MASTER CLASS with Sarah Spackman

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at The Studio, Bransbury, Nr Winchester, SO21 3QJ

  • Tutor, Sarah Spackman
  • 7th and 8th March, 2022
  • 10.00 to 16.00
  • £300/2 day course
  • to include a light lunch each day
  • included in Inquisitive Person Introduction to Art
  • At the Studio, Bransbury,
  • Suitable for anyone with some knowledge of painting with oils

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Sarah Spackman

Sarah Spackman is a contemporary figurative artist well known for her stunning still-life paintings. Her work is in many private collections and a number of paintings are part of the contemporary art collection of the AIB Bank. For more information about Sarah and her work see

This course is open to anyone who would like to learn about, or to improve their colour mixing skills and to refresh their thoughts on composition. 

What to expect on this Colour and Composition course

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. 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 to bring the following: 

Oil Paints

  • Titanium white
  • Lemon Yellow
  • CadmiumYellow
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Viridian
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Ultramarine
  • Raw Umber
  • Burnt Umber
  • A3 drawing pad, or large sketchbook,
  • Charcoal
  • Conte
  • A good rubber

A flexible palette knife, 
A large palette, 
2 oil painting brushes of different sizes (eg. 2 and 4), 2 jam jars, 
Low odour solvent eg Sansodor,

Lots of rags (very important!) 

A small board or canvas primed white for oil painting, roughly 30x36cm

Still-life materials will be provided. 

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