About Us

Field Breaks Art

Field Breaks started out in the Autumn of 2007 to provide a selection of professionally tutored illustration workshops in the Peak District.  This followed the demise of similar workshops in the area and filled a much needed gap for people wanting short affordable art breaks in botanical illustration and landscape painting.  Such was the demand for this provision that over the following years the programme was extended to include a greater selection of courses and venues, along with a growing number of specialist professional tutors.

2020 and the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic saw great challenges to all small businesses, including Field Breaks, with courses rescheduled for safer times.  This was an opportunity however for founder member Sue to think seriously about her achievements, goals and ambitions, and after some deliberation decided to pass the business on to fellow artist Hazel.  Along with many happy memories of running Field Breaks, Sue is now enjoying the opportunity to start new projects.

With the handover, Hazel decided to revitalise the old website - "I'm re-dressing the shop window while it's quiet!"  Following suggestions from her peers, this also gave her the opportunity to re-think and amend the name from "Field Breaks" to "Field Breaks Art", which lends more focus under the artwork umbrella.  We hope you like it!

After the extended lockdown, Hazel added a new range of on-line live workshops in the Spring of 2021.  These continue into 2024  and are a popular way to keep connected with other artists and share ideas over the winter months.

From July 2021 we were once again able to offer in-person workshops so the focus was to deliver quality tutor-led courses while maintaining a level of safety, including reduced class numbers to enable social distancing.

In 2024 we are pleased to be able to offer another full programme of workshops in drawing, painting, botanical illustration, natural history, landscape, abstract and mixed media.

Please click on the Courses button to see a listing of all our current workshops.  Materials are provided for many of the workshops with a list of what to bring to workshops under the course details. 

We look forward to meeting you for another wonderful year of art in 2024.

Image by Ann Swan

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