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 – Colour and light in oil painting – starting again 28th September 2018 with Belinda Reynell.
  • Thursdays 7pm – 9pm – Life Drawing Class with Ken Maharajah – starting again September 2018 (email for details)


  • Abstract Landscapes with James Tatum – Saturday 15th September 2018 – 10-4 – £45
  • ALSO Printmaking with Lizzie Mee on 23rd June – printing plants and botanicals, more classes on 28th July and 22nd September.

Read on for more details…

Oil painting classes –  – abstract landscapes

with Belinda Reynell MA, BA Illustration,

Fridays 10am-12am 28th September – 2nd November

Oil Painting Class

A 6 week course for all abilities.

Colour and LIght in oil painting Sept 2018

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


Life Drawing Class

with Ken Maharajah the people painter

Thursdays 7pm – 9pm starting September

£59 for 4 classes but classes will be ongoing.


We need at least 5 people to run the class to cover the costs of the room and the model.

Ken is an experienced life drawing teacher and has recently had an exhibition of his watercolour flamenco dancers in Seville, Spain. Join him for a weekly class to learn the tricks and tips for drawing from the life model.

Suitable for experienced and novice life drawers. Bring your own materials including A2 drawing paper, pencils, charcoal and any other drawing or painting medium you would like to use.

Date to be confirmed so if you want to join in please email and put yourself on the list!


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

23rd June 2018 – 10.30am – 4pm

Print workshop 23rd June 2018 POSTER

There will be other printmaking workshops with Lizzie on 28th July and 22nd September.

Creative Figure Painting Workshop

with Ken Maharajah

30th June 2018

10am – 4pm



Ken is an expert people painter using watercolour, acrylic, charcoal and pencil. He has recently exhibited a series of painting of flamenco dancers in Seville.  Join him for this fun and valuable workshop on creative figure painting. He is and experienced life drawing teacher and you will enjoy his relaxed and encouraging approach. We will be working from a nude model in the morning and creatively dressed in the afternoon. We will explore techniques, figure drawing and creative ways of drawing figures.

Suitable for beginners and more experienced students.

Email Ken for more details: . For more information about the artist please go to



James Tatum – Acrylics Workshop

 Power and Emotion in Landscape Painting

 Saturday 15th September 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