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2024 workshops, events and demos



11th - 13th July Patchings Festival, Nottinghamshire


 13th - 20th August with Joseph Gyurcsak

Workshop retreat for Modern Impressionist magazine

at Chateau Alois, Belgium

Workshop and chateau accommodation are fully booked but it may be possible to stay nearby and join us. Please contact Michael Dorogi at Modern Impressionist for details...

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August 31st to September 7th Vibrant Impressions

Workshop retreat at the Chateau de Puy Vidal, France

This workshop is fully booked 

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5th - 13th October Cape Ann plein air, New England

I'm looking forward to painting on this picturesque Massachusetts peninsula with the 34 other selected artists - hope you can join us... 

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6th November Painting a homely interior, online demo $55

In this demo I’ll discuss how I go about choosing a subject and viewpoint for an interior painting and planning the composition. I’ll talk through the benefits of working from life but in the event of working from photographs what pitfalls to watch out for. I’ll be showing you how to describe the light in an interior scene using value contrasts and colour temperature – whether artificial light inside the room or natural daylight coming in from outside, or a combinaton of both.

Is it possible to be accurate and loose at the same time? Yes absolutely! My drawing and proportions will be accurate while the brushmarks will be lively.

And I’ll be hoping to evoke emotion in the viewer of the painting – feelings of homeliness, warmth and nostalgia that are familiar to us all.

The demo is live but those booked on can watch the replay for up to three months.

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2025 events, workshops, demos


9th - 13th March Plein air south

This year for the first time I'll be on the faculty of Plein air south - 2025 schedule not online yet but there will be many workshops/demos - hope you can join us there!

See the plein air south website here


March 17th to 26th Forgotten Coast en plein air

I'm delighted to be attending the Forgotten Coast plein air event as an invited artist again this year. I will also be giving a one day workshop this year.

Forgotten Coast info here 


May 15th to 22nd Chateau workshop retreat at Castello Gubbio in Umbria, Italy

for Modern Impressionist magazine

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June 6th - 15th  Broadway Arts Festival

Workshop information to follow


July 10th - 12th Royal Societies marquee at Patchings Festival ArtFest

Guest artist at Patchings art festival


September workshop at Bluebird Hill retreat, Tennessee




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Some of the comments I've received after workshops...

"We all had such a fabulous weekend painting with you Haidee. So lovely to have witnessed these pieces being created. It was a real pleasure to meet you and share some laughs too. Anybody reading this, who has an interest in learning to paint plein air, get yourself booked onto one of Haidee-Jo's courses. You won't be disappointed!"


"I can't thank you enough for your fantastic tutoring of the group last weekend. I've had really positive comments from everyone - there was a great atmosphere and everyone had a wonderful time. I think that was in no small part to your tireless enthusiasm and genuine interest in helping everyone to progress with their painting."  


"Thank you for the wonderful demonstration on thursday night. So many people said how much they had enjoyed it and learnt from your work. You brought a freshness and immediate impact which was delivered in a delightfully relaxed style. We will be getting in touch next year for a workshop. I hope if you can fit us in between gadding about!"

Retford Art Society


"Was great to meet you on Saturday, and I just wanted to follow-up to say thank you for an excellent demonstration... you were a real hit with the members"

York Art Society


"Thanks so much for the workshop yesterday. I feel really inspired!"



"First, thank you for a great workshop last week at Fulbeck. I found it rewarding and am inspired to paint faster and more decisively"



"The demo was very much appreciated by everyone and we really enjoyed seeing your picture grow. What I found very refreshing was your ability to PAINT and TALK considering everyone's questions and developing your picture as you went. It was interesting watching it come to life as you neared the end. "

Bingham art group