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  • All About France – Our 2019 Painting Holiday

    All About France – Our 2019 Painting Holiday

    Two spaces have opened up due to a change in circumstance so there is an opportunity to join us for our July holiday! So here is a bit about what to expect if you join us in France. A detailedRead More »
  • Debs March News

    Debs March News

    At this time of year you can almost feel the anticipation in the Spring air. We’ve had a sneak preview of the sunny days to come with a windy reminder of where we really are in the year. The DaffodilsRead More »
  • Announcing our Next Class Exhibition at Priory Farm – June 2nd 2019

    Announcing our Next Class Exhibition at Priory Farm – June 2nd 2019

    I am pleased to announce that we are again holding our yearly Class Exhibition for both Bradley and Gnosall classes at Priory Farm just outside Bradley. This will be held on the 2nd of June at their National Garden SchemeRead More »
  • Alcohol Ink Jewellery Workshop

    Alcohol Ink Jewellery Workshop

    Thanks to everyone who came to the Alcohol Ink Jewellery Workshop. It was great fun and I was so pleased with the jewellery you all made. Well done! Designing with Alcohol Inks It is so easy to design abstract patternsRead More »

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Hi I’m Debbie and I’m spirited about being creative…creativity makes me smile! “I truly believe that everyone has a creative side, no matter how well they hide it.” Debbie Chatfield Please feel free to look around my website but before

Art Classes

Art Classes

I run Staffordshire art classes in Bradley near Stafford on a Thursday morning and afternoon as well as a Gnosall  class on a Thursday Evening. Have you ever wanted to try acrylic painting, combine materials in a collage or learn

Painting Holiday 2019 – Châteauponsac, France

Painting Holiday 2019 – Châteauponsac, France

France Painting Holiday – Châteauponsac Tuesday 9th – 16th July 2019 Join us as we explore the delights of the Châteauponsac Village and surrounding area on this painting holiday in beautiful rural France. Flying out on Tuesday 9th July we will spend a

Workshops 2019

Workshops 2019

2019 Workshops I will be running a series of 2019 Workshops in Staffordshire using lots of different media and techniques including Acrylic, Brusho, Alcohol Inks and Encaustic Wax, I will also do other Workshops for individual groups on request, here

Commissions

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

  • All About France – Our 2019 Painting Holiday

    All About France – Our 2019 Painting Holiday

    Two spaces have opened up due to a change in circumstance so there is an opportunity to join us for our July holiday! So here is a bit about what to expect if you join us in France. A detailedRead More »
  • Debs March News

    Debs March News

    At this time of year you can almost feel the anticipation in the Spring air. We’ve had a sneak preview of the sunny days to come with a windy reminder of where we really are in the year. The DaffodilsRead More »
  • Announcing our Next Class Exhibition at Priory Farm – June 2nd 2019

    Announcing our Next Class Exhibition at Priory Farm – June 2nd 2019

    I am pleased to announce that we are again holding our yearly Class Exhibition for both Bradley and Gnosall classes at Priory Farm just outside Bradley. This will be held on the 2nd of June at their National Garden SchemeRead More »
  • Alcohol Ink Jewellery Workshop

    Alcohol Ink Jewellery Workshop

    Thanks to everyone who came to the Alcohol Ink Jewellery Workshop. It was great fun and I was so pleased with the jewellery you all made. Well done! Designing with Alcohol Inks It is so easy to design abstract patternsRead More »
  • Tonal Value

    Tonal Value

    Understanding tonal value helps with colour mixing as you can see in my recent blog about how to colour match using acrylic.  I decided to revisit this blog as it has a couple of resources which I have found veryRead More »
  • Tint, Tone and Shade

    Tint, Tone and Shade

    Just a quick chat about tint, tone and shade. There has been some confusion in class around terminology as I sometimes use the word ‘tone’ to describe ‘tonal value’ how dark or light something is. I also use the termRead More »
  • Using Greens in Your Acrylic Paintings

    Using Greens in Your Acrylic Paintings

    As part of our ‘How To’ colour series I thought I would address using greens in your acrylic paintings. In the UK we are surrounded by green. So how do you differentiate one shrub from another. Last time we lookedRead More »
  • How To Colour Match using Acrylic

    How To Colour Match using Acrylic

    Your ready to paint; your canvas and brushes are ready and you love the colours in front of you but can you reproduce them? Here is a video by Mark Carder of DrawMixPaint.com that will help with your colour mixingRead 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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