What and why?

I love to share what I do with other people. I feel so passionate about the whole process of painting that it would seem churlish to keep it to myself! Plus, I think that people really like to see ‘behind the scenes’ of how art is made - I know I do. To this end I invite women of all ages and abilities to come and spend time with me in my home studio ‘playing with paint’!

Who is it for?

Some of the women who come to my workshops are experienced artists. Some haven’t touched a paintbrush since primary school. Basically anyone, regardless of ability or experience, can come along. All that I ask is that you’re willing to experiment and get your hands dirty! The sessions are very relaxed and laid back - I facilitate and guide rather than teach.

What will you be doing?

Having fun, all being well! There’s no pressure to produce something ‘good’ - the focus of the sessions will be on the enjoyment of the process. You’ll have a 10” x 10” wooden panel to work on and I’ll introduce you to some of the techniques I use in my own work. What you’ll essentially be doing is building up an interesting surface on the board using paint and collage. You’ll be able to take your painting home with you at the end.

Where is it?

My home studio in Nottingham, UK. It’s a 3rd floor flat with lift access and beautiful light!

How many people can attend?

I have room for a maximum of four women. You can either come with a friend/friends or come for a one-to-one.

How much does it cost?

The sessions are 3 hours long and cost £35. This includes your materials and tea (various kinds) coffee (real!) and biscuits.

How do you book?

I run the sessions on a request basis - just drop me a line via the contact page, letting me know when you’d like to come. Weekdays and weekends are equally fine and I’m very flexible. If I can’t accommodate your first choice of time we’ll be able to work something else out to suit you.

How do you pay?

Payment is required upfront - we can do this either via PayPal or bank transfer.

What happens if you can’t make it on the day?

The fee isn’t refundable but will be held over for future session if you can’t make your booked session.

What do people think?

‘I loved my acrylic workshop with Corrina. A great way to spend the afternoon with friends. And as a complete beginner, I was delighted with my finished painting. Thanks for a lovely time, and your advice and guidance’ (Jenny)

‘A wonderful day playing with paint! Corrina’s gentle guidance through my ups and downs as my painting was developing helped me to experiment and reshape my work into a finished piece I was proud to take home! (Diana)

‘I had a fabulous morning with Corrina working with collage and painting. She provided guidance and encouragement, it felt chilled but with the right amount of guidance. I would definitely recommend spending time with her on a workshop. I feel that for me, it has given me a move into a new development of my work, which I am very excited about. I felt it was also very reasonably priced’ (Amarajyoti)