Learn the techniques of the Old Masters course / workshop



This course will teach the techniques of the old masters and the skills needed to paint in this style. Working in the large custom built studio including such things as preparing the support, making paint, drawing the image, transferring the image to the support, initial layers, glazing and finishing the painting, and of course the materials used. Class numbers are kept to a maximum of eight to ensure quality tuition from a professional artist who has been commissioned and awarded multiple times by the Arts Council England and exhibited nationally with positive press reviews. You can rest assured of a quality experience and of the breadth of knowledge and skill.

What's included in the price?

Maximum of 8 participants to ensure the highest quality of experience. Tools, materials, protective aprons, refreshments throughout the week and a light lunch each day are all provided. Dietary requirements catered for (please state when booking). Parking near studio (we regret that due to the rural location it is not fully accessible for wheelchairs).


5 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


Ernie is an artist who paints in oils and draws in pencil, charcoal and ink.  He exhibits internationally and his artwork is in international collections.  He teaches, demonstrates and has been funded by the Arts Council England, as well as others. Trained under William Calladine who apprenticed to the last living Dutch old master Jan Hendrik Eversen in techniques used by the old masters.  Also studied the techniques of artists such as Turner, Constable etc.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Weekends
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Intermediate level
  • UK Holiday
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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10 Smith Street, Elsworth, CAMBRIDGE, Cambridgeshire, CB23 4HY