About the Course
Are you a member of a painting group or class, would you like further inspiration, an 'away' break with a difference? Are you just starting out, and would like to learn the basics or improve with like minded friends? From the moment you arrive you will be inspired in this wonderful coastal setting. You can choose from a 1 whole day workshop, 1 1/2 days or 2 full days. All materials are provided.
Our brilliant artist Clare Rose will tailor the workshop to your individual and group needs... Come and enjoy a relaxed painting break in this stunning West Wales setting.
Our bespoke breaks cater for small groups and special events. We host during the day and leave you to relax in your amazing accommodation in the evenings. You will be staying in a lovely Georgian house overlooking the stunning Teifi estuary. These are breaks with a difference, coastal themed days full of inspiration!
All our breaks are bespoke so you can 'mix & match' your workshops to suit your group or event. Why not also try coastal foraging, driftwood art, creative writing or jewellery making. See our other breaks on this site or our website for further details.
All our workshop tutors are professional, experienced, local artists and crafts people. Groups are small, we can accommodate up to 10.
Clare Rose (Fine Art BA, MA) is a passionate painter and teaching professional, who is highly trained and experienced in a wide variety of artistic mediums. A studio tutor for Aberystwyth University School of Art for seven years, Clare is a landscape and portrait artist with work in the Art UK Organisation. With a flair for instilling excitement, Clare’s teaching provides a supportive and creatively stimulating environment, where students can excel and attain their full potential while having fun.
Suitable for beginners and experienced painters, Clare will happily adapt this course to your individual needs. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of painting and drawing and learn how to use sketches and photographs to create a landscape painting in the studio. Initially, we will spend time drawing in the landscape, making quick sketches and compositions that generate a sense of place and feed off the energy of this beautiful area. Back at the house, we will create an expressive acrylic painting from your memories, sketches and photographs. The emphasis is on fun and exploration - mistakes are essential!
Suitable for experienced artists, Clare can adapt these workshops to the needs of your group.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Your lovely accommodation, all rooms have estuary views, you will have sole use of the house, use of the grounds and the tennis court. Towels are provided.
Your chosen workshops and all workshop materials are provided, and you will have something to take away from each workshop that you have created yourself. Memories that will last forever.
Your breakfasts which are 'help yourself' and lunches which are served, are all included and use our lovely locally sourced organic produce whenever possible.
Oh, and a plentiful supply of teas, coffee and cake are included, of course!
Just arrive and relax!
Below are some examples of our pricing, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Our prices are per person. The prices below are based on 2 or 3 night breaks for a group of 4, all with own room. There is no single supplement. We are able to offer longer stays and can cater for larger groups, so please contact us to discuss your bespoke break.
Prices include your workshops and all materials, sole use of the whole house, use of the grounds, including the tennis court, and all food and refreshments, except evening meals. Towels are provided.
2 night break with 1 half day workshop ~ £295.00
2 night break with 1 day workshop or 2 half day workshops ~ £325.00
3 night break with 1 day workshop or 2 half day workshops ~ £395.00
3 night break with 1 day workshop and 1 half day workshop ~ £425.00
I would recommend this retreat. The location is stunning, the house is beautiful and Julia was a fabulous host. Clare Rose is a great teacher and I feel that the techniques I learned during the retreat have improved my art greatly.
Natalie Webb - - #22572
Response from Creative Coastal Breaks:Thank you Natalie I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you feel that your own wonderful art has been enhanced by the experience, it was a pleasure to meet you.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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