Sometimes we lose sight of the sense of excitement, surprise, inquisitiveness, and PLEASURE that brought you to drawing and painting in the first place.
2017 Art Courses
There are workshops at the Studio in Wherwell, Rum’s Eg in Romsey and at the prizewinning Riverside Yurt Cafe.
Workshops at the Riverside Yurt, on the river Test
Riverside Lifestyle began when Clare and her family first opened the doors to Riverside Cottage, their spacious Hampshire hideaway that’s since been featured among The Sunday Times’ 25 Great British Holiday Rentals. They also have the Riverside Yurt, open for coffee, teas and cakes – Wednesday to Saturday. (occasionally closed to private functions). This is the Southern Tourist Board’s Gold winner for Best Teashop.
They offer exercise classes such as Yoga, Boot Camp and Pilates, sell local produce, and hold art workshops.
Have a look at their website for more information and directions:
Courses at the Studio, Wherwell Priory
The Priory in Wherwell is on the site of a Benedictine Nunnery (founded c986). The canalised stream from the River Test, turning at right-angles and passing under the house, follows the line created for the drainage of the monastic buildings, and there are traces of the medieval building. The tranquility of the site and the elegance of the mainly 18th century buildings make it a very special place to paint. (It can also be the site of your special day should you wish to get married here).
Courses at Rum’s Eg in Romsey
Melanie Legge at www.melanieleggesculptor.com offers occasional courses in ceramics and portrait sculpture. Well worth a go if you are lucky enough to get a place.