Inspiration when you need it!

The SAA offers a world of inspiration at your fingertips. From tutorials and demonstrations to bringing like-minded creatives together; we’re one of the largest and friendliest art communities around, so dive in and be inspired.

Here’s just a flavour of demonstrations and inspiration from a few of our favourite demos that we think you might enjoy.

Catch up with Jo Allsopp!

Click the image below to watch Jo create Resting Raccoon in Watercolour Mixed Media.

How to watch a video

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  2. To watch in full screen, click the icon that appears in the bottom right hand corner of the video image (see image to the right)

Click the blue icon to watch in full screen

Last of Autumn in Watercolour

Watch Jason Skill as he demonstrates how to capture the delicate late Autumn foliage in watercolour.

Fish in Brusho

Join SAA In-House Artist Anita Pounder as she works wonders with Brusho and creates a stunning fish using this versatile medium.

Schmincke Super - Granulating Colours

Join Alison for a guided tour through the amazing world of super-granulating watercolours!

Abbey Sunset

Join the watercolour master himself, Matthew Palmer, as he creates this gorgeous sunset scene.

Step-by-step guides

We’ve put together a collection of hints, tips and advice from some of our favourite artists; designed to inspire and guide so that you can learn new skills or progress further in your artist journey – we’d love to see your creations.

Unlock The secrets to creating mixed media with Alison C Board Discover how to Care for Your favourite Brushes with Anita Pounder How To Paint A Rose Using Watercolours with Anita Pounder Artist Julia Woning shares 4 Tips for Painting On Black Paper

Enjoyed this taster of the fantastic inspiration available from the SAA and want to see more?  Join our friendly artist’s community today!

Get involved with our painting challenges!

If you fancy trying something new, or you’ve got artwork you’re proud of, then it’s the perfect chance to share your creative flair by entering one of our challenges.