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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.

Welcome to our 2019 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 2019.

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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

Gain more from your painting palette and create bolder and brighter studies or capture the subtle hues of summer. Using summer flowers, fruits & foliage of the season, this workshop [...]

Summer Spectacle in Coloured Pencil – Botanical Illustration

8th July at 2:30 pm - 10th July at 3:30 pm

Summer will be in full bloom so use this opportunity to illustrate your favourite subjects from the colourful summer gardens – fruits, vegetables or flowers, either as a mixed composition [...]

Create Digital Art on your IPads & IPhone

9th July at 10:00 am - 3:45 pm

Explore the creative potential of your iPad or iPhone. With a step by step approach, using the app, Brushes XP, learn to create digital drawings and paintings with confidence. Take [...]

Understanding Light & Mood in Watercolour

10th July at 10:00 am - 3:45 pm

A day in which we explore ways of using vibrant translucent colour to create light and shade in our paintings and through this process learn to describe form and create [...]