EXPERT tuition has made colourful creations look easy at an art school in beautiful surroundings.

Pupils at Sandpiper Studio in Ledsham have been brushing up on their art skills under the supervision of experienced artist Julie McLean and a host of visiting stars.

Palettes and easels have been exercised by beginners and skilled painters alike at the regular classes at Foxes Farm, Ledsham.

Julie says it is the perfect spot to find inspiration.

“We’re on the farm so we’ve got fantastic views of the riding stables and green fields,” she adds.

Julie started the classes in October and has been visited by artists from across the country including the stars of Sky’s Painting and Drawing Channel including David Bellamy and Terry Harrison. The programme of demonstrations and workshops continues this year and people flock from far and wide for some creativity.

Julie taught art for 10 years before deciding to start running her own art classes.

Anyone interested in attending the studio can email