I've been asked to give several workshops this year, both at home and abroad, all of them in the loveliest of venues!
Before my exhibition at the Whitaker-Rossendale Museum and Art Gallery ends on the 22nd February, I'll be giving a half-term workshop for children, having fun using collage and line.
The Whitaker, Rawtenstall
And we plan a sketching afternoon for adults around the same time.
Also at The Whitaker, when the days get longer we'll see a return of last year's popular evening sketching sessions. With a free glass of wine for those who need some false courage!
Alston Hall, Longridge
Further to the North-West, the stunning Victorian Alston Hall in the Ribble Valley is the venue for different courses.
On 17th March I'll be tutoring a day's mixed-media workshop, concentrating on colour and design from natural forms.
Tuesday evenings through April and May there'll be sketching workshops in the Gothic house and grounds, including an Urban Sketching session in the bright lights of nearby Longridge! On the 13th June I'll be hosting a whole day's sketching at the Hall.
And! there's a whole week's residential art course from August 10th, which gives the opportunity to learn new skills and be immersed in all things artistic from morning to night, inspired by our surroundings and the world in general!
Chateau L'Age Baston
For those who love la Belle France, I'm at beautiful Chateau L'age Baston in Poitou - Charentes for a week starting on the 27th June.
Outside the Studio
I've given workshops here for several years and love the house, the food (candlelit dinners in tapestried dining room or in the courtyard!), the beautiful dovecote, and the studio space
It's surrounded by gardens, cyclamen-strewn woods, and there are distant views towards the Dordogne.
I nearly forgot the pool, the heated pool, mustn't forget the pool.
I'm hoping you'll be inspired to join me- let's meet somewhere, sometime!
You can keep in touch with what I'm up to on my Facebook page (Caroline Johnson, Fine Artist and Urban Sketcher)
Watch this space for more detail, and go to individual websites for further information.