Sussex Prairies is open from 2nd June until 10th October 2021 inclusive. We are open five days a week , 1pm until 5pm closed on Mondays and Tuesdays . No need to Book to Visit .You are welcome to bring picnics. Dogs also welcome. Our final day of opening for our 2021 season will be Sunday 10th October inclusive .

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Events & Courses

Gelli-Printing & Watercolour Collage with Seana Mallen


Wednesday 22nd September - Thursday 23rd September | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Gelli-Printing & Watercolour Collage with Seana Mallen

Gelli-Printing & Watercolour Collage

An Exuberant Mixed-Media Celebration of the Prairie Gardens

for artists of all abilities


Day one. Inspired by the garden, we gather and create our materials,  first working collaboratively to watercolour the tissue paper that will become layers of colour and light   and then individually gelli-printing directly from grasses and foliage to make evocative impressions for collage. NO drawing necessary! (Unless you want to, of course!)


Day two. With all the beautiful sheets of coloured tissue and array of botanical prints  ready, today we will play and experiment with compositions and combinations, layering the tissues and prints into your personal interpretations, your visual poems and songs that capture your response to the gardens.


You can choose to work in a Seawhite Concertina Sketchbook, and/or on canvas. 


Two days for £120.


Price includes:

All the materials for the gelli printing. 

1 A5 Seawhite’s concertina sketchbook

All tissues, glues and mediums

1 small canvas

You will need to bring your own watercolours. If you want to work on a larger canvas, please bring your own.

When you enroll, I’ll send you an optional materials list of things that could personalise and enhance your artwork, but all you really need to bring is an open mind and an enthusiasm to play!

Seana Mallen is an internationally acclaimed artist who loves to share her passion for  watercolour. She has exhibited her work in galleries from California to the Middle East, including the Royal Academy. She has over 30 years teaching experience at university and adult education level. Her favourite thing in life, along with painting, is watching her students blossom and thrive.

 To see more of her work and read students’ testimonials, please visit her website,,

 or find her on instagram @seanamallen

 and feel free to get in touch with  her there  or by email at if you have any questions.

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