In-Person Courses

We are thrilled to be able to offer our physical workshops again, with new dates added or re-arranged.  All prevailing Covid-19 regulations are adhered to and we are only running workshops when we are entirely satisfied that it is safe to do so.

Please note that you will need to continue to wear a face mask whilst moving around the room or are standing in close proximity to another, and will be expected to maintain sensible social distancing wherever possible.  Please also ensure that you have received both Covid-19 vaccinations before enrolling on a course.  Please see our Covid-19 update page for more information.

August 2021

2nd August 2021 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £79

Using the interesting hedgerows and verges surrounding the Art Room, we will capture our finds in detailed watercolour in the studio.  Looking at layout and composition, along with useful demonstrations, we will create a lovely study page or portrait of summer, with individual guidance and professional advice.

3rd  August 2021 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £79

Join us for a practical study of that most charming and iconic building, so typical to the Derbyshire countryside.  Looking closely at the texture and form of stonework, learn how to use a limited palette of colours to bring out subtle shade differences and tonal contrasts.  Using the surrounding fields around The Art Room studio for inspiration, we will set our barns within a landscape of colour, wild flowers and summer vegetation. 

4th August 2021 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £79


A day of sketching and building up a painting in watercolour with an experienced professional watercolour artist. Suitable for beginners and those wanting to learn the basics for successful watercolour painting and an understanding of colours and tonal values.

7th August 2021 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day£79

Capture the arresting sight of a Hare in its natural surroundings in pastels with an experienced pastels artist.  Starting with an informative demonstration and going on to develop our own realistic renditions.  Suitable for all abilities and with all materials provided.


11th Aug 2021 at 2:00 pm - 13th Aug 2021 at 2:00 pm (2 nights)  |  Nightingale Centre, Derbyshire  |  Residential £410  |  Non-Residential  £210  SOLD OUT

Explore the wonderful range of summer colours and textures in the summer garden, and how to achieve them using watercolours.  Choose from a range of seasonal fruit, vegetables and flowers from the garden at this time of year.

16th August 2021 at 10:00 am - 3:30pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £99

Expert jewellery maker, Louise will teach you a range of jewellery making techniques, from soldering to cutting, shaping and texturing silver to make earrings and pendants, adding beads and semi-precious stones for colour.  Bring any broken items, odd earrings, beads etc. to add to your makes.

17th August 2021 at 10:00 am - 3:30pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £79

Spend the day with an experienced artist in an enjoyable drawing workshop, as we explore the fascinating subject of life drawing.  Full tuition will be given, and you will have the opportunity to experiment with different mediums or techniques.  The model will hold a variety of poses throughout the day, we will also use differing lighting techniques and offer a choice of viewpoints.

31st August 2021 at 10:00 am - 3:30pm  |  Derbyshire  |  Day £79

Using fine quality acrylic paints which are provided at the workshop, along with photographic reference, experienced professional artist Fraser Scarfe will paint with us, tutoring stage by stage so we can capture the atmosphere and drama of impressive landscape scenery, using contrast of light and dark to add drama. 

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