“I am a fan of Jacqui’s art and so when I found out that she teaches painting I was in. I am now in my third year of weekly evening classes and I consider them the best part of my week.” Sonja

"Having participated for two years myself, it is evident that under Jacqui’s acute, skilful yet laid-back guidance, our progress has been remarkable.  We are all achieving artistic work we had never imagined. Our range of artistic endeavour, depths of artistic appreciation and overall skills have produced a really solid and versatile range of work this year." - Maggie

“I have loved my time with Jacqui Stockdale, her encouraging and relaxed mentoring combined with her incredible talent, wealth of skill, passion and knowledge has been invaluable in helping me develop my own practice. I look forward to continuing my class! - Ingrid

“I arrive stressed and leave calm, what more can I say?” Genevieve

"Jacqui's approach to art and her teaching being sensitive subtle and sensual has catalysed rapid transformation from being an art collector to passionate artist I had no talent and she gently massaged that into real paintings I am proud of." - Simon

"Jacqui’s classes are an absolute pleasure to attend. There is always a different and challenging composition from which to learn new skills and techniques. Jacqui encourages you to do your own thing rather than being overly prescriptive." - Emma

"Jacqui is both generous and personable in her approach to running her art making workshops. She has been a mentor to me, one who has been able to recognise and respond to my skill levels with technique and conceptual knowledge. Through our discussions and Jacqui’s guidance I have developed a richer understanding of my own art making and its processes. The art studio the workshops are conducted in offer a wonderful creative environment to get stuck into your artistic project with like minded people." - Kate

"I have had the pleasure of attending Jacqui Stockdale's Art class for over 3 years and in the last year I have also had Jacqui mentor me through the development of my first solo show. Jacqui's energy, expertise, sense of care and commitment to my development has meant that I have certainly grown as an artist as well as had a lot of fun along the way. She certainly is prepared to share her wisdom with the class and be flexible with every persons style and level of capability. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to know and be a part of her classes and mentorship." - Shirl



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art is ageless

Stella makes a self portrait in charcoal