"Relaxed and intimate art workshops

for the absolute beginner.

Covering all the basics - With all materials provided.

Designed and taught by a professional artist,

and experiended tutor"

Why choose Art Intense?

Art Intense offers a selection of independent beginner’s art workshops, as well as 1-on-1 private tuition. All courses and tuition are designed by a professional artist who is also an experienced tutor. Each workshop is for the absolute beginner so no previous experience is needed, and anyone is welcome. Private tuition can be arranged for both beginners and for improvers, with lesson personally tailored for the student.

All beginner’s workshops and private tuition provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, where students will be introduced to the mediums with professional advice and tuition. Exercises are explained using easy step-by-step instructions which will develop your understanding of traditional skills and techniques, as well as contemporary styles. There will be live demonstrations, and constructive feedback and guidance is always given. Students are encouraged and inspired to create several pieces of original artwork from professional photographs, still life aids and 3d objects. Students will leave each workshop after having enough hands-on painting time to start building a confident portfolio!

As an independent - Art Intense beginner’s workshops are always limited to under 8 students. This ensures an intimate setting where everybody is able to hear, see and learn with no trouble caused by large numbers and big tables.

Everything students need will always be provided by Art Intense, therefore there are no hidden fees/costs, and no need to purchase anything in preparation for a workshop or lesson. All materials are professional artist quality including easels, artist grade pencils, oil pastels, blenders, professional wash brushes, hog's hair brushes, watercolour paper, sketchbooks, stainless steel painting knives, and professional grade paints - Just to list a few. 

 The beginners' options available are drawing and colour theory, watercolour painting, and acrylic painting.

​Please see below for more information about the individual courses on offer, or alternatively please get in contact to find out more;


Since the start of March, Art Intense workshops have been unable to run due to the corona virus pandemic.

I am hoping to be able reintroduce the beginner’s courses with the correct guidelines in place - While understanding the importance of customers safety, and of course enjoyment.

 Due to the nature of the classes some changes will need to be made. If you wanted to read more about what I would propose for the new format please  click here

Alternatively, 1-on-1 private tuition is available if you would prefer to learn in the comfort and safety of your own home.

Art Intense Pencil & Colour Theory Class

Beginners Drawing &

Colour-Theory Workshop

  • Workshop made up of five individual lessons

  • Anyone welcome - No experience needed

  • Free sketchbook & pencils for every student to take home

  • All drawing basics covered - Including mark-making, perspective & portraiture

  • Both pencil & pastel introduction & experimentation 

  • Colour theory basics covered including a colour wheel & A3 painting references 

  • High quality professional photograph visuals & still life pieces provided

  • Live demonstrations. Professional feedback & guidance 

Art Intense Watercolour Class


Watercolour Painting


  • Workshop made up of four individual classes 

  • Anyone welcome - No experience needed

  • All equipment provided - Including professional watercolour brushes, paper & paints

  • Professional guidance & feedback. High-Quality laminated visuals supplied

  • Techniques explained in full alongside live demonstrations

  • Advance techniques including sgraffito, salt & clingfilm explained

  • Try your hand at line-and-wash & mixed media

  • At least 3 completed works to take home & start your portfolio 

Art Intense Acrylic Class


Acrylic Painting


  • Workshop made up of five individual classes 

  • Anyone welcome - No experience needed

  • All paints, brushes, knives, paper & palettes are provided for every student.

  • High quality, professional laminated visuals supplied. Live demonstrations & guidance.

  • All beginners' techniques covered - Including washes & impasto.

  • Try your hand at paint mixing & learn about tints, shades & tones

  • Learn how to graduate & blend acrylic paint

  • 2-class landscape module ending with large final piece

The Art Intense workshops are held in a private room at The Stonemasons Inn in Petworth, West Sussex. The room offers good artificial light and a cosy setting. There is free parking to the front, and rear of the pub. The workshops are split into 4-5 lessons which take place over 4-5 consecutive weeks. Each individual lesson is 2.5-3 hours long which includes a short break.

Alternatively, if you would prefer 1-on-1 private tuition - Briony is able to travel to your home, and present the beginner's workshops to individuals or small groups.

If you would like to read more about private tuition please use the link below.

Isolating Artist

Briony is the creator, designer and tutor for Art Intense. She is a professional artist who has exhibited work throughout the UK, & sold work overseas. She has completed commissions for clients across the globe & runs a successful online store. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic Briony has been taking on Pet Portrait commissions which have been in huge demand.

​​As well as working as a freelance artist Briony is an accomplished art tutor with many years’ experience. She is able to hold classes for all levels including both complete beginners, & more advanced students. Examples of her work can be seen via her personal website below.



"I have known Briony for about three years, teaching me on an art course.  She has an incredible ability to teach and explain all the procedures you will need to know. 
As I got confidence and improved she let me develop the style I loved and encouraged me to do more of what I felt I needed to do, giving me guidance and help when I needed it.
She is a lovely woman, has a great sense of humour and fun and we had many great conversations. 
I can highly recommend her as an artist."

—  Andrea Dombrowe


For enquiries about the Art Intense workshops or about private tuition please get in touch today using the number and/or email provided below.

 Alternatively you can fill the form to the right with your details.

07988 805 345

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