New Children’s Art Classes with Glenda Gibson

(Subject to Government Requirements due to Covid19 the following could unexpected change.)

Glenda is an experienced primary teacher and accomplished artist.  Working independently as a workshop leader she searches for the creativity within each child and seeks strategies for developing skills, confidence and appreciation of fine art.  Each set of classes is paid for as a block in advance.  There are several ways to pay to secure your booking.  Contact Glenda at to book a place.  Classes are kept small.  Wednesday’s 3:45pm to 4:45pm. 


£42 for 6 lessons. 4, 11, 18, 25 November, 2, 9 December

Lessons around aspects of the creation from the Bible with be explored through painting, printing and sculpture or a mixture of these to create original works of art. 

  1. Light or Day and Night (Stars, Moon Sun) Printing
  2. Sky and Sea acrylic
  3. Landscapes mixed media
  4. Plants watercolour
  5. Animals – drawing/ watercolour pencils
  6. People, paper craft.

Man Made

£42 for 6 lessons. 6,13, 30,27 January, 3, 10 February

Lessons inspired by manmade objects using a variety of techniques

  1. Houses
  2. cars/ vehicles
  3. Kitchen items
  4. stairs
  5. Bridges
  6. City scape

Animal Kingdom

£35 for 5 Lessons. 24 February, 3, 10, 17, 24 March

Lessons in a variety of media exploring animals

  1. Butterfly
  2. Spiders
  3. Fish
  4. Dogs
  5. Giraffe

Mixed Topics

£42 for 6 lessons. 14, 21, 28 April 5, 12, 19 May

Lessons using a variety to techniques including children’s suggestions or favourites

  1. Flowers
  2. Trees
  3. Fruit
  4. Toys
  5. Self portrait
  6. Geometric abstract.

Inspired: online and at Kooroon Gallery

Live at The Old Sorting House Friday and Saturday – 3rd and 4th July and 10th and 11th July 11am to 4pm and Online at Inspired from 3rd July onwards

Kooroon Gallery and Christian Artists Together are exhibiting contemporary Christian Art from 3 July to 11 July on-line at Inspired and as Kooroon Gallery’s July exhibition right here in the The Old Sorting House (whilst maintaining Social Distancing for your safety).

Kooroon Gallery and Christian Artists Together have attracted artists from the UK and abroad including poets, film makers, musicians, sculpture, textile artists, glass artists, oil painters and an installation to show in an online Gallery. As the Gallery can now open some more local work will be available to view at The Old Sorting House too.

Donna Drouin from Christian Artists together writes –Inspired: how would I describe inspired? Inspired, to draw in air, to start a revolution, to support others. Little did we know how relevant the word Inspire would become for 2020. We have all had to change how we live and work because one tiny little microcosm has caused a world wide revolution, and has made all of us think about our communities and how we can support each other and cheer each other on. I cannot think of a better word that fits the current circumstances for an exhibition online in 2020.

Two online workshops will run along side the exhibition. One on Prophetic Art by John and Val Blundell on 4 July and Donna Drouin will be sharing her Lectio Divina for artworks.

Check the following links for more detailed information. Booking and a fee of £3 is required for the Prophetic Art Workshop. Contact Glenda Gibson via email to book on either workshop

View the online exhibition at and

Atmospheric and Expressive Original Artwork: Sy Baker and Ernie Butler

Two accomplished, English artists, Sy Baker and Ernie Butler are exhibiting together for the first time, 31 January and 1 February, for Kooroon Gallery at the Old Sorting House Bottesford, NG13 0AA. 

Ernie Butler is an internationally exhibited and collected artist based in Cambridgeshire. He exhibits, fulfils commissions, teaches, demonstrates and has been funded by the Arts Council England, as well as others. Ernie trained under William Calladine who was apprenticed to the last living Dutch old master. Ernie’s work displays a sense of light and atmosphere.

“Like stepping from darkness into the light”

“wonderfully atmospheric”

Sy Baker, originally a medical artist, works with artists near Bicester where he lives, on community projects.  His recent work uses ‘slow’ materials such as hand-crushed oyster shell and gold leaf which is laid down in a slow, almost meditative,  process allowing each layer to dry.  The rich and vibrant result is best viewed first hand.  Sys Shadow Reflection Series focuses on people who are hidden in plain sight, bringing them into focus so they become ‘seen’. He will also have some wire sculptures on view and be teaching Painting Birds on Teabags Workshop.  

Glenda Gibson is, “truly excited to bring together two top quality artists in a single exhibition in my own village, Bottesford.” 

Free viewing on 31st January 2-4 pm and 8-9:30 pm and 1st February 10-4 pm. 

For more information about the workshop visit where you will find out how to book the workshop. Saturday 1st February 1-3 pm £15 at the Old Sorting House, 25 Hight Street Bottesford, NG13 0AA. Also, book via