Art Courses and Holidays

You will find details of all my currently available "live" events on this page. For online learning via zoom, these courses have moved to my new ONLINE LEARNING PAGE

Please take time to read my terms and conditions before booking any courses through this website.

Fully inclusive Art Retreat in North Devon

8th to 12th April 2024

I am delighted to offer a fully inclusive Art Retreat at this wonderful "secret" location in North Devon. Westcott Barton is situated in its own secluded valley, with beautifully laid out gardens and its own wood and stream. There has been a homestead in this valley since Saxon times; it is even mentioned in the Domesday Book and was the home of the Chichester family during the 17th century.

£695.00 per person, full board, for single room occupancy with own bathroom (Non-painting partners welcome). Traditional oil paints and low odour mediums included. A full list of materials will be sent in advance. Maximum of 12 participating artists.

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Marlborough Summer School 2024

Bookings direct with Summer School are now open with places going fast. Click on your chosen course to book your place and download course information. Meanwhile, here's a taster video to give you some idea of what you might expect.

8th to 12th July 2024 - Oils, Find your creative voice (5 x full days)

15th to 19th July 2024 - Oils for Beginners (5 x half-days)

Comments by students attending in 2023:

"Very good methods - showing students step by step construction of a painting" "Lots of lovely materials to use and good ideas from Melanie". "I really enjoyed the course, nice combination with theory and practice, tutor challenges you to try new things, very supportive"

Oils, from Sketchbook to Canvas

16th to 21st September 2024

Join me at the wonderful 15th Century Dedham Hall in Constable Country. Painting with oils discover how to convert your ideas, whether sketches or photographs, into finished paintings. We undertake sketching trips to locations around the Dedham Vale before returning to the studio to paint. If the weather is poor, photographic references will be available. Plenty of demonstrations and one to one support when you need it. Here's a quick video from my 2023 course.

£860.00 per person, full board, for single occupancy of ensuite room. Reductions for shared rooms. Non-painting partners welcome.

BOOKINGS OPEN - click here to email Dedham Hall

Colours of Autumn

Success with Oils - Autumn 2024

Thursday Afternoons 1.30pm to 4.00pm

Art Classes for a maximum of 8 people, so plenty of one to one tuition as well as structured learning. Courses are aimed towards relative beginners and those new to oil painting looking to develop a loose, impressionist style.

MAXIMUM 8 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS. Dates for my Autumn course will be released shortly.

Fully inclusive Art Retreat in North Devon

16th to 20th June 2025

I am delighted to be returning to Westcott Barton in 2025. "From Sketchbook to Canvas is a fully inclusive Art Retreat at this wonderful "secret" location in North Devon. Spend time sketching both around the grounds and out on location along the North Devon Coast, before returning to the Orangery Studio to paint.

£765.00 per person, full board, for single room occupancy with own bathroom (Non-painting partners welcome). Traditional oil paints and low odour mediums included. A full list of materials will be sent in advance. Maximum of 12 participating artists.

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