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Stepney, London E1pottery, ceramics      
Jessica Joslinevening series1-day workshoptailored tuition  beginnersimprovers
 jessica.joslin@yahoo.co.ukgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rural Art Centre
Stepney City Farm
Stepney Way, London
E1 3DG
Expert and friendly tailored tuition in throwing and decorating. All abilities welcome on evenings and weekends. Individual, group, 5 & 10 week courses plus one-off tasters available.
Stepney, London E1textiles     15+
Stitches in Timedaytimeevening series1-day workshop2-3day non-residentialtailored tuitionbeginnersimprovers
Tel: 020 7987 6164mail@stitchesintime.org.ukgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
The Old Limehouse Town Hall
646 Commercial Road
Limehouse, London
E14 7HA
Discover new skills, develop existing ones! We teach a range of textile and sewing courses, in small class sizes to ensure a quality level of teaching. From pattern cutting to machine sewing, silk painting to embroidery, beginners to the experienced.
Haggerston, London E2pottery, ceramics     18+
Studio Manifoldevening series    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07970 234083rawceramicworkshops@gmail.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arch 33, Ermine Mews
Laburnum Street
London
E2 8BF
Matthew Raw leads a variety of workshops from 7-9pm on consecutive Mon or Tues evenings. Prices £85-£95 materials and firings included. See website for more info.
Shoreditch, London E2pottery, ceramics     16+
Turning Earth Ceramicsdaytime    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 020 7729 4819info@turningearthceramics.co.ukgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
361-362 The Arches
Kingsland Viaduct
Whiston Road, London
E2 8BW
Classes at Turning Earth, East London's dedicated ceramics centre. Covers all of the basics: throwing, hand building, press moulding, decorating & glazing. 8 & 12-week classes on Tue, Wed, Thu evenings + Tue, Wed & Sat mornings.
Dalston, London E8other (various creative courses)     16+
The School of Stuffdaytimeevening series1-day workshop2-3day non-residentiallonger non-residentialbeginnersimprovers
Tel: 0797 0149395stuff@theschoolofstuff.co.ukgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJul SepOctNovDec
Studio B002, LighthouseStudios
73-75 Shacklewell Lane
London
E8 2EB
Evening classes, weekend classes, 5 day intensive classes, part-time day classes in upholstery, furniture restoration and cabinetmaking. Fun classes for hobbyists and serious classes for career changers, and everything in between.
Lea Bridge, London E10pottery, ceramics     16+
Turning Earth E10daytimeevening series   beginnersimprovers
 info@turningearthceramics.co.uk
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Top Floor, 11 Argall Avenue
Lea Bridge
London
E10 7QP
Opening Mar 2017: Turning Earth's 2nd premises, in E10. Classes cover all the basics: throwing, hand building, press moulding, decorating & glazing. 8- & 12-week classes every day - am, pm, evening available. Inspiring environment, passionate teachers.
Limehouse, London E14oils, acrylicslife drawing, life paintingwatercoloursdrawing  14+
Rachel Clark1-day workshop2-3day non-residentiallonger non-residentialtailored tuition beginnersimprovers
Tel: 020 7987 8776rachel@rachelclark.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
25 Limehouse Cut
46 Morris Road
London
E14 6NQ
Life painting & drawing courses for all abilities. 1-to-1 tuition with professional artist Rachel Clark in small classes - max 9 students. The school (est. 1976) is run in my large, light, fully equipped studio and is easily reached by bus, tube or DLR.
North, London N7pottery, ceramics      
Kerry Hastingsevening series1-day workshop2-3day non-residentiallonger non-residential beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07714 234861kerry_hastings@yahoo.co.ukgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJun  SepOctNovDec
Studio 211
Regent Studios
1, Thane Villas
London   N7 7PH
Learn pottery under expert tuition in a creative working studio. Throwing on the wheel, the various handbuilding techniques and glazing and firing work. Beginners taster sessions and courses offered. All levels of ability welcome.
North, London N7pottery, ceramics      
Edit Juhaszevening seriestailored tuition   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07783 265108juhasedit@gmail.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Studio 211, Regent Studios
1 Thane Villas
London
N7 7PH
Monday-Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30pm. Improve your throwing skill. One to one tuition. Professional potter-thrower. Friendly,creative studio. £25/hour including materials.
