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

WEDNESDAY 10.30 – 12.30
DRAWING from Nature 8 wks: £120

THURSDAY 10.30 – 12.30
PAINTING from Nature 8 wks: £160

FRIDAY (April) 10.30 – 1pm
PRINTMAKING (Linocuts) 6 wks: £150

Above seasonal courses start in January, April, June, Sept & Nov. Please call for details.

SATURDAY (on first SATURDAY of month) 10.30am – 4pm
Drawing & Painting classes
Morning only: 10.30 – 12.30pm £25 per session
or all day: 10.30 – 12.30pm, break for lunch & 2 – 4pm £40 per day

Sat 2 Feb:
BIRDS AND ANIMALS (British wildlife): Drawing & Watercolour

Sat 2 March:
LOOKING AT LANDSCAPE: Various media (painting, collage, ink & wash, mixed media) or

Sat 6 April:
FLORA & FAUNA (Wild flowers, seasonal English countryside): Drawing & Watercolour

Sat 4 May:
OUTDOOR DRAWING: observing Landscape (sketchbook & pencil) or
COUNTRYSIDE ARCHITECTURE (Drawing buildings & perspective: barns, cottages etc)

Sat 6 July:
OUTDOOR DRAWING: observing Seascape (sketchbook & pencil)

Sat 5 Oct:
NATURAL STILL LIFE (from studio collection): Drawing & Watercolour or pencils

Sat 2 Nov:
DRAWING FOR DESIGN (Form, perspective, ellipses – for pottery, jewellery, sculpture, etc)

Sat 7 Dec:
DRAWING: observing WINTER LANDSCAPE (sketchbook & pencil) or
CARD DESIGN FOR WINTER OR CHRISTMAS: Drawing & Watercolour or pencils

Bring sketchbooks, pencils and paints (as required, though some materials provided).

Group bookings also available (at reduced rates) for friends and private parties.

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

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