lots of lovely materials to try!

lots of lovely materials to try!


Spring flowers in mixed watermedia


Winter landscapes workshop


Surround yourself with inspiration !


lunch in the garden – weather permitting! It’s good to have a break and chat with friends.

Workshop days are held at my lovely Effingham studio from 10.30am until 4.30pm. Numbers are limited to ensure everyone has enough space to work and personal attention from myself. The fee includes all drinks, a delicious  lunch (veggies are fine) and loads of materials to sample and use.

The days start with a demonstration for using various media and techniques, followed by studio time to experiment, with as much help and guidance as required. All abilities are very welcome, with beginners and experienced artists alike enjoying a creative environment and exchange of ideas.

The workshops are always popular, so to secure your place please e-mail me with your choice of day. You may either pay in full, in advance, or pay a deposit of £20 with the balance paid on the day. Payment can be made by PayPal to tessa@pmuk.com or by direct bank transfer . If a workshop is cancelled within 7 days, refunds are only made if the place can be filled. Please e-mail or telephone me for any more information. t: 07736 211105 /01372 452900 e:tessa@pmuk.com.

If workshop numbers are very low, I may postpone or cancel a workshop day, but I will give plenty of notice for rebooking.

Autumn Workshop Dates 2018


 Tuesday November 20th     £55 per day
Autumn Landscapes in mixed media and acrylic
In this workshop you will make lively bold paintings in mixed media on board, using textures and collage for interesting surfaces, scratching and drawing into the paint layers. Using photos or sketchbook references as a starting point I will show you how to use underpainting and techniques for using inks and resists.
Friday November 23rd    £55 per day  FULL –    
Winter landscape and trees- focus on drawing.
In this workshop you will be exploring the wide range of drawn line possibilities using dry media with pencils, charcoal, graphite and pastel, and inks, creating expressive line drawings in monotone. We will look at different surfaces, and experiment with a wide range of markmaking implements. An exciting day to get going with drawing again…
Saturday November 24th  £60 per day    FULL – ASK TO GO ON WAIT LIST
Winter printmaking day- looking at line
In this workshop we will look at making original prints using the simple drawn monotype line, introducing elements of colour and texture with chin colle collage and handpainting. A printmaking technique you can do at home with no press! This would be a good day to combine with the drawing workshop on Friday 23rd.


Monday November 26th  £55 per day    FULL      NEW DATE: MONDAY DECEMBER 3RD places available
Autumn Colour – Hips and Haws
In this workshop we will use watercolour and inks to paint and draw the lovely hedgerow treasures of the autumn using the mixed media techniques of combining ink and paint for wonderful organic textural effects. We will work on a selection of papers in a free and expressive way, maybe working outside from the borders if the weather is kind.
Tuesday November 27th   £55 per day   FULL - 
An Autumn Bouquet – Still life winter florals
For this workshop I will gather an armful of lovely autumn leaves, flowers and seed heads to paint a big bold mixed media painting using all my favourite techniques of water media with crayon, ink and whatever comes to hand! This could be on board or paper, I will demonstrate lots of ideas to excite and inspire you.


If you would like to book a workshop but see that the day is fully booked, please ask to go on my waiting list as I do sometimes get cancellations, and if there is a demand I will try to run another day if I can.



IMG_3181Autumn grasses in mixed media sketch Tessa Pearson