Are you interested in taking part in a leisure art course?

I cover sketching and watercolour painting at all the village venues listed below. The courses are based on landscape painting, but we take some interesting artistic detours from time to time.

Each session features a short period of techniques - based teaching, followed by students pursuing their own work based on the theme of the day. There are two 10 week terms in the winter period, and in the 6 week summer term the emphasis is usually upon sketching out of doors in the beautiful Devon countryside - when the weather permits!

Artists of all levels of accomplishment are catered for. I am very happy to start beginners with basic instruction on painting and drawing at any time. Simply turn up at one of the venues listed below at the time indicated, and give it a try.

If you would like to book in advance, or would like further information about the courses, contact Mike McDonald on 01626 891 245
Email [email protected], or write to:

Mike McDonald,
Pier Lodge,
Mamhead,
Kenton,
Exeter,
Devon,
EX6 8HB

YouTube Classes & COVID-19

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Villages Art School
2021 / 2022 Course Timetable

Monday

Art at East Budleigh Church Hall

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Autumn 2021 Term starts October 11th

Easter 2022 Term starts January 10th

Summer 2022 Term starts April 25th

Tuesday

Art at Bovey Tracey Heathfield Community Centre

10.00am - 12.00pm

Autumn 2021 Term starts October 12th

Easter 2022 Term starts January 11th

Summer 2022 Term starts May 2nd

Wednesday

Art by the Harbour at Cockwood Village Hall

9.45am - 11.45am

Autumn 2021 Term starts October 13th

Easter 2022 Term starts January 12th

Summer 2022 Term starts May 3rd

Thursday

Art at Longdown Village Hall

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Autumn 2021 Term starts October 14th

Easter 2022 Term starts January 13th

Summer 2022 Term starts May 4th

Friday

Art at Shillingford St George

9.45am - 11.45am

Autumn 2021 Term starts October 15th

Easter 2022 Term starts January 14th

Summer 2022 Term starts May 5th

Fees

£70 for eight week Spring & Autumn Terms (Over 60s / Unwaged - £67)

£48 for five week Summer Term (Over 60s / Unwaged - £45)

Special Events

Dartmoor Sketching Holiday at East Dart Hotel

August 31st - 2nd September 2021

Three day sketching course, right in the middle of the moor! Bed, breakfast, packed lunch daily. £320. Details and bookings 01626 891 245