Sandy Hill Arts unveils exciting lineup for Winter/Spring Programme ’24

Sandy Hill Arts is delighted to present its Winter/Spring Programme, featuring a diverse range of events, exhibitions and workshops and courses that will captivate art enthusiasts and the local community alike.

An overview of our upcoming education programme:

Life Drawing 6-Week Course with Toby Wiggins

  • Dates & Time: Fridays from 16 Feb, 18:45 – 20:45
  • Cost: £140
  • Dive into the world of life drawing with artist Toby Wiggins. This 6-week course provides a comprehensive exploration of techniques and skills in capturing the human form. 

Techniques and Processes 6-Week Course with Zara Saganic

  • Dates & Time: Tuesdays from 20 Feb, 18:45 – 21:15
  • Cost: £140
  • Explore artistic techniques and processes with Zara Saganic. This course is designed to enhance your artistic skills and broaden your creative horizons.

Collaged Relief Workshop with Lisa Berkshire

  • Date & Time: 16 March, 10:00 – 14:30
  • Cost: £45
  • Unleash your creativity, explore the dynamic interplay of textures and materials to create your own work.

Macramé Workshop with Jackie

  • Date & Time: 22 March 10:00 – 13:00
  • Cost: £35
  • Join Jackie for a hands-on macramé workshop and craft your own unique pieces. Perfect for beginners and those looking to expand their crafting skills.

6-Week Painting & Drawing Course with Heather Gibbons

  • Dates & Time: 21 March, Thursdays, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Cost: £120
  • Join Heather Gibbons for an immersive 6-week course exploring painting and drawing techniques. Perfect for all skill levels.

Glass Painting Workshop with Sculptor Rebecca Newnham

  • Date & Time: 24 March, 10:00 – 12:00
  • Cost: £35
  • Experience the magic of glass painting with sculptor Rebecca Newnham.

Week-Long Signwriting Course with Terry Smith

  • Dates & Time: 8 – 12 April
  • Cost: £450
  • Immerse yourself in the art of signwriting with a comprehensive week-long course led by the esteemed Terry Smith.

2-Day Raku Workshop with Richard Jeffery and Jayne Cunliffe

  • Dates & Time: 21 April and 5 May, 10:00 – 16:00
  • Cost: £130
  • This two-day workshop offers hands-on experience in this unique firing technique.

Creative Workshop Using Birdsong as Inspiration with Suna Imre

  • Date & Time: 11 May, 10:00 – 12
  • Cost: £25
  • Join painter and ceramicist Suna Imre for a unique creative workshop inspired by birdsong. 


Highlights from our upcoming events and talks: 

  • 24/02: Volunteer Welcome Event (11:00 – 14:00): Interested in contributing to the arts community? Attend our Volunteer Welcome Event and discover how you can be a part of the Sandy Hill Art family.
  • 07/03: Artists Talk – Debbie Lee and Bonnie Brown: Gain a deeper understanding of the artistic minds of Debbie Lee and Bonnie Brown as they engage in a thought-provoking discussion about their work.
  • 09/03: Jurassic Express Trail Run (Finishes at Sandy Hill Arts): Celebrate those who are taking part in the Jurassic Express Trail Run as it concludes its journey at Sandy Hill Arts.
  • 21/03: Improvised Music and Spoken Word Variety Evening: Experience a night of creativity and spontaneity with an eclectic mix of improvised music and spoken word performances.
  • 24/03: Talk by Sculptor Rebecca Newnham: Join us for an enlightening talk by renowned sculptor Rebecca Newnham as she shares insights into her artistic journey and creative process.
  • 06/04: Arty Bazaar – Stalls, Music, and Food: Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of Sandy Hill Art’s Arty Bazaar, featuring a delightful array of stalls, musical performances, and food.
  • 04/05: Fran & Flora Music Performance (19:30): Enjoy a mesmerising musical performance by Fran & Flora.
  • 11/05: Dawn Chorus Celebration – Workshops, Music, Food and More: Embrace the beauty of dawn with a celebration featuring workshops, music performances, food, and more.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

We’re excited to be showcasing work from a number of renowned local artists over the upcoming months, including:
• Bonnie Brown
• Cathy Veale
• Debbie Lee
• Anne Reynolds
• Annie Campbell
• Alison Shelton Brown