Art Classes

Julie Herring started studying art in her mid-twenties, originally in Natural History Illustration, then Fine Art painting and later achieving a Masters of Art in Museum Studies (which included ‘Collections Management’). She also studied City & Guilds in Silver-smithing and Jewellery Design, Ceramics and Ceramic Design and Printmaking.

From Furzebrook Studios she runs a series of adult drawing and painting courses, teaching and encouraging observational drawing skills inspired by nature. Her airy and light studio setting is ideal for indoor classes and the surrounding countryside enables outdoor drawing, with beautiful walks just on the doorstep.

Julie also uses her personal collection of handcrafted art and craft in her classes, focusing on forms, designs and patterns in nature. Her art collection includes studio pottery, glass, paintings, printmaking, natural jewellery and decorative arts.

The courses are small and friendly, a healthy activity that is also sociable and enjoyable for all (adult) ages and abilities.

Class Details

Drawing or painting from nature
These inspirational classes run throughout the year, based on the seasons.

DRAWING (from nature): Wednesdays 10.30 – 12.30pm: 7 weeks £105
PAINTING (watercolour & acrylic): Thursdays 10.30 – 12.30pm: 7 weeks £140

Autumn Term

Bookings for Autumn 2018 are now being taken:

DRAWING: Wed 12 September – 24 October 2018
PAINTING: Thurs 13 September – 25 October 2018

Autumn & Winter courses are 7 weeks.
Further 8 week courses run through Spring and Summer 2019.
Outdoor ‘Walk & Draw’ events are also held throughout the year.

Please see website: for more course dates and other outdoor events.

Booking is essential as there are limited places.
Please call Julie: 07720 353454