Classes, Workshops & Events

I offer a variety of Botanical Watercolour Painting Classes and Workshops, ranging from one-off session, to longer courses.  I also sell my work and homeware range at events, and it’s a lovely to meet people and have a chat about all things Botanical.

A calendar of events is below, but for regular updates, just follow me on Instagram @pennysandersonart email me at or sign up to my newsletter.

Materials and beverages are included in all my classes, while some of the Workshops involve a rather special tea as a real treat!


These two-hour sessions offer people the chance to try Botanical painting before committing to a regular course. During the class we’ll look at composition, drawing, watercolour technique and painting. 


Termly courses
This series of three-hour classes is a natural progression from the Taster session, but is also suitable for those who would like to join without having attended an introduction. Structured over several weeks, each session will focus on a different project, and include a more in-depth look at Botanical techniques.

Suitable for beginners or more experienced artists
Three hours, once a week, beverages and a 
gluten-free sweet treat included

Prices dependent on length of course



These seasonal pop-up events are a lovely way of having a go at watercolour, while focussing on a particular theme including Spring Blossoms, Roses, Harvest, Forest Floor, and Christmas Cards. The sessions are held at different venues mainly in East and West Sussex, but also further afield – follow me on Instagram @pennysandersonart for regular updates. All of the Workshops are at amazing venues and often include free entry to a garden or afternoon tea to make a special treat!

Prices dependent on venue and what’s included


Group events
I’m also available for parties, or private workshops on an independent/commercial basis, just contact me for details.


Calendar of Classes, Workshops and Events

Termly Tuesday Classes 20th February – 26th March SOLD OUT (more to come in April)

Termly Friday Classes 23rd February – 22nd March SOLD OUT (more to come in April)


Evening Taster 20th March (7-9pm)

De La Casa Studio, Keymer Road, Hassocks

This is a great opportunity for people who want to have a go at Botanical painting, but can’t make the daytime classes. £25pp


Petworth Spring Fair

23th and 24th March (10am-4pm) 
To celebrate the beginning of Spring, there will be a specially designed Daffodil trail, plus lots of art and crafts stalls. 

Spring Bulbs Botanical Painting Workshop, plus Cream Tea

18th April (2-4pm)
Borde Hill Gardens, Haywards Heath RH16 1XP
A seasonal painting workshop for beginners or experienced artists alike, focusing on the wonderful flora at this time of year…all of which can hopefully be taken straight from the garden. The event will include all watercolour materials, free entry to the garden as well as a delicious cream tea. £45pp

Artists Open Houses (every weekend in May, including Bank Holidays, 11am-5pm)

Spend a lovely day strolling around Ditchling, and see the extraordinary range of artwork in this pretty East Sussex village. As part of the trail, our venue will host an amazing collection of original paintings, ceramics and jewellery. 

Sussex Day, Parham House & Gardens
16th June (2-5pm)

Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 4HS

This beautiful house and gardens will be host a celebration of the fine produce, art and crafts in Sussex.

Roses in Bloom Botanical Painting Workshop, plus Cream Tea

26th June (2-4pm)
Borde Hill Gardens, Haywards Heath RH16 1XP
A seasonal painting workshop for beginners or experienced artists alike, focusing on the unique beauty of roses from the garden itself. The event will also include all materials, free entry to the garden and a delicious cream tea. £45pp


 Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair
21st – 24th November (Thursday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4pm)

66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HS

 A unique Christmas event at this very special venue.

For bookings or more information:

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