Course type: Short Break 4 nights
July 15-19 2019
Monday afternoon to Friday morning
Suitability: All levels
Fee: Fully Residential Monday-Friday £465 Non-residential £370 Non painting partner £260
A Painting Short Break in beautiful Devon, learning to paint gardens and landscapes in their full summer colour. This is a studio and garden based course which introduces and practices skills which will help you to create successful sketches and paintings. The timetable runs from Monday afternoon to Friday morning, and we aim for a full day out or two half days in one of the beautiful gardens of the area, using it as inspiration for sketching and painting. There is time to learn skills for working outdoors and composing a picture with a gradual introduction to working from outdoor subjects. We will cover sketching, tonal values and composition, negative painting and colour mixing. Students receive individual advice on use of materials and painting skills in their chosen medium.
Materials Please bring sketching materials including charcoal, sketchbook, and painting materials in any non solvent based medium. 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 unnecessary. Also recommended- protective clothing for painting, suitable footwear and clothes for outside work, including waterproofs. Digital camera. Folding stool if needed.
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.
Catherine Stott is a painter and mosaicist and a specialist painting tutor. 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.