Based in a cosy studio in a cherry orchard in Raveningham, South Norfolk (12 miles south of Norwich), Sarah’s workshops are suitable for all abilities with her relaxed approach giving beginners confidence and her depth of knowledge being a useful source for more confident and established artists to bounce ideas off. Participants should expect to come away from each workshop with fresh ideas as well as a renewed enthusiasm and creative drive. The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. Bring an apron, all materials included.
SPRING WORKSHOP DATES 2023
Sunday Morning Clay Club – Book a one off session or attend weekly. You can develop work over the course of a few weeks and have work bisque fired and then play around with colour and glaze. Learn how to make pinch/coil/slab pots, small bird sculptures or bring your own ideas to develop.
Sunday 4th Dec 10 – midday £16. Book Now
Sunday 11th Dec 10 – midday £16. Book Now
Sunday 18th Dec 10 – midday £16. Book Now
Sunday 8th Jan, 10 – midday £16. . Book Now
Sunday 15th Jan, 10 – midday £16. . Book Now
Sunday 22nd Jan, 10 – midday £16. Book Now
Sunday 29th Jan, 10 – midday £16. Book Now
Sunday 5th Feb 10 – midday £16. Book Now
Sunday 19th Feb 10 – midday £16. Book Now
Sunday 26th Feb 10 – midday £16. Book Now
Sunday 5th March 10 – midday £16. Book Now
Sunday 12th March 10 – midday £16. Book Now
Sunday 19th March 10 – midday £16. Book Now
Sunday 26th March 10 – midday £16. Book Now
Learn the process of cutting and printing a lino ‘key block’ (the main design), by the end of the day you will have produced at least one linoblock and printed a small series of images. The print can be coloured with watercolours, inks, pencils at home when it is thoroughly dry and Sarah will be able to advise on tools and materials to enable participants to continue cutting and printing designs at home without requiring a press. The process involved can be very meditative and working in a small group is often a lovely way to create artwork. Sarah supplies a number of galleries in East Anglia with her popular linoprints and specialises in hand colouring, see examples of her linoprints here.
Friday 13th January 10-3pm £65 Book Now
Friday 10th February 10-3pm £65 Book Now
Friday 5th May 10-3pm £65 Book Now
Landscape Walk, Draw, Paint
Explore the beautiful landscape of South Norfolk and North Suffolk in a one-day workshop with established Painter Sarah Cannell. Free up your drawing skills and learn how to capture the essence of a place through line and bold colour. This workshop focuses on developing drawing skills and finding strong compositions as a starting point. Working on a series of 9 small works we will use a mix of pencil, pen, ink and acrylic paint on paper. Workshops start with drawing out in the countryside and then returning to the studio in Raveningham to work the drawings up into paintings.
Friday 19th May 10-3pm £65 Book Now
Friday 16th June 10-3pm £65 Book Now
Slow Stitch Journal
Using beautiful antique French linen and a diversity of threads and fragments of beautiful textiles we will create a number of ‘pages’ to produce a tactile stitch journal. The day will be spent creating pages and considering journal construction. The project can then be added to and continued at home for additional days, months or years!
Friday 2nd June 10-3pm £65 Book Now
Clay Day Workshops
Clay Day – Learn Pinch, Coil and Slab techniques and decorate with slip. Friday 27th January 10-3pm £65 Book Now A session spent exploring clay, participants will learn how to use three techniques to create pot forms (pinch, coil and slab). All materials included, work will be bisque fired and students can apply coloured slips.
Clay Day – Clay Head. Friday 24th February 10-3pm £65 Book Now A session spent creating a clay head, you will learn how to build up the head shape on an armature and then apply the correct proportions to create a face. All materials included, work will be bisque fired and students can apply coloured slips.
Handmade Christmas Cracker Workshop
Embrace the real sprit of the festive season by spending a creative evening with artist Sarah Cannell at the Raveningham Centre making Christmas crackers with a variety of papers and ribbons. Paper hats and bad jokes included! Decorate your home or Christmas tree with the crackers or they make beautiful presents for special friends. Expect good company, mulled wine, mindful creativity.
All materials are included in the workshop price. Teas and coffees included, bring your own lunch or you can buy lunch at the Ravenous Cafe on site. Maximum 12 students per workshop. Find us at The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU, free parking.
Where to stay: There are a number of B&Bs and hotels in the area, the local market town Beccles is only a 10 minute drive from the workshop venue.
The workshop should be paid for in full when booking a place. Payment is non-refundable, if you are not able to attend your workshop you can choose an alternative date.
Make sure you have appropriate footwear and clothing if you are booking onto a Walking Drawing Painting course. The routes are not strenuous but could be muddy.
Bespoke art workshops available to suit all ages and abilities. Whole day and part day available as well as longer projects including final exhibition. All enquiries welcome, references available. 07718 390108 or email@example.com
Sarah runs a weekly Art Club at University of East Anglia, 2018 – present.
Sarah has an extensive experience teaching art workshops over the past 15 years including: to primary schools where her landscape paintings have been included as part of the permanent primary curriculum. To art teachers looking to expand their skills at specialist conferences. To art groups of amateur and professional artists. To refugees and asylum seekers as a nurturing art approach.
Mrs Slade, Head of Art, Norwich School
“Sarah developed a landscape project for us which included gallery visits, drawings in the marshes and painting in the studio. I would highly recommend her inspiring approach.”
Comments from students
“Amazing workshop – taken through each stage, very interesting and exciting”
“This has been an enjoyable day. I enjoyed the mix of activities. Sarah was great, full of enthusiasm”
“The walk was very beautiful in the morning and lovely reflections and shadows on the river. The painting was exciting and I enjoyed trying a totally new medium and drawing with a stick – very uninhibiting!”
“Very interesting take on landscape drawing – Sarah is very knowledgeable on ways of freeing up your drawing style.”
Mrs Holzer, Headteacher, Poplars Primary, Lowestoft
“Our pupils felt a huge sense of achievement and freedom creating paintings with Sarah, they loved it and the exhibition featuring their artwork boosted their self-esteem.”
During lockdown I recorded this short film with my son which teaches you how to make a paper boat. All you need is an A4 sheet of paper. Enjoy!