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Southwark, London SE1oils, acrylicslife drawing, life paintingwatercoloursdrawingpastelsprintmakingpottery, ceramics
 sculpture, carving, castingglassother (various creative courses)   18+
The Art Academydaytimeevening series1-day workshop2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidaysbeginnersimprovers
Tel: 020 7407 6969info@artacademy.org.ukgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mermaid Court
165a Borough High Street
London
SE1 1HR
The Art Academy is a unique organisation & artistic community. Set up as an independent art school on the South Bank, we make artistic tuition accessible. Courses as shown + metal, moulding & casting taught by resident artists.
Millport, Ayrshiredrawingglasscountry craftscreative writing  18+
Field Studies Council2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01743 852 100enquiries@field-studies-council.orggo to website
  MarApr JunJulAug    
 Be inspired by the unique local landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy the space and tranquillity of this stunning location on the Isle of Cumbrae. Relaxed, quality teaching with small groups of like-minded people. Fee includes full board and tuition.
Gt Missenden, Buckinghamshireoils, acrylicslife drawing, life paintingwatercoloursdrawingpastelsprintmakingsculpture, carving, casting
 glasscountry craftstextilescalligraphy, orientalphotographyjewellerycreative writing
 other (various creative courses)     16+
Missenden Abbey - Adult Learning1-day workshop2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays  beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01296 383582adultlearningbucks@buckscc.gov.ukgo to website
 FebMarAprMayJun Aug OctNov 
Missenden Abbey Adult Learning
Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Bucks
HP16 0BD
Missenden Abbey Adult Learning offers residential and non-residential summer school and weekend courses in arts, crafts, special interest, textiles and creative City & Guilds.
Rhyd-y-creuau, Conwywatercolourscountry crafts    18+
Field Studies Council2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01743 852 100enquiries@field-studies-council.orggo to website
  JulAug    
 Be inspired by the unique local landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy the space and tranquillity of this stunning location in Snowdonia. Relaxed, quality teaching with small groups of like-minded people. Fee includes full board and tuition.
Callington, Cornwalloils, acrylicslife drawing, life paintingwatercoloursdrawingpastelsprintmakingother (various creative courses)
       16+
Callington School of Art1-day workshop2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidaystailored tuition beginnersimprovers
Tel/Fax: 01579 383491info@callingtonartschool.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Lower House
Church Street
Callington, Cornwall
PL17 7AN
We offer a variety of courses for all abilities using the beautiful nearby locations around the Cornwall/Devon border as a basis for subsequent studio work. Courses also include life drawing and photographic silk screen printing. 4 star accommodation.
Blencathra, Keswick, Cumbriawatercoloursdrawingcountry craftsphotographyother (various creative courses) 18+
Field Studies Council2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01743 852 100enquiries@field-studies-council.orggo to website
 Feb     AugSep   
 Be inspired by unique local landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy the space and tranquillity of this stunning location in the heart of the Lake District. Relaxed, quality teaching with small groups of like-minded people. Fee includes full board / tuition.
Brougham, Cumbriawatercoloursdrawing    18+
Lake District Water Colour1-day workshop2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays  beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07799 112787steve@lakedistrictwatercolour.co.ukgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Brougham Hall
Brougham
Cumbria
CA10 2DE
Watercolour painting and drawing courses, coaching and commissions. Gallery and studio in a medieval castle in the Eden Valley near Ullswater. Day or residential multiday courses. Guided walks in the Lake District can be arranged as part of the course.
Bampton, Devonwatercoloursdrawingpastelsother (various creative courses)  18+
Inspired Painting Holidays1-day workshop2-3day non-residential2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01398 332094info@catherinestott.co.ukgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 Holidays, Short Breaks, Day Workshops in Garden & Landscape painting in artist's studio and gardens & scenery of Devon & Exmoor. Courses all year. Beginners to experienced painters. Small groups. Also Mosaic Workshops. AA 4-star accommodation.
Challacombe, Devonoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastelsglassother (various creative courses)18+
Shorland Old Farm2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01598 763505enquiries@shorlandoldfarm.co.ukgo to website
  MarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNov 
Shorland Old Farm
Barton Lane, Challacombe
Barnstaple, Devon
EX31 4UB
Residential art holidays in C17 North Devon farmhouse. Wide range of media and styles for all abilities, led by professional artists. Stunning location. Large, well-equipped studio. Comfortable accommodation, good food and warm hospitality.
