In 2013, Helen will be running the following courses:
1. Stop Press: Painting Holiday in Paxos, September 30 – October
Price £945 excluding flights
will be based around the delightful village of Loggos, the smallest
of the three coastal villages on the beautiful Greek island of
Paxos, but you will also spend time visiting other parts of the
island. You will stay in lovely villas, each with its own pool and
spacious terraces, set in the shade and tranquillity of the olive
groves about a 20-minute walk or five-minute drive above Loggos.
Tuition will be based around morning group sessions and early
evening get-togethers, and you will work outside as much as possible
so that you can take your inspiration from the beautiful land and
seascapes. There will be plenty of opportunities for individual
advice and Helen will also be on hand during the afternoons to help
those who wish to continue painting. Friday will be a free day to
give you the chance to carry on painting, explore the rest of the
island or simply relax.
During the week Helen's aim will be to help you to develop
individual creativity by experimenting with colour, composition and
materials. You will investigate different techniques with
watercolour and mixed media, looking at contemporary artists to see
The holiday cost includes tuition, accommodation in a shared twin
room in a villa with private pool, return transfers between Corfu
and Loggos, breakfast, 5 lunches and 5 dinners (with wine) in local
tavernas, welcome and farewell drinks and local transport for the
painting sessions. There is a supplement of £95 per person for sole
use of a twin/double room and a reduction for non-painting partners.
Any optional activities such as Greek cookery, Greek dancing and
boat trips will be at additional cost.
2. Creative landscape painting at Lulworth Cove
of the course is to allow you to develop at your own pace and in
your own way, in a relaxed, friendly and stimulating environment. I
will be there to encourage you to explore your own ideas and
We meet at 4.30pm on the first day and after introductions we’ll go
down to the sea to do some quick sketches before relaxing with a
drink and a good meal. We finish at 2pm after lunch on the last day.
During the week basic skills and ways of approaching the subject
will be demonstrated – the aim is to develop individual creativity
by experimenting with colour, composition and materials. Different
techniques with watercolour and mixed media will be investigated,
looking at contemporary artists to see some other interpretations.
Lulworth dates 2013
June 30- July 5
£585, five nights full board including
double room for single occupancy.
10% reduction if booked before December 31st.
For further information look on
www.lulworthcove.co.uk - booking forms can be
downloaded from here.
More about the course
Lulworth cove is an area of outstanding natural beauty which
offers endless inspiration for the artist. From wide vistas over
dramatic white cliffs to small groups of boats and other fishing
paraphernalia, the fascinating rock formations and vivid colours of
stones and seaweeds, the ever changing mood, atmosphere and light in
sea and sky, there is something for everyone – here is the
inspiration you’ve been waiting for!
This is your chance to discover something new with a group of
like-minded people – whether you are an experienced artist or just
starting out, this painting holiday will provide you with the
creative stimulus you are looking for.
Cromwell House Hotel provides a relaxing and
welcoming base for the holiday. It is only a few minutes’ walk from
the sea and has wonderful views from the gardens and many of the
rooms. The price includes five nights full board and single ensuite
rooms. The spacious dining room with views over the village and the
sea will be our studio if the weather is wet, though the course will
outside as much as possible. A list of materials will be sent out
NB the course includes some steep walks to reach the best
"... a short note to say a very big thank you for a very
inspiring week – I now feel I have a little person sitting on my
shoulder saying ‘just go
for it!’ " (Fran)
3. Rambles with a Sketchbook, Somerset
11-15 May 2013 - £455
This holiday is based at the HF house at Selworthy, a beautiful area
on the edge of Exmoor. We will walk up to 4 miles a day with several
stops for sketching. There will be a wide variety of subjects
including thatched cottages, boats, hills, cliffs, and maybe the odd
Locations will include the Valley of
the Rocks and Culbone Church (reputedly the smallest church in
England and only approachable on foot. The holiday includes four
nights full board,l tuition and transport.
If you are new to HF holidays I can
give you a discount voucher.
www.hfholidays.co.uk, phone 0845 470 8558
Demo - painting a rock pool as the tide comes in
Group demo near Stair Hole