For Art classes and workshops in and around Leighton Buzzard


Lockdown and classes

I will be showing short tutorials here for the next few weeks to coincide with online Zoom meetings for each class. To find the relevant tutorial, please use the menu above to navigate to “Tutorials” and scroll down for the demonstration you wish to view.

Happy New Year!

The term begins on Monday 13th January 2020  – please check dates for specific groups under “Classes” in the menu at the top right-hand corner of the page.

Please note: the Tuesday morning Life Drawing class will begin a little later this term, starting on 25th February for five weeks.


Next term’s Dates

The Summer Term 2019 will begin on Monday 29th April and run until Monday 15th July.

Please note: There won’t be any classes on 6th, 27th, and 28th May or 16th July. Monday sessions are slightly staggered to accommodate the Bank Holidays and Half-Term.

You are invited to an Exhibition…

I am having a solo exhibtion of some of my work at The Eagle Gallery, Bedford, eaglegalleryartists in March. ENTRY FREE. I would be delighted if you could come along and have a look!

PORTRAITS exhibition flyer 2019The exhibition features works in oils, pastels, ink and watercolours that have all been made with the person there, in front of the artist. Some are portraits that show direct connection with the sitter and include significant objects that are meaningful to them, giving vital clues to their personality. Others are characters re-imagined from fairy tales, folklore and Shakespeare. Also included are nude figure studies from life.

Private View: Friday 1st March, Invitation only. Please get in touch if you would like to attend.

“Meet the Artist” Sat. 2nd March 10- 5.30pm. I shall be there all day and happy to show some of my sketchbooks and talk about my work.

Hope to see you there!


New for Autumn!

WATERCOLOURS : New class beginning October 30th


If you’ve always wanted to try watercolours but feel a bit apprehensive, or if you already use watercolours but would really like some help – come and join this gentle and instructive class! For more information look in the drop-down menu under “Classes” above right.

All my ART CLASSES have paused, now,  for the summer –  but start again on Monday 17th September. However NOW is as good a time as any to book your place! 

To find out what goes on in any of my classes, or to see which Saturday Workshops you might like to try, take a look by using the menu in the top right-hand corner of the page.

You’ll find general information about all the classes, such as term dates and prices by clicking on “Classes”.

It’s the end of Term!

It’s come round so fast, but next week all my classes are coming to an end for the summer! We start again the week beginning 17th September.

In the meantime, I’m offering the Landscape-on-Location” workshops once again this July. For details  about these “plein air” painting sessions (and photos from last year’s adventures!) plus info about Saturday workshops (including Acrylics and Portraits) planned for the Autumn, please click “Workshops” in the menu at the top of this page.

Dates for next term

The dates vary slightly this coming Spring term, so please check for your class under the subject heading in the drop-down menu beneath “Classes”  at the top of this page.

Dates, times and venues for SATURDAY WORKSHOPS will be announced shortly!

Watch out for “Landscape on Location” coming up in July, and take a look at photos from last year’s sessions on the “Workshops” page…

Workshop cancelled

Unfortunately I’ve had to cancel the forthcoming workshop“Beginners’Drawing”  which was due to take place on Saturday 3rd February.  This will be offered again at a later date. Apologies to anyone who was hoping to come along!

I will be offering some more dates in the near future – look out for a Saturday workshop on Acrylic Painting  and also Watercolours coming soon…

Some Changes to this Blog…

I’ve made a few changes to make things easier for you to find – instructions are on the “Home” page.

Saturday Workshops

There’s still time to sign up for one of my Saturday Workshops coming up…PASTELS on 18th Nov and PORTRAITS on 9th December – BUT HURRY!! See under “Workshops” in the menu top right.

Saturday Workshops coming up…!

Classes are all well under way for this term, though you are very welcome to join in at any point – just use the contact page to get in touch.

I’ve two Saturday workshops lined up before Christmas: the first for PASTELS on Sat 18th November  so you still have time to sign up – but hurry!

The second is a PORTRAIT DAY on Sat 9th December.

