Laura offered a safe, supportive space in her studio to explore the basics of Lino printing. Clear, step by step instructions intertwined with plenty of time to 'explore to learn’; sympathetically balanced across the whole day. Highly recommend.
I feel excited about now stepping forth as a beginner printer!
I had a blissful day carving away at the lino and creating a series of prints. Laura is an excellent teacher, really patient and attentive, inspiring us with her artworks and the possibilities of what can be done. Lunch was also nice. I would highly recommend
Having not picked up a paint brush for over 30 years, my confidence wasn't at its best when I first contacted Laura about attending one of her classes however, Laura put me at ease immediately and reassured me this was a class for all levels. I was met with a warm welcome from Laura who not only is an extremely talented and accomplished artist, but is the lovliest person, making sure all your needs are met from the lunch and refreshments she provides, to that of my painting needs for the day. I was very keen to learn a new style of painting and having enjoyed using oils as a youngster, decided impressionistic approach was my way forward for the day. Laura was the best teacher I could have hoped for, she was imformative whilst being very supportive and encouraging with her sensitive and positive approach. I had the added bonus that I had a one to one class with laura and felt very privaleged for this very special time she gave me. Laura is a very generous teacher and had a genuine desire that I felt pleased with my achievements, which I was. I would highly reccomend attending one of Laura's classes in her beautiful studio with the gorgeous views over the park and cathedral. I will be attending another one of Laura's classes in the near future.
I had a really enjoyable day with Laura. She was very helpful around arranging dates.
I was not completely confident as this was a whole new area for me, but Laura is an excellent, encouraging teacher and soon helped me get under way. I was really pleased (and a little surprised) by how good my prints looked when done. I didn't think I had the skills to make something so lovely. I have to admit I have caught the bug and will be trying more printing at home.
The day passed very quickly in such inspirational surroundings. To be taught so sensitively by an artist of Laura's calibre was extraordinary. As the group was just the right size, it was easy to get totally individual attention, at the same time as sharing in the experiences of others. A very well-organised day, great fun, with much scope for experimentation. (And I shouldn't forget the cream scone desserts...)
Such an amazing workshop! Laura was extremely generous with both her knowledge and resources. I left Laura's very happy with all I'd made and felt confident enough to use my new skills independently.
Had a fantastic day tutorial with Laura. The whole process was so much fun. I loved the results of the reveal, but I think the favourite part for me was carving my design on to the block. I have since been gathering ideas for future lino designs x
Laura is a wonderful teacher - very patient, generous and inspiring. We are delighted with our creations and how much we learned. I really can’t praise this course highly enough.
Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this course. Laura is a very accomplished and talented artist who managed to guide me through my work with ease to produce pieces that I didn’t think I was capable of. Couldn’t recommend this day any more!
I had the best day with Laura, having dabbled with a little bit of watercolour, and a little acrylic, and went along to begin to build my skillset, knowledge and approach, and to have some fun. Laura is highly talented, extremely student centred and I felt really encouraged and bold enough to try new things. Lovely feel in the studio, and lunch was tasty with a little indulgence. Excellent value, and I am going back again in a month, treating my sister as I think she will enjoy it too! I thoroughly recommend Laura's course.
I am a complete novice, but Laura worked with me and encouraged me and at the end of a fantastic day I came away feeling very satisfied. This is an excellent course and I have no doubt that with Laura's expert guidance you would gain a lot whether novice or professional. Everything is provided for you to work in wide range of mediums and from the outset you are encouraged to try out techniques, to experiment and to "be brave". It's a wonderful day with an excellent teacher and guide, and represents tremendous value for money, I thoroughly recommend it.
I’m already planning to return for another course with Laura after a thoroughly inspiring and enjoyable day. Laura is a skilled facilitator; able to give just the right level of support and encouragement.
From the warm welcome on arrival to the helpful email detailing the materials and equipment we used, this was a well organised and productive experience.
I had an amazing day working on a variety of techniques. Laura is an excellent teacher and an accomplished artist herself. She makes you feel very at ease and gives you a lot of pointers, without constricting your creativity. Her studio is the most amazing environment to paint in. Generous resources were readily available and the array of flowers we could choose to paint filled our space with heady fragrance. Lunch was great too. I couldn't have asked for more of the day. Definitely want to do a repeat,
I had a lovely creative day at the oil & acrylic painting workshop - Laura was very welcoming, friendly and a brilliant tutor - she was always available to give guidance but allowing us freedom too. Laura had prepared various still life setups for us in her gorgeous studio and went through the great range of materials available to us. It was a treat to see Laura's art and to paint in such a calm & beautiful spot overlooking the park. Lunch was great and I really appreciated Laura providing vegan/gluten free options for me. I was travelling by train so Laura offered to post my painting which was very kind; she also followed the course up with useful feedback and details on materials. I came away with a painting I'm proud of but most importantly the course inspired me to get painting again! Thank you Laura!
The Painting Day was a great experience in the lovely art studio setting.
Laura's expertise and encouragement meant that everyone produced a painting and learnt a lot along the way.
I have been inspired to continue with art and drawing and would highly recommend the course.
A great day . Laura was so hospitable ......needless to say talented . She had planned the day so well ...introducing us to different techniques and materials. After giving us the "tools " with which we could experiment and feel free to try some of our own ideas the time raced past . Laura constantly gave us encouragement and advice . We both produced some worthwhile work and came away with a great feeling of satisfaction and achievement .
Thank you Laura for a lovely day .
Laura welcomed me into her beautiful home and studio space with generosity and kindness.
Her tuition, personal guidance and encouragement made me almost believe I could be an artist, be it in my own home!
Laura personalised the tuition and content to my needs and interest. She intruitively knew when to step in to assist and when to leave me to discover things for myself. The pace of the days was relaxed, yet productive.
I walked away feeling more inspired, empowered and eager to continue to explore further creative work.
I would definitely recommend Laura as a teacher and mentor and hope very much to return.
Thank you Laura.
My painting is on my wall already!
Time well spent. As a complete novice, last time I drew anything was at school, I was very nervous. By the end of the course I went straight out and bought the materials to continue to work on my new project. Laura is a great teacher and coach who takes time to understand individual needs. This understanding enabled me to start a project I would never have thought possible. Great course and teacher with plenty of media to explore and learn with in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Thanks Laura, I’ll be back :-)
So far, I have attended three of these oil painting days with Laura. I have encouraged friends, my daughter and my Mum to experience such days with Laura. My repeat attendance is probably sufficient testimony to the quality of the Oil Painting Day experience!
It is so much more that simply coming away with a painting. Laura crafts the day to build your confidence, a-tune your eye and flex those artist muscles you never knew you had.
Throughout the day, Laura shows her uncanny intuition by stepping in to support you just at the moments when you can't fathom how to make the right shade of green or capture the shape of a petal.
An added bonus is the camaraderie that develops ing the studio as we all do joyous battle with our respective canvases.
I heartily recommend everyone to join Laura Andrew in her Art Studio and discover your inner artist!
Laura demonstrated the basics of drawing and colour to give us the tools (and confidence) to progress to our painting. A lovely lunch was provided, all of this in Laura's beautiful home and artists studio.