Art gallery, art exhibitions, art classes

Art and Craft Classes

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

Weekly Art Classes:

  • Friday 10am – 12am – Oil Painting Class – abstract landscapes – starting again 27th April 2018 with Belinda Reynell.


  • Printmaking workshop with Lizzie Mee – Saturday 21st April – 10.30-4 £55
  • Abstract Landscapes with James Tatum – Saturday 9th June 2018 – 10-4 – £45
  • ALSO Printmaking with Lizzie Mee on 23rd June, 28th July and 22nd September.

Read on for more details…


Oil painting classes – A Sense of Place – abstract landscapes

with Belinda Reynell MA, BA Illustration,

Fridays 10am-12am 27th April – 1st June 2018

Oil Painting Class

A 6 week course for all abilities. Looking at different places in Devon and painting to create the feeling of that place in an abstract and atmospheric way.  Using natural objects as colour palettes and imagination.

Week 1           The Moors. Atmospheric paintings. Please bring photos or sketches, if possible.

Week 2           Saunton, Putsborough and Woolacombe paintings. Please bring photos or                            sketches, if possible.

Week 3           Devon Woodlands.

Week 4           Imaginary Abstracts, thinking of your favourite place. No ref needed!

Week 5           Natural Colour. Creating paintings using the colours of natural objects.

Week 6           Be creative! Developing a painting based on the last 5 weeks.

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

Book through Oak Room – or with Belinda

Mobile: 07766545959 (BELINDA)


For information about the artist go to:

Please make cheques payable to Belinda Reynell or pay by bacs




Art Workshops

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


Printmaking Workshop with Lizzie Mee – 21st April 2018 – 10.30am – 4pm

Come and enjoy an introduction to lino cutting. You will use Lizzie’s fantastic beech press, lovely durathene roller as well as lino cutters and handmade printmaking paper.

Printing press

Together we will look at artists who use printmaking and spend a bit of time exploring the possibilities of linocuts. In the afternoon Lizzie will provide you with some natural forms to inspire your own drawings and prints. She will provide guidance on registering your print and you will be able to explore using one or two blocks to make your picture. You will learn a bit about technique and also start to think about the creative possibilities of printing.

All adult ages and abilities are welcome.


To book email

Cost £55 (all materials provided)

Refreshments will be provided but please bring lunch.

For more information on my printmaking see

Plan for the day:

10.30 Introductions and lots of artists

10.50 Introduction to materials and their different effects

11 Printing technique and using the press

11.30 Having a go at using rollers and making a print

12.15 lunch

The afternoon will be flexible – some will find themselves taking a long time to prepare their print whilst some may draw their designs quite quickly but take longer to complete their finished print.

1pm Drawing exercises and planning your print

2pm Cutting

3pm Printing

4pm finish

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There will also be Printmaking workshops with Lizzie Mee on 23rd June, 28th July and 22nd September. 

James Tatum – Acrylics Workshop

 Power and Emotion in Landscape Painting

 Saturday 9th June 2018

 10am – 4pm


James Tatum is a passionate and creative abstract landscape painter who strives to capture the essence and energy of what he observes in his paintings. He will join us for the day to share some of his tips and knowledge. We are very lucky to have this opportunity to work with James.

James Tatum, High Summer Dartmoor

He will do two demonstrations (approximately 45+ minutes each) during the day. The rest of time will be spent giving individual help and advice to the artists to make their paintings more interesting and powerful.

James aims to teach the attendees how to give their paintings “spark” in order to express feeling as well as a sense of place.

Bring your own materials – acrylic paints, brushes and palette knives, mixing palette and 300gm watercolour paper or acrylic boards or canvas, whichever you prefer.

Bring your own lunch. Refreshments will be available all day (tea, coffee, water etc).

Find out more about the artist:

To book email