

  3. Sunday 4th October  10.00 - 12.00

Observational drawing and painting   

Through drawing and painting in the studio and outside. Learn different techniques at your own pace.   

Working from still-life and small things that we find curious

Series of 3 sessions.  Tuesday mornings    

Numbers strictly limited to 3

3 weeks  Tuesdays 10.00 - 12.00 starting 15th September    

£25 a session     Material list will be provided 

All ears

Listening walk and mapping  

In lockdown, our sense of listening was heightened and this walk will be a chance to reconnect with the listening sense. We will walk in the Barton Farm area and the woodland up to Westwood and stop at different points to listen to the sounds and note them on our maps. I heard about creating sound maps recently (via Emma Welton) and thought it was a wonderful idea and was dying to try it out with people. The maps can then be kept as a memory or shared with others who can then recreate your experience.

We will meet outside the Tithe Barn, at the cafe and you will be provided with a map of the immediate area and the route and then be guided along it as a group.

Morning session : Saturday 26th September 10.00 - 12.00

Afternoon: Saturday 26th September 3.30 - 5.30 

Outside. Walking.

£10 per person.  Booking essential.

The Sea -

Painting Water & Light in Oils and Acrylics

Series of 3 weekly sessions  

 In the first session we will look at colour palettes, - spend time mixing and applying paint using different tools – brushes, rags, palette knife, toothbrush etc. Moving it around and building it up.

In the second session we will explore the effect of light on and through water and ways of putting and moving the paint around to create these.

In the third session, we will play with both techniques.

Material list will be supplied.   Numbers strictly limited to 3

Wednesdays 16th September  10.00  - 12.00 for three weeks    £80

‘.... engaging, funny, knowledgeable and a great tutor. 

(Testimonial from January 2020 workshop)


I am planning a 6 week on-line course starting in mid October in observational drawing and painting (in oils and acrylics). How to mix a palette, apply paint, create energy and movement. The first week we will explore drawing materials and tone; the next three we will dive into sea painting and the last two weeks  we will be  exploring the mediums further, using either the landscape, still-life or body as starting points.

You are welcome to register interest now and be kept informed.