A Painting Holiday Course in beautiful Devon, learning to sketch and paint scenery and gardens. By mid September, the colours of autumn are showing in gardens and countryside. Trees and shrubs put on a late display with fruits, berries and changing foliage colour, while grasses, autumn flowers and seed heads adorn verges and garden borders. We include visits to beautiful gardens and scenic spots in Devon and Exmoor which offer both close up subjects and longer views to sketch and paint, together with studio sessions to introduce and practice painting skills. This is a mixed studio and outdoor course which introduces and practices skills which will help you to create successful paintings. The timetable runs from Saturday evening to Friday morning, with one free afternoon for you to explore the local area. There is time to learn skills for working outdoors and composing a picture with a gradual introduction to working from outdoor subjects. We will cover sketching, tonal values and composition, negative painting and colour mixing. Students bring their preferred choice of painting medium and receive individual advice on use of materials and painting skills; you may wish to use the opportunity to try out a new medium with a tutor to guide you.