The Hilliard Society is delighted to announce that Michael Coe, one of the top miniature portrait artists in the country, together with fellow artists Claudia Haesen, Linda Kracht and Pauleen Trim will be the tutors at the Miniature Painting Workshop to be held at the Town Hall, Wells on June 10th 2023.

At the beginning of the workshop Michael will give a brief talk about the materials and techniques that he uses whilst painting his superb miniature portraits.

Places will be limited, so early reservation is advisable. For further information and to reserve your place please Email Maggy Pickard



For the past few years the Hilliard Society has offered the unique opportunity to take part in a full day’s Miniature Painting Workshop. The intention of the workshop is to introduce the technique of miniature painting to beginners as well as helping artists who may already have some experience but would like to brush up on their skills or try out new ideas.

The day begins with a brief introduction to miniature painting and the materials and equipment used. A number of experienced HS tutors will be on hand all day. Refreshments will be available (tea, coffee and soft drinks) but participants attending should bring their own lunch. There will also be an opportunity to view the main exhibition in the Town Hall during the lunch break.

If you, or anyone you know, are interested in taking part, the fee for the day will be £50, and this will also entitle all artists to one free entry into the following year’s exhibition. (All entries will be subject to selection in the usual way).

If you would like to attend the next Miniature Painting Workshop, which will take place on SATURDAY JUNE 10TH 2023 at the TOWN HALL, WELLS, please get in touch. There are limited spaces available so early booking to secure your place is recommended.

There are limited spaces available so early booking to secure your place is recommended.