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Easel Weasel Art Workshops in Acrylics and Mixed Media at Willersley Castle, Cromford in the Peak District

Easel Weasel Art Workshops in Acrylics and Mixed Media at Willersley Castle, Cromford in the Peak District

Duration: One Day Course 10am to 4.30pm including lunch

Price: £60

Run by: Denise Cliffen
at Denise Cliffen Artist

07930354380

Cromford
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 5JH

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About the Course

Regular weekly art workshops are held at Willersley Castle Hotel, an historic Castle in the Derbyshire Peak District set in 60 acres of grounds surrounded by stunning views of the Derwent Valley in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.

Denise has a relaxed and informative approach to working with acrylics and mixed media. Denise was a professional muralist for 11 years, specialising in trompe l'oeil (trick of the eye) techniques. Although photo realism painting in acrylics was essential in creating a painting illusion, Denise has also worked more recently with impasto and mixed media using acrylics. Denise was a former member of the Association of Professional Muralists and has appeared on television and radio.

Special introductory offer of £60 for the one day workshop starting Wednesday 7 November 2018.
The workshops are held weekly from 10.00am until 4.30pm in the pool house gallery at Willersley Castle Hotel, located behind the Castle. The space is light and airy with views of the Derwent Valley.

The workshops are suitable for any age or experience, average class size of 8.

Future courses will include gilding and painting a decorative box, mural painting for beginners.

All ages and abilities welcome, maximum class size of 8 people.

Accommodation is available at Willersley Castle Hotel if you would like to spend longer in these beautiful surroundings.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments plus a buffet lunch at the hotel is included in the price (approx 45 minute lunch break) there is also the option after the workshop to swim in the pool for just £6.50 (swim fee paid directly to the Hotel on the day). The pool measures 15m x 6m and has a constant depth of 1.35m (4ft 6’’). Towels are provided for all pool users.

Contact Denise for a list of materials required if you are supplying your own, alternatively you can have the use of Denise's acrylic paints, brushes, palette and palette knife, plus a premium cotton canvas art board 4mm 16x20in (Apx.40x50cm) for you to create your artwork and take home with you for an additional £20.00.


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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups