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Photography Week

21st Jul 2018 - 28th Jul 2018

Leader(s): Paul Townson & David White

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £539

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240


Want to step up from snaps to photographs? Join us for a week of workshops taking advantage of Cornwall’s beautiful coastline, interesting topography and wonderful light. Our focus will be on composition and what makes a good picture and the week is targeted at beginners and the moderately experienced. Any digital camera will do – from a point and shoot compact to a DSLR. Don’t forget your spare batteries, chargers and memory cards and, if possible, a tripod. The real equipment you need though is your eyes!

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Please call Treloyhan Manor Hotel on 01736 796240 for more information

Watercolour Painting

23rd Sep 2018 - 28th Sep 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Arts and Crafts

Ensuite Package Price: £425

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270


This studio-based watercolour course is suitable for both beginners and experienced painters alike, with an emphasis on learning about the magical art of watercolour techniques. You will be given a subject to paint each day with step by step instruction and advice, completing four paintings in all over the duration of the break.

2017 Customer Comments

"Alison was natural, calm, confident and totally inspirational."

"A very talented tutor and a totally gifted artist"

Meet one of our guides....

Alison Drake

Alison is a self- taught artist and has 30 years’ experience in Watercolour painting and has been successfully teaching watercolours for four years. Alison believes that anyone can paint given some core techniques. She encourages a sociable, relaxed atmosphere where skills can develop and inspiration can grow. She sees her role as helping people to develop the ideas that interest them-projecting their own unique vision on paper while she offers practical solution to help that vision take shape more clearly. Most aspects of this fascinating medium will be covered by means of demonstrations, painting along with Alison in the studio, and plenty of on to one help and guidance. Why not give it a try!

'what shall I bring'? On booking students will receive pre-course information and materials lists detailing a list of paints, brushes and paper, items to consider. Unless stated students should bring their own painting materials, brushes and papers/boards. We are always on hand to offer advice if unsure and recommend that beginner students telephone prior to buying an extensive set of paints and equipment!

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