Claveys Farm Painting Holidays and Specialist Art Courses 2004

Our Courses
Specialist Courses in Fresco Painting, Panel Painting and Oil Painting. Painting Holidays featuring watercolours, gouache, pastels and other markmaking.

All our courses feature teaching groups that are small and therefore flexible, with a lively informal atmosphere. Tuition for specialist courses takes place in the indoor studio, with ample opportunity for work outside for those choosing landscapes and farm scenes as subject matter. Painting holidays are based at Claveys Farm using the Barn Studio with trips to local painting subjects including beautiful landscapes and historic buildings. Tuition and excursions occur between 10am and 4.30pm with evenings left free. Both studios will be available for anyone wishing to continue working, however there is a large comfortable sitting room for student's sole use not to mention a very good pub 10 minutes walk away in the village! There is also an extensive Art library made available to students, with a particular emphasis on the Classical Greek & Roman, Byzantine, Medieval, Renaissance and Flemish periods.

Our Tutors
Our main tutor is Fleur Kelly, a fresco artist, who trained in Italy under Leonetto Tintori and is also panel painter and guilder. She works entirely to commission. Fleur has taught Fresco at the Centro Verrocchio at Casole D'Elsa in Italy as well as privately here in England . Leda Channer is our course administrator and resident cook, having cooked in many restaurants and directors dining rooms in London. She is also a Fine Artist specialising in drawing and collage. Tom Elliott is a Contemporary Still Life painter employing traditional oil painting techniques. Barbette Saunders is a painter in egg tempera, a guilder and specialises in botanical painting.

Our accommodation & (good) Food
Our courses include breakfast, lunch and supper making much use of our own meat, eggs, vegetables and home made bread, jams and cakes. Supper at the Talbot, the village pub, on the last night is also included. Accommodation is in the farmhouse and consists of spacious double, twin or single rooms, with two bathrooms for students use. All rooms have sunny views of the garden at the front of the house and are comfortable and characterful. Where numbers exceed space at Claveys we have accommodation in the village.

We aim to tailor our courses to fit you where ever possible. We have a thoroughly flexible attitude and are keen to hear any suggestions as to the direction you wish your course or holiday to take. All suggestions are put forward at the beginning of the course allowing the group to decide. We also aim to tailor our food too, so please inform us of any dietary requirements beforehand. Vegetarians and vegans happily catered for. We do regret however that due to the nature of the C18 farmhouse that wheelchair access is restricted.