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. Workshops have featured in Artists & Illustrators, Norfolk Magazine, Radio Norfolk/Suffolk/Cambridgeshire.

Regular workshops currently include: Linoprint, Ceramics, Painting, Slow Stitch. To book a place or find out more about each workshop scroll down this page…

All workshops currently take place at my studio in The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. I am also available to run workshops if you have a group or setting that is interested. If you would like any more info or have any problem booking you can email me at


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, use the potters wheel or bring your own ideas to develop. We work with white earthenware clay and use colourful brush on glazes.

I run 2 sessions on Sundays, either 10am or 1.30pm. Book your session below.


Clay Club – 10am Sunday 8th October 2023

2 hour clay workshop, all materials and firings included. No experience necessary.



Clay Club – 1.30pm Sunday 8th October 2023

2 hour clay workshop, all materials and firings included. No experience necessary.


Vessel 392

Clay Club – 10am Sunday 15th October 2023

2 hour clay workshop, all materials and firings included. No experience necessary.



Clay Club – 1.30pm Sunday 15th October 2023

2 hour clay workshop, all materials and firings included. No experience necessary.


Ceramic Bowl 108

Clay Club – 10am Sunday 22nd October 2023

2 hour clay workshop, all materials and firings included. No experience necessary.


Ceramic Bowl 64

Clay Club – 1.30pm Sunday 22nd October 2023

2 hour clay workshop, all materials and firings included. No experience necessary.


Lino Print


Linoprint Workshop 10-3pm Friday 10th November 2023

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 with watercolours and inks.


Landscape Walk, Draw, Paint

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Landscape Walk, Draw, Paint Workshop 10-3pm Friday 17th November 2023

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.


Slow Stitch Journal


Slow Stitch Journal Workshop 10-3pm Friday 1st December 2023

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!


Christmas Crafts

Card Cracker

Handmade Christmas Cracker Workshop 6-8pm Thursday 7th December 2023

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.



Willow Lantern Workshop 6-8pm Thursday 14th December 2023

Learn how to make a traditional willow lantern using willow and tissue paper. Perfect for a wintery evening with friends.


Willow Lantern

Free PDF Instructions

As Autumn approaches and the nights begin to draw in it’s the perfect time to start making willow lanterns to bring light to the winter.

Materials: Wet strength tissue paper (google – carnival paper), masking tape, PVA (50/50 mix with water), brush, willow, string, small light (google – balloon light), secateurs.

Download Instructions Here For Free

Workshop information

Based in a cosy studio in at The Raveningham Centre, South Norfolk, NR14 6NU (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. Bring an apron, all materials included, bring a packed lunch. Small class sizes, maximum 12 students per workshop. 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.

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


Sarah runs a weekly Art Club at University of East Anglia, 2018 – present.

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!

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