Exploring Composition with Sarah Spackman


  • At The Studio, Bransbury, nr Winchester
  • Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September, 2020
  • 10.00am to 4.00pm each day
  • £340/course
  • A light lunch is included, plus coffee, tea and biscuits

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A Still Life Painting Workshop with Sarah Spackman

Sarah Spackman is a contemporary figurative artist well known for her still-life paintings. She lives and works in Oxford where she has a studio in the Edith Road Workshops.

This will be a 2 day workshop painting with oils.

The first day, we will have a discussion around the nature of still life and look at work by other artists.

sarah spackman still life

Students will then build their own simple still life set ups from materials provided. They will develop a series of studies to address drawing, composition, tonal and colour relationships separately before the final painting. These studies will be in charcoal, conte and oil paint. These preparatory explorations will enable the students to approach their paintings with greater understanding and confidence.

The second day will be a full day painting the still life with oils.

All abilities are welcome but some experience of working with oil paint would be preferable.

You will need:

  • A3 drawing pad or large sketchbook
  • Charcoal
  • Conte
  • A good rubber
  • Plenty of rags
  • A large palette
  • Palette knife for mixing paint
  • A small board or canvas primed white for oil painting, roughly 30x36cm

Oil paints:

  • Titanium white
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Yellow Ochre Cadmium Red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Viridian
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Ultramarine
  • Raw Umber or Burnt Umber

Primed paper for studies will be provided.

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If you would like more information about the course, or you are interested in a place to stay please contact us at info@hampshireart.studio


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