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A painting workshop afternoon with artist Jane Tomlinson

A painting workshop afternoon with artist Jane Tomlinson

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Enjoy an afternoon's painting workshop with artist Jane Tomlinson

Come and paint with me!

Enjoy an afternoon painting workshop with me as you create a watercolour based on my bird designs. I'll guide you through the process. You may interpret my compositions in any way you like, choose your own colours, or go completely off-piste and do your own thing! The choice is yours, and I'll help you every step of the way!

Suzanne, who attended a painting workshop in 2024, said:

"It was a wonderful afternoon; creative, fun, chatty, challenging, and ultimately a really uplifting experience. With huge amounts of encouragement, assistance, and thought-provoking suggestions, some fabulously individual colours and patterns emerged. Thank you Jane for your patience and support, and thank you Moth for frequent refreshment!

Our afternoon together takes place in my light conservatory in my beautiful garden in Freeland, west Oxfordshire. With a maximum of just 5 participants, this is no rowdy brush party. This is a meditative, absorbing and fun experience. It aims to leave you feeling productive and positive. It's proper "me" time! And suitable for anyone who wants to try something new, and for those who already dabble with watercolour and want to learn more.

Annie, who attended a painting workshop in 2023, said:

"It was absolutely brilliant fun, thanks Jane - I’d recommend it to anyone with any level of artistic talent! I loved the chance to experiment and to find out watercolour isn’t as scary as I thought.

What to expect from your painting workshop

If you can’t draw or haven’t picked up a paintbrush since you were a child, don’t worry. I will provide tuition, advise on techniques, answer your questions, and help you as required.

  • 12.30 - 1.15pm - a swift practical introduction covering the fundamentals of colour, using the right tools, mixing colours, how to apply paint, mark making (lines, dropping colour into wet areas, dots, splodges, strokes, contrast) and washes, wetness, drying, and transparency.
  • 1.15 - 2.30pm - put into practice you have just learned in a tiny test painting
  • 2.30 - 3pm - break for a cuppa, and time for you to think about your main painting
  • 3 - 6pm - time to get stuck into your main painting!

You will transfer your chosen design onto high quality watercolour paper, leaving you free to concentrate on the pure fluid joy of applying watercolour paint and playing with beautiful colours. I provide you with smooth heavyweight Royal Watercolour Society paper and artist's quality paint. Using the best materials matters!

Your finished painting will measure approximately 20 x 20cm. At the end of the session we will mount and fit your work of art into a frame for you to take home and hang immediately.

Sue, who attended a painting workshop in 2024, said:

"I thoroughly enjoyed rediscovering my creativity and love my piece of original art. It will take pride of place on our wall. If you're thinking of doing this workshop - do it!

This is an opportunity to learn about painting, open your mind to free your inner artist, and lose yourself in the joyous process of creating!

You'll produce amazing results!

Alison, who attended a painting workshop in 2023, said:

"Wow! It was amazing. Where did the time go? I went from being a total novice, never having painted with a brush on paper since primary school, to producing work that told a story of developing skills and something to be proud of! Jane is a fabulous teacher. Patient, encouraging and supportive yet allowing all to learn and experiment. Beginner, developing artist or competent artist, Jane is free with her expertise, hints and techniques. And it was FUN! I can't recommend it enough 🥰"

Private painting party? YES! 

Groups of 3, 4 or 5 people can paint together in a party! Get in touch to arrange a date for your private workshop!

Painting workshop event details

  • Date: Saturday 20 July, or Saturday 7 September
  • Time: 12.30 - 6pm. Please arrive no later than 12:15 so we can settle down and begin promptly. 
  • Where: Freeland, Oxfordshire, OX29 8AG
  • Price includes high quality art materials, tuition, and a frame for your painting
  • Small group! Maximum 5 participants
  • Refreshments! Tea/coffee and cake


  • Bring an apron, protective top layer or wear older clothes
  • This is close up work so don't forget your specs!
  • There is plenty of parking
  • This event is not suitable for children
  • Accessibility: there are two small steps into the house
  • Note for those with allergies: cats on site

Mel, who attended a workshop in 2023, said:

"The workshop was a wonderful introduction to the art of watercolour. It was fascinating, fun and a very mindful, relaxing afternoon with something to show for it at the end. And what I produced was not bad for a first attempt! I was fascinated at how the paint behaved. "Let it do the work," said Jane, "wetter, wetter!!" I'd fully recommend the experience with this talented, patient and kind artist."

Cancellations and refunds

If you need to cancel your booking, please notify me as soon as possible. Refunds are as follows:

  • Cancellations 3 weeks and more ahead of the event will be refunded in full.
  • Cancellations made during weeks 2 and 3 before the event will be refunded 50%.
  • Sorry, cancellations made 1 week before the event cannot be refunded as I will have incurred expenses.

Shipping and delivery

This website takes orders from UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

If you are not in these countries and you would like to make a purchase, please get in touch with me directly.

Posting your order

Typically, orders for physical products placed after 12pm on Friday, and on Saturday or Sunday will not be posted until Monday at the earliest. I use Royal Mail to dispatch your order.

If you have ordered multiple items, I will try to post everything together. Occasionally, this is not possible, in which case they will be dispatched in separate packages.

Digital files will typically be transferred to customers within 24 hours via email using WeTransfer, the file transfer website.

Buying an original painting? Please choose the tracked option!

UNITED KINGDOM (incl. Channel Islands, Isle of Man)

  • UK Royal Mail second class – 3 to 5 working days (can be longer at busy times of year)
  • UK Royal Mail tracked next day special delivery – next day by 1pm

If you choose a tracked delivery, I will be notified with your Royal Mail tracking number when your parcel has been dispatched.


IMPORTANT! All international orders are shipped duties unpaid. Orders shipped outside of the UK may be subject to customs, taxes and duties. This cost is the responsibility of the customer and is payable on receipt of goods. Please check your local customs tax and duty costs as duties must be paid before the goods are released.

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