Art Holidays

Painting weekends or longer can be arranged to suit your art class or group of friends!

For example – Bring your art class or group of friends, minimum two people. Stay in a selection of quaint Suffolk houses-

  • The Auberge on the A140 offers fantastic food and luxurious bedrooms.
  • The Four Horseshoes, if ancient thatched cottage style pub takes your fancy.
  • The White Horse on the A140 has clean and modern style restaurant and rooms.

There is camping to luxury accommodation available locally. A list can be sent to you on asking.

Book your choice of style and budget and walk or drive the short distance to the lovely Thornham Estate, for a great stroll through the woods and coffee at the cafe, outdoor painting and drawing, or if the weather is bad, indoor sessions. The course will be tailored to your preference of materials, and the subjects will be a variety of Suffolk delights. Rich cattle, sun dappled grasses, wild ponds dragonfly dipped and majestic trees. Techniques and textures will be explored, drawing from a relaxing countryside experienced.

Book by email or phone 07979721253. All materials are provided, or bring your own favourites. £150 for the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, includes a daily light lunch, materials to use and a wealth of tuition, taking home good memories and a masterpiece!



Cumbrian Weekends can be arranged to your specific dates.

Watercolours at Lake Windermere, staying at the luxurios Waterhead Hotel, with leisure facilities at The Low Wood. All materials and meals included. £490. Non painting partners are welcome to enjoy the area, beautiful walks and the town of Ambleside, and join us for meals at a reduced rate.@ the Waterhead hotel, Ambleside, Cumbria.

Situated on the shores of  lake Windermere, a luxurious, all inclusive weekend of watercolour painting. Delicious meals, comfy beds and use of the swimming pool sauna and jacuzzi overlooking the lake a mile away, after an inspiring day. Absolute beginners welcome as well as experienced painters wishing to enjoy the area. The only requirement is suitable clothing for some outdoor painting, and a comfy camping chair, as if the weather is pleasant we will sit overlooking the lake. Everything else is provided. Non painting partners also welcome to stay at a reduced rate,  and join us for meals. Please enquire for further dates and information you’d like, or to book, contact Dawn. £490 all inclusive,  Friday and Saturday dinner bed and breakfast, light lunches and  all painting materials provided. Finish 4pm Sunday. All weather clothing recommended for plenty of outdoor enjoyment.

Contact Dawn to book by Tel; 07979721253  or email;


Suffolk Secrets have teamed up with Dawn to provide painting sessions tailored to you, on your holiday.

Your own private session can be arranged, outdoors on location of a special view meaningful to you, or in your holiday home on those wet days. Family group sessions are also available at an arranged price, so you can enjoy painting with your children, or sit back and relax while they enjoy painting with a professional. All materials are provided and you will haveyour painting mounted to take home ready to frame. Contact Dawn to arrange days and times to suit you, and whether you are a seasoned painter, or you have never tried before, a good time can be had, discovering new talents and techniques, but most of all, making a lasting memory to share.



  Paint in the Fench Alps, spring  or Autumn, choose dates for your individual request, or bring a party of friends to fill this chalet.

Prices start from only £599!

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Enjoy a French Alps holiday in the charming chalet Chabrand in Vallouise  in the Ecrin. Come experience the peace and breathtaking scenery. Clean, warm accommodation, nestled in a rustic traditional village set in a high valley surrounded by impressive mountains which play with light and mists. Fresh glacial rivers chuckle their way through the plethora of spring flowers and bedecked ancient apple orchards in autumn.

Your hosts are the famous climber Jerry Gore and his Wife Jackie. Their warm welcome and lively dinners, with great food and wine flowing, will make you feel at once part of a vibrant family. If you enjoy close social gatherings, personable company, vigorous conversation and beautiful scenery, this course is for you.

To see the location do visit their website, and also book through Jackie via their website. Any questions you have about the art side do call me, Dawn, on 07979721253 or feel free to email me. We could even meet for a coffee, if local, to discuss before you book. Flights from Stansted on Ryan air can be under £20 return and we fly to Turin, a small easily managed airport for a quick exit and immediate pick up by minibus for a relaxing hour of scenic driving to our chalet to settle in. At the end of the week you will be transferred back to the airport.

Painting sessions will run 10am-4pm daily in a variety of inspirational settings, tackling numerous subjest, and all watercolour materials can be purchased or loaned for the week, or you are welcome to bring your own materials in a medium of your choice.

Beginners are totally welcome, and tuition will be geared to your level. I like to encourage your own style and unique taste in your work, so whether you like abstract or botanical detail, you will find encouragement to progress with insightful tutoring and suitable techniques. Treat yourself, or  bring company to share a twin room or the cosy  ‘dormitory’ style four bed accommodation with some good friends, midnight feasts optional! Single room occupancy is available at extra cost. I look forward to meeting you.

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