A Painting Holiday Course in beautiful Devon, learning to paint scenery and gardens. By late June, the countryside is full of vibrant colour and life and gardens have reached a peak of foliage and flower display. 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 7 night course, running from Friday afternoon until Friday morning, giving a full day of extra painting time. There is 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, and the extra day option allows more time for developing your finished work. The course covers 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.