Southgate, London N14glass      
Cheryl Powling Stained Glass1-day workshop    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07810 150040cheryl@cherylpowlingglass.co.ukgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
73 The Mall
Southgate
London
N14 6LL
For Beginners or those who would like to expand their level of skill in this delightful craft. Small classes up to 5. Book Now for a fabulous experience. See website for more info.
Stoke Newington, London N16pottery, ceramics     18+
Lesley McShea1-day workshop    beginnersimprovers
 lesleymcshea@googlemail.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Church Street Workshops
Guttridges Yard
172 Stoke Newington Church St.
London   N16 0JL
Ceramic classes for all levels! All techniques, inc. wheel. Every second Saturday 1-3pm. From £25 + materials per session. Pre-booking essential. Max 8 per lesson. Gift vouchers and Private Pottery Parties available to book.
Stoke Newington, London N16drawingphotographyother (various creative courses)    
Woodberry Wetlandsdaytimeevening series1-day workshop  beginnersimprovers
 events@woodberrywetlands.org.ukgo to website
   AprMayJunJulAug    
Entrance via New River Path
226 Lordship Road
London
N16 5HQ
Hidden behind sprawling urban development, Woodberry Wetlands has been one of London's best kept secrets for 200 years. Having opened in May 2016, this vast wildlife oasis plans to host a number of exciting art and craft courses again this summer.
Wood Green, London N22oils, acrylics     18+
Portrait Painting with Carol Tarndaytime    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 020 8883 7077catarn@btinternet.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
The Chocolate Factory
Chocolate Factory 1
Clarendon Road, Wood Green
London   N22 6XJ
Tuition in a professional artist's fully equipped studio. Good natural light. Small classes, 3 pupils max. Traditional techniques in oils. Sun 10.30-1.30 & 2.30-5.30. £35 per 3-hr session. Transport: Wood Green stn Piccadilly line.
Belsize Park, London NW3watercoloursdrawingcalligraphy, oriental   9+
Talia Lehavi Studiodaytimeevening series   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07967 970 129mail@talialehavi.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 Sat 10:00 - 13:00: Japanese Ink Painting (suibokuga) & calligraphy: new ways of expression via minimalism, simplicity, the discipline of mind, hand & brush. Observation methods, drawing skills, active meditation.
Mill Hill, London NW7pottery, ceramics     14+
Dawn Isaacstailored tuition    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07771 983232dawnie.isaacs@hotmail.co.uk
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 Pottery classes: throwing, handbuilding, glazing. Friendly class. All abilities. One-to-one or groups. From £20 for one and a half hours including firings and materials. Phone for details: 020 8906 3715 or 07771 983232.
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.
Greenwich, London SE8oils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastels  16+
London Art Classesdaytimeevening series1-day workshop2-3day non-residentialtailored tuitionbeginnersimprovers
Tel: 020 8694 7800contact@nickmalone.co.ukgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 Art classes with Nick Malone in lovely studios. Free parking, small relaxed classes (around 6 students). Your chance to work in a professional artist's studio - the traditional 'atelier' system - BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME - receive maximum attention.
Vauxhall, London SE11oils, acrylicslife drawing, life paintingdrawingsculpture, carving, casting  16+
London Atelier of Representational Artdaytimeevening series1-day workshoplonger non-residentialtailored tuitionbeginnersimprovers
Tel: 020 7738 8884info@drawpaintsculpt.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
West Wing Basement Studios
Vox Studios
1-45 Durham Street, London
SE11 5JH
LARA teaches the fundamental aspects of drawing, painting and sculpture from life. The UK's only school offering renowned sight-size method. Students master expression of the human form. Now offering intensive workshops and short courses.
Lewisham, London SE14pottery, ceramics     15+
Shirley Stewartevening series1-day workshop2-3day non-residentiallonger non-residentialtailored tuitionbeginnersimprovers
Tel: 020 8692 2513shirli_stewart@yahoo.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNov 
Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way
London
SE14 6PD
Three-day weekend throwing and glaze technology workshops. Evening studio pottery courses. 10-day summer course in August. Children's classes and pottery parties available.
Peckham Rye, London SE15pottery, ceramics     18+
The Kiln Roomsevening series2-3day non-residential   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07779 698490info@thekilnrooms.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
9c Copeland Park
Peckham Rye
London
SE15 3SN
Pottery Classes & open access studio. Great classes, good teacher, friendly atmosphere. Covers all of the basics: hand building, press moulding, throwing, turning, decorating & glazing. 12-Wk classes. Short Courses. Studio use memberships available.
Chelsea, London SW10oils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingprintmakingsculpture, carving, casting 17+
Heatherley School of Fine Artdaytimeevening series1-day workshoplonger non-residential beginnersimprovers
Tel: 020 7351 4190info@heatherleys.orggo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
75 Lots Road
Chelsea
London
SW10 0RN
Two-year diploma courses in portrait painting and figurative sculpture. One-year portfolio course. Part-time courses in: oil painting, watercolour, sculpture, drawing, printmaking. Summer courses. Open studio.
Waterloo, London SW11pottery, ceramics     16+
CWC Ceramicstailored tuition    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07814 525716camilla@camillawebbcarter.comgo to website
   AugSepOct  
23 Makespace Studios
Newnham Terrace
London
SE1 7DR
One to one classes will last just over 2 hours in Camilla's studio 5 minutes from Waterloo station. Classes will be adapted to suit your requirements. Flexible timings whether you are new to clay or would like to build on skills you already have.
Brook Green, London W6oils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingprintmakingsculpture, carving, casting 8+
Brook Green Art Classesdaytimeevening series2-3day non-residentialtailored tuition beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07951 845180info@brookgreenart.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJun  SepOctNovDec
 Weekend art classes for young people aged 8-18 years. Drawing, painting (oil, acrylic), collage, printmaking, sculpture, with Lydia. www.brookgreenart.com
Hammersmith, London W6pottery, ceramics     9+
Zoe Lloyddaytimeevening series1-day workshop2-3day non-residentialtailored tuitionbeginnersimprovers
Tel: 07854 518080zoe@zoelloyd.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJul SepOctNovDec
Studio Lloyd-Rena
Arch 57, Cambridge Grove
Hammersmith, London
W6 0LD
Ceramic hand building techniques and sculpture tuition. Glaze/slip decorating/plaster mould-making/mono-printing & screen printing. Individual tuition £40 ph groups £25ph includes materials and firing costs.
Little Venice, London W9drawing     15+
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brainlonger non-residential    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07956 910427anna@learn-to-draw-right.comgo to website
  Mar  JunJulAug Oct  
 If you can sign your name you can learn to draw! 5 days, devised by Betty Edwards using Right Side of the Brain techniques, will teach you the 5 basic skills of realistic drawing to form the global skill of drawing. Also in N Wales - see website.
Bloomsbury, London WC1Blife drawing, life paintingdrawingpottery, ceramicssculpture, carving, castingjewelleryother (various creative courses)19+
Central YMCAevening series1-day workshop2-3day non-residential  beginnersimprovers
Tel: 020 7343 1728paul.jelley@ymca.co.ukgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Central YMCA
112 Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3NQ
Large well-equipped art room. Ceramics - wheel & hand building, glazing & firing. Sculpture from Life & Drawing from Life. Jewellery design and making in cast gold, silver or pewter. General metal casting for small objects. 8-week courses.
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.
Landysul, Ceredigionoils, acrylicslife drawing, life paintingdrawingpastels  16+
Clare Roseevening series    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01239 612444clareroseart@gmail.comgo to website
     OctNov 
 A great general painting class. Sessions are designed to provide the skills needed to approach oil & acrylic painting with confidence & are structured around technical advice & one to one tuition.
Nantwich, Cheshirepottery, ceramics      
Joy Wild1-day workshoplonger non-residentialtailored tuition  beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01270 780345 go to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
The Firs Pottery
Sheppenhall Lane, Aston
Nantwich
Cheshire   CW5 8DE
Have a making day classes held twice weekly (lunch included). Beginners or advanced potters welcomed. Make up your own course - throwing, handbuilding, glazing + firing (stoneware clay). Also corporate day workshops.
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.
Bodmin, Cornwalloils, acrylicslife drawing, life paintingdrawingpastels  16+
Ashley Hansondaytimeevening serieslonger non-residentiallonger residential, holidays beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01208 77656denise@ashleyhanson.co.ukgo to website
   AprMay   SepOct  
 5 Day Painting Holidays in Cornwall with renowned landscape artist Ashley Hanson: 4 stunning locations, 2 days in the studio. Prices from £430 incl 5 nts accomm, all lunches and more! Also see website for new 5 day courses in Porthleven.
