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.
Christine Robins - - #22515
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!
Sarah - - #22516
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.
Christine Meaton - - #21911
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.
Sarah and David - - #21736
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. 😊
Jane Marshall - - #21720
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.
Rosie Goffin - - #18488
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!
Barbara Marks - - #18485
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?
Karen Elizabeth McKenzie - - #17720
We had a great time in Greece this year and met some lovely new friends. Both Vicky and Beth were very patient and great company so much so we have booked for next year.
Thank you both.
Les & Lynn - - #17643
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.
Sue Jackson - - #17476
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.
Jacquie Easton - - #17465
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!
Tracey Spraggs - - #17457
I have to endorse ever thing I wrote about last year. Great teaching. Organisation, painting and partying . The location was even better than last year. I go for two weeks because the first goes so quickly. It is so great to meet friends who you met last year, and all the new friends I met this time.
Here’s to next year.
Alan Clowes - - #17450
Absolutely fantastic course, enjoyable company plus positive and enthusiastic instruction. The setting was beautiful, with plenty to do for those not painting as well. Subject matter for painting was varied from still life such as flowers in terracotta pots, village life and quaint buildings, to stunning vistas of sun, sea and mountains. Thank you to Vicki and Beth for a well organised, relaxing and fun holiday.
Tracey Newland - - #11103
A wonderful holiday. Vicki and Beth are a great team, teaching and organising. They took us to some fabulous villages and found some very inspirational scenes to paint, and some great evening entertainment. The holiday was very good value and we enjoyed every aspect of it. We're both still painting! We would absolutely recommend this holiday 100%
Linda and Howard Oliver
linda oliver - - #11059
Thank you Vicky and Beth - What a fabulous holiday in beautiful Greek surroundings with great company! .
We loved the combination of painting and sailing and there was plenty to do at the hotel . Fantastic value .
Vicky and Beth are a such a good partnership and make sure everyone’s included and supported both during and outside the art classes . We had some fun nights dancing - Greek style , singing and a quiz night as well as visits to some excellent tavernas by the sea - Shirley Valentine moments were had to celebrate the gorgeous views and ambience !
The hotel does have steps and ramps so you need to be able and willing but our fitness improved as a result as the week went on .
Overall a very special experience - thank you - we will be back !
Lynne and Rob Van Brakel - - #10843
The September painting holiday in Greece this year was a fantastic experience from the beginning to the end. Vicky's paintings and teaching were excellent, and Beth's organisation made everything run very smoothly, from the travel arrangements to the great meals we collectively had at various restaurants in the local villages. The Leda location was stunning, with lovely greek style villas, and stunning views and locations to inspire the all the painters on the course. Both weeks the groups were all so friendly and great company to be with.
I would certainly want to return next year. Well done both of you.
Alan Clowes - - #10838
Excellent course, informative with demo's and painting tasks that increase in difficulty as each new skill is learnt. Very well organised. Warm and friendly environment, suitable for couples, singles and groups of friends. Vicki is a great teacher, who will also help throughout the day and show you how to rescue painting disasters! Enjoyed this immensely - my thanks to Vicki and Beth for a wonderful weekend.
Tracey Newland - - #8012
I went to this course with a friend who is a beginner at w/c painting. We thought the organisation of the classroom , provision of all materials and teaching were excellent. We were taken through all the techniques and watched demonstrations before attempting to copy examples. Even as an experienced painter I found new things to learn but if you want to do your own thing this may not be for you.
The hotel is very comfortable the food very good and it has pleasant gardens. There is also an indoor pool and spa where we enjoyed a few treatments in our spare time.
Vicki and Beth have put a great deal of thought into the classes and are experienced teachers managing to give everyone personal attention.
Carol Hayward - - #6271
This is a brilliant course for anyone wanting to dip their toes in the wonderful world of water colour painting. Vicki and Beth give confidence and ensure that you take home a "masterpiece" at the end of your very first lesson. The lessons are friendly and fun and very encouraging.
Sheila Hattersley - - #6268