Field Breaks

Special Interest Art Breaks

Enjoyable and informative Art workshops along with craft and textile courses with experienced professional tutors based in relaxing locations in Derbyshire and around the UK.

Latest update!

We are looking forward to getting going this Autumn

We thought you may like to have an update on our workshops as we head into the Autumn.

Despite not being able to run our workshops during the Spring and Summer due to Covid 19, we are looking to go ahead with our Autumn programme.  We are still monitoring the situation closely and following the best advice and guidance, limiting numbers and following health and safety measures.  With this in mind, we are resuming bookings for our October and November workshops.  If you would like to join others who have already signed up, please complete the booking form on the site.  If we find we are unable to run a workshop, we will be rescheduling the workshop concerned to a future date, so you will not miss out!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Welcome to our 2020 annual programme of professionally tutored art workshops in drawing, botanical illustration, landscape and mixed media painting; alongside workshops in pastels, textiles, printing, jewellery making, stained glass, needlefelting and upcycling.

This year we have expanded our arts programme to include craft and textile workshops along with introducing some new tutors and venues. We hope you will find our programme interesting and find a workshop that appeals to you. Our aim is to provide professional quality workshops, with individual guidance and tuition. We have chosen venues that offer good facilities and have a relaxed feel to add to your experience. Please see the testimonials from previous participants, many of whom are returning in 2020.

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“As always the tutor was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed the course”

Janet, Rochdale

“Thank you for organising such a well run course, tutor is excellent, it has been really enjoyable”

Mina, Peterborough

“As always, tutor excellent, thoroughly enjoyed the course”

Megan, Cheshire

“A thoroughly enjoyable way to join likeminded people of all ages and abilities to create your own individual masterpiece. The tutors are brilliant, willing to share their knowledge and experience, and the bikkies help the creative juices to flow. The setting at Barlow is beautiful and inspiring. It’s a great way to spend a day. The only downside is trying to limit yourself from enrolling on all the courses – they are all inviting.”


Upcoming Events

Abstract Architecture!

9th November at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Domes, doorways, arches and rooftops! Explore creative approaches to architecture. Create a montage of building imagery using block painting, collage and decorative techniques such as stencilling to achieve striking abstract [...]

This structured workshop will help with direct observation.  Tuition in a range of exciting drawing techniques will enable us to approach our drawing with more confidence and take away skills [...]

Christmas Textiles workshop

11th November at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

A Christmas themed workshop creating cards and decorations using hand or free-machine embroidery and applique. Lots of images and samples, templates provided along with Christmassy fabrics and trims. A fabulously [...]

Natural History – Botanical Illustration

14th November at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Using watercolour, coloured pencil, graphite, or pen and ink, choose from shells, feathers, pebbles, seaweed, nuts and seed heads and enjoy working on a composition. You may also wish to [...]