A Painting Holiday Course in beautiful Devon, visiting and painting gardens and beauty spots at the height of summer to sketch or paint in your chosen medium. August is a time of great abundance in English gardens and coutryside; orchards are colourful with ripening fruit, grasses put on a show against the summer landscape. Borders are blooming and walled gardens abound with leafy vegetables and flowers. This is a studio and location based course which introduces and practices skills which will help you to create successful garden paintings. We aim for at least two full days out in some beautiful locations, using them as inspiration for sketching and painting. The timetable runs from Friday 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.