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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 Monday 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

  • 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 »
  • Tips on Tuesday – Tonal Value

    Tips on Tuesday – Tonal Value

    Tips on Tuesday Tonal Value This weeks tip is all about tonal value.  As it is the whole topic for this term and we are currently painting a tonal painting, a seascape in black and white which we will thenRead More »
  • Christmas Meal at the Red Lion, Bradley

    Christmas Meal at the Red Lion, Bradley

    Christmas Meal at the Red Lion, Bradley Many of us couldn’t make it because of the terrible weather on the day but for those who did a warm welcome was had.  And we don’t want anyone to miss out whoRead More »
  • Thoughts on Thursday – Using Your Paintings as a Greetings Card

    Thoughts on Thursday – Using Your Paintings as a Greetings Card

    Thoughts on Thursday – Converting Your Painting to a Greetings Card In this weeks thoughts on Thursday I will talk about what to do with your paintings once they are finished.  For the Christmas Robin we did last term weRead More »
  • Autumn Term 2017 Painting Gallery

    Autumn Term 2017 Painting Gallery

    Autumn Term 2017 Painting Gallery The Autumn term focused on texture so we used many different materials – from acrylic with newspaper embedded to painting on velvet.  Here are some of the paintings that Bradley Mixed Media and Gnosall ArtRead More »

Art Class Testimonials

When I joined Debbie's class my only experience of art was learned at school. However, I am so enjoying this mixed media class and am learning such a lot. Debbie explains and demonstrates each project clearly and with great patience.

Chris Benton (Bradley Class - June 2017)

Very enjoyable and interesting, I have learnt so much and met some lovely people.

Yvonne Giles

Very instructive and informative; have learnt an awful lot about colours and how they work together to get the best from them. Lovely group of people who all get on well and help one another. Interesting to see the varied interpretations of subject matter!

Tracey Hitchenor (Bradley Class)

Excellent class. Debbie explains everything clearly and gives good direction. Lots of techniques to learn. Thoroughly enjoy the sessions.

Ruth Wright

This class has allowed me to use a variety of art mediums in a new and expressive way. Debbie is a very inspirational teacher who has assisted in my development.

Helen Simkins

I am so enjoying the class. I love the freedom of expression and am learning so much. Debbie is inspiring.

Judie Holt

Regular Blogs

I write two regular blogs, I try to do them weekly but it does depend on how busy my week is... I also try to write them on a Tuesday and Thursday but that doesn't always happen!

In my Tips on Tuesday Blog read my painting tips related to materials, colour theory, perspective or anything else that we are covering in class.

On Thursdays I write a blog related to how to construct a painting, how to start, how to finish... and I intend to do more step by step blogs on my own work.

Tips on Tuesday

  • Tips on Tuesday – Tonal Value

    Tips on Tuesday – Tonal Value

    Tips on Tuesday Tonal Value This weeks tip is all about tonal value.  As it is the whole topic for this term and we are currently painting a tonal painting, a seascape in black and white which we will thenRead More »
  • Tips on Tuesday – Complementary Colours

    Tips on Tuesday – Complementary Colours

    Tips on Tuesday Complementary Colours Last week we discussed Secondary Colours and how we might mix them from the Primary Colours that we all think of when mixing paint Red, Yellow and Blue.  I discussed how not all Reds, YellowsRead More »
  • Tips on Tuesday – Secondary Colours

    Tips on Tuesday – Secondary Colours

    Tips on Tuesday Secondary Colours What are Secondary Colours?  Lets start with last Tuesdays Tip where we discussed Primary Colours and how to make a Colour Wheel that has primaries that lean in different directions.  We produced the colour wheel and started to mix theRead More »

Thoughts on Thursday