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Painting Courses and Holidays

I have been teaching artists and running courses for over 20 years. Each year I aim to offer a range of structured weekly classes, short breaks and painting holidays. Learning is within small groups with plenty of demonstrations, structured lessons, and one to one support when you need it. I aim to encourage a friendly atmosphere where there are no "silly questions". Everyone has time to develop their own style whilst learning those key skills which underpin your work and will help you become a better, more confident painter. Courses are for adults only but suitable for all abilities unless stated otherwise.

2019 courses and painting breaks are booking now. I'm delighted to offer a NEW VENUE for 2019 - The Old House Studio Near Glossop in Derbyshire - a fabulous part of the country. I shall be there on 21st & 22nd August for a two-day oil painting break.

Please note that by making any booking through this website you agree to my trading terms and conditions.

Structured Art Classes - West Horsley, nr Guildford, Surrey, KT24 6DD

Autumn Oil Painting Course 2018 (8 weeks), £140.00, Mon mornings, from 8th October. Mixed ability group, please bring your own materials

Oils: Tips & Techniques, Part one (4 weeks), £90.00, Tues mornings from 9th October - ideal for beginners, basic materials included

Oils: Tips & Techniques, Part two (4 weeks), £90.00, Tues mornings from 13th November - follow on beginners course, basic materials included

Gouache - the easy alternative to Watercolour! (2 week taster), £45.00, Tues mornings 8th and 15th January 2019.

Spring Oil Painting Course (8 weeks), £150.00, Mon mornings from 4th February 2019 - mixed ability group, please bring your own materials.

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Day Workshops - Rose Green Centre, Bognor Regis, PO21 3ET

Venice with Oils, £40.00 (inc materials), Thurs 25th October

Enjoy a full days workshop learning to paint. All materials included, just bring along a packed lunch and a willingness to "have a go". No experience required.

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Tutored Art Cruises for Groups (max 10 participants)

Enjoy a fully supported sketching cruise aboard the "Angel Blue" from Dapdune Wharf in central Guildford. Group bookings only with dates arranged to suit (including weekends). £400.00 per cruise includes skipper, art tutor, on board refreshments, complimentary sketchbook and pen.

Maximum 10 artists per cruise - further information


2019 - Watershed Studio, St Cleres Hall Rd, St Osyth, Essex

Tues 13th & Weds 14th August 2019: Around the Farm with Oils (£170.00 per person, including paints, brushes and mediums)

A 2-day course, ideal for artists wanting to build confidence painting outside and learn how to include animals in their paintings, including sheep, chickens and maybe even a horse, as well a buildings around this lovely farm studio. Oil paints, mediums and brushes included. Just bring along your own canvases. Accommodation is at extra cost.

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NEW VENUE for 2019 - The Old House Studio, Woodhead Road, Torside, Glossop, Derbshire SK13 1HU

Weds 21st & Thurs 22nd August 2019: Oils, Fast & Loose (£160.00 per person, including oil paints, basic materials and use of the studio as well as a lovely home-cooked lunch. Accommodation en-site is available at extra cost.

more info...........

to book your place - click here

2019 courses to be announced late November 2018. Bookings via the Summer School website will open in January. Meanwhile, take a look at my video - filmed live during this year's class, painting Oils, Fast & Loose.



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