with  ANNE  BARNHAM  in the

Derbyshire Dales at the


Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 5JH


Set in 60 acres of grounds there are many areas of interest to paint and enjoy. Other local places to visit and paint include Cromford Canal, Bonsall, Carsington Water.  To relax; there is a Swimming pool, Boules court and a Bar.

Sunday 7th June  to Friday 12th June 2020

5 nights, half board and all tuition £550

No single supplement,  non-painting partners welcome.


The course will start with a cup of tea and cake at 4pm on Sunday, followed by a discussion and demonstration in the evening, and finish after breakfast on Friday. If you wish, we can do more in the evenings after dinner!

We will be painting en plein air as much as possible and also working in the studio. We shall use the local scenes and grounds combined with interesting photographic references to provide an understanding of the wonderful way that watercolour works. Colour mixing, pen and wash, wet-in-wet, contrast, shadows and more will all feature through the week. This is suitable for all abilities and interests.


To book a place (limited to 14 students) please contact Willersley Castle Hotel, Tel: 01629 582270 or email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk


If you would like any further information please contact Anne on 01526 320626 or email: annebarnham@hotmail.co.uk