Lynmouth&Simonsbath, Devonoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastels  18+
Alpha Painting Holidays2-3day non-residential2-3day residentiallonger non-residentiallonger residential, holidays beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01934 733877joinus@alphapaintingholidays.comgo to website
   AprMayJunJul Sep   
Unit 4a, Kirklea Farm
Church Lane, Badgworth
Axbridge, Somerset
BS26 2QH
Our holidays are based in the stunning scenery of Exmoor National Park and the picturesque North Devon Coast. Britainís top tutors. Plenty of 121 tuition. All abilities welcome. En-suite accommodation. Other UK/European destinations too, see website.
Lifton, Devonoils, acrylicslife drawing, life paintingwatercoloursdrawing  16+
Brambles Art Retreat1-day workshop2-3day non-residential2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01566 784 359janet@bramblesartretreat.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Brambles
Sprytown
Lifton, Devon
PL16 0AY
Weekend and five-day painting courses in watercolour, oil and drawing. Six places per course, tuition to match your skills. Friendly relaxed atmosphere, delicious home cooking, open fires.
Tavistock, Devonprintmaking     16+
Mary Gillettdaytimeevening series1-day workshop2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidaysbeginnersimprovers
Tel: 01822 810329mary@gulwork.wanadoo.co.ukgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 Etching evening classes, Saturday, weekend & 5-day printmaking courses, 6th-form sessions, individual tuition, schools/community outreach. Flexible tuition for all. Spectacular setting: Tamar Valley, nr Dartmoor & coast. Local farmhouse B&B accom.
Dittisham, Devonoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastelsprintmakingpottery, ceramicsother (various creative courses)
       12+
Coombe Farm Studios2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays   beginnersimprovers
Tel: UK 01803 722352lara@coombefarmstudios.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Lara Lloyd
Coombe Farm Studios
Dittisham, nr. Dartmouth
Devon   TQ6 0JA
Join watercolourist & author Paul Riley at his beautiful S Devon farm amid unparalleled countryside. W/colours, oils, pastel, ceramics courses throughout the year. Large well-lit studio, first-class tuition. Non-residential & non-participants welcome.
Slapton Ley, Devonoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingphotography  18+
Field Studies Council2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01743 852 100enquiries@field-studies-council.orggo to website
  JulAug    
 Be inspired by the unique local landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy the space and tranquillity of this stunning location on the South Devon coast. Relaxed, quality teaching with small groups of like-minded people. Fee includes full board and tuition.
Margam, Glamorganoils, acrylicswatercolourspastelscountry craftsphotographycreative writingother (various creative courses)
       18+
Field Studies Council2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01743 852 100enquiries@field-studies-council.orggo to website
  MarAprMay JulAug OctNov 
 Be inspired by the unique local landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy the space and tranquillity of this stunning location in South Wales parkland. Relaxed, quality teaching with small groups of like-minded people. Fee includes full board and tuition.
Wye Valley, Gloucestershireoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastels  18+
Alpha Painting Holidays2-3day non-residential2-3day residentiallonger non-residentiallonger residential, holidays beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01934 733877joinus@alphapaintingholidays.comgo to website
   Apr JunJul Sep   
Unit 4a, Kirklea Farm
Church Lane, Badgworth
Axbridge, Somerset
BS26 2QH
Our holidays are based in the beautiful & tranquil Wye Valley inc rivers, castles, bridges, cottages & more. Britainís top tutors. Plenty of 121 tuition. All abilities welcome. En-suite accommodation. Other UK/European destinations too, see website.
Isle of Wight, Hampshireoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastels  18+
Alpha Painting Holidays2-3day non-residential2-3day residentiallonger non-residentiallonger residential, holidays beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01934 733877joinus@alphapaintingholidays.comgo to website
   AprMayJunJul Sep   
Unit 4a, Kirklea Farm
Church Lane, Badgworth
Axbridge, Somerset
BS26 2QH
Our holidays are based in the Isle of Wight with its beautiful coastline & amazing light ideal for painting. Britainís top tutors. Plenty of 121 tuition. All abilities welcome. En-suite accommodation. Other UK/European destinations too, see website.
