Based in the beautiful surroundings of the Tudor Castell Farm in Raveningham 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 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.
Everything you need to create linoprints at home without a press: Ink, roller, cutting tool, soft cut lino, inking tray, paper, instructions and inspiration. Incl. P&P
Slow Stitch Lavender Heart Workshop
Vintage French Linen, vibrant threads and aromatic French Dried Lavender help to make this one of my favourite workshops. Learn Seed Stitch, French Knots, Back Stitch and play with colour and design, a truly relaxing, mindful creative activity. Materials to create 4 Hearts: Vintage French Linen 55 x 55cm, 15 coloured skeins of thread, 10 wooden buttons various sizes, 1 thimble, 1 unpicker, pack of needles, needle threader, empty bobbins, bag of dried french lavender, paper heart template, 1 dressmaking chalk pencil, instructions.
Inky Painting and Drawing Workshop in a Box
Everything you need to kickstart your creativity with drawing and painting. Materials to create 12 tiny paintings: A3 sheet of paper, pad of A6 watercolour paper, masking tape, 2 brushes, 2B pencil, bottle of ink, set of vibrant watercolours. Incl P&P
Willow and Paper Lantern Workshop In A Box
Bring a bit of magical light to the winter with this Lantern Making Kit. The kit includes: Instructions, Glue, Paintbrush, 2 Tiny Lights, Willow, Wet Strength Tissue Paper, String, Masking Tape. Incl P&P. Online Instruction Video.
Greetings Cards Box Set
Eight greetings cards with envelopes in gift box. Two of each design: Thurlton Marsh Track, Reedham Marshlight Pattern, Thurlton Marsh Spring Willow, Marshland Pattern. Blank inside, 12.5×12.5cm, free P&P.
Workshop In A Box – Creative Inspiration In The Post
In response to the Covid restrictions I have reinvented my popular workshops. Each Workshop In A Box contains all the materials, instructions and inspiration you need to create either Linoprints, Drawings, Paintings, Lanterns or a Slow Stitch Journal. The perfect way to keep your own creativity flowing or to treat a friend who might need some new ideas and inspiration.
Linoprint, Willow Lantern and Painting Workshops by post to keep creative and positive through the winter months.
Everything you need to create beautiful linoprints, willow lanterns or paintings at home including all materials, instructions and inspiration. You can also subscribe to a monthly Linoprint Workshop and Inspiration Pack for £22 including P&P which includes fresh lino and paper, a new design to create and an original black and white linoprint on paper by Sarah Cannell.
Workshops at Raveningham will resume in 2021. In the meantime you can make a paper boat and bird with Henry or a paper and willow lantern with Sarah on the Youtube tutorials below, enjoy 🙂
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.
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. 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
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!
Nature Journal Workshop
You will learn how to make a beautiful simple sketchbook in the morning and then explore the grounds at Raveningham, collecting, studying and drawing a variety of leaves, blossom, twigs and insects. We will be keeping our approach simple with inks and watercolour pencils. A great way to re-ignite your creative spark.
Iceni Horses Workshop
Inspired by the Roman Fort at Burgh Castle and the Iceni history of Norfolk and Suffolk learn how to create an articulated horse from card and then bring it to life with gold leaf. By the end of the session you will have produced at least one and maybe a herd of magical horses.
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.
Pinch, Coil and Slab Pots
A session spent exploring clay, participants will learn how to make the three basic pot forms (pinch, coil and slab). They can then develop the pots either with surface decoration or additional elements to create nests or goblets.
Willow Lantern Making
Create a lantern structure using willow and wet strength tissue paper. Perfect for the dark winter evenings with a light inside.
Inky Insects Sketchbook
Using insects as inspiration we will create drawings using stick and ink to build up a sketchbook and then add colour with pencils and watercolours.
Landscape Walk, Draw, Paint Workshop – 2021 dates tbc – £60.
An opportunity to explore the beautiful landscape of South Norfolk and North Suffolk in a one-day workshop with established Painter, Printmaker and Curator 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. We will be using a mix of pencil, pen, ink and acrylic on paper.
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 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. Teas and coffees included, bring your own lunch. Workshop runs 10-4pm, all materials included, maximum 12 students. Workshop space at The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU.
Venues vary and for some workshops we will meet on location and then relocate to the studio for the afternoon. You will receive details and instructions 2 weeks prior to the course start date.
Materials are included in the workshop price but students are encouraged to bring their own favourite materials and tools too. 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. Please bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee will be available.
Where to stay: There are a number of local bed and breakfasts. The Kings Head Hotel in the local market town Beccles is very comfortable and affordable and 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.
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
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 who have taken part in Walking Drawing Painting 1 day workshops with Sarah.
“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.”