Porthleven, Cornwalloils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastelssculpture, carving, casting 18+
The Art Academylonger non-residential    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 020 7407 6969info@artacademy.org.ukgo to website
    MayJunJulAugSep   
Mermaid Court
165a Borough High Street
London
SE1 1HR
New courses in creative painting and creative sculpture at the Lifeboat House Art Studios in Porthleven, near Helston, Cornwall. A new and refreshing type of holiday art course.
Newlyn, Cornwalloils, acrylicslife drawing, life paintingwatercoloursdrawingprintmakingsculpture, carving, casting18+
Newlyn School of Art1-day workshop2-3day non-residential   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01736 365557info@newlynartschool.co.ukgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
The Old Board School
Chywoone Hill
Newlyn, Cornwall
TR18 5AN
Newlyn School of Art provides short art courses in Painting, Drawing, Printmaking and Stone Carving taught by some of the best known artists working in Cornwall today. Also Life Drawing evenings and Open Access Printmaking Fridays.
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.
Alston, Cumbriaoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawing   18+
Lionel Playford2-3day non-residentiallonger non-residential   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01434 381092info@penninepainting.co.ukgo to website
   AprMayJunJulAugSepOct  
Rose House Studio
Garrigill
Alston, Cumbria
CA9 3DU
Landscape sketching and painting courses in the beautiful North Pennines AONB. Programmed and bespoke small-group courses in teaching studio with experienced, professional artist and tutor. Course fee includes lunches, transport and some materials.
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. Britain’s 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.
Epping Forest, Essexwatercoloursdrawingphotography   18+
Field Studies Council1-day workshop    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01743 852 100enquiries@field-studies-council.orggo to website
Jan   May     Nov 
 Be inspired by the unique local landscapes and wildlife in Epping Forest. Learn how to use your camera taking photographs of the flora and fauna nearby. Relaxed, quality day courses with small groups of like-minded people.
Leigh on Sea, Essexoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastels  18+
Bless Ya 'Art1-day workshop    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07989 850641blessyaart@outlook.comgo to website
    May Jul     
39 Fiennes Close
Chadwell Heath
Essex
RM8 1XF
One day drawing and painting art day at the picturesque Old Leigh on Sea. The one day course consists of drawing and painting techniques in the morning facilitated by professional artist and qualified art teacher, a stop for lunch, then practice.
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. Britain’s top tutors. Plenty of 121 tuition. All abilities welcome. En-suite accommodation. Other UK/European destinations too, see website.
Trigonos, Nantlle, Gwynedddrawing     18+
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brainlonger residential, holidays    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07956 910427anna@learn-to-draw-right.comgo to website
  Jul     
 If you can sign your name you can learn to draw! This Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain course devised by Betty Edwards, will teach you the 5 basic skills of realistic drawing to form the global skill of drawing. Also in London. 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. Britain’s top tutors. Plenty of 121 tuition. All abilities welcome. En-suite accommodation. Other UK/European destinations too, see website.
Brynaport, Highlandoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawing    
Bettina Schroeder Painting Holidayslonger residential, holidays    beginnersimprovers
Tel: UK 020 7609 0843bettina.schroeder@virgin.netgo to website
 Jun      
4 Cairns House, Holloway Rd
Islington
London
N7 9SA
2017: Jun 15-21. Staggering views across Loch Kishorn to the ancient corries and hills of Applecross. The light and colours, with the history and romance of the Scottish Highlands, make Brynaport a most inspirational and dynamic place to paint.
Folkestone, Kentoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastels  18+
Bless Ya 'Art1-day workshop    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07989 850641blessyaart@outlook.comgo to website
  Jul     
39 Fiennes Close
Chadwell Heath
Essex
RM8 1XF
A one day course to explore some art techniques and tuition in the morning. Tuition of techniques is given by the qualified art teacher and professional artist. A stop for lunch to be arranged. Afternoon spent on location practising the technique.
Colne, Lancashireoils, acrylicslife drawing, life paintingwatercoloursdrawingpastelsprintmakingtextiles
       7+
Artpaddaytimeevening series1-day workshoptailored tuition beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07713 346419artpadcolne@gmail.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
ARTPAD
2nd Floor, 20 Church Street
Colne, Lancashire
BB8 0LG
Regular weekly Art Classes, Workshops and Outreach for Children and Adults in a relaxing and uplifting environment. For full information of all the workshops and activities we host please visit our 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.
