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The Art Trail Centre Demonstrations


Demonstrations at Art Societies, Clubs and Art Groups

Thank you to all our historic customers, we are now permanently closed and enjoying life ourselves.

Jill McKay is sadly no longer available for her outstanding demonstrations, critiques, and as a speaker in Watercolours, Pastels, Acrylics, Gouache, Oils, Chinese Brush Art or Pen and Ink to a variety of groups. Jill is well known in the South of England's art circles and teaches from Berkshire to Cornwall. For available dates please contact us. Please check the Calendar for available dates and complete the booking information form should you wish to book Jill for your event. Bookings are now being taken for up to the next three years so no date is to far in advance.

Demonstrations to Art Groups, Associations and Clubs may be local or at the Art Trail Centre where you may enjoy the comfort of our facilities.

We are au fait and comfortable with audio visual equipment should you wish to use these.

Your local group size - there is no limit to the number of members who you wish to invite to your demonstrations, we would ask that where large groups attend you provide suitable facilities to allow a clear view at all times. This may involve audio visual equipment and additional set up time should be allowed. We would appreciate a parking space near to your venue to easy loading and unloading of equipment.

We do ask that organisers pre book well in advance any dates required and call us to agree subject and media requirements as every demonstration is different.

We can also run local workshops in your chosen media and subject. A great way to have fresh ideas delivered locally to your members or group. If you require a local workshop this can be achieved in different ways, either we can provide all materials and equipment for use or tuition and demonstrations only.

Please refer to our terms and conditions of booking and payment terms. For our tariff please contact us with your specific requirement. contact us here

Society and Art Group Feedback:

"A Very Fresh and exciting approach - absolutely brilliant"

"Every time we have Jill she does a different scene and techniques, a very versatile and competent artist in various media"

"Clearly the best by any standard of demonstrator to date"

"As we had audio visual facilities and over 120 people watching the atmosphere was really electric and interactive."

"A real WoW experience"

"We booked Jill for a local workshop and we were ecstatic with the day's results. It was fun, lots of learning feedback, demonstrations, 121 help and the whole group cannot wait until Jill's return - thank you so much"

"A valuable experience for all our members, a very competent demonstrator and artist"

"An excellent speaker and communicator to the group ensuring everyone felt part of the day and special, clearly a very competent tutor and demonstrator"

""We are so glad we found you, we will not only book you again but also wish to come to your studio for workshops"

" Many thanks for a very enjoyable and instructive workshop which encouraged members to widen their skills by trying new and challenging ways of painting still life.   I'm sure no-one now thinks that still life is boring, and expect that many will also try their hand at painting a sunset using the simple techniques you demonstrated.  .  Best wishes, Colin Cripps, Chairman, Pelhams Art Club". 

Art Society article Jill McKay



Painting Demonstrations at Denman W.I. College and Travelling tutor for the Women's Institute


Jill McKay regularly teaches at Denman College in various media throughout the year. Her student class feed back always receiving accolades.

She also travels across the U.K and Channel Isles for student tuition, demonstrations, critiques, and as a speaker in Watercolours, Pastels, Acrylics, Oils, Gouache, Chinese Brush Art or Pen and Ink.

Forward bookings are now being taken for periods up to the next three years. Click here for your local W.I.Federation information

Paintings for Sale

A number of original paintings available for purchase are on display at the Art Trail Centre which vary in size, subject and price. New paintings are regularly included. Acrylic, Gouache, Chinese Brush Painting and Pen & Wash are other mediums to have that favourite picture painted by Jill. All work can also be ordered in the form of prints or on canvas in various sizes. See commissions below for more details.

A new website, specifically for Jill's paintings will be available during 2012

Visit our 'Calendar' for the dates where Jill is demonstrating.


Online Booking Form

Painting Commissions

In addition, Jill also receives commissions covering a multitude of subjects. These are personally designed with each individual client according to their chosen colour scheme and ideas. She can be booked for a consultation visit which may be redeemed against the final commission order. Initial consultation visits may include the taking of photographs and sketches to assist in future plans. The wide subject range includes family houses, favourite landscapes, personal nude studies and abstracts to name but a few. These make lovely presents for yourself, someone special or just as an enhancement to your room giving it that special personal ambience.

HobbyCraft painting demonstrations


You can arrange to enrol on workshops or courses at all Jill’s demonstrations, and also learn more about future events that may be of interest. Why not visit Jill at HobbyCraft, Longham, Ferndown and enjoy watching many different exciting pictures appear before you!

Great for seeing how easy or effective Watercolour painting can be, and a good opportunity to see Jill’s style. Please call for our next date.

Information on HobbyCraft Visit HobbyCraft at Longham, Ferndown for Jill’s demonstrations, other activities, new ideas and inspirations. Their website gives directions on how to get to your local Hobby Craft superstore, provides a monthly list of regular art and craft events happening in store and offers 100's of project ideas and useful craft techniques. Details will also be found on the latest best buys, special offers and competitions, and you can register for their free e-newsletter called 'Crafty News'.

Watercolour Techniques

These demonstrations show visitors new techniques every few minutes throughout the day. Jill also provides demonstrations in Pastels, Acrylic, Gouache, Chinese Brush Painting, Oils, Pen and Ink, Mixed Media and Drawing.


St Petersburg Semi-Soft Paints

Regular workshops and demonstrations for these and many other mediums are held at the Art Trail Centre, please revisit our site for future dates. St Petersburg Watercolour painting demonstrations will include the many colours within the extensive range and last an hour. These demonstrations usually precede workshops in these paints which students may wish to enrol in, when they will have the opportunity to try the paints out for themselves under tuition and guidance. For those who are interested, orders for the paints may be taken at the demonstrations and the workshops.

For further information and dates click on any of the following links: