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This workshop offers 12 days of painting and adventure around the beautiful quaint villages of the Cotswold’s and the coastal towns of Cornwall.

Paint some of the very best sights to be found in England and experience the outstanding blend of historic locations, authentic village atmospheres and exemplary teaching from one of the world’s finest watercolor artists.

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels and non painting partners are welcome.




Join me painting some of the magnificent old coastal villages of the Cotswolds

Day 1: Monday 27 August, 2018
Stratford upon Avon, England

You will be met at London’s Heathrow airport at midday, please ensure you have allowed ample time to collect your luggage. The group will then be transferred to the delightful town of Stratford Upon Avon, a market town with more than 800 years of history. It has many buildings that survive today, that would have been familiar to William Shakespeare a playwright and poet. It lies on the River Avon and is going to be our home for the next six nights.
This evening the group will meet for welcome drinks and an included dinner.

Day 2: Tuesday 28 August, 2018
Stratford upon Avon

This morning we will have a guided walking tour of Stratford-upon-Avon. We will see Shakespeare’s birthplace, and New Place, the immortal playwright’s retirement home. After lunch John will commence his painting session in the delightful town of Stratford-upon-

Day 3: Wednesday 29 August, 2018
Stratford upon Avon

This morning we travel to the village of Bourton on-the- Water. It is known for it’s picturesque High Street, flanked by long wide greens and the River Windrush that runs through them. The river is crossed by several low, arched stone bridges. These arched bridges are why Bourton on-the-Water is being called the “Venice of the Cotswolds”.

In the afternoon we will travel to Warwick Castle. It is a magnificent castle rising sheer above the river Avon, seat of the Earls of Warwick founded in the 11th Century
by William the Conqueror in 1068. It owes its present grandeur to the Fourteenth century Beauchamp Earls and provides us with a fine example of fourteenth century fortifications complete with dungeons. You will have free time to explore this castle.

Romantic castles and the beautiful English landscape make wonderful subjects.

Day 4: Thursday 30 August, 2018
Stratford upon Avon

Today we will have a full day of painting in Stratford upon Avon. John will find a wonderful subject and paint a demonstration and then assist workshop members
individually. A critique session will be held late in the afternoon.

Day 5: Friday 31 August, 2018
Stratford upon Avon

Today we will travel to Castle Combe which has been called ‘The Prettiest Village in England’. It is renowned for its attractiveness and tranquillity, and for fine buildings
including the medieval church. John will find a wonderful location and paint a demonstration then assist workshop members individually.

Day 6: Saturday 1 September, 2018
Stratford upon Avon

Today we travel to Stow-on-the-Wold. Stow-on-the-Wold is a small, but well-known, market town set in the Cotswold Hills and near the north-east corner of the English county of Gloucestershire. Set on a hill top, it stands beside the Roman Fosse Way at its junction with
six other roads, and where a settlement has existed since the Iron Age. We will have a full day of painting here.

Day 7: Sunday 2 September, 2018
Plymouth, England

After breakfast we will board our coach and travel to Plymouth. Plymouth is situated between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east, and Tamar to the west, where they join Plymouth Sound. There are many wonderful subjects to paint in this beautiful area of the South coast of Devon. Dinner will be included at our hotel

Day 8: Monday 3 September, 2018

Today we will travel to Dartmouth, the Jewel of the South Hams. Ancient narrow streets house boutique shops, art galleries & delicatessens. A cobbled market place features colourful stalls supplying fresh local produce. Dinner will be included at our hotel.

Day 9: Tuesday 4 September, 2018

This morning we travel to Polperro for a day of painting. Polperro is a lovely village and fishing harbour on the south-east Cornwall coast. John will choose a wonderful subject to paint before providing individual help to workshop members. Dinner will be included at our hotel

Day 10: Wednesday 5 September, 2018

After breakfast we will travel to Mevagissey for a day of painting. Mevagissey is a fishing port, and nestles in a small valley and faces east to Mevagissey Bay. The inner and outer harbours are busy with a mixture of pleasure vessels and working fishing boats. John will find some wonderful subjects for you to paint. Dinner will be included at our hotel

Day 11: Thursday 6 September, 2018

Today we will travel to St Michael’s Mount. St Michaels Mount is the island offshore from the Town of Marazion. It is surmounted by a castle/fortress, it contains a chapel where some religious rites of the inhabitants were conducted. At the base of the mount, on the landward
side, was the small community where the majority of the Mount’s inhabitants resided. Those residents were the families of fishermen. St Michael’s Mount is now under the control of the National Trust.

Day 12: Friday 7 September, 2018

A full day of painting and sightseeing in Plymouth. There will be a final critique session, followed by farewell drinks and an included dinner to celebrate our time in England.

Day 13: Saturday 8 September, 2018

This morning we say farewell to Plymouth and we head to London Heathrow to meet flights departing Heathrow after 5.00pm.

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