Brambles Art Retreat

Residential art courses in beautiful Devon

Testimonials

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.” 

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Aug 2023 – Katherine G. UK

 “Thank you so much for a really inspiring weekend learning about Sketchbooking, plus the lovely warm hospitality and food and company !!” 

Brambles – Devon

Aug 2023 – Kim B  – Uk

 Arrived feeling nervous with no artistic ability – leaving full of hope, knowledge and enthusiasm -Big thank you!

Brambles – Devon

June 2023 – Thanassis P. GR

 I arrived here wanting to enjoy a little time off my hectic life. I leave full of new knowledge and love of painting, having experienced the warmth of Janet and Peter in this beautiful corner of the UK. I promise to be back and spread the word to people who believe they have enjoyed everything in life. They haven’t!

Thank you, J & P, my beloved friends : )

Brambles – Devon

June 2023 – Hannah S. UK

 What a treat! Thank you so much for such a relaxing and personalised art retreat. Highly recommend and I hope to be back!

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Aug 2023 – Karen W – Uk

I’ve had my painting and drawing room well + truly unlocked – thank you 🙂 I loved learning so many new skills + and have loved being able to switch off from my buisness + think ‘art’ all day every day. Wonderful food too.

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June 2023 – Alice M. UK

 Thank you for the most wonderful stay and being such kind hosts and inspiring teachers. I learnt a huge amount and enjoyed being immersed in art and the wonderful scenery for 5 days. I’m definitely leaving feeling refreshed and inspired with many great memories.

Thank you so much! 

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June 2023 – Wendy & Davey S. UK

What wonderful hosts and teachers Janet and Peter are! Thank you for going over and above our expectations, we have learnt a lot and left with many precious artworks and wonderful memories.

Thank you so much X

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June 2023 – Liz van den H. NL

 Thank you so much for a wonderful five days. It has exceeded my expectations as I have learned a lot, and we’ve had a lot of fun and laughs too! I was very happy with the tuition and the patience Janet and Pete have! 
xxx

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June 2023 – Sally B. UK

A 5-Day Course and I have learnt so much. Actual tuition, constructive criticism and I have come away buoyed up and enthused.

Thank you Janet & Pete x

Brambles in Devon

Residential courses at our 17th-century cottage.

We provide a 2-day experience that gives you a taste of what’s possible. Fast-paced with the opportunity to try out different media. A good way to decide if you like our teaching style and often leads to guests returning for the longer 5-day.

The 5-day being 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.

Both courses are suitable for beginners or experienced painters alike, emphasis being on a good foundation of siteing and drawing skills; a solid grounding in the technical practice of whatever media is chosen; and the development of a strong aesthetic.

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?

 

Once you have arrived: Unwind after your journey, and stretch your legs with a stroll up the lane with Peter and Jupiter. Enjoy a relaxing supper together to get to know your hosts and other guests.

Sat: A healthy breakfast at 8.30 am and into the Art Studio at 9.30 am. We review of any work you have brought along with you, and discuss aims and split into groups. The morning session ends at 12.30 pm, with a lunch break for an hour. The afternoon session starts at 1.30 pm and teaching finishes at 4.00 pm. The studio is open to use anytime. At 5.50 pm, enjoy an evening stroll with Peter and Jupiter. Back for 7.00 pm Drinks and Dinner at 7.30 pm.

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

What does the 5-days look like?

 

Once you have arrived: Unwind after your journey, and stretch your legs with a stroll up the lane with Peter and Jupiter. Enjoy a relaxing supper together to get to know your hosts and other guests.

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

 Mon – Thurs: As Sunday, except for Dinner on Wednesday evening, when we all go to a local pub or restaurant and guests pay for themselves. The course ends when teaching finishes at 4.00 pm on Thursday.

Weekend Price

  • Single  Occupancy –     £595.00 
  • Double Occupancy –    £525.00 per person 
  • Non-painter when sharing – £425.00 and £525.00 for the painter

5-Day Price

  • Single  Occupancy –     £99500 
  • Double Occupancy –    £945.00 per person
  • Non-painter sharing – £850.00 and £945.00 for the painter