Details for both are on the “Workshops” page – see menu in the top right-hand corner of this page.


Dates for Autumn

My Art Classes will begin again in Heath and Reach on Monday 18th September. 

For information about individual classes please use the drop-down menu under “Classes” in the top right-hand corner of this page.

If you would like to join a class, please get in touch via the “Contact” page (see menu in the top right-hand corner of this page).

There are lots of photos to look at, too – so you can see what goes on!

Summer Workshops

Come and paint outdoors in beautiful surroundings! Check out dates for my “Landscape on Location” workshops in our lovely local Nature Reserve by clicking on Workshops in the menu at the top right hand corner of this page.

PLUS – there are still places on my “Drawing for Beginners” day on the 24th June. Details also on the Workshops page, as above.

Classes are well under way…

…but you are still very welcome to join us at any point in the term!

Take a look at what goes on in each class by using the drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner of this page.

Click on “Classes” for more general information about dates and fees.


Portraiture, Monday mornings at Heath Barn.


New Term Begins next week!

Just a quick reminder that the new term begins next MONDAY 24th APRIL .

Click on “Classes” above right for general information about prices etc. Check out dates for individual classes by selecting your subject from the drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner of this page.

Life Drawing at St Leonards School, Weds eve. 8.3.2017


Date Change for Workshop

The “Drawing for Beginners” workshop has been re-scheduled for Saturday 24th June, and there are still spaces on all three workshops at present. Please use the “Contact” page to send me your own contact details and book your place.

I will also be announcing dates for my summer “Landscape on Location” workshops very soon.

For more information about all my current one-day sessions, please click on “Workshops” in the top right-hand corner of this page.



NEW! One Day Saturday Workshops

Take a look at my “Workshops” page (see heading top left) for information about three new Saturday workshops in Portraits, Drawing for Beginners, and Watercolour Landscape Painting – coming up this Spring!

Happy New Year!


Jo’s current oil painting palette… (looks a bit like a psychedelic “Pacman”!)

Happy and Creative New Year to all current members of my classes, and welcome to newcomers! Time to get out those lovely new pencils/paints/brushes/colours-that-look-like-sweets that you got for Christmas…All the classes begin next week, starting with Portraiture on Monday morning 9th January 2017 at the Heath Village Barn…

For general information about dates and fees, click on “Classes”in the top right hand corner of this page.

To discover what will be happening in the first session and what to bring – select your subject from the drop-down menu under “Classes”.

I’m really looking forward to seeing you all next week!




Classes are well under way for this term – but you are welcome to join at any point. To find out what’s going on take a look using the menu at the top right-hand side of this page. If you click on “Classes” you will find general information about all the classes I run. To find out about an individual subject select from the drop-down menu under “Classes”. Scroll down the page to find the programme for this term.

Please select the “Contact” page from the menu at the top right-hand corner of this page to get in touch to sign up for a class or if you have any further questions.

Classes begin again next month!

The dates for all the classes have been amended for the coming term – which will begin again on September 19th. Click on “Classes” in the menu top right for further details.

There is still time to try out one of my “Landscape on Location” workshops this summer, too as there are a few dates left! See under “Workshops” in the menu top right.

High Summer in Bakers Wood, Heath and Reach

“High Summer in Bakers Wood, Heath and Reach” by Joanna Stone, ink and watercolour.

Landscape on Location Workshops

For details about these sessions please click on “Workshops” in the menu at the top right-hand corner of this page :))

Please note…!

Apologies! The Portraiture Workshop will actually be on Saturday 18th June (not 11th as previously stated).

Workshops Update!

I will be running the Landscape on Location Workshops in July and August again this year – so if you fancy painting “en plein air” with company and guidance, take a look at my “Workshops” page (menu top right).

If you would like to join any of these sessions, please use the contact form on the Contact page.


For general information about classes, such as cost and days/times click on “Classes” in the top right hand corner of this page.

To read the programme for an individual class and find out what’s happening from week to week, hover over “Classes” and then select your chosen subject fom the drop-down menu. Simply scroll down to reach the programme.