Starston, Norfolkoils, acrylicsdrawingprintmaking   16+
Nicola Slattery Art Courses Ltd1-day workshop2-3day non-residential   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01986 788853artpeople@btopenworld.comgo to website
  MarAprMayJunJul SepOctNov 
 Wonderful weekend art courses with kind, generous and supportive tuition. Create art from imagination, paint with acrylics, discover printmaking. Materials and equipment supplied and included in the fee along with buffet lunch!
Dorchester, Oxfordshirewatercoloursdrawing    16+
Rebecca Hinddaytime1-day workshop2-3day non-residentiallonger non-residential beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01865 340633post@rebeccahind.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
8 Manor Farm Road
Dorchester-on-Thames
Oxon
0X10 7HZ
Traditional English watercolours. First-class tuition by demonstration and one-to-one, indoors and out. Held in Dorchester Abbey's Medieval Hall and other S. Oxon venues.
Bicester, Oxfordshireprintmaking     18+
Alexandra Buckledaytimeevening series1-day workshoptailored tuition beginnersimprovers
  go to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 I teach 1-2-1 lino printing at my home studio, specialising in full colour 'reduction' linocuts. I offer full days or 2 hour time slots. This is a fun and rewarding technique. I can accommodate two students together if you wish to bring a friend.
Waterperry, Oxfordshireoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingtextilescalligraphy, oriental 16+
Art in Action Summer School2-3day non-residentiallonger non-residential   beginnersimprovers
Tel: 07980 091 297artinactionartcourses@gmail.comgo to website
   AugSep   
 Small classes in beautiful surroundings. Freedom to explore ideas. Generous tutors offer extensive knowledge and experience. Fine attention to each student's needs so beginners welcome and those who wish to learn more too. 2- and 4-day courses.
Dale Fort, Pembrokeshirephotographycreative writing     
Field Studies Councillonger residential, holidays    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01743 852 100enquiries@field-studies-council.orggo to website
    May    Oct  
 Be inspired by unique local landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy the space and tranquillity of this stunning location on the Pembrokeshire coast. Relaxed, quality teaching with small groups of like-minded people. Fee includes full board and tuition.
Orielton, Pembrokeshirephotography     18+
Field Studies Councillonger residential, holidays    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01743 852 100enquiries@field-studies-council.orggo to website
    May Jul     
 Be inspired by the unique local landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy the space and tranquillity of this stunning location on the Pembrokeshire coast. Relaxed, quality teaching with small groups of like-minded people. Fee includes full board and tuition.
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.
Glastonbury, Somersetsculpture, carving, casting     16+
Jan Sweeney MRBS2-3day non-residential    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01278 691272jan@jsweeney.co.ukgo to website
 JunJulAugSep   
Pound Studio
Stawell
Bridgwater, Somerset
TA7 9AD
2017: June 23-25, July 28-30, Aug 25-27, Sep 22-24. Clay sculpture workshops taught by Jan Sweeney, professional sculptor, author of 'From studio to Foundry'. 2/3 days including weekends. 4 students max each course. B&B nearby.
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.
Devizes, Wiltshirepottery, ceramicssculpture, carving, casting     
Fired Thoughts Arts Studiodaytimeevening series1-day workshop2-3day non-residentialtailored tuitionbeginnersimprovers
Tel: 01380 840666geri@professor-radd.eclipse.co.uk
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Fired Thoughts Arts Studio
The Old Potato yard
Lydeway, Devizes
SN10 3PU
Beginners and intermediate ceramics and sculpture courses. Arts Award for young people using various mediums. Hand building, thrown ceramics and raku.
Bishops Wood, Worcestershiresculpture, carving, castingcountry crafts     
Field Studies Council1-day workshop    beginnersimprovers
Tel: 01743 852 100enquiries@field-studies-council.orggo to website
 Feb     AugSepOctNov 
 One-day courses inspired by the unique local landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy the space and tranquillity of this stunning location in Worcestershire woodland. Relaxed, quality teaching with small groups of like-minded people.
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.
Kalymnos, Greeceoils, acrylicslife drawing, life paintingwatercoloursdrawingpastels 18+
Greek Island Painting Tripslonger residential, holidays    beginnersimprovers
Tel: +30 22430 48113greekislandpaintingtrips@hotmail.comgo to website
    MayJun  SepOct  
 Painting holidays on the Greek Island of Kalymnos with British Artist/Tutors. There are various courses to choose from and non-painting partners are welcome. Kalymnos is the authentic Greek Island with stunning painting locations.
