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A Wonderful Painting Course

Mentored by Johanna Berger
Location address: Forest Row, RH18 5DZ
Chosen age group:

For ages: 8 - 15 years

Available tickets:
Standard £35
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest


This is a painting course divided into 4 workshops, each with a different theme. 1. Wild Weather: This first workshop will take inspiration from the surrounding nature and the weather. We will draw what we can see outside and bringing those observations inside to create the work. The idea is to be experimental and playful. We may very possibly use unusual painting tools for this bit. 2. Wild Portraits. We will be working on real portraits, trying to capture likeness but without feeling restricted by it. Because the last thing we want is to achieve perfection, we will experiment by using a number of more unconventional painting methods., such as 'looking' with your eyes closed.. perhaps... 3. Life Is Not still unless it's a Still Life: Will focus on creating a composition from a still life installation. This workshop is incredibly calming and meditative but at the same time, guess what, playful and experimental, yes, again...but in a different way. 4. Self Expression: This time yo...

Johanna Berger
Mainly, I would say, that I am an enthusiastic teacher, interested in lighting a spark of inspiration in young people, that can serve them when they are older. In terms of credentials to teach art, there is the following: I taught painting at Emerson College, Forest Row, England for 9 years. In 2007, I set up BLANK artists’ studios and gallery in Brighton and in 2010, co-founded Involuntary Park, an art practice working in place-making, regeneration and community engagement. Have an MA in Fine Arts, a degree in Anthroposophical Art Therapy and BA in Design. Currently, I divide my time between working as an art therapist at the Brighton Steiner School, working as a creative consultant with organisations internationally, teaching art courses and retreats in several countries around the world, and painting in my studio. My work is represented by Marisol Fine Arts in New York City.

Learning aims

The ability to find inspiration in their surroundings and develop tools to represent it.

Strengths to develop

We will be looking and working out dimensions, proportions, especially when working on portraits. Making things with the hands, and developing fine motor skills.

What's provided




Enhanced DBS

Basic DBS

Risk Assessment

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Safeguarding Training

First Aid Kit

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we'll be

The Rose Room, Forest Row Community Centre , Hartfield Road , Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5DZ

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £35

Pricing information


My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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