Abergavenny, Monmouthshireoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastelsprintmakingsculpture, carving, castingphotography
 other (various creative courses)     16+
Llanthony Art courses2-3day residential    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01873 890343clarewhitehead@hotmail.co.ukgo to website
  MarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNov 
Broadley Farm
Llanthony
Abergavenny, Wales
NP7 7NW
Relaxed, enjoyable weekend courses in stunning mountain surroundings. Experienced tutors teaching Watercolour, Oil Painting, Stone carving. Digital Photography, Printmaking. Holiday cottages in Llanthony Valley or local B&B if required.
Kindrogan, Perth/Kinrosssculpture, carving, castingcountry craftsphotography   18+
Field Studies Council2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01743 852 100enquiries@field-studies-council.orggo to website
   Apr JunJulAug Oct  
 Be inspired by the unique local landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy the space and tranquillity of this stunning location in the Scottish Highlands. Relaxed, quality teaching with small groups of like-minded people. Fee includes full board and tuition.
Talgarth, Powysoils, acrylicslife drawing, life paintingwatercoloursdrawingpastelsprintmaking16+
Art Courses Wales - Niel Bally2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01874 711212info@artcourseswales.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJul  OctNovDec
Taflod Wernfawr
Talgarth
Brecon
LD3 0DY
A variety of painting & drawing courses including life classes for all abilities. Purpose built studio and very attractive home. Fees include delicious lunches. Max of 8 to a class. 1 to 1 professional tuition. Stunning landscape - ideal creative break.
Duns Castle, Scottish Bordersoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastels  16+
Art Amatoria2-3day residential    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07768 960578info@artamatoria.co.ukgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Duns Castle
Duns
Berwickshire
TD11 3NW
Art Amatoria offers 2-day residential painting & drawing courses with tutor Claudia Petretti. Learn new skills & techniques in the beautiful, inspiring setting of Duns Castle, a 700-year-old family-run castle. Beginners & non-painting partners welcome.
Preston Montford, Shropshirewatercoloursphotography    18+
Field Studies Council2-3day residential    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01743 852 100enquiries@field-studies-council.orggo to website
  Mar   JulAug    
 Be inspired by the unique local landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy the space and tranquillity of this stunning location on the Shropshire/Welsh border. Relaxed, quality teaching with small groups of like-minded people. Fee includes full board/tuition.
Cheddar and Wells, Somersetoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastels  18+
Alpha Painting Holidays2-3day non-residential2-3day residentiallonger non-residentiallonger residential, holidays beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01934 733877joinus@alphapaintingholidays.comgo to website
   AprMayJunJul Sep   
Unit 4a, Kirklea Farm
Church Lane, Badgworth
Axbridge, Somerset
BS26 2QH
Our holidays are based in the beautiful Cathedral City of Wells, on the edge of the Mendip Hills & near Cheddar. Britains top tutors. Plenty of 121 tuition. All abilities welcome. En-suite accommodation. Other UK/European destinations too, see website.
Flatford Mill, Suffolkoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastelssculpture, carving, castingglasscountry crafts
 textilescalligraphy, orientalphotographycreative writingother (various creative courses) 18+
Field Studies Council1-day workshop2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays  beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01743 852 100enquiries@field-studies-council.orggo to website
 FebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 Be inspired by unique local landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy the space and tranquillity of this stunning location in Constable Country. Relaxed, quality teaching with small groups of like-minded people. Fee includes full board and tuition.
Shotley, Suffolkpottery, ceramics     14+
Deborah Baynes Pottery Studio2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01473 788300deborah@deborahbaynes.co.ukgo to website
  MarAprMayJunJulAugSepOct  
Nether Hall
Shotley
Ipswich, Suffolk
IP9 1PW
Serious fun for potaholics - every summer since 1971. Expert friendly tuition - handbuilding, throwing, decorating, raku and salt glaze. Excellent food wine and accommodation in our 16th Century hall by the Orwell Estuary.
Malham Tarn, North Yorkshirewatercoloursprintmakingcountry crafts   18+
Field Studies Council2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01743 852 100enquiries@field-studies-council.orggo to website
    MayJun AugSep   
 Be inspired by the unique local landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy the space and tranquillity of this stunning location in the Yorkshire Dales. Relaxed, quality teaching with small groups of like-minded people. Fee includes full board and tuition.
