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Flatford Mill Plein Air Group - 5 day art break

Duration: 5 days

Price: £480

Run by: Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill

Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt

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About the Course

Enjoy a week in the inspirational surroundings of Flatford Mill and Constable country to develop your painting.

This programme is for anyone who would like to join an informal group of enthusiastic, likeminded outdoor painters who are comfortable working without the need of a tutor. Each day the group will be taken out together by mini bus to a different location where participants will be free to spend their time working however they wish using their own preferred medium. There is a wealth of painting potential around Flatford Mill, and excursions out may include locations such as Woodbridge, Pin Mill and Felixstowe Ferry. When the weather is prohibitive a day-time studio will be available for the exclusive use of the group. Although there will be no actual tuition throughout the day, professional artist Gerald Green will be available to provide help and guidance, if required, during the evening sessions in the studio. The group will be limited to a maximum of 12 participants.

Gerald Green is a professional artist with considerable plein air painting experience. He is represented by a number of galleries and has exhibited with several of the London art societies. His work had also been featured in 10 books.

Bring a friend! If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast. Please get in touch directly to book this offer.

Flatford Mill lies at the heart of the Dedham Vale, on the banks of the River Stour near the Suffolk-Essex border. The Centre buildings, particularly the Mill and Willy Lott’s House, are instantly recognisable since they feature in many paintings by John Constable. The rich mosaic of lowland landscapes, wildlife habitats and places of historic interest are all reflected in our extensive programme of courses.

The Centre is located between Colchester and Ipswich and is about 10 miles from each, approximately 2 miles from the A12.

Please click through to our website via the button above to book your place, or get in touch for more details.

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What's included in the price?

The fee also includes accommodation in your own room. Please enquire about the fees for shared room occupancy as well as non-residential rates (tuition only).
Up to 9 hours of tuition a day
Tea and coffee making facilities available throughout the day
Use of resources including library, workrooms, studios and the Centre grounds.
If you would like accommodation, full board accommodation includes a cooked breakfast, picnic lunch, home made cakes and an evening meal.
Please check the course brochure on our website for more details of what you should bring.

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Course Start Dates

Monday 12th August 2019

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