Creative Arts Courses

Radiant Roses in WatercolourCourse Full - Add me to Waiting List9th Aug to 10th Aug 2021
Tutor: Nicky Hunter Monday to Tuesday


Paint Roses with WOW Factor! Using watercolour we will experimenting with expressive and vibrant techniques to keep your work looking bright, fresh, dynamic and sun kissed..... read more

Sketching Landscapes and Buildings with Pen and Wash10th Aug to 12th Aug 2021
Tutor: Jonathan NeweyTuesday to Thursday


This is a three day course that will introduce you to sketching landscapes and buildings in the landscape with pen and watercolour wash. You will be shown how to combine waterproof pen with a watercolour wash to sketch buildings in the landscape including architectural detail, trees, bushes and figures for scale. Using demonstrations and working from photographs supplied by the tutor, you will be shown how each technique can be achieved. Ideal for beginners and students with some knowledge..... read more

"Jonathan was an excellent and enthusiastic and helpful tutor." (May 2019)

Ink and Watercolour - a spoonful of DaringCourse Full - Add me to Waiting List11th Aug to 13th Aug 2021
Tutor: Jackie Devereux Wednesday to Friday


Another take on ink and watercolour - take a spoonful of daring, a deep intake of imagination, breath deeply and stir…..... read more

"Jackie is a great teacher who loves to share her knowledge with her students." (Summer School 2019)

Paint, Collage, Stitch, CreateCourse Full - Add me to Waiting List12th Aug to 13th Aug 2021
Tutor: Gina FerrariThursday to Friday


Unleash your creativity as you paint and print your own unique papers and backgrounds, experimenting with colours, textures and mark making using a variety of techniques. Then cut them up and collage them before adding stitch with free machine embroidery to create your own unique artworks. This course is suitable for all levels of experience as full instruction will be given. You will need your own sewing machine and be able to lower the feed dogs..... read more

"Tutor excellent.  Lots of demonstrations and individual attention.  Food lovely, room immaculate - really enjoyed it, thank you" (March 2019)

Botanical Illustration: Painting White Flowers in WatercolourCourse Full - Add me to Waiting List12th Aug to 13th Aug 2021
Tutor: Roger ReynoldsThursday to Friday


Getting technique right is not a difficult task and once you master it there is great fun to be had painting white flowered subjects. Confidence depends upon adjusting the greys you use and getting good mixtures that behave well on paper. Here is an opportunity to try out new techniques and build confidence in your repertoire of skills..... read more

"Excellent course - excellent tutor." (Summer School 2019)

More Simply Gorgeous Watercolours with InkCourse Full - Add me to Waiting List16th Aug to 18th Aug 2021
Tutor: Jackie Devereux Monday to Wednesday


A modern twist on a traditional medium, discovering its enormous possibilities and exciting unexpected outcomes..... read more

"Jackie was most helpful, especially as I am not an artist and a complete beginner; she was very patient." (Summer School 2019)

Chinese Brush Painting: Fish, Ponds and TreesCourse Full - Add me to Waiting List16th Aug to 18th Aug 2021
Tutor: Paul Maslowski - NEW TUTORMonday to Wednesday


Explore your first, or get a deeper, taste of the art of the Chinese Brush with Paul who was traditionally trained. In this course we will explore and build on the humble fish. Working toward the principles of the carp this will give us the opportunity to explore fish in natural ponds along with the trees that may surround them..... read more

Art JournallingCourse Full - Add me to Waiting List18th Aug to 20th Aug 2021
Tutor: Paula WatkinsWednesday to Friday


During this three day art journalling course we will enjoy discovering many different aspects of art journalling with an exciting and adventurous combination of mixed media techniques. .... read more

"A very enjoyable course delivered in a very friendly and informative way." (Summer School 2019)

Botanical Illustration: Fuchsias in Coloured Pencil 18th Aug to 20th Aug 2021
Tutor: Roger ReynoldsWednesday to Friday


Their grace, diversity, intense colours and interesting shapes make Fuchsias ideal subjects for coloured pencil work. Flowers are from white, through reds and purples, even to blues, with a background of semi shiny leaves. Composition almost makes itself, and you can really give a wide range of colours a day out of the box..... read more

"Roger is an excellent, knowledgeable tutor. Very supportive and helpful." (May 2019)

Textile Design: Inspired by Cloth23rd Aug to 25th Aug 2021
Tutor: Janet EdmondsMonday to Wednesday


Artists painting in the Renaissance period, 16th/17th centuries, were very skilled in depicting figures draped in all types of cloth. They painted velvet, satin, diaphanous transparent fabrics, and working cloths made of rough cotton fabric. What kind of marks are needed to depict this range of fabrics? Be inspired to explore these wonderful drapes that can provide ideas for design and stitch..... read more

"I very much enjoyed the course and having one day of design and one of stitching worked well." (June 2019)

Chinese Brush Painting: Studying Wang Xuetao23rd Aug to 25th Aug 2021
Tutor: William CaiMonday to Wednesday


Through face to face instruction and with traditional demonstrations, this course will introduce the work of the artist Wang Xuetao (1903 to 1982), a famous modern Chinese painter, and accomplished master who made outstanding contributions to small freehand flower and bird painting. He was the President of Beijing Art Academy, Director of China Artists Association, and Vice-Chairman of the Beijing branch of the Art Association. In this workshop, through the study and research of Wang Xuetao's works, we will understand and master the essence of this master of Chinese painting. .... read more

"Williams information was very helpful with the most enjoyable subjects to paint" (March 2020)