Kythnos, Greecepottery, ceramicssculpture, carving, casting    16+
Accademia d'Artelonger non-residentiallonger residential, holidays   beginnersimprovers
Tel: +33 608177897nicole@nicoledurand.netgo to website
 JunJul Sep   
29 via Moretti
Mortola Sup
18039 (Imp)
Italy
Cyclades adventure: Sculpt the traditional way like the ancient Greek masters used to do. Enjoy this wonderful island, sculpt and enjoy the thermal baths near the art studio. A complete holiday! Non-sculpting partner welcome.
Budapest, Hungaryoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastelssculpture, carving, casting 17+
Budapest Art Campslonger residential, holidays    beginnersimprovers
Tel: +36 70 216 84 86budapestartcamps@gmail.comgo to website
   Aug    
53 Bartók Béla út
1114 Budapest
Hungary
Discover Budapest through an artist's eye! Tour the Hungarian capital, explore hidden sites & magnificent views, work in & outside the studio. Paint or sculpt to creatively analyse & rework your impressions of the city into your own subjective artworks.
Ascoli Piceno, Italyoils, acrylicslife drawing, life paintingwatercoloursother (various creative courses)  18+
The Retreatlonger residential, holidays    beginnersimprovers
Tel: +39 334 903 4401info@lemarcheretreat.comgo to website
   AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNov 
Via San Taddeo 12
Force
63045 AP
ITALY
Quality all-inclusive art holidays in all media in stunning surroundings with like-minded people in the heart of Italy. Suitable for all ages, from beginner to advanced and individual travellers to groups. We work in a relaxed family atmosphere.
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.
Florence, Italyoils, acrylicsdrawing    13+
The Florence Art Studiolonger non-residentialtailored tuition   beginnersimprovers
Tel: +39 34879 62568info@theflorenceartstudio.comgo to website
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Via Ghibellina 121
50122 Firenze
Italy
Located in the heart of the historic city centre, The Florence Art Studio provides customized intensive Drawing/Painting courses taught in English to students from around the world, all ages, backgrounds and levels, from complete beginner to advanced.
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.
Sicily, Italyoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawing    
Bettina Schroeder Painting Holidayslonger residential, holidays    beginnersimprovers
Tel: UK 020 7609 0843bettina.schroeder@virgin.netgo to website
   Apr  
4 Cairns House, Holloway Rd
Islington
London
N7 9SA
22-29 April 2017: Situated near the famous valley of the temples and the sea on the west coast of Sicily, the 'Fattoria Mose' is an ancient country estate overlooking gardens, with its own small chapel and a swimming pool for a dip.
Tuscany, Italyoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawing    
Bettina Schroeder Painting Holidayslonger residential, holidays    beginnersimprovers
Tel: UK 020 7609 0843bettina.schroeder@virgin.netgo to website
    May 
4 Cairns House, Holloway Rd
Islington
London
N7 9SA
May 14-21 2017: A villa in the wonderful old village of Cotto, set above a gentle wooded valley. Swimming pool, terraced, secluded gardens. In addition to painting in and around Cotto, we will also go on painting trips to nearby places of interest.
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. Britain’s top tutors. Plenty of 121 tuition. All abilities welcome. En-suite accommodation. Other UK/European destinations too, see website
Olhao, Algarve, Portugaloils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawing    
Bettina Schroeder Painting Holidayslonger residential, holidays    beginnersimprovers
Tel: UK 020 7609 0843bettina.schroeder@virgin.netgo to website
 Jun      
4 Cairns House, Holloway Rd
Islington
London
N7 9SA
Wed 7-Wed 14 Jun 2017: In Olhao, near Faro, an authentic Portugese working town and fishing port with many facets. Olhao's Art School has a studio with vaulted ceilings, 3 courtyards and a swimming pool - space for creativity and social gatherings.
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.
Relleu, Alicante, Spainoils, acrylicswatercoloursdrawingpastelstextilesphotographycreative writing
 cookingother (various creative courses)    18+
Almassera Vellalonger residential, holidays    beginnersimprovers
Tel: +34 966 856003christopher@oldolivepress.comgo to website
   AprMayJun  SepOctNov 
C de la Mare de Deu del M. 56
Relleu
03578 Alicante
SPAIN
Almassera Vella: Sawday listed converted olive press; an arts centre in a Spanish mountain village in Alicante province. Retreats, residential courses - creative writing, painting, mountain walking: www.oldolivepress.com
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