Courses & Retreats

Scotland -
Sea(e)scape in Watercolour & Mixed Media

16/10/2021 - 23/10/2021

Our Scottish late autumn retreat is as popular as ever and once again we are heading to the picturesque seaside in the 'East Neuk' of Fife. 


Join us for a week of watercolour, which can do it all - from beautiful glazes, landscapes, portraits, and still-lifes to fantastic illustrations, botanicals, animals and everyday objects.

Scotland Pitlochry
Negative Painting
in Watercolour

22/04/2022 - 28/04/2022


Negative Painting with a Positive Attitude!


Spend a full week in the company of water, pigment and brushes in a country house in Scotland.


Learn the exciting technique of "Negative Painting". A method that enables you to produce amazing watercolours, without years of experience.

Portugal - 
Introduction to Urban Sketching in ink & Water Colour
No dates at present - Coming soon

Venture into the exciting new practice of Urban Sketching. Free up your learnt habits and enjoy the free flow of simple ink on paper.

Together we will venture out into the beautiful old town of Portimao and sketch on location. Later in the day we will work on our sketches at home in our beautiful 16th century house, creating finished larger pieces using watercolours.  

You'll be staying in the heart of the old town, where you'll find winding streets and lovely architecture - some crumbling some brightly coloured. Perfect for drawing and painting. 

"Street, Portimao" By student Annie Audsley.

Spain -
Watercolour & Mixed Media

No dates at present 

Red Painting and Brushes

Escape away in the winter month of February and spend a soul warming week in the company of art lovers.


Let yourself be taught new skills by accomplished artist Trine Pettigrew and get wined and dined by culinary expert Anna Cairns Pettigrew - all in the majestic setting of Spain’s sherry region Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia. 

Fruit and Leaves