Each student will be gently encouraged to express themselves with the materials and environment provided and to develop their own painting language rather than to strive for a prescribed traditional standard. We pride ourselves on our listening skills especially and being able to work with the student’s needs, to support them to move their work forward. We are not interested in creating a house style as the individuality of each student is at the heart of our belief. After having worked together as tutors for many years we are able to offer developmental advice, a forward-thinking approach, along with being attuned to giving students the time and space to adjust and to absorb new information. The course is especially dedicated to those who want to develop their practice as an artist. We are interested in those of you who have a current professional practice but who would like help through discussion and tuition.
We will be working mostly with acrylic paint and acrylic mediums and these purely for drying purposes, along with flexible and portable supports, brushes, pallets etc will be provided. However, if you would like to work in oils we are only too happy for you to bring paint with you and we will provide turps and mediums. Our flexible supports are easily transportable in your suitcases for the journey home. Many of our clients have been thrilled to sell their work after they have returned home and many have been subsequently accepted into art competitions. A fabulous memory and a real achievement for each student.
This may be subject to change in response to ongoing discussions over coffee in the morning.
We will start in the mornings with a discussion of the day’s approach, over coffee. For instance, we may consider paint technology tips and useful professional methods with visual materials, as well as thoughtful insights to contextualise your approach to the development of your work.
Then into the field or choose a spot near by to work, wherever it is we will make sure that you have all you need and we will sit down with each student to help with their idea development. We are in a beautiful location which is rich in history and an inspiring environment to work within. You do not have to be interested in working from the landscape, we are immensely experienced in facilitating artists and their ideas across a wide range of approaches.
Then lunch, swim, siesta.
A couple of hours continued painting and tutoring in the afternoon.
Then you are free to rest or go for a walk. There will be drinks before our chefs serve a supper. This is when we all get a chance to discuss the day’s work and to relax with some wonderful company.
Please note that on Thursdays the kitchen is closed and so we are free to eat within the village or further afield.
|Price's below include; Tuition, accommodation, food some materials.||Price £1,178||Deposit|
|A deposit is required for each booking and is non-refundable|
|1 x person||£1,178||£500|