Painting holidays for 2018
15TH - 26TH MAY 2018 : Kalymnos, Greece. 7 days of pure inspiration, good food and like minded people. Full information and booking direct www.greekislandpaintingtrips.com
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 : MANZAC D’EN BAS, Ariege, France
Book now with Podi : firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve just come back from a brief visit to Manzac. Just two days and I am refreshed and inspired. The area of the Ariege is little known by tourists and therefore offers peace and tranquility with the most outstanding views. Privately owned and renovated Farmhouse & 3-Gites with accommodation for up to 10 artists. All rooms are ensuite. Extensive grounds and views to the Pyrenees mountains. There is a purpose built studio room with all hard equipment provided - just bring your painting materials. I recommend watercolours, pencils/pens, acrylics or inks as I will be encouraging you to make quick draw sketches. After a full day of painting you can relax around the swimming pool, watching the sunset.
I will be there to encourage and advise you on techniques and the best places for a week from 18th September 2018. We will visit local villages and rivers. All are dominated by the Pyrenees mountains in the background.
Price includes transport from/to Toulouse airport and to venues we will visit. Evenings are relaxed and fun. Non-painting partners welcome. Discount for sharing artists. Easy flight to Toulouse. A deposit will secure your place.
Cost: in France: €795 : tutors fee payable in the UK £280.00.
Only extras are Flights and 2 meals out in local restaurants, and your personal materials.
Meanwhile in the UK......
TUITION AND PAINTING BREAKS
“A successful painting starts with inspiration and the practice of looking”
1:1 TUITION - 1 off consultation 90 minutes : £30 : 2 hour class 1:1 £40 or 1:2 £65.00
a course of 6 X 90 minute classes : £210
Groups of 4 or more please ask for details.
All 1:1 & 1:2 tuition takes place in the Bijou Studio Room 3 in the Heights Hotel, Portland (groups will be in one of the seminar rooms) (www.heightshotel.com)
Over the years of teaching to adults I have developed a method which I encourage you to think like Frederick Francks in "Zen Drawing” and using my own experience as a professional artist painting in watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels and inks.
The best learning experience I believe is 1:1 or 1:2 tuition in my new studio at the HEIGHTS HOTEL, Top Hill, Portland. The advantages of 1:1 are enormous. I take each student individually and design a course based on their previous experience. In addition, you don’t miss any tuition - if you are unable to make it to a class we can reschedule. Some materials are provided but you will need to have the same for home projects.
WEEKEND/MID-WEEK PAINTING BREAKS
Learning in a group has its advantages of camaraderie. So you can enjoy a weekend or 2-weekdays away on our interesting island of Portland.
Contact me for details. Bookings are now being taken now for 2018
Group bookings of 4+ people can choose your own dates (subject to availability) for 2 day weekends or mid-week breaks. You have the advantage of special rates if staying at the Heights full board, or you can stay at a local B&B or hotel or rent one of the many cottages available on the island.
As with my 1:1 teaching I treat each person individually giving you ideas, techniques and information. I usually start the day by giving a demonstration of a particularly technique or new medium and then suggest places to go to draw and paint - or I will set a challenge if the weather is inclement.
For further information contact Podi at : email@example.com or phone 07557798558 or 01305 549990
June 2015 - Had an amazing weekend Painting Workshop with such a talented Artist & in a fantastic setting at #TheHeightsHotel - breakfast, lunch & teatime cake were delicious. Phenomenal views & Podi’s mural at the entrance to the hotel is a splendid rendition of Portland. Recommend this workshop for sure to anyone interested - covered all sorts of medium and techniques - learnt so much & found it was beginning to flow. Met wonderful people from Portland as well as Sutton Coldfield & High Wycombe all different ages - stimulating & interesting. Thank you Podi -Mona
May 2016 : A group of four ladies from not very far away booked in for 2 days during the week. Comments made to staff included “fabulous break, very enjoyable” , "staff helpful and willing”, "Podi’s instructions & demonstrations were clear and we learnt a lot, we also had fun.".
May 2016 : Weekend. Another great weekend spent sketching and learning so much about watercolours, techniques and just looking...