John Connolly

John is a professional artist and qualified art teacher with over 30 years experience working with students ranging from 11 to 85 years old. Throughout his teaching career in schools and colleges, John had a 100% pass rate at A Level with 3 students attaining 100% ‘A’ grade mark.
John’s workshops are FUN.
John teaches through demonstration and individual tuition throughout the day.
His workshops are suitable for both the beginner and experienced artist wishing to explore new ideas and techniques.
Students will be encouraged to ‘loosen up’ and use a variety of materials and techniques working in a very impressionistic style often flicking, pouring and throwing the materials.
John specialises in acrylic and mixed media work using any water based materials on paper, board and canvas.
If you wish John to use your venue, workshops cost £45 per student per day, plus travelling expenses, with a minimum of 8 and maximum of 15 students.
A workshop will last from 10am – 4pm. You will provide your own lunch and refreshments.
John also runs workshops at St Johns Street Gallery in Ashbourne. The cost of these 2 days courses will be £125 including a really good lunch, plus tea and coffee throughout the day.
Demonstrations are £200 a day plus travel expenses.
Typically, John will usually work on two paintings during a two hour demonstration but this is negotiable. The subject of the demonstration is selected from a variety of subject matter such as seascapes, landscapes, woodland, moorland and rivers. John works in acrylics during a demonstration. Like the artist, demonstrations are informative and entertaining, John does not work in silence!
One to One
£120 for the day
Students will spend a day working with John at either the Ormscliffe studio in Bolsover, or on location (weather permitting).
Light lunch, tea and coffee throughout the day and some materials will be provided.
Upcoming Workshops and Demonstrations
Workshop. Bollington Art Group. 22nd November 2014
Workshop. Thringstone Art Group. 29th November.
Workshop. Thringstone Art Group. 6th December.
Workshop Penn Art Group. 11th April.
Workshop. Ashby Guild of Artists 18th April 2015
Workshop Penn Art Group. 16th May 2015
PATCHINGS 4th – 7th June 2015
Workshop. , North Lincs Art Society, 19th September 2015
Workshop Worksop Art Group 24th October 2015.
Workshop. Ashby Guild of Artists 18th April 2015


Acrylic Inks, Acrylics, Drawing, Gouache, Mixed Media, Watercolour


Abstract or Experimental, Flowers or Gardens, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Townscape or Streetscene


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