Course type: Short Break 4 nights
April 11-15 2019
Thursday pm - Monday am. Can be combined with 'Blossom Time' for an 8 night holiday. Please see Spring Combined course for details
Suitability: beginner to intermediate
Fee: Thursday pm - Monday am Non-residential £310 Non painting partner £230
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 their own choice of painting medium and receive individual advice on use of materials and painting skills; you may wish to use the opportunity to try out a new medium with a tutor to guide you.
Please note- This course is suitable for beginner/ intermediate, and can also be booked together with our ‘Blossom Time’ short break as a combined 8 day course for all levels. Please see Spring Combined course description for details
Materials Please bring sketching materials including charcoal, sketchbook, and your favourite painting medium. Also recommended- protective clothing for painting, suitable footwear and clothes for outside, 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 don’t 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, 3 evening meals and lunches except on days out. 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.