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Course type: Short Break 4 nights

April 3-7 2017 FULLY BOOKED
Monday afternoon to Friday morning

Suitability: Beginner/intermediate
Fee: Residential Monday- Friday £445 Non-residential £330 Non painting partner £250 Fully booked- ring 01398332094 for availability on other courses

Spring Colour Painting Break -midweek

A Painting Course in beautiful Devon, learning to paint gardens and scenery at a time of fresh colourful new spring foliage. Spring bulbs, early flowering trees and perennials add to the beauty of gardens at this time of year. Studio sessions cover useful drawing and painting skills and we will try these out during the week at a nearby garden, using it as inspiration for sketching and painting. We will cover sketching, tonal values and composition, negative painting and colour mixing. Students bring watercolours (or pastels if they prefer) and receive individual advice on use of materials and painting skills; you may wish to use the opportunity to start off in watercolour, or to try out a new medium with a tutor to guide you.
Timetable: Monday afternoon to Friday morning. You may wish to extend your stay with us to visit some of the beautiful gardens in the area- many owned by the National Trust or with reduced price entry for RHS members- and we also close to the Exmoor National Park.

Materials Please bring sketching materials including charcoal, sketchbook, and watercolour or pastel equipment according to preference. Also recommended- protective clothing for painting, suitable footwear and clothes for outside work, including waterproofs. Digital camera. Folding stool if needed.
More detailed information about materials and equipment is sent out shortly before the course. You may already have all you need to get the most out of your holiday - we encourage you to contact the artist for more advice, so that you donít leave behind things that you will find useful, and to avoid expensive purchases which may prove unneccesary.
Other costs Student's lunch/refreshments on visit days. We are surrounded by beautiful gardens many owned by the National Trust or with reduced price entry for RHS members, so bring your membership card if you have one.
Tutor Biography
Catherine Stott is a painter and mosaicist who has exhibited a wide range of landscape and garden subjects as well as paintings inspired by other art forms. Artist in residence at Hexham Abbey 2005 and at Morpeth Gathering 2007/8, she holds the R.H.S. Certificate in Horticulture, and has taught with poets and storytellers

Accommodation and travel.
Courses are based at the Artist's house and Studio in Bampton, near Tiverton, Devon. The holiday is fully residential in our AA 4 star accommodation, and holiday cottage. The residential price includes single occupancy accommodation for 4 nights, breakfast, evening meals and lunches except on days out.The non-resident price includes all meals as above except for breakfast
Bampton is 12 miles from M5 junction 27 and from main line train services at Tiverton Parkway, with direct trains to many locations (e.g. London Paddington- 2hours, Birmingham New Street 2.25 hours). We can arrange to collect students travelling by train or coach from Tiverton Parkway Rail Station or Tiverton Coach Station.

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