Up and coming dates 2019
Please book early to avoid disappointment as we fill up quickly
18th &19th January, 8th & 9th March, 26th & 27th April,
May bank holiday SPECIAL 25th & 26th, 12th & 13th July,
4th & 5th October, 8th & 9th November
About the Course
Learn to Paint in a Weekend - have a mini art holiday! The art course is for beginners or intermediates in watercolour painting. You will be shown from scratch how to stretch paper, apply paint, mix colour and all watercolour techniques to get you started. For improvers we will help you to expand your knowledge and introduce you to new ideas, tips and techniques.
There will be various step by step demonstrations and tuition throughout the course and you should complete at least 4 finished paintings. We have laid out the itinerary for indoors, but if the weather is good we may go outside and paint in the lovely grounds of the hotel for some of the time.
Your teachers are, Vicki Griggs, a professional artist who has been teaching art to adults and children for over 18 years. Vicki owns and runs her own art gallery in Broadstairs called The Little Art Gallery Broadstairs, where she sells her own work and several other local artists. Vicki also has works published and printed in Dunelm stores across the UK. Beth Stokes is a freelance artist and designer and also sells work in the gallery. Beth teaches with Vicki on the course giving students double the attention.
Vicki & Beth have been working together building their business with the classes for the past 5 years with weekend breaks in Rye & Broadstairs, art holidays in Greece and their new Paintig & Prosecco Parties in acrylic. These are held monthly and are a fantastic evening out . Vicki and Beth have been close friends for over 20 years and only live 10 doors away from each other.
We promise you will turn out paintings from the first morning’s lesson and we know you will be hooked from there on in, even if you have never painted before. We run a friendly and very relaxed class, so don’t be shy, come and join us for a wonderful packed weekend full of fun.
We believe everyone can paint, you just need to be shown how. Whether you are on your own, a couple or in a group, you will have fun learning to paint and meeting new friends on this fantastic weekend!
The Flackley Ash Hotel is set in beautiful ground very close to Rye, a perfect setting for painting and a fun weekend. The food is amazing and the staff always very helpful. There is a bar and restaurant, free wifi, real fires, gardens and an orchard and of course the spa.
You will have use of all the hotel's facilities so take time to enjoy the pool, sauna, spa, jacuzzi and gym. There are plenty of beauty treatments to take advantage of to pamper yourself, but these do need to be booked in advance. If you are interested in the treatments please contact the hotel for costs and details, early booking is recommended
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All the art materials you need will be provided for this mini painting holiday weekend.
- 2 night bed & full breakfast, English or continental
- 2 days professional art tuition including all art materials
- Mid morning teas, fruit teas, water and coffees
- Buffet lunch for Saturday (all home made food)
- Sunday roast lunch
- 2 course Friday & Saturday evening meal
- Use of all gym, spa and pool facilities
- Extra night including full breakfast & 2 course evening meal £75
- Single supplement £20 for weekend breaks
This course is held for 2 days & 2 nights, but one day bookings are available at £75 for tuition, lunch and refreshments for Saturdays only