Course type: Combined course 8 nights
April 11-19 2019
Thursday pm - Friday am - 8 nights. Combines two short breaks with an additional free day
Suitability: All levels
Fee: Thursday pm - Friday am residential - £775 Non-resident -£630. Non-painting partner sharing room - £425
A Painting Break in beautiful Devon, learning to sketch and paint spring gardens or scenery. In late April, early shrubs, fruit trees and azaleas in gardens have fresh spring foliage and flower colour, and spring flowers are showing in borders and countryside. This is an opportunity to learn and practise skills for sketching and painting 'en plein air' which you can use ehen you are out and about in summer. There are studio and location based sessions, and individual or small group help to develop key skills including sketching, tonal values, composition, negative painting and colour mixing for spring scenes in gardens and landscape. Bring your chosen painting medium and portable sketching materials for outdoor work. We will visit beautiful Gardens and scenic spots with particular spring landscape interest to practice our skills.
Please note- This course combines ‘Spring Colour’ and ‘Blossom Time’ short breaks with an additional free day as a combined 8 night holiday.
Materials -Please bring sketching materials and your chosen painting medium. Also recommended- protective clothing for painting, suitable footwear and clothes for outside, including waterproofs. Digital camera. Folding stool if needed. Information about materials and equipment is sent out shortly before the course- you may already have all you need, but contact the artist if in any doubt.
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, and includes 8 nights single occupancy accommodation with breakfast, lunches on studio days, and all evening meals except on the free day in the middle of the course.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.