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some of the best art courses and holidays in the UK and abroad

Enjoy a relaxing break in Norfolk as you develop your painting skills, with Big Sky Art

Big Sky Art – Norfolk

Big Sky Art has earned a reputation for residential art holidays with a difference. Set in tranquil farmland, we offer laid-back luxury, fabulous food, a large airy studio, inspiring locations and celebrated tutors in all media. An all-inclusive four or fi ve-night art course is an opportunity to improve your painting skills and enjoy a relaxing break. Non-painting partners welcome.

T: 07785 439727


Bettina Schroeder

Bettina Schroeder has been running her renowned painting holidays for over 20 years. Her enthusiasm and expertise have helped hundreds of painters, beginners and more advanced students alike, to new levels of pleasure and satisfaction in their work. ‘Superb tuition and excellent subjects to paint. What a great course!’

T: +44 (0)207 6090843

M: +44 (0)7960 086104


Art Holidays on Exmoor

Overlooking beautiful Exmoor, Shorland Old Farm offers a variety of painting courses for all abilities, with professional tutors, comfortable accommodation, good food, a wellequipped studio, and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We also host art clubs and other groups looking for an inspirational place to stay and enjoy time away together.

T: 01598 763505


Watermill at Posara – Tuscany

Secluded gardens, sun-drenched terraces, a gurgling river, beautifully restored historic buildings, bright air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms, and delicious food from fresh local ingredients – just some of the delights of The Watermill at Posara. We specialise in relaxing, inspiring and fun-fi lled painting holidays with internationally renowned tutors. ‘We’ve been on many painting holidays, but this was the best ever.’

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About The Artist

Welcome to the October issue of The Artist, including an additional 16 pages full of ideas and suggestions about art courses and holidays that could help to inspire and develop your creative skills. This issue is also packed with inspirational insights into how professional artists approach their work, including a commissioned portrait in oils, and practical demonstrations in watercolour, oil pastels, oil-based pencils, acrylics, line & wash and mixed media. There's something for everyone, whatever your level or experience, from how to add a little magic to your watercolour still lifes, paint an autumn landscape in five easy stages, capture a sunset in acrylics, sketch people in line & wash, create a vibrant flower composition in mixed media, and more. Plus be inspired by some of this year's The Artist Open Competition prizewinners, who explain how they created their winning artworks. Enjoy your month of drawing and painting with The Artist.