From Sketch to Painting VIRTUAL

Spend three days living the moment that you captured in your sketchbook by recreating and composing your sketches into final paintings. Bring anything from landscape or... Read more

£180 per person
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27 Oct - 29 Oct 2021

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Art Safari VIRTUAL

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Making a final painting from a sketch

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Mary-Anne Bartlett

It's time to dust off the sketchbooks and choose a few to work up into finished paintings - it's a fun 3 days of artistic development and studio techniques while you work on a painting you might want to frame!

Spend three days living the moment that you captured in your sketchbook by recreating and composing your sketches into final paintings. Bring anything from landscape or architecture, still life or wildlife – note that it is helpful to have your own sketches from plein air painting and perhaps supporting photo reference too.

With the full rigour and all the exploratory fun of studio techniques, Mary-Anne will show you to recreate virtually the mood, energy and excitement of that moment, without allowing it to freeze.  Bring out your sketches and have the luxury of time, materials and inspiration to make finished artworks.

You have time in between session to complete your work and submit images of your paintings for feedback on our private Facebook group or by email.

Learning via Zoom is highly concentrated and productive.  It allows you to delve into technique and imagination.


All sessions start at 10am GMT

Mary-Anne’s method is not prescriptive and will be tailored to you, your subject and your media individually. 

Each day includes time when you can work with the sound and camera on, while working on your own artwork.  There will be breaks for tea/coffee and lunch.  

Day 1: Meet Mary-Anne on Zoom for a morning and an afternoon session of 2 hours each of art demonstration, group and one-to-one tuition time, which includes step by step advice on how to develop your sketch into a final painting,

Today includes many exercises to help build up your knowledge and understanding of your subject, using monochrome today.  

Day 2:  Meet Mary-Anne on Zoom for a morning and an afternoon session of 2 hours each.  We discuss our work and Mary-Anne adds critique and extra suggestions. Exercises will include tone and colour studies, composition and markmaking. 

Armed with inspiration and under guidance, today you continue the development of your painting, allowing yourself to go into the compositional stage of the painting, finalising your compostion as well as choosing colour and flowing with paint.  Mary-Anne will also have a painting developing too, to demonstrate her way of working.  

Extra sundowner session at 6pm.

Day 3: Today is for the final touches, with another two sessions online.  The morning is about assessing our own work, how to know how much further to add or whether detail, washes or any elements need work.  In the afternoon we hold a final short meeting (around two hours) to review and share your work and insights from the course.

The workshop will be recorded so you will be able to watch the video online afterwards.

It’s going to be a fun and highly informative creative journey!


  • A laptop, Macbook, PC, iPad or tablet
  • An assortment of paint brushes, suitable for your medium in different shapes and sizes

Mary-Anne will work in watersoluble pencil, charcoal and watercolour but you may use any medium – she often works with a simple, ‘double primary’ palette comprised of Cadmium Lemon yellow, Cadmium Yellow Golden, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt and Cerulean Blue. This course isn’t specifically about colour, so just use colours you are familiar with and those you already have.

  • Watercolour paper, canvas or canvas boards, up to A2 size or 16 x 20” you will need at least 4.
  • Cartridge paper, up to A2 size or 16 x 20” you will need at least 10.
  • Sketchbook/notebook and pen (there’s LOTS of ideas and stuff to write down!)
  • Kitchen towel
  • Easel/table easel or other means of holding your canvas/paper at an angle (watercolour) / vertically (oil)
  • Paint palette
  • Jars for water or solvent (if you use it)


Days 1-3 10amArrive for coffee & tea
10.00amExercises and painting development time
12:00pmBreak for lunch and time to work on your own
14.00pmContinue exploring and finishing with the group
16:00pmTime to switch off the rest of the group but to continue on your own
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Group size:

A minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 participants, so everyone receives attentive tuition.


£180 including VAT

Places must be pre-booked using the form below or by calling us on 01394 382235


Art Safari Studio, The Harbourmasters Office, Ferry Quay, Woodbridge, Suffolk 1P12 1BW

There is no parking available at the Art Safari Studio/Harbourmasters Office.

There is however a pay and display car park at the Woodbridge Railway Station.   It is a very short walk away!



All online Zoom tuition, copious resource material and ideas, recipes and email contact.


Art materials, internet access, personal expenses.

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