Artist and Art Teacher

Art Classes and Workshops

Art Classes and Workshops on the Isle of Wight with Julie Sajous

A design teacher for years, Julie saw that many people who had enjoyed being creative in the past (often at school) were afraid to try their hand again, lacking in confidence to just have a go. She set about devising lessons based more on tricks and techniques that would allow everyone to produce work of value. Before long she was teaching groups in a newly converted mobile-home studio set in the beautiful West Wight.

The art classes are small and friendly (seven is the maximum) enabling each student to have plenty of teaching input. They cover all manner of topics from colour theory to painting, pen and wash, collage, printmaking and drawing. By using techniques in a less traditional way, the students often discover skills they didn’t realise they had, thus building confidence and allowing them to develop a personal style. Most students forget their initial fear after the first session and several have now gone on to sell their own work.

Julie offers Saturday “One-off” art workshops in her studio as well as regular weekly sessions, based on various themes and aimed at all abilities. She can also tailor special workshops for groups of friends or family who want to try an activity together which is a little bit different and a lot of fun!

The light and airy caravan she converted into a studio sits in a beautiful and very peaceful garden in Wellow, amongst some of the loveliest countryside on the Isle of Wight.

More recently Julie has joined forces with avocado farm owner Katja Faber offering art and yoga retreats in the spectacular Andalucian countryside, not far from Malaga, Southern Spain.

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Julie believes anyone can draw. Why not try it for yourself!

Please contact me for more details about Isle of Wight Art Classes.


NEW! Painting retreats in Spain.

Along with my friend and host Katja, I am now running sketchbook holidays at her beautiful Andalusian avocado farm. Within striking distance of Malaga, Katja’s 33 acre farm produces citrus, avocados and pecans. The elegant but homely Cortijo (farmhouse) sits in an elevated position, at the centre of the farm and has far-reaching panoramic views to the valleys and mountains beyond. Our main area of study is sketching and I will work with you to produce a unique and personalised visual memoir of your stay. This is a perfect experience for those of you who have never done any art. You’ll get lots of attention and have fun too. All materials are provided and on certain retreats a daily yoga class takes place, normally poolside, courtesy of visiting teacher, Susanne Tanzinger. Take a look at  for more details.

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