Painting courses at Brambles

Welcome to Brambles

Enjoy learning to paint and draw with tutors Janet Brady and Peter Davies, experienced tutors that have been hosting courses for the last sixteen years.

Course dates      Best of Brambles

Brambles Art Retreat is situated in the tiny hamlet of Sprytown in beautiful Devon,  it is only 40 miles west of Exeter, 12 miles from Okehampton, 7 miles from Launceston and 9 miles from Tavistock. It is easy to find and not too far from the A30. It was built in The 1600’s and is painted a wonderful shade of Pink. Brambles was established in 2003.

Brambles has pretty guest bedrooms, on the first floor the Lavender Room, a double room with an ensuite bathroom, next door is the White room with an adjacent bathroom nearby. On the ground floor we have the spacious garden room, with a walk in shower, very close by. When all their bedrooms are full they spill over to their lovely neighbour. They have one room in their house, with a separate guest bathroom.

You can relax in their cosy lounge where guests congregate before supper, have a drink by the open fire.  Everyone tends to spend most of their free time in the cosy kitchen-dining room. Its very welcoming spacious dining area warmed by the Aga.

There is a pretty rambling garden, with a large courtyard with plenty of parking spaces. Also in the garden is their large painting studio, close to the house, it’s a great space and very light.

Guests paint in the studio or out on location, Sprytown, Sydenham House, Prouts Copse, Stowford Church, Brentor Church, Alternun Village, Lifton Village, Medon Quarry and Resevoir, Roadford Lake, Cotehele house and Gardens, Meldon woods, The Garden House, Tavistock, Port Isaac, Trebarwith Strand, Mevagissey, The Eden project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Dartmoor National Park and St Ives, we like to be flexible with locations and consider the best ones to suit each group.

They welcome guests of all levels painting abilities from beginners to professional artists. They like small groups usually 6-8 people and occasionally 10. They also cater for special occasions and family holidays.

Courses on offer 2020

NameLocationDatesDuration
Brambles Devon July 5th - July 10th 5 Days
Brambles Devon July 10th - July 12thWeekend
Brambles Devon July 24th - July 26thWeekend
Brambles Devon July 26th - July 31st5 Days
Brambles Devon Aug 2nd - Aug 7th5 Days
Brambles Devon Aug 9th - Aug 14th 5 Days
Brambles Devon Aug 14th - Aug 16thWeekend
Brambles Devon Aug 21st - Aug 23rdWeekend
Brambles Devon Oct 9th - Oct 11th Weekend
Brambles Devon Oct 11th - Oct 16th 5 Days
Brambles Devon Nov 1st -Nov 6th5 Days
Brambles Devon Nov 6th - Nov 8th Weekend
Brambles Devon Nov 13th - Nov 15th Weekend
Brambles Devon Nov 15th - Nov 20th5 Days

They teach all media, Watercolour, Oil and Acrylic, Charcoal, Drawing, Pen and Wash. There is are two tutors offering plenty of tuition, guests can work in one media or swap about and try out a few during their stay.

Seven Days – Arrive 5.30pm Friday, course finishes 4.00pm  on Friday.

Five Days – Arrive 5.30pm on Sunday, course finishes 4.00pm on Friday.

Weekend – Arrive 5.30 pm Friday, course finishes 4.00pm Sunday.

Day Courses  £75.00 – Arrive 9.30 am- finishes 4.00pm includes lunch and refreshments.

Prices for Seven Day courses*
Seven day course - Prices include accommodation , breakfast each day. Home cooked dinner for six evenings, we all go out to a local restaurant for one evening, guests pay for themselves, lunch if at Brambles, guests buy their own if out on location. Optional extras include: collection from and back to Exeter train station or airport – £40.00

Room Occupancy Per Person*DepositPrice
Single Room£500£1295
Double/Twin Room - Painter Sharing ensuite£500£1150
Double/Twin Room - Non Painting Partner sharing£500£825
*Non-refundable deposit required on booking
For more information and full terms and conditions specific to this holiday, Contact Us Here.

Prices for Five Day courses*
Five day course - Prices include accommodation, breakfast each day. Home cooked dinner for four evenings, one evening dinner out where guests pay for themselves, lunch if at Brambles, guests buy their own if out on location. Most materials provided, all equipment provided. Optional extras include: collection from and back to Exeter train station or airport – £40.00

Room Occupancy Per Person*DepositPrice
Single Room£200£895
Double/Twin Room - Painter Sharing£200£825
Double/Twin Room - Non Painting Partner sharing£200£625
*Non-refundable deposit required on booking
For more information and full terms and conditions specific to this holiday, Contact Us Here.

Prices for a Weekend course*
Two day course - Prices include Accomodation, breakfast each day; home cooked dinner for two evenings, lunch if at Brambles, guests buy their own if out on location. Some Materials, all equipment and use of studio. Optional extras include: collection from and back to Exeter train station or airport – £40.00

Room Occupancy Per Person*DepositPrice
Single Room£200£525
Double/Twin Room - Painter Sharing£200£495
Double/Twin Room - Non Painting Partner sharing£200£375
*Non-refundable deposit required on booking
For more information and full terms and conditions specific to this holiday, Contact Us Here.