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Hi I’m Debbie and here is my story… I have painted watercolour for a long time, I remember joining classes around the millennium at which time I was involved in running a craft group called Made Specially.  At this time I wanted

Art Classes

I run classes in Bradley near Stafford, Staffordshire on a Thursday morning and Gnosall, Staffordshire on a Thursday Evening. Have you ever wanted to try acrylic painting, combine materials in a collage or learn new techniques? By exploring different art

Painting Holidays

Sketch to Paint Holidays in 2018 I am working with another artist Lydia Hudson-Watkin to provide you with two holidays this year.  We are going to Ironbridge and France.  To enable us to give you the best holiday experience whilst

Workshops

2018 Workshops I will be running a series of workshops in 2018 using lots of different media and techniques, here is the list… Introducing Pouring Medium How to do an abstract painting using pouring medium. This will be a one

Commissions

There are four stages in the commissioning process: Stage 1 We will discuss your requirements and I will need several photographs of your subject to work from. The photographs will have a great influence on the finished painting and full details of

Priory Farm Local Art Exhibition 25 June 2017

Events

Dates for your Diary – 2018 Class Exhibition June 9th 2018 – Priory Farm Debbie Farmer has kindly asked us to exhibit our class paintings during a Staffordshire four villages festival (Bradley, Church Eaton, Derrington and Haughton) that is to

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Recent Post and Page Updates

  • Read About our Wonderful Sketch to Paint Holiday in Ironbridge

    Read About our Wonderful Sketch to Paint Holiday in Ironbridge

    Sketch to Paint Holiday Ironbridge In May 2018 we went on a Sketch to Paint three day holiday Workshop.   Day One – Three Sketch Sites  Coalbrookdale – What should I sketch? Following a quick coffee at the hotel we startedRead More »
  • Summer Term Class 2018 – Gallery

    Summer Term Class 2018 – Gallery

    Summer Term 2018 – Class Photos and Paintings We also have a lot of paintings on the Facebook Page but here are a some photos to give you a taste of what we have been doing over the Summer TermRead More »
  • Summer Term Workshop Gallery

    Summer Term Workshop Gallery

    Summer Term Workshops 2018 – Paintings We had a busy term with Workshops as Easter was early so our Brusho Landscape Workshop in April fell into the Summer Term. Thus three Workshops as well as our exhibition and Ironbridge paintingRead More »
  • Art Exhibition at Grand Four Parish Summer Fair – This Weekend

    Art Exhibition at Grand Four Parish Summer Fair – This Weekend

    Art Exhibition at Grand Four Parish Summer Fair Priory Farm, Bradley on June 9th at 11.00 – 17.00   We’ve been busy getting ready for this Saturday’s Event, the four parishes (Bradley, Houghton, Derrington and Church Eaton in Staffordshire) areRead More »
  • Daffodils – Tonal Value and Modelling

    Daffodils – Tonal Value and Modelling

    Daffodils Daffodils featured in our second painting of the Spring Term.  I’ve been a bit remiss when it comes to taking the photos so I haven’t got many in the gallery but you can see the idea of what weRead More »
  • Seascapes – Grisaille technique using Acrylic

    Seascapes – Grisaille technique using Acrylic

    Grisaille Technique A grisaille (/ɡrɪˈzaɪ/ or /ɡrɪˈzeɪl/; French: gris [ɡʁizaj] ‘grey’) is a painting executed entirely in shades of grey or of another neutral greyish colour.[1] It is particularly used in large decorative schemes in imitation of sculpture. Many grisailles include a slightly wider colour range, like the Andrea del Sarto fresco illustrated.Read More »
  • Fluid Art Workshop – January 2018

    Fluid Art Workshop – January 2018

    Fluid Art Workshop  We had a great time at the fluid art workshop a couple of weeks ago… In the photograph on the left you can see me demonstrating our first pour – a ‘dirty’ pour.  I was hoping toRead More »
  • Thoughts on Thursday – How to Mount the Mountainscape Velvet Painting on Canvas

    Thoughts on Thursday – How to Mount the Mountainscape Velvet Painting on Canvas

    Thoughts on Thursday Mounting the Mountainscape Painting We produced our Mountainscape paintings last term on velvet and for those who have not yet mounted them I wanted to show you how to do this.  Thank you to Yvonne Giles forRead More »

Art Class Testimonials

Excellent. Plenty of instruction with no pressure. Informative and a friendly group.

Pam Sparrow (Gnosall Class - 2018)

I am a complete beginner who joined Debbie’s class last term and am having a brilliant time learning lots of different techniques.

June Bryant (Bradley Class - 2018)

Each class is a chance to be myself, express myself and have fun learning about using creative media.’

Sheila Hall (Gnosall Class - 2018)

I am a novice painter, only joined the class in January... I have enjoyed the group, and the tuition is excellent.  Thank you Debbie.

Margaret Barrett (Bradley Class, June 2018)

Inspiring and clearly demonstrated ideas and techniques designed to encourage and individually fulfil a creative outcome.

Julia Brown (Gnosall Class - June 2018)

It's Great!!

Alan Houghton (Bradley Class, June 2018)

Great – not only a good hearted laugh but Debbie is a good artist and teacher. Well done Debbie.’

Jeanette Campbell (Gnosall Class - 2018)

Always cheerful and informal with lots of good advice.  Very clear communication about what is needed for each session.

Bob Jeays (Bradley Class, June 2018)

I have learnt so much and have found that I can paint. This is all credit to Debbie!

Elizabeth Scott (Bradley Class - 2018

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