workshops & classes

With almost 30 years experience as an educator, my teaching practice has proved to be a wonderful balance to my otherwise rather solitary and sedentary life as an artist. I LOVE to draw and paint, and I love to share my enthusiasm with artists at all stages of their creative journeys.


I  believe that everyone CAN draw. Everyone has a unique creative spark that sometimes just needs a little kindling. Nothing pleases me more than seeing my students  have those "Aha!" moments and blossom and thrive.

As well as teaching through adult education colleges in England, Art Societies in California and at university level in the Middle East, I've run a residential course in Italy, taken painters to India and Jordan, and even  taught on cruise ships. Usually I lead workshops in my studio and through a variety of art venues in Brighton and California

Open your artist’s eye and make your colours sing! 

Come be inspired and release your creative spirit.

Classes at the Sussex Prairie Garden


Splashy and free: Wake up your Watercolours

July 1, 2022   10am-2pm


Watercolour is a magic potion...

Go with the flow and let it work its wonders.

In this one-day workshop, we'll experiment with many non-traditional materials, barely picking up a brush, and responding to this glorious garden with gusto!

If this mercurial medium has discouraged you in the past,

please give it another chance.

You'll come away with lots of useful tips and tricks of the trade and you'll be amazed by what you can create.

If you are new to watercolour, this is a great place to start a life-long love affair.

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Mixed-media  Collage on Canvas
An Exuberant Celebration of the Prairie Gardens
for artists of all abilities

Indulge yourself with a fun, beautiful & creative weekend.

Day 1: Gelli-printing &Watercolour

Inspired by the garden, we gather and create our materials, first working collaboratively to watercolour the tissue paper that will become the layers of colour and light. Then we will over-print them directly from the grasses and foliage of the garden to make evocative impressions for collage. No drawing necessary!

(unless you want to, of course.) 

Day two. Collage and acrylic on canvas


With all the beautiful sheets of coloured tissue and array of botanical prints  ready, today we will play and experiment with compositions and combinations, layering the tissues and prints into your personal interpretations, your visual poems and songs that capture your response to the gardens.


Two days for £120.





To sign up for a class, please email me at

Creative Concertina Sketchbook

Saturday February 19th & Sunday February 20th, From 1pm-5pm

A joyful 2- day workshop creating a vibrant mixed-media concertina sketchbook.


"Workshops with Seana were making the difficult lockdown times much brighter and fruitful for me. I learned many new techniques, developed a lot in color mixing, watercolor and gouache painting, working with riggers, masking pen and Indian ink. Seana is very knowledgeable, friendly and leads the classes in a very captivating way. I totally recommend her to artists at all levels!"

Zuzanna L

"Seana's online art classes have provided a beacon of light, fun and an opportunity to learn something completely new, during a really complex time. The classes are also very informative as Seana shares her vast knowledge and expert tips on all things art related. Seana gives praise where it is due, but also offers really useful and helpful tips when things have not gone as hoped. Seana's inclusive and welcoming approach makes this class one I really look forward to every week!

Niki M

"I love your classes which are fun and informative. I feel encouraged and inspired in the class and always want to do more at home. 

Nadia F

"Seana's enthusiasm and love of making art is infectious - both in person workshops and online.  She imparts her knowledge at a pace suited to students of all levels and has an inventive and involving style of teaching.  I heartily recommend her." 
Chris R

"Hi Seana, Just want to say how much I’ve enjoyed your painting classes. They really have been a highlight in a difficult year. I’ve achieved what I never thought possible thanks to you! Cheers."

Jane L

"Seana has endless and  infectious energy, enthusiasm and positivity, which has carried our newly formed painting group through the months of lockdown. Her lessons are wide ranging but focused and fun, teaching technique though clear demonstrations  as well as introducing us to how accomplished artists have tackled such mystifying subjects as perspective."

Clare M

You are a great teacher ! ... because you offer endless arty information, unusual content / projects every week, with good feedback on homework, introduction to famous artists that are relevant, and fun is had by all.  What more can anyone wish for!

Jan Y

"Seana is always enthusiastic and puts a lot of time and effort into nurturing her students. When the pandemic began last March, Seana started doing weekly online classes via Zoom. The class has expanded and now includes students from all over Europe and beyond. It's been a real life-saver for many of us - a chance to learn and practice art – but even more importantly, a chance to hang out, chat and paint with other people. We've become friends – even though many of us will probably never get a chance to meet in real life. Painting is very mindful and that's been so important during the last ten months. Seana is a wonderful teacher - inspiring through her own work, and always positive, supportive and encouraging about our work. Some of us have "innate talent", most of us probably don't (!) – but we've ALL improved through these weekly classes and have benefited in so many other ways too. Coming together, creating together - we've all loved it.

Mad H