Inspired Painting Holidays

Course type: Painting week 7 nights

August 2-9 2019
Friday pm- Friday am Please contact us on 01398 332094 or for current availability or to book.

Suitability: All levels
Fee: Friday pm- Friday am residential - £790-EARLY BIRD Non-resident -£580. Non-painting partner sharing room - £420

Bold and Beautiful Borders

A Painting Holiday Course in beautiful Devon, with visits to gardens/scenic locations nearby. At the height of summer, traditional herbaceous borders are bursting with colour, exotics contribute bold foliage and bright blooms while honeysuckle, clematis and roses flower on arches and pergolas. This studio and location based course introduces and practices skills which will help you to create successful paintings from outdoor subjects. We aim for two full days out in some of the beautiful gardens and scenery of the area, using them as inspiration for sketching and painting. The timetable runs from Friday afternoon to Friday morning. There is one free afternoon for you to explore the local area. There is time to learn skills for working outdoors and composing a picture with a gradual introduction to working from outdoor subjects, and the extra day option allows more time for developing your finished work. We will cover sketching, tonal values and composition, negative painting and colour mixing. Students bring their preferred choice of painting medium and you receive individual advice on use of materials and painting skills for that medium; you can also use the time to try out a new medium with a tutor to guide you.

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 garden 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 and a specialist tutor on garden subjects. 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 nearby holiday cottage. The residential price includes single occupancy accommodation, breakfast, evening meal (except Tuesday) and lunches except on days out, and all tuition sessions. 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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