Art Classes

Katie Sollohub has been teaching art to all ages for over 20 years. With a wealth of experience and knowledge she encourages an alternative approach to traditional art practice.

“My approach to teaching is about freeing up expectations and enjoying the journey of discovery. In order to increase possibilities I encourage students to develop and explore their own ideas leading to exciting and unexpected responses.”

Available for one off workshops, talks and demonstrations, as well as regular classes, short courses and one to one. She also offers Skype tutorials for long distance learning.

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Experimental Life Drawing Workshops

Held at the Victoria Institute, Arundel, monthly Mondays or Fridays 10.30am – 4.30pm, £70 per session (discount if booked one month in advance)

Fri 28 Sep 2018 - Painting the figure in monochrome – an introduction to the yumminess of paint, without worrying about colour!

Mon 15 Oct – Colour and Light – painting the figure

Mon 19 Nov – Painting the Head

Fri 7 Dec - Marks and Movement – paint, ink and mixed media, from the moving figure


Beginners Drawing – New Course in Shoreham

Fortnightly Thursdays - 2 – 5pm £180
4, 18 Oct, 1, 15, 29 Nov, 13 Dec 2018, Huntingdon Hall, Buckingham Rd, Shoreham

A practical drawing course for those who want to learn to draw but aren’t sure where to begin.Or a refresher course for those with experience, but who need more practice. Whatever your experience, this course will guide you through a series of exercises designed to build confidence and enjoyment of materials.

Creative Journeys

Fortnightly Thursday general art sessions to encourage a regular practice. Autumn 2018 sessions start on 6 September2018 and run for eight sessions. This term’s theme is Finding a Language of the Sea.

Venue: Huntingdon Hall, Shoreham Free Church, Buckingham Road,  Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 6WF

Morning Session 9.30am – 1.30pm Cost for eight sessions is £280 (£35/session)


Experimental Life Studies
Currently I am running a series of one day taster days at Seawhite Studio, in addition to my Life Drawing workshops in Arundel (see above).



Sussex Prairie Gardens
Sketchbook into Paint Course 12 September – 16 September 2018, £290.
9.00am -2.00pm daily, includes garden entrance (the garden is open till 5.00pm)

Portugal Retreat - no current dates

Drawing and Painting Interiors: The Landscape Within - Italy Wed 22 – Mon 28 May 2019

A week long retreat style course in Northern Italy, be inspired by the Baroque interiors of the Ducal Palace of Sassuolo, to create your own work in response to space, both indoors and out. Set in a beautifully restored farmhouse in the foothills of the Apennines, you will find peace and quiet, amazing views, optional yoga and meditation, good food, personal studio space and a swimming pool. Cost £1,125 if you book before 31/12/18. Contact Fiona at for booking and information.


Dynamic Collage with Paint 4-9 Nov 2018 Take the dynamism of collage and paint to a new level and explore a myriad of possibilities. Enjoy unexpected outcomes as you implement new processes, approaches and resources.

The Joy of Charcoal 22 – 24 Feb 2019

Learn to love the versatility and expressive quality of charcoal. Packed with exercises to explore charcoal in all its glory, you will work with both abstract marks and simple still life.

SEAWHITE COURSES 2018/19 To book:

Personal Histories: Painting Still Life - Monthly Thursdays from 27th September 2018 9.30 – 4.30pm at Seawhite Studio.

Inspired by the exhibition ‘Matisse in his Studio’ at the RA in 2017 and the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the V&A (June – November 2018) both showing the personal belongings that appear in their paintings, we invite students to bring their own objects to the studio. The objects that we have in our home are often symbols of our own personal history – a souvenir, a family heirloom, a postcard, or simply an abandoned coffee mug….each object tells a story.

Autumn Trees Oct 29 – Nov 2

Sheffield Park near Uckfield will be our inspiration for paintings. Famous for its beautiful Autumn colour. The reflections in the large lake double the impact and make the experience all the more magical. The course will start with 2 days working on location in the gardens making rich and exciting studies of the colour, textures and spaces; The final 3 days will be back at the studio in Partridge Green making paintings from these studies.

Taster Days - working from the figure – Fri 1 March, Fri 22 March, Fri 29 March, Wed 22 May, Fri 7 June

These workshops are more than your average portrait or life drawing class, these sessions will keep you (and sometimes the model) on your toes – taking a line for a walk, multi views, sculpting the form, drawing with your eyes shut, the moving figure – and other exercises.

Painting by Candlelight Sat 2 & Sun 3 Feb 2019

Still Life: A Personal History  23 – 26 April 2019



One to one tutorials, mentoring, iPad drawing, specialised workshops – on request