Painting Weekends – Acrylics for Beginners in Lynton, North Devon.
New Year, new hobby? Join Polly Skye’s Beginners’ Acrylics Weekend, a painting holiday in North Devon.
North Devon is one of the most beautiful areas of the country. All materials are included in the price and you will leave with a sketch book, pencil, canvas, paints and paintbrushes; just come ready to enjoy yourself with like-minded people in this fantastic location on the Exmoor coast.
The art weekend begins on Saturdays in the Polly Skye Gallery where you will have a short introduction to acrylics and a chance to experiment with colours and textures. A walk to the Valley of Rocks will provide the opportunity to sketch and take photos.
If there is torrential rain, we will take our photos and sketches in the comfort of Highcliffe House which has stunning sea views along the coast and across to Wales.
There will be an hour to enjoy lunch in a local café of your choice. The afternoon session will see you starting on your canvas using the colours and shapes that inspire you.
Additional tuition can be arranged if you want to continue on Monday. Please call or email for details.
Lynton and Lynmouth
Lynton is a beautiful location and perfect for a weekend break. Partners who do not wish to paint can enjoy local walks, artisan shops and the stunning scenery. There is horse riding, the steam train, surfing, a great local cinema and spectacular cycle routes all within minutes of the gallery.
The focus of the weekend is firmly on helping each person find their own style and does not take a demonstration and copy approach. It’s about seeing shapes and colours and using them to express yourself on canvas. I will not paint on your canvas or tell you not to do something. Polly will encourage you in your ideas and ask helpful questions/make suggestions to help you achieve what you want.
“I love Polly’s classes and I’ve actually hung my paintings on the wall!” Yvonne Fagan.
There are lots of places to stay in Lynton and Lynmouth (which is a 5 minute ride on the funicular railway away from Lynton)
Prices for accommodation begin at £58 for a single room or £78 for two including breakfast at Orchard House in Lynmouth which is near the river and has a hot-tub for guests. Or why not treat yourself to the luxury of the 5-star Highcliffe House, a gorgeous B&B set high above Lynton with stunning views and luxurious rooms. Highcliffe House is just 5-mins walk from the Polly Skye Gallery.
To book your painting break, please use the contact form or email me direct: [email protected] or call 01598 753452