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Guest Tutors - A little bit about.....

Maggie Brown ( Resident Artist)

Maggie has always worked in an artistic capacity ever since achieving a BA in Textile Design at Winchester School of Art in 1979. After many years in design, the applied arts and qualifying as a teacher in 1992, a move with her family to Wales some years ago, has led her to combine and expand her love and passion for art and nature.

Maggie won the People's Choice Award at the Fishguard Art Society Open art competition 2015

View Maggie's work in the gallery page. Maggie's Gallery  At:

For course fees,see our prices page.



Enjoy a peaceful week of art, luxury en-suite accommodation and fine dining at La Borie Grande in the heart of rural France. Be inspired by stunning views over sunflower fields to the famous medieval village of Cordes-sur-Ciel, the Cathedral town of Albi, the Gaillac Vineyards, traditional markets and the unspoilt bastide villages of the Tarn. 



David Tress

A truely inspirational tutor in mixed media and acrylics. His courses cover all aspects of representational landscape painting, and particularly, how a personal, expressive 'gut response' painting, can be underpinned with keen observation, drawing and painting skills.

David Tress Course:

£150.00 deposit required 

16th - 19th February 2017. 3 day course (3 day tuition) FULLY BOOKED

16th - 19th November 2017, 3 day course (3 day tuition)


Full board single occ £660.00
full board sharing £595.00
non painting partner £220.00
Non residential painter £400.00

Itinerary; 3 nights with 3 days tuition . Residential guests may arrive after 4.00pm on the start date. Course is limited to 9 students, so early booking is recomended. For further details and availability please contact us.


Lesley Crawley 

One day: Print making course

Lesley Crawley course:

6th May 2017

Monoprinting is all about making a one-off, repeatable print. It is a simple concept but the variations in materials and techniques make it a varied and exciting one.

This introductory day will show you how to produce prints using stencils from paper embossed wallpaper and other materials and how to create original marks using a variety of tools ranging from cotton rags, scrim, cotton buds, white spirit and mount board. We will be using oil based inks. 

Prices: one day course. £70.00 per person all materials included. Coffee and tea supplied, please bring a packed lunch