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Friend’s Clump, Ashdown Forest, Oil on canvas

Welcome to Alison Berry’s website

I am artist running Art Classes in Hartfield and Coleman’s Hatch, East Sussex and creative workshops, called “Paint Like…..” events for small and sometimes very large groups.

Zoom Art Sessions

Unfortunately Art classes in village halls have paused with the second lockdown, but we will be back. In the meantime I am running Zoom Art sessions for small groups. Lasting 2 hours, these are paint together sessions rather than a formal Art class. We begin with warm up exercises and then everyone works on their own projects, chatting and asking for advice and suggestions as and when needed. The fee is £8 and they run 3 times a week:

  • Tuesdays 10am – 12 noon
  • Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon
  • Wednesdays 6 – 8pm

Please contact me for more information

Art Classes

As soon as it is safe to do so, Art classes will run again in village halls. As before, day and evening classes will run on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Class fee is £15. Covid secure, these classes will be limited to 6 people, with at least 2 metres social distancing, hand sanitising, face masks worn throughout and equipment cleaned before and after classes.

DAY CLASS – Hartfield Village Hall – Tuesdays 10am – 12 noon

DAY CLASS – Trinity Hall, Coleman’s Hatch – Wednesdays 10am – 12 noon

EVENING CLASS – Trinity Hall, Coleman’s Hatch – Wednesdays 6 – 8pm

For more information please visit Art Classes and please feel free to contact me.

Ashdown Forest Classes

Painting or drawing outside is always very special and we are particularly privileged to have the Forest on our doorstep with its varied scenery and beautiful sunsets. With Covid-19, outdoor classes are a very safe way to be creative as we have plenty of space to spread out! The classes are run in accordance with Government rules on social distancing, the class size is kept small, facemasks and hand sanitiser are used in accordance with guidelines and equipment is cleaned between classes. I am running classes on Friday mornings into the Autumn for as long as the weather is kind to us. Classes last 3 hours (usually 10am – 1pm) and the class fee is £15.00. Relaxed and friendly, complete beginners as well as those with experience are very welcome. People are encouraged to bring their own art materials but these are also available to buy or borrow for the class. Please contact me for more information and to book a place. (Classes are licenced and approved by The Conservators of Ashdown Forest).

Paint Like events

“Paint Like……” events have been suspended for the foreseeable future.

Paint Like…..events

During the Coronavirus lockdown I have taken the opportunity to develop my own Art practice. I am currently working on a series focusing on the interior of the Pantheon dome in Rome. Yes, it is unusual – I think in these unsettling times I am seeking solace in quiet subjects. For more information about my work, please visit Art Practice

Pantheon II, Oil on board