Workshops and painting holidays with Haidee-Jo

Forthcoming workshops and painting holidays

June/July 2020 Painting holiday to Provence with Spencer Scott Travel for The Artist magazine just announced! 

 2019 and 2020 workshops 



June 1st to 11th 2019 Painting holiday on the Greek island of Symi with Spencer Scott Travel

I shall be hosting a painting holiday to the beautiful island of Symi in Greece in June 2019 with Spencer Scott Travel. Symi is a painters dream. It is probably the most quintessential sun-drenched island in Greece. It can only be reached by boat and has very few hotels so greatly appeals to artists and writers. Most of the 2500 population live in the pretty port town of Gialos. Its pastel coloured neo-classical villas and mansions cling to the hillsides above the perfect semi-circled natural harbour where the water is as deep a blue as the skies. The harbour area bustles with activity. There is a constant toing and froing of fishing boats, ferries and yachts and the quayside is lined with shops, tavernas and a clock tower. The old town is a maze of steps and alleyways and where there is an air of calmness and where life has changed little over the centuries. Children play in the alleyways, old ladies dressed in black sit crocheting on doorsteps, men gather under trees and in tavernas to play backgammon and cats sun themselves around flower pots. 

CLICK HERE to see full information on the Spencer Scott Travel website.



June 27th to 30th 2019 Plein air workshop long weekend at Staithes Art School, North Yorkshire



July 16th to 18th 2019 Plein air workshop at  East Devon Art Academy, Sidmouth, Devon 



July 27th and 28th 2019 Plein air workshop weekend at Old Bank Studios, Harwich



September 19th to 22nd 2019 Plein air workshop long weekend at Staithes Art School, North Yorkshire



September 28th 2019 Plein air one day garden workshop in the garden of Edward Seago, Ludham Norfolk, as part of A Brush with the Broads festival.



October 17th 2019 afternoon demo at Bingham art club, Nottinghamshire.



November 6th 2019 evening still life demo at Newark Art Society, Nottinghamshire.



June 28th to 6th July 2020 painting holiday in Provence for The Artist magazine with Spencer Scott Travel.

A fabulous painting holiday in L'Isle sur la Sorgue - the 'Venice' of Provence - which is timed to coincide with the lavender being in bloom. Paint the lavender fields and lovely Luberon villages and Provencal landscapes.

More details here...




Workshops in my Lincolnshire studio 2021

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

"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


Demo in Guernsey, photo credit Wendy Griffin
Demo in Guernsey, photo credit Wendy Griffin