Painting Weekends: New for 2013
Staithes Art School enjoyed a wonderful year in 2012. Lots of our old friends
came back to paint in this delightful and inspiring location and many more
new painters discovered Staithes for the first time. We have put together
a similar programme of highly stimulating Residential Painting Weekends for
the coming year with tutors who are specialists in a variety of media. All
of them are experienced at working with students of all abilities, so whether
you are just starting out or already a proficient painter, they will be able
to help you progress.
The piercing North Sea light, towering cliffs and moody seas of Staithes have always attracted artists. The winding paths up and between picturesque cottages offer immense variety of perspective. No matter how much time you spend here you will never run out of subjects for painting.
With help and advice from our experienced tutors, themselves professional artists, even the complete beginner can produce excellent results.
Plein Air Painting in Staithes
Most artists will tell you that the best way to paint in Staithes is en plein air as the Staithes Group liked to paint. But even they had to take cover from time to time. At Staithes Art School you can also make use of the original studio, recently restored and refurbished, where Staithes Group artists Laura and Harold Knight painted. We also have a large light room above Staithes Gallery where you can work indoors.
Accommodation in Staithes
We provide comfortable accommodation with breakfast in our elegant Georgian maisonette above Staithes Gallery and in cosy fishermen's cottages close by in the village. Dinner with wine, prepared by award-winning chef Lisa Chapman, is served each evening in the large private dining room above the gallery. Staithes Art School is a real opportunity to put aside everyday cares and concerns and to concentrate on painting in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Programme for 2013
13th - 16th June 2013: Peter
Woolley - Watercolours
18th - 21st July 2013: Robert
Brindley RSMA - Watercolours, Oils, Pastels
6th - 8th September 2013:
David Curtis ROI RSMA - Watercolours and Oils
10th - 13th October 2013:
Bruce Mulcahy RSMA - Opaque Materials: Oils, Acrylics and Gouache
Non-painting partners are also welcome and there are many other activities available in Staithes and the surrounding area: sailing, fishing, cycling, walking, surfing, golf - to name but a few. Please contact for details.
If you have any further queries about Staithes Art School or wish to make
a booking, please telephone Al Milnes on 01947 841840 or 07972012464.
Or email email@example.com