06 Biot, France#     10+
Candlemakingcoursesevening series1-day workshop2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidaystailored tuitionbeginnersimprovers
Tel: +33 6 8450 8436g-simmons@hotmail.frgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
9 av de la Liberation
06600 Antibes
France
Learn the Creative Art of Candle Design from one of the worlds leading designers. We offer the most extensive interactive on-line courses available and conduct seminars at our school on the French Riviera. Please see 'On-Line Courses' on our website.
Chateauneuf du Faou, Franceoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastels  18+
The Old Bakery Studio1-day workshop2-3day non-residential2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays beginnersimprovers
 tom.sarah@blueyonder.co.ukgo to website
   AugSepOct  
19 Rue Paul Serusier
Chateauneuf du Faou
Brittany
29520   France
The Old Bakery offers residential painting holidays and workshops in a beautiful town in Finistere, Brittany. Our experienced artist, Mary, will help improve your skills at your own pace. Local day trips, food and accommodation included.
Bellagio, L Como, Italyoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastelspottery, ceramicssculpture, carving, castingcooking
 other (various creative courses)     16+
Abele Experientia Artis1-day workshop2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidaystailored tuition beginnersimprovers
Tel: +39 3420931568info@abeleexperientiaartis.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Via Jacopo Rezia, 24/26
San Giovanni di Bellagio (CO)
22021
Italy
Enjoy a real art experience with a professional artist & teacher: fine arts, classical Italian arts, Maestri Comacini art, marble sculpture, stone decoration and much more. Exclusive professional courses held on the romantic & inspirational Lake Como.
Monzuno, Italyoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingother (various creative courses)  16+
Irma Fiorentini's Italian Art Studio2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidays   beginnersimprovers
 irmafiorentini@gmail.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Via Capezzale 1
40036 Monzuno
Bologna
Italy
1) Decorative Wall Painting: ornament-techniques for elegantly decorating your own home! 2) Trompe-L'Oeil Technique: painting a window with a landscape view, to create a surprising optical illusion! Take home your work, notes on theory, a certificate.
Ventimiglia, Italypottery, ceramicssculpture, carving, casting    15+
Accademia d'Arte1-day workshop2-3day non-residential2-3day residentiallonger non-residentiallonger residential, holidaysbeginnersimprovers
Tel: +33 608177897nicole@nicoledurand.netgo to website
    MayJunJulAugSepOct  
29 via Moretti
Mortola Sup
18039 (Imp)
Italy
Learn to sculpt (stone, wood carving or clay) on the beautiful Italian riviera and famous Cote d'Azur like the old masters, seaview artists residencies on site. We also do workshops in Greece - see www.nicoledurand.com
Lagos, Algarve, Portugaloils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastels  18+
Alpha Painting Holidays1-day workshop2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidaystailored tuition beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01934 733877joinus@alphapaintingholidays.comgo to website
    SepOct  
Unit 4a, Kirklea Farm
Church Lane, Badgworth
Axbridge, Somerset
BS26 2QH
Our holidays are in the beautiful Algarve, with its beautiful countryside, stunning coastline & many harbours. Britainís top tutors. Plenty of 121 tuition. All abilities welcome. En-suite accommodation. Other UK/European destinations too, see website
Bedar, Andalucia, Spainoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastels  18+
Alpha Painting Holidays2-3day non-residential2-3day residentiallonger non-residentiallonger residential, holidays beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01934 733877joinus@alphapaintingholidays.comgo to website
    SepOct  
Unit 4a, Kirklea Farm
Church Lane, Badgworth
Axbridge, Somerset
BS26 2QH
Our holidays in the beautiful white mountain village of Bedar, Spain are with Noel Gregory, well known for books on oils/acrylics. Plenty of 121 tuition. All abilities welcome. En-suite accommodation. Other UK/European destinations too, see website.
Montanchez, Spainoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingphotography  18+
Finca-art courses1-day workshop2-3day residentiallonger residential, holidaystailored tuition beginnersimprovers
Tel: UK 01766 590638hafod.art@hotmail.comgo to website
    MayJun AugSepOct  
Finca Acehuche
10170 Montanchez
Caceres, Extremadura
SPAIN
Choose to sketch and paint in landscape or townscape with experienced tutor & artist Noelle Griffiths. Based on art school teaching, the courses are tailored to each person's experience and aspiration. All drawing & painting media taught. See website.