Jon Clayton


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Re-imagining the Landscape Weekend Workshops
Jon Clayton & David Kereszteny-Lewis

Burwardsley Village Hall,

 New 2024 dates.

Feb Sat/Sun 24th/25th
March Sat/Sun tbc
April Sat/Sun 27th/28th
May Sat/Sun 18th/19th
June Sat/Sun 22nd/23rd
July Sat/Sun 20th/21st
Sept Sat/Sun 21st/22nd

10am-4pm each day
Burwardsley Village Hall, Burwardsley, Cheshire.
Cost - £250.
which includes all materials, lunch, drinks and snacks.
email - or DM me on Instagram - @_jonmclaytonart

Using the landscape to explore ideas in abstraction and develop artistic process
Two-day weekend workshops based in the spacious Burwardsley Village Hall in the beautiful, Cheshire village of Burwardsley in the Peckforton Hills. A course ideal for both beginners and those with experience who are interested in playing with mixed media and exploring an artistic process.
If you have been on a workshop before or decide you would like to sign up for more than one you can bring along previous work to have time and receive tuition to develop it further.
• All materials provided
• Sketching, collaging, using artwork to develop work on canvas or wood panel.
• An introduction to intaglio printing and other printing methods to further explore ideas.
• Delicious Lunch and refreshments provided by the Poffee Cafe at Burwardsey.

Course Format
Day One - welcome and introduction, providing sketching materials and possible uses ‘out in the field’.
Using the grounds at Burwardsley Village which has great views over the Cheshire Plain or driving to nearby favourite spots to respond to the landscape .... Mindful, quick, loose, mixed media sketching producing as much material as possible on A2/A3 cartridge paper in the time available (usually about an hour and a half)
Back at the art room using our sketches to crop and collage on card/more cartridge paper or own sketchbooks if you prefer. Think about then begin to explore ideas from our studio work to a more ‘finished’ level on canvas or wood panel.

Day Two – Further work on our mixed media studies begun the day before together with exploring ideas from yesterday’s sketching session using intaglio printing, etching on Perspex and card, using the print press. There will also be opportunities to explore further using mono, hand printing.

All participants should produce a large body of sketchbook work some of which will have been developed further, as well as number of their own prints, hot off the press!
The aim is also that you go away with ideas on a structure of working, an artistic process that can be adapted to any landscape and your studio practice.
Booking - The cost of the course is £250 including materials lunch, refreshments and materials. Limited places first come first served basis please contact
or DM me on
My Instagram account - @_jonmclaytonart
Please pay a deposit of £50 - email for account details please.
Or my Paypal link -
@Pay Pal
Full payments to be paid before start date.
We will provide lunch and refreshments but please let us know of any allergies and/or dietary requirements so we can cater for everyone. Alternatively, please say if you would prefer to bring your own.
Address –
Burwardsley Village Hall,

 CH3 9PA

Other images and details in  'Shop' section of website

Please note.

Unless weather is really awful, we will be walking a short distance from the village hall. We will work on ground sheets and thick card drawing boards (provided) unless you require a folding chair that can be carried. If so, please ask to be provided (or bring your own, of course).



  • Please book online by visiting course pages or email me directly (see above) 
  • Deposits of £50 are paid to secure your place at time of booking.
  • You will be contacted 2 weeks before the start of the course for full payment.

If we cancel

  • If we have to cancel the course for any reason, you are welcome to transfer deposits or full payments to a future date. Alternatively, your payments will be refunded.
If you cancel

  • If you have to cancel your booking, it’s important that you let us know as soon as you can.
  • If you cancel 6 weeks or more from start date. You will be refunded any payments, .
  • If you cancel less than 6 weeks from start of course. We will do our best to fill your place and you will be refunded. If however we are not able to fill your place, no refund will be given. You are of course welcome to find someone to take your place as long as you send us their contact details.
No travel or accommodation costs will be reimbursed.

Jon Clayton

'Evocative, semi-abstract paintings that combine sweeping depth of landscape with the exploration of expressive mark-making inspired by special places'
My paintings begin with being in the landscape and so of are of the landscape They are unique, something designed for you to get lost in, to transport you and transform your home.


Thank you for visiting my website.
It’s my first. I expect, I know, it will change, evolving along with me. I hope that you will enjoy browsing my online galleries here which offer a portfolio of past and current work.

My art is about Places. I sketch, I paint. Wherever I find myself. Home and abroad. Recognisable, detailed representational images. And also, looser, abstract impressions, responses informed by connections present and in memory.
Many of my paintings depict places of personal significance. Where I’ve spent time, often a lot of time. I particularly love the landscape of Britain. The same small localities I continually return to. Their familiarity is their strength - it’s what holds and moves me. Revisiting them - walking, running, drawing and photographing - I feel part of something already known. And yet, still, there is always something new, a fresh source of surprise.

A few words about my collections.

For the time being I’ve chosen especially to share images of those places in Britain I feel a strong affinity for.

My wife and I have lived in Wimboldsley near Middlewich for many years. It’s where our family has grown up. The land close by has prompted its own mythology. The fields, woods and trees alongside have sought names and stories from us. Relating to this immediate landscape has also been an important focus and inspiration for painting.

for me is the Lizard, the sea, the clifftops, rolling landscape and hidden coves around the tiny fishing village of Cadgwith. My family and I have journeyed there at least once a year, throughout the seasons, for the past 30 years.

The West Coast of Scotland and Western Isles

I still feel the same pull to return to the three by one mile Isle of Iona I felt as a child. I’m also drawn to a familiar small part of The Mull of Kintyre, between the towns of Tarbert and Lochgilphead.

includes so many beautiful places. I have an enduring attachment to the Isle of Anglesey also to the woods and hills around Dolgellau, in the shadow of Cader Idris.
Sketchbooks/process photos 

I’m constantly working in them. Recording and exploring ideas, playing around with materials. Some pages are purely experimental, though some may be viewed complete.

I offer a flavour of some of my ongoing work with children and adults.

Most Recent
The part of my site that I intend to continue to update. Without doubt the area which gives me most satisfaction. I think an artist needs to be open to change, transforming, observing and expressing what’s new.

A few words about my background.                                                                                                                                    

I graduated with a degree in Creative Arts from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1986, then worked briefly as an artist and illustrator.
I qualified as a primary school teacher in the early 1990s.
After 20 years as a class teacher, I continued in education as an Arts Specialist. For the past decade I’ve been teaching and delivering workshops for children aged 4-11yrs, as well as adults, both within and outside the teaching profession.

I use a range of art media and techniques – encouraging others to explore new methods has made me open to experimenting and virtually all my work is mixed media. I also write and will often include some text in my painting. My work comes from sketches done, or at least begun, on location, alongside my own photographs.

I have undertaken a wide range of commissions and have recently started selling through galleries and exhibition.

I am happy to receive any enquiries or comments about my work. Please
 note work is available to purchase if it says, 'available' in the description or you can go through shop page.
For prices please contact me through email, text or WhatsApp or DM me by 

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*Prices are now stated with descriptions of most recent work. 

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