Art gallery, art exhibitions, art classes

Art & Craft Classes

We have a range of exciting art and craft classes held in our beautiful Art Room…

Weekly Art Classes:

  • Tuesday 7pm – 9pm – Life Drawing Class – starting again 6th February 2018
  • Friday 10am – 12am – Oil Painting Class – starting again 9th February 2018


  • Painting landscapes in watercolour – Saturday 24th February 2018 – 10-3
  • Acrylics – tips and techniques – Saturday 17th March 2018 – 10-3

Read on for more details…




Life Drawing Class

Every Tuesday 7pm-9pm  – starting again 6th February 2018


£59 for 4 weeks payable in advance

1 to 1 tuition included

Suitable for beginners and more experienced people.

Life drawing is one of the most valuable ways to improve drawing, painting, sculptural and observational skills.

Learning to draw from a human form can benefit all areas of your artistic practice – exploring different media and techniques, shape and form, negative spaces, tone and texture. This is a perfect course for complete beginners, intermediates and those who wish to create professional portfolios. Each person will get plenty of 1:1 support aimed at their individual level of experience from skilled life artists.

The first hour will consist of short poses and after a break, with refreshments, we will work on longer poses.

Your tutors are Sue Searle and Ken Maharajah (click on the links to find out more). This is a unique opportunity to work with two very different and very experienced artists who are keen to share their skills and knowledge with you.

Please bring your own materials – pens, pencils, charcoal, drawing paper (A3 or bigger is ideal), a drawing board and easel if you have one. A portfolio or sketch pad to take you works home.

If you do not have materials then we can provide everything you need for a small charge, let us know before booking.

Over 16’s only.

To book please email to let us know you will be coming. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cash on your first class – email for details.

We will send more details of the class upon booking.

Please note: Classes start promptly at 7pm, doors open at 6.45pm, once we start the class no-one will be admitted.

Interested in Life Modelling? Call Sue on 07818073660 for details.

Oil painting classes – Atmospheric Landscapes in Oils

with Belinda Reynell MA, BA Illustration,

Fridays 10am – 12am, 9th February to 16th March 2018. £108 materials included.  

A 6 week course for all abilities. Looking at different weather conditions and time of day to create atmospheric landscapes and seascapes.

Week 1           Winter/snowy landscapes on paper using print and collage.

Week 2           Winter landscapes on box canvas particularly looking at big atmospheric                               skies.

Week 3           Morning Winter Sunshine Seascapes on canvas board.

Week 4           Devon sunset landscapes – 4 little paintings on paper.

Week 5           Night landscapes on paper.

Week 6           Early morning sunrise seascapes on primed boards.

Cost £108 for 6 sessions. Payment due at the start of the course.

To book email us at or directly with Belinda at

Summer holiday lowres (1)

Art Workshops

All held in our wonderful light and airy Art Room downstairs with access to the garden. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Painting landscapes in watercolour – Saturday 24th February – 10am – 3pm

Spend the day with Sue Searle, an accomplished watercolour artist, to learn a range of  techniques for painting landscapes in watercolour and then to apply them to a painting you can take home! Learn to paint skies, trees, rocks and cliffs and the sea. Come along and have some fun with watercolours!

Materials will be available on the day (included). Cost of workshop: £45. Lunch also available to pre-order for £7.

Suitable for all abilities. To book email


Acrylics tips and techniques – Saturday 17th March 2018 – 10am – 3pm

Ever wanted to learn to paint with acrylics? Sue Searle will talk you through materials and techniques to get  you going to include the different mediums and gels as well as the paints, papers, canvases and brushes you will need. Spend the day exploring and playing with this amazing medium and learn glazing, texture, blending and use of brushes and palette knife.

Materials will be available on the day (included). Cost of workshop: £45. Lunch also available to pre-order for £7.

Suitable for all abilities. To book email

Sue Searle painting in the garden