“I learned more in one week with Tod, than I learned in my entire two years of my A level course at school.”
Eleanor Hearder, LCC Undergraduate


“Sir William Nicholson - a fine artist - told me often that it was easy to put on the paint if you know where to put it.”
Sir Alfred Munnings PRA (1878-1959)


“Real painters understand with a brush in their hand.” Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)


“Even an abstract form has to have a likeness.” Willem De Kooning (1904-1997)

Courses 2017 - Masterclasses

Portraiture in studio
Portraiture - a Masterclass

Wednesday 7th September to Monday 12th September 2016
Arrival Tuesday 6th September, departure Tuesday 13th September

A Masterclass with invited masters of portrait painting.
Our invited Masters in 2016 are two marvellous portrait painters Theodore Ramos and Emma Kennaway.

Cost £1,800

Emma Kennaway portraits

Emma Kennaway

Theodore Ramos portraits

Theodore Ramos


Horses and Bulls - a Masterclass

Sunday 18th September - Friday 23rd September 2016
Arrival Saturday 17th September, departure Saturday 24th September

HorseThis Masterclass in oil painting and drawing the unique inhabitants of our area of France, the Camargue bull and the Camargue horse, where our studios are. Led by the foremost exponent in the two mediums. The husbandry of the Camargue bull depends on the inter-relationship between the horse, the bull and their human keepers, the guardiane. The rounding up of bulls in the landscape and running the bulls in the streets to the arena where the Minoan sport of removing cockades from their horns takes place, 'Course Carmarguaise'. The region provides a wonderful opportunity to study these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.
As well as the indigenous Carmargue white horses, Tod Ramos uses Andulusian and other breeds of horse as models both in the studio and in the 'field'. Both the Bull and Horse become a metaphor for the description of movement and living energy, realised in our processes of drawing and painting.

Cost £1,600

The above prices include:

  1.  tutoring
  2.  outings
  3.  studio use
  4.  accommodation
  5.  all meals and wine

The price does not include materials, flights or journey to and from the airport to Aubais.