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Summer Courses and Events 2019

There's lots happening at Greywalls Studio and around the South Lakes area over summer !

I will be teaching a range of workshops at various locations, starting in June with printmaking at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal. It's great to be involved in their annual print week again. 

I'm back at the National Trust venue, Footprint, Windermere teaching a drawing and printmaking day and in the Kentmere Valley with new venture, Cowshed Creative, at their farm pods site.

There are some half day workshops at the studio too and I'm excited to have guest artists, Lynn Kirkley and Paul Talbot-Greaves running workshops at Greywalls studio.


June 19th Drypoint Taster Session

June 21st Experimental etching

Printweek at the Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal. 

I am pleased to be teaching again at this annual event 

See the Brewery Arts website for details -



July 1st -An Image of Cumbria -a Collection of Paintings, Drawings and Prints

My exhibition starts at Allan Bank, Grasmere. 

I will be at Allan Bank ( date to be confirmed) painting and drawing so call in and say hello 

July 15th Art Outdoors -Drawing and Printmaking

A chance to combine sketching and printmaking in the beautiful location at Footprint,

a National Trust venue near Windermere

See the Brewery Arts website for details -

July 30th -Acrylic Club £20

A half day (1.30pm to 4.30pm) at Greywalls Studio open to all acrylic painters.  A chance to meet with others to paint with tutor Karen Lester. We will explore summer themes of water- waterfalls, lakesides. 


11th August - The Magic of Watercolour- Flower Painting with Lynn Kirkley

Guest Artist at Greywalls Studio

20th August  - Watercolour Landscape at Cowshed Creative

 I am pleased to be part of a new venture, Cowshed Creative in Kentmere Valley, Cumbria

running some workshops 

See their website

26th August - Printmaking -Harvest Time

I will be running a press printmaking session at Allan Bank, Grasmere. A fun session for families at this delightful National Trust property. See National Trust website for details 

27th August -Acrylic Club £20

A half day (1.30pm to 4.30pm) at Greywalls Studio open to all acrylic painters.  A chance to meet with others to paint with tutor Karen Lester. We will explore summer themes of water- waterfalls, lakesides

The magic of watercolour Flower painting


Guest Artist at Greywalls Studio

7th and 8th September - Paul Talbot-Greaves Watercolour Workshop

A chance to spend a weekend painting with this nationally acclaimed watercolour artist

Printmaking Workshops


Allan Bank, Grasmere, Cumbria 

13th and 18th February 2019

Fun printmaking workshop with Karen using simple press printing techniques

Sessions from 10.30am

£6 per person plus house admission fee



 15th  Sepember  2018, 10am to 1pm

Tutor - Daniel Parker


A Workshop to help artists take better photos of their artwork

cost £35

for more details and to book a place please conatct Karen 

E-mail link

Green Door Art Trail


 Preview 28th September,

6.30pm to 8.30pm

29th & 30th September,

10am to 4.30pm

Greywalls studio provides the venue for four talented artists taking part in the Green Door Art Trail in September


Come and see their varied and exciting work ! 

e-mail link


6th and 7th October 2018


Hester is a talented printmaker creating beautiful prints using collagraph techniques. In this workshop she will guide you through the processes to create your own exciting prints.

cost £120 for the two days

for more information and to make a booking please contact Karen

e-mail link
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Acrylic Painting For Beginners

Learn how to paint with this exciting flexible medium. Explore paint handling techniques and colour mixing using photographic references to create paintings


  • Blending

  • Glazing

  • Working with mediums

  • Impasto techniques


Watercolour For Beginners

Start to discover the beautiful properties of watercolour on this introductory course.

  • Wet in wet 

  • Washes

  • Layering 

  • Mixing colour

  • Creating whites and lights

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