Autumn Art Retreat Day

Booking now open for the Autumn Art Retreat Day 2016


Saturday 12th November, 10 am – 3pm ~ £25

This will include an Autumn themed soup lunch (with bread, cheese, fruit, chocolate, biscuits, cake, coffee etc), all art materials, inspirational material and tutorial support.

will be showing some demos on mono printing, vegetable/leaf printing and simple but effective carved potato printing. Opportunity to make items for Christmas as well as other art materials in the studio on offer to use for the day.

If possible please bring along some interesting shaped non-dried leaves, and any apple, onion or vegetable piece (or part of a vegetable piece) that you don’t mind using to print with (get paint on).

To book go to

Dabbling in Watercolour…the sea


Had a cafe chaplaincy morning today where we learned a few techniques on achieving a beautiful seascape. Good day to remember what it’s like to be a student…if only for an hour.

Felt slightly strange to imagine an image versus drawing from life or a photo. But quite good to be creative and not worry about the end results.





Summer Art Retreat Days 2016

Great sunshiny art retreat days from July – September 2016 at Artisan Community Art Studio in Bournemouth…stay tuned for the Autumn Retreat Day soon to be announced.

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Sketching in Ireland

A couple holiday sketches from Ireland Trip August 2016


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Introduction to Narrative Book Marking – Workshop examples

Images from a recent workshop I led – Introduction to Narrative Book Making. Challenge was that the individuals who came on the course did not want to draw – so collage was involved instead. Results turned out really well and everyone was pleased.

Introduction to Narrative Book Making

Intro to Narrative Book Making

Art Retreat Days to Start June 2016

With the success of the art workshops at Artisan Studios I will begin to lead some Art Retreat Days at Artisan Studios this summer. Come have a relaxing day as you rest in your contemplative side (and have a go at various art mediums on offer). Lunch and parking provided. See the art retreat days link on the website and the flyer below.

























To book or to contact Jennette for any questions see the booking form below:

JennetteDesigns Art Retreat Days – Booking Form

Artisan Community Art Studio – Workshop leading

I have begun to lead art workshops at Artisan Studios in Bournemouth. Have a look at their website to see if any may be of interest with you. If there is any workshop that you would like to have led in your area of the country please do get in contact as this is something I enjoy doing.


2016 Design work for Custom House Poole

Have begun to do a series of design work for Custom House in Poole after the success of the menus I did for them last year. The Custom House is wanting to merge their style across the board which is wise. Currently in print are the flyers for their live music evening dining with fireworks on Thursdays this summer. See flyer below.

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Workshops for Artisan Community Art Studio this spring

I have begun to teach a few workshops at Artisan Community Art Studio this spring. Great studio focused on wellbeing. Here is their new web address:

This spring the workshops I have been doing and are set to run are below:

Drawing on the Right Hand Side of the Brain

Introduction to Watercolour Pencils

Introduction to Narrative Book Making

Stop Motion Animation Workshop


Soon I am to start leading some Art Retreat Days as well that will be based at Artisan Studios…watch this space


A visit to the Custom House Poole – Menus in person

JS with CH Menu smallHad a visit to the newly redecorated Custom House Cafe Bar in Poole this month. The atmosphere felt modern yet connected to the heritage of the building. Was a bit of a strange sensation to see the menus that I had worked on so much on a screen in front of me in laminated paper form. The understated menu (that took a long time to get that way) really felt like it reflected the space and belonged there. They did not detract from the atmosphere but seemed to be at home in it. We sampled the food as well…which I can highly recommend!

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Created menus for a local historical and hip local cafe bar – The Custom House in Poole – to work aloongside their recent redecoration.

Hope to see them in person soon.

A joy to work on but surprisingly took as long or longer to create these menus as it does to do a stop frame animation.

A good reminder to never underestimate design challenge of working with text.