Painting courses 2022

Here at our Old Oaks, we are offering one-to-one**, 1 or 2 day workshops for budding artists of all abilities.

Whether you’re an absolute beginner, improver or advanced painter, our well known Sussex artist Michael Carter can offer his expert help and advice while you paint in the tranquility of the beautiful Somerset countryside. It’s a perfect opportunity to relax and learn new skills, or brush up on existing ones.

** Previously courses were run in groups in the TV room, however, as this is no longer possible they will take place in either Michael’s or your own awning (or outside weather permitting).

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About our painting courses
  • Courses cost £79 (1 day), £119 (2 day)
  • All essential equipment is provided to get you started
  • One to one classes
  • Lessons take place in the awning of Michael’s caravan or yours if you prefer or on his or your pitch if weather permits
  • All courses run from 10am to 4pm with a break for lunch
  • One to one help or do your own thing
  • Choose your own media – watercolour, acrylic, pastel or oils (discuss with Michael before course)
  • Practical and theory every day

Painting Course Dates for 2022

Dates for 1 dayDates for 2 day
28th - 29th MayMay - 28/29 May
19th - 25th July19/20 July - 21/22 July - 23/24 July
3rd - 9th Sept3/4 Sept - 5/6 Sept

About the artist

Michael and his wife, Yvonne, have been visiting Old Oaks as much valued guests for something like 25 years. Michael’s background is as a senior university lecturer and so has done his fair share of teaching. He is an active member of several art societies across the south of England, where he gives demonstrations, lectures and workshops.

If you have any questions relating to the course, please email Michael Carter at or call him on 01730 813160.

Here’s what Michael’s students had to say:

‘The painting course was excellent. Michael adapted to our needs and was attentive but not overly so. Another visit and another course may be necessary!’
– ‘Michael is a great teacher with many years of experience in teaching and art. I personally got a lot out of this course and had great fun with a great group of people’.
– ‘Michael’s enthusiasm equalled his ability and patience and we all produced out own little works of art. Well recommended and thank you’

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