Brambles

Residential art courses in beautiful Devon

Residential courses at our 17th-century cottage in Devon.

Weekend courses –  Friday 5pm – Sunday 4pm. 

A 2-day experience that gives you a taste of what’s possible. Fast-paced with the opportunity to try out different media, often focussing on one. A good way to decide if you like our teaching style and often leads to guests returning for longer. Suitable for beginners and all levels of experience.

  • Single  Occupancy –     £545.00 
  • Double Occupancy –    £475.00 
  • Non-painter sharing – £375.00

5 Day courses – Saturday 5pm – Thursday – 4pm.

A slower-paced experience with more time to go out to sketch and paint in nearby locations. We offer the opportunity for in-depth learning and developing individual ideas and projects. Suitable for beginners and all levels of experience.

  • Single  Occupancy –     £925.00 
  • Double Occupancy –    £850.00 
  • Non-painter sharing – £625.00

We cater for special dietary needs, with some assistance as to general dietary requirements. this is discussed prior to the course start date.

What does the weekend look like?

 

What does the 5-days look like?

 

A 2-day experience that gives you a taste of what’s possible. Fast-paced with the opportunity to try out different media, often focussing on one. A good way to decide if you like our teaching style and often leads to guests returning for longer. Suitable for beginners and all levels of experience.

Once you have arrived – Relax after your journey, stretch your legs with a stroll up the lane with Jupiter and enjoy supper together to get to know your hosts and other guests.

Sat: A healthy breakfast at 8.30am and into the Art Studio at 9.30am. Discuss aims and split into groups. The morning session ends at 12.30pm, with a lunch break for an hour. The afternoon session starts at 1.30pm and teaching finishes at 4.00pm. the studio is open to use anytime. 5.50pm. An evening stroll, 7.00pm Drinks and 7.30pm Dinner.

Sun: As Saturday. The weekend ends when teaching finishes at 4.00pm on Sunday.

 A slower-paced experience with more time to go out to sketch and paint in nearby locations. We offer the opportunity for in-depth learning and developing individual ideas and projects. Suitable for beginners and all levels of experience.

Once you have arrived – Relax after your journey, stretch your legs with a stroll up the lane with Jupiter and enjoy supper together to get to know your hosts and other guests.

Sun: A healthy breakfast at 8.30am and into the Art Studio at 9.30am. Discuss aims and split into groups. The morning session ends at 12.30pm, with a lunch break for an hour. The afternoon session starts at 1.30pm and teaching finishes at 4.00pm. the studio is open to use anytime. 5.50pm. An evening stroll, 7.00pm Drinks and 7.30pm Dinner. on Wednesday evening we all go to a local pub or restaurant and guests pay for themselves.

Mon – Thurs: As Sunday. The course ends when teaching finishes at 4.00pm on Thursday.

Testamonials

Brambles Art Retreat was established in 2003. Peter Davies and Janet Brady met at Liverpool University in 1979.  Both had successful careers in London. In 1999 they moved to Devon, they launched their painting retreat at their home in Devon four years later.

 

 

MORE ABOUT BRAMBLES

Brambles – Devon

February 2020 -Patricia. UK

 “What a fantastic 5 days here at the Brambles. Both Janet and Peter are the best ever artist /teachers. The food was delicious and plentiful, the puppy (Jupiter) adorable, and the company special. what more can I say, exceeded all my expectations and hope to be a regular visitor. Many many thanks.” 

Brambles – Devon

July 2012 – C.A. UK

I had a wonderful time, and learnt so much. Janet and Peter encouraged me to be more experimental and as a result my skills have taken a quantum leap forward…. many thanks to you both.”

Brambles – Devon

October 2020 – Tracey & Jackie. UK

 “Thank you for the wonderful 5 days we spent with you in October. We loved it, our room was delightful, the food was delicious and Janet, Peter & Jupiter (the dog) could not have been more welcoming. “

Brambles – Devon

March 2010 – Graham G. UK

“Best course I have been on, easy-going, good teaching.”

               Brambles – Devon

        August 2010 – C.R. from UK

“Thank you for taking a total novice and giving me techniques, encouragement and confidence!”