What you will do
3 hour class
These classes are aimed at anyone - individuals, couples, friends, birthday parties - who would like to get creative on a Saturday afternoon but lacks either the space, materials or motivation to get started. Whether you want to paint a portrait for a friend's birthday present, replicate a famous painting for your own wall or just reconnect with your creative side, this is a space you can do just that.
The class is suitable for any level, from complete beginners to more experienced artists: Georgie will shape the guidance accordingly.
Come along with an idea in mind (maybe bring an image) and Georgie will get you set up with a canvas and materials. If you don't have anything with you on the day, don't worry - you can look around the farm or use anything in the studio as a starting point.
Georgie will talk you through the process of building texture, colour mixing, mark-making and learning how to create a good composition. She will guide you through the process of creating your personal artwork, with teaching tips along the way. There is a focus on following your intuition as your painting progresses, and enjoying the therapeutic benefits of making art rather than getting too concerned about the end result.
This is a chance for a wholesome Saturday of painting, lunch and meeting new people, with a chance to see the farm animals.
Select a class time
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Georgie Mason Studio
Georgie is an abstract landscape/seascape painter working from her studio on Stepney City Farm in East London.
She has been teaching art classes for years, from home in Suffolk, then from Stoke Newington Old Church and at Artbox charity in London. Since moving to the city farm she has held landscape painting classes and 'Paint with Georgie' Saturday classes from her studio. The set-up is ideal, with glass double doors looking out onto the farm, animals all around, and neighboured by a spoon-carver and a ceramicist. It's a wholesome and creative environment, physically close but atmospherically very far from the hustle and bustle of the city. The classes are relaxed and Georgie offers guidance and structure but also allows for freedom of expression and if people want to experiment or do it their way, they're more then welcome!
In her own work, Georgie is inspired by the natural world, having been brought up in the Suffolk countryside. She uses a variety of materials to build texture including polyfilla and mud form the farm. Since graduating from a degree in English Literature and History of Art at Nottingham University in 2014, she has had work accepted into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Affordable Art Fairs and had solo shows at Boston Consulting Group, Palm Tree Gallery and Lavenham Hall Gallery. She’s had work shortlisted for the NEAC Annual Exhibition and NOA Prize and was winner of the Harry Walker Prize at the BSA Annual Exhibition. Her work is held in the private collection of the Museum of Goa in India and in boutique hotels across the UK.
All materials included in price except: Use of oils - from £5 Use of larger canvases - from £5 (please bring cash if poss) There will be tea/coffee and biscuits provided but if you'd like to drink some wine please bring your own. Sadly the cafe is closed for maintenance at the moment but there is a farmers market every Saturday at the farm which sells pies, bread, olives etc, or there is a good cafe and a Sainsburys just up the road. Otherwise you're welcome to bring your own food.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.