Art Workshops

The Barn Studio

The Barn Studio is a creative workshop space in the village of Laddingford in rural Kent. At the home of artist Anna German, the studio is housed in a converted cow shed in a secluded and peaceful spot in pretty gardens.
Anna is a practising illustrator and has spent the last 16 years working as an art teacher in secondary schools teaching GCSE and A level Art, Photography and Graphic design. The Barn Studio is her new venture where she hopes to help a wider range of ages engage with creativity on a regular basis.

Anna says, “Connecting with any kind of creative process is such a wonderful experience and something we should all try to make time for in our lives. My mission at the studio is articulated much more eloquently by the late Sir Ken Robinson, a hero in Art education”:

“Education is meant to be the process by which we help people, certainly, understand the world around them but also understand the world within them and it’s really only when we understand more about the world within us that we can engage fully with the world around us.”

“I’m an experienced teacher and will work with you as an individual to make sure you get the best out of your class whether you are looking to try something completely new or extend the knowledge and skills you already have. Come and say hello! Email the.barn.laddingford@gmail.com or call 07912 608849”.

Anna's Work

Weekly Studio Classes

Sketchbook Club in Laddingford

Come along to a relaxed and informal gathering of artists and aspiring-artists of all levels and experience. Bring your sketchbook and use the range of materials here to indulge your creative side, work on your drawing skills and meet other people.

Autumn Term
Mondays: 10.00-11.30am & 1.00-2.30pm
Tuesdays: 7.30-9.00pm
Thursdays: 1.00-2.30pm

Saturday/Evening workshops

Brush Pen Drawing Workshop

Join me for an introduction to using a brush pen to draw in a fluid and relaxed drawing style. Explore how to use the pen to create different types of marks, how the paper surface can impact the line you make and how to make a connection between the tools you use and the type of drawings you make. The pens will be yours to take away so you can continue your new found love affair with the brush pen!

£45 (inc materials and light refreshments)

10am-1pm: Saturday 24th September
10am-1pm: Saturday 29th October
10am-1pm: Saturday 26th November
10am-1pm: Saturday 28th January ‘23

Painting with Gouache Festive Bauble Workshop

Take time out of your hectic festive schedule and join us at The Barn Studio to unwind and create personal and beautiful keepsakes. You will be given all the materials you’ll need to decorate up to 3 blank bauble shapes, light refreshments (including mulled wine!), Christmas tunes and a cosy atmosphere to really get you in the festive spirit!

Dates and details TBC