Happy Harbours – Mixed Media Painting with Sarah How


With super talented Sarah How, create a semi abstract painting with a harbour theme.  Using your own reference and fond memories, she will teach you how she incorporates collage with water based mixed media to produce a gorgeous finished painting.


Sarah will begin with a demonstration and guide you through each stage. She will help you to look at your reference photos and help you to get the most of them. You will explore composition and how to lead the eye to create a visual journey. Combining different media such as text, recycled papers, inks and acrylics will add interest and depth to your finished work.







Additional information


24th August 2020





Your Lunch,


Please bring £10 to cover the cost of the following materials which she will bring:

Professional Heavyweight Watercolour Paper

Test strip of Paper for colour trials

Beautiful Presentation Mount & Protective Bag

Special Collage Tissue

Extra Watercolour Paper can be purchased at £2 per sheet during the workshop

 Materials – sorry this is long !

Masking tape

A Drawing Board or piece of Board to attach the paper.

Your favourite brushes, including a small round and a medium flat.

A small hard roller (like you use for printmaking)

A 2b pencil, Scissors

Acrylic Paints -Your Favourite Colours, I find Ultramarine, Titanium White , Burnt Umber, Cad red Light and Cad Yellow Light very useful

Acylic Ink or Fluid Acrylic  – Titanium White

Acrylic Mat Medium (if you have it )

PVA or equivalent and a glue spreader

A large palette (Tear off Sheets is really good ) or stay wet

Please collect  up a few papers that excite you as from now, and build up a small collection to bring with you.  Pick them for pattern, colour, meaning, written messages, anything from your recycling….including nice coloured envelopes and news cuttings or ephemera from the place visited.

The only rule is they must be MAT paper not Glossy

Artist Bio:

About The Artist:

Sarah was born in Wembley in 1973 and spent her early childhood in South Wales, near the sea.  She then returned to live in Middlesex before settling in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

After completing Art Foundation at Ridge Street in Watford, Hertfordshire, Sarah studied at The University of Wolverhampton and was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1996. Sarah uses the illustration and Printmaking techniques she learnt there to the present day. Sarah gathers her inspiration and ideas from her passion with nature and our environment. She enjoys combining recycled papers and water based mixed media, to create uplifting artworks with a sense of atmosphere and feeling.

Sarah has exhibited widely and has had many solo and group shows. Her work has also been sold at The Spring Fair, N.E.C, Birmingham, and The Ideal Home Exhibition in London, and more recently at Obsidian Art in Buckinghamshire and The Antiques for Everyone Exhibition in Birmingham.


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