1-Day Collagraph print making


1-day introduction to Collagraph print making!

Date: Tue 11th October, 10:30 – 16:30

One-Day course cost £55, all printing materials are provided, which includes ink and some paper. Due to the size of the press available, we’ll work on small formats.

Tea and coffee will be supplied please bring your own lunch and suitable closing.

We will work at the Coachhouse Kemptown, Brighton.

2 – Day follow-up course or for anyone to explore the technique in more depth:

The 2 day course is £110

Dates: Mon/Tue 17 and 18th of October, 10:30 – 16:30, at the Coach house Kemptown


For more info on the workshop go to Workshops for Collagraph Printmaking

Contact me on the form below for any questions or if you want to know how to reserve your place and I will get back to you.

By Nickova Behling

Great News – New workshops ahead!

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Tight Modern Workshops 2016

Nickova Behling is facilitating the free art workshops as part of the Tight Modern, a miniature replica of the ‘Tate Modern’, which is showcasing the best of the UK’s marginalised artists.

Workshops are available at various venues and leading up to the touring showcase. For those who are interested, can create a piece of work to submit to the Tight Modern.

Go to Tight Modern on Artahead website for more info on course content and venues.

Booking is essential and you can do this via the Tight Modern website or call Creative Future directly on 01273 234780.


Up coming course with Creative Future, Sept – Dec 2016

Organising an Art Exhibition – Brighton

This is a practical, hands on course in which participants organise their group show using their ready-made art work.  Participants will create a budget for the exhibition, organise a preview and promote the show.  We’re very grateful to the Regency Townhouse for providing the space at no cost.

Your artwork needs to be ready to exhibit. Please bring some examples of your work (photos are fine) to the first session so the group can discuss and decide what will go on show.

The course is comprised of 4 x two hour sessions, but at least 4+ ad hoc additional hours outside of the monthly meetings would be expected.  Limited to 5-7 participants.

Booking is essential. Please book your place with Creative Future 


More Collagraph Printmaking


Another 1 day Introduction to Collagraph Printing on the 11 Oct

And 2 days ‘Follow-up’ Collagraph Printing Course on 17/18 Oct

The 2- Day ‘Follow-Up’ Collagraph Printing

This course is for anyone already familiar with the technique and is running over 2 days to give you an opportunity to build your printing plate in more detail on the first day and to develop your print on the second day.

For information and how to book a place go to Workshops for Collagraph Printmaking


with artist Nickova Behling


Collograph by Lorrain Hayes


Create and print in a relaxing atmosphere at  the Coachhouse Kemptown, in Brighton.

For  information on collograph printmaking go to How to do a Collagraph

Date and time:

Monday 1st August, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm,

£37 / day  (concession available on request. Please contact nickovaathotmaildotcom).

RSVP to reserve your place:

Tel: o7766 662oo3 or email nickovaathotmaildotcom

Information and address of the venue go to the coachhouse, Kemptown, Brighton.

Buy Art – Support your local artists!

Brighton Artists Open Houses last weekend and Steyning Arts Trail will be open from 28 May for two weekends!

Check out my mono prints and solar etchings at the Athletic Clup in Steyning, Venue 6.

Steyning Arts Trail

I am still presented this weekend at the Couch House, 22 Walpole Rd, Brighton BN2 0EA,

including my stunning aerial – sand-paintings.    Art at the Couchhouse

IMG_9155.jpgThere is an extensive amount of diverse art work out there, showing the abundance of creativity in our region.


By Nickova Behling

Collagraph Print Making

Taster workshop as part of the CoachHouse – Artists Open House, Kemptown.

15/05/2016, 2-4pm, at 22 Walpole Road, Brighton BN2 0EA

With artist Nickova Behling

Taster CollagraDSC00261ph Print Making is a 2 hours drop in session, where you will have the opportunity to learn how to create a collagraph print. We will create the inking plate using a stiff piece of cardboard on which we are going to glue a variety of (textured) materials.
Then seal the plate before inking it with water based printing ink.

Collagraph is in principal the making of a print using collages. Colour and texture are the main source in making an effective print.

This process is relatively simple and can be enjoyed by almost every age group.

Cost for the drop –in taster workshop:

£10 plus the cost for the paper.

(You can bring your own printing paper or purchase on the day.)

Bring protective clothing.



By Nickova Behling

Flux of Painting last Sunday

The workshop Flux of Painting last Sunday at the coachhouse was a delight.

Lots of conversations explaining my working technique using soil and sand as a pigment for painting.

Here a few snapshots of the day:

More workshops like this are planed for July and August 2016. Please get in touch if you like more information or would like to book a place.

