Really enjoyed the weekend - learnt so much just in a few hours! Am totally inspired to continue painting for local exhibitions and friends. Such a lovely group of people on my weekend! Hoping one day I can make the Greece trip - how lovely!!🤗
Fantastic weekend, couldn't have been better. Beth and Vicki gave us 110%! So encouraging, supportive and hands on helpful. They certainly packed a load in, we worked hard and got great results. Thank you so much, I feel like I have started on the most fantastic journey.
Wow I had an unbelievable day!! Thoroughly enjoyable and great way to escape the hustle and bustle and focus on some art. Beth and Vicki are amazing they helped me soooo much and made me feel soooo welcome. I was only a day guest and was gutted to leave. I didn’t want to go!!! I am 100% returning to do a full weekend. Great set up, all the equipment was ready for us, all set out, the camera on a Vicki was a brilliant idea to follow the tips on your art work. When I got home my family and friends were amazed at the quality of the Art I produced. Thanks again and I want to do it every weekend xx
This is the 2nd time I have attended a weekend course and it definitely won’t be the last. I cannot recommend it enough. Vicki and Beth are brilliant, the hotel is excellent and the painting is so relaxing and great fun. The course is suitable for all ages and all abilities, including those who have never picked up a brush before. Go with your friends, family, partner or on your own - just book it you will not regret it!
I totally agree with the previous review. Fantastic helpful tuition and support, I went on my own but never felt alone as everyone is so friendly.
The trips were great and enabled us to see more of the area and paint in other locations.
I am planning to go again next year, looking forward to it already.
This was a birthday gift given to me by my daughter who joined me on this excellent weekend in this beautiful country house hotel. We were joined by a mixed ability group of friendly people for this two day art course. Vicki and Beth were very enthusiastic and gave us much encouragement in producing quick pleasing results.
I booked this course as I’d become dispirited with my painting. The course is run by two lovely people, in a comfortable hotel with good food and friendly, but efficient personnel.
Vicki’s enthusiasm and teaching has reignited my enthusiasm for watercolour painting. It was fun, but very informative and I have no hesitation in recommending this course to all abilities, including beginners.
I’ll be returning.
Myself and two friends went to the painting weekend recently. I can only say I give it 10 out if 10 on everything. Hotel lovely, food and staff excellent. Vicky is a great teacher, patient and taught us so many different ways to paint. The class atmosphere is fun and we all got to know each other over meals etc. I’m not a natural artist but now have the confidence to paint my way, as Vicky and Beth encouraged us to just paint and enjoy ourselves. I cannot fault the course at all, I just wish it was for longer. We will definitely go back.
The course was the perfect mix of fun, sociable, and informative and the instruction from Vicky and Beth was great. The hotel was lovely with really nice food and helpful staff. I learnt loads and came away with a few paintings to be proud of!
This course was very enjoyable. It was fun and we learnt a lot. Vicki was a good teacher and Beth was also supportive. We produced a lot of work and even complete beginners were very pleased.
The Flackley Ash Hotel is in a lovely location , near Rye, with good facilities and the food was very good. My non- painting husband enjoyed the break too.
Had a lovely weekend. Pace just right for beginners like us. All equipment provided. Patient and constructive teaching. We were pleased with our efforts and came away with a determination to continue and improve. Great venue, spa hotel too. Close to the coast and Great Dixter Gardens which made for a great weekend break.
I had a great weekend with Vicki and Beth. Both very approachable, friendly and informative. The painting was great fun as was the meals with the whole class. Vicki helped people of all stages of their painting abilities and we all seemed thrilled with the experience. Would definitely come again. Greece next hopefully. 😊
I was very nervous the day we started the course as I had gone on my own but I needed have been they were plenty of people on the course who had never painted before or like me were beginners the teachers were brilliant nothing was to much bother they helped everytime it was needed even when I had to keep asking. They made you feel relaxed and nothing we did was wrong just a learning curve. We were supplied with everything we needed as well as food and drink all through the weekend. The hotel was lovely again everything was supplied plenty of wonderful food and drink. Added bonus was the use of all their facilities for free. Loved the pool and jacuzi and a very clean, warm and comfortable room. I would deffinetley recommend this course and great value for money.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course. It was fun, friendly and very informative. Everything was provided and I can't believe the amount of work we achieved. The course was excellently run and catered to all. The venue was also well chosen with friendly accommodating staff and excellent food. I would recommend this course!
Lovely, relaxed painting holiday. Do as much or as little as you want. Master class from Vicky in the morning and then guided painting on your own, or with your painting chums as you choose. Interesting trips out and a lovely little hotel with good food, great location and good watersport facilities. What more could you want?
This was a fantastic weekend. I really enjoyed the course. Vicki and Beth were great tutors and I learned a lot. The course catered for all abilities and it was amazing how much we accomplished in a couple of days! I am already putting my newly acquired skills and knowledge to good use. The venue was also excellent. I thoroughly recommend this course.
Brilliant weekend, would highly recommend it, suitable for all ages and abilities, groups, couples, singles. I had not picked up a brush in 30 plus years and was super nervous. But I needn’t have been - Vicki was a brilliant teacher. Will definitely be looking to attend other events or workshops in the future.
Really grateful to Vicki and Beth for their guidance, faith and encouragement. Not having painted since school I was slightly apprehensive but I needn't have worried. They chose a beautiful relaxed environment in which to inspire, the other guests of were lovely and supportive of each other and the tuition was excellent. It's true to say I am now motivated to continue painting and will sign up for another Arty Party Break for sure!