Professional art tuition from one of North Devon's top seascape and maritime artists.
Art Classes and Painting Tuition in Ilfracombe, North Devon
Have you ever wondered if you could paint or if you would like to try? Are you looking for things to do during your time in Ilfracombe? Would you like to immerse yourself in a professional art studio, situated close to Ilfracombe's picturesque harbour?
I have been painting for over twenty-five years and it would be my pleasure to take you on this introductory journey into the world of painting. Sometimes we can feel apprehensive to unlock our hidden talents and discover what we are able to create.
I will help you start this journey with guidance and support, in a friendly three hour art class, that will enable you to understand the use of the materials and basic techniques and provide you with the confidence to explore what painting can bring to your life. I look forward to meeting you and sharing the joy which painting has brought to me throughout my life.
Friendly art tuition
Please email me first at: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place and arrange a convenient date. You can then pay for your class or individual tuition by using the Payment Buttons at the bottom of this page. Remember: before making your payment, please check availability with me first by email and make your reservation prior to making any payment. You can book for one person, two or three people when making your payment. All payments are transacted and securely processed by PayPal. Note: PayPal accepts payments by debit card or credit card, even if you don't have a PayPal account.
Artists with some experience
Would you like to immerse yourself in a professional art studio, close to Ilfracombe's beautiful fishing harbour, to reflect and experiment the many forms that landscape and coastal painting has to offer?
This three hour art class sometimes allows for a site visit (weather permitting) to one of the many beautiful landscapes within a ten minute walk from my harbour studio. Afterwards, we will use any sketches and inspiration gained, to create a painting in a choice of mediums: either acrylics, watercolour or oils. You are welcome to bring your own paints if you would prefer (see below for a list of recommended colours).
The group will be no more than three to allow you to have individual guidance and attention that will provide you with a deeper understanding of the techniques and methods employed to enhance and enrich your painting. You are more than welcome to bring along a current project that you are working on or would like to develop further. I look forward to welcoming you into my studio and sharing my knowledge for a rewarding and positive experience.
Individual tuition is also available: if you prefer this option rather than being in a small class, simply pay at the bottom of this page where it says Booking for one person; though please email me first to arrange a suitable date for the tuition before you pay.
If you would like to bring your own acrylic paints I recommend you bring the following colours, which I have always found very good when painting coastal scenes: Titanium White, Prussian Blue, Payne’s Grey, French Ultramarine Blue, Violet-Grey, Warm Grey, Olive Green, Mars Black, Naples Yellow, Indian Red, Burnt Umber. Brands such as Winsor & Newton, Daler Rowney, Schmincke, or Old Holland make very good quality acrylic paints.
How to Book
Please email me at: email@example.com to book your place and arrange a convenient date for you.
The Ilfracombe studio is warm, airy and has plenty of natural light entering it. A french door opens out onto an ornate outdoor balcony beyond, which overlooks a street (busy in the summer season) that leads to a popular quayside lined with independent shops, set next to a picturesque harbour surrounded by spectacular cliffs and hills.
The art class is ideal for the beginner or amateur artist who wishes to improve and broaden their skills and painting technique. I have been teaching adults at art group workshops and giving painting demonstrations to groups of twenty-four or more people since 2014.
The image below shows me giving a painting demonstration for the Lundy Art Group, at Appledore.
Three Hour Morning Art Class in Ilfracombe
The price of the morning class is £70 per student per class. Duration is three hours with a short break half way through the class. All art materials will be provided. Class Time: 10:30am to 1:30pm. Please arrive at 10:20am. Places are limited to only three students per class, so please book your place early.
The studio is located near to the stunning harbour on the first floor of a lovely old building in Ilfracombe and access to it is by two flights of stairs. There is a stair rail, but unfortunately there is no lift access or wheelchair access. Regrettably, due to the age of the building I cannot offer disabled facilities. Due to the practicalities of the class routine and the studio environment, I am unable to allow pets on the premises, or allow friends, children and family members to accompany you on the class. There is also a no-smoking policy in the building. Thank you for your understanding.
How to book your place on a class.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will let you know what class dates are available. You must be over eighteen years of age to attend an art class. Once you have agreed a date, I will reserve your place. Teaching of no more than three participants enables each person to be taught and supported as an individual and allows them to receive a lot of tutor attention and helpful guidance during the class.
If you are visiting from away, there are many excellent and reasonably priced places to stay in and around Ilfracombe, including B & B's, country inns and hotels. Unfortunately, I cannot arrange this for you. It will be your sole responsibility to arrange your own travel, accommodation and meals. As an artist, I only provide an art tuition service to you.
How to find the studio
Once you have booked your place and made your payment, directions to the studio will be provided to you by email.
Mark Woollacott is a member of Artists’ Union England, the trade union for visual, applied and socially engaged artists www.artistsunionengland.org.uk