By Nickova Behling

In the ‘Flux of Painting’

08/05/2016, 2-4pm, at 22 Walpole Road, Brighton BN2 0EA

DSC00185_2 - Version 3Taster workshop as part of the CouchHouse – Artists Open House, Kemptown.

In the ‘Flux of Painting’ is a 2 hours drop in session, where you will have the opportunity to learn how to create a flowing, textured painting using natural pigments such as sand and soil. We will work water based with an acrylic medium and acrylic paint.

Since the pigments are heavy and we are going to use lots of water in the process of painting, canvas is a good surface. You could bring your own or by from me.


Cost for the drop –in taster workshop:

£8 plus the price for a canvas

(£2- £8 per canvas depending on sizes. The canvases provided are from the shop THE WORKS and sold to the same price as I bought it.)

Please feel free to bring your own canvas or primed cardboard.

Bring protective clothing.






By Nickova Behling

The Flow of Painting – Creativity from Inside-Out

Restore your balance, regain your energy and relax whilst immersing yourself into the flux and flow of the painterly process.



The next joyful afternoon painting workshop is on the 24th of January, 2pm – 4 pm

Cost £20. Acrylic paint and a small canvas included.

(If you would like to work on more than one canvas you can make a purchase at my studio or bring your own)

The sessions are for adults only and no previous experience is necessary. We paint in a small group, exploring colour and texture of the painterly process.

RSVP via ‘comments’ (right-hand side column at the bottom) if you would like to book a place or have any further questions.

The Sunday afternoons are there to let go to, re-charge and re-energize by doing something that is enjoyable and relaxing.

By immersing yourself into an abstract painterly process you begin to create something from within you. By doing so you create a very unique and secretive visual, which is stunning in its complexity, without being explicit. That’s your intuition laid out in front of you. Painting by painting we can unleash this by learning how to let go, how to free our self into the process of painting and by an increasing knowledge of how to use the painterly explorative techniques.

Last Sunday we started with exercises involving free flow painting and working blind-folded. This was to ensure a strong focus on the movement and feel of the paintbrush and its contact on the surface, without the wish to ‘paint something in particular’.

After the exercise we continued the development on the canvas.


Free Flow Painting, by Monique Kleinfeld



Free Flow Painting (blind folded), by Monique Kleinfeld












Work on canvas, by Monique Kleinfeld
















More Workshops starting in February including the opportunity to book a course over 6 sessions on Wednesday evening or Sunday mornings.

Sunday afternoon sessions:

February: 07th, 28th and March 06th, 13th , 2 – 4pm

Wednesday evening sessions:

February: 03rd/10th/24th, March: 02nd/09th/16th , 7-9pm (you can book this period as a course)

Sunday morning course (6 sessions in total to develop you creativity and confidence)

Starting in April 17th/24th, May 8th/22nd, June 05th/19th, 11am – 01pm

Wednesday evening courses:

Starting in April: 27th, May: 4th/11th/18th/25th, June 01st/08th/15th/22nd/28th


Sessions: 2 hours, £20

Course: 6 sessions, £100

Booking is essential for sessions and courses.

You secure your booking by making a prepayment, which is a minimum of 50%. There is a 48 hour cancelation policy: in case of any cancelation under 48 hours (2 days) prior to the workshop no refund of the canceled session will be made. There will be no refunds for canceled sessions during courses but depending on circumstances you might be able to add a session at the end of your course.

ARTAHEAD is wishing for a creative, peaceful and inspiring 2016!

Starting the year with two Sunday afternoon painting workshops:


Release your creativity and bring some colour to the winter blues.

Relax, chill-out and lighten up your days during the painterly process in the intimate ambiance of the artist studio.

There are still places available for  Sunday 17th January and 24th January, 2pm – 4 pm, cost £20, Acrylic paint and a small canvas included.

(If you would like to work on more than one canvas you can make a purchase at my studio or bring your own)

The sessions are for adults only and no previous experience is necessary. We paint in a small group, exploring colour and texture of the painterly process.

RSVP via messages if you would like to book a place or have any further questions.

Painting as part of your Wellbeing

The Sunday afternoon painting workshops started last November out of the impulse to offer something unpretentious to unfold ones creativity in a safe, supportive and relaxing atmosphere.painting is wellbeing

There is no need to always paint on large formats to be expressive. Allocating the space to explore helps unwind and release the creative energy that’s already inside you: allowing you to liberate your imagination

Immersing yourself into the painterly process lets you forget about the daily worries and gives you a moment of inner peace and focus, which can be compared with a meditative experience. Most people feel refreshed and uplifted after the session.

The images below are examples of work created in the last month sessions.

Work by Ana Sophia Ferreira

Ana Sophia Ferr


Work by Lucy Richards



Work by Ana Kuzan

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Ana Kuzan

Work by Jane Angress

Jane Angress

Jane Angress