Oil Painting One Day Workshops No Experience Necessary!!

A selection of a few of the paintings taught on the one-day workshops…..

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Have you ever wished you could paint and not sure
where to begin?


An exciting, creative and fun year ahead and hope to see some new faces next year! Unleashing a creative talent is so much fun and the classes are designed to be friendly, creative and welcoming. 

Join a fun and friedly class to create an oil painting on a 16×20 canvas in just one day. The art class is a simple step-by-step demonstration of a wet-on-wet oil painting technique, so you learn as you go. The class is designed for all ages and abilities – absolute beginners to more experienced. Choose a full day, or treat yourself to a  weekend of painting! All paints, materials, easels, brushes included, together with a


Just wear some clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on and bring along a happy smile!! (lunch not provided).Places are limited, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

For further information, a registration form, or just to be kept informed of future workshops, please complete the contact form at the foot of this page.

Programme for 2020

Apply early as spaces are limited to a maximum of 10 people…..though currently, spaces may be limited to 6 due to Coronavirus, as it may depend on ‘social bubbles’ and ‘individuals’

Embleton Village Hall, Near Cockermouth, Cumbria

Thursday 5th November to Sunday 8th November 2020

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Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria 

Oil Painting Workshops for 2020 have been cancelled for the time being at Grange-over-Sands and we will hope to re-commence in 2021

Enquire about other dates for workshops in Grange-Over-Sands, as these workshops are often held on request and the groups are a maximum of 4 people

Grange is currently limited to 4 people, so apply early to avoid disappointment!
An array of the differing paintings are taught in a smaller group size and are held as and when people ask! So go ahead, if you and a couple of friends wish to try one of the paintings, then let me know which day / days suit you and which painting / paintings you would prefer to paint and we will see what can be arranged. Mid week and weekend days considered….

HOW TO BOOK ON A WORKSHOP:  Just fill out the form below, letting me know which days interest you and to check a space is available and then payment can be made by paypal, bank transfer or cheque. Workshops are currently held at Embleton, near Cockermouth, Cumbria and Grange-over-Sands (South Cumbria)

Workshop Numbers: Numbers are limited to either 8 or 10 creative individuals per Workshop, so apply early to avoid disappointment.

COST: the cost of a Workshop is £65 for a full day’s tuition (9.30am – 4.30pm), with all materials being supplied, including a 16″ x 20″ canvas. All you need to bring along is some enthusiasm, a happy smile and lunch. A discounted rate of £120, if you wish to attend a 2-day weekend Workshop and different paintings are taught each day.

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PRIVATE CLASSES: Alternatively, if you have a venue and would like a class for a private group (max 10 people), then contact me to discuss details and cost. Or if you would like 1:1 tuition..

ACCOMMODATION: Special discounted rates for B&B have been agreed for a 2-night stay with the Embleton Spa Hotel http://www.embletonspa.co.uk (2mins walk away from Embleton Village Hall), for those attending the Workshops.  Please get in touch if you require further information and to take advantage of their offers.


Embleton Village Hall, near Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9XU – plenty of car parking outside the venue. Travelling in an easterly direction on the A66, Embleton Village hall is located approximately 3 miles east of Cockermouth just off the A66, signposted Embleton Spa Hotel

Grage-over-Sands – plenty of car parking outside the venue, though spaces limited strictly to 4 people. The workshops here are run on demand – so please ask!!

Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake near Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH- to view details of one-day Workshops and 2-day residential at Higham Hall click here. To Book, contact Higham Hall directly on tel: +44 (0) 17687 76276 alternatively email them on Email: admin@highamhall.com

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A few comments from ‘happy painters’ who have attended the workshops:

“I so enjoyed your classes and look forward very much to seeing you again Carol.   I know that from speaking with the others we all came away feeling we had achieved a lot and received so much praise from our families and friends.  This was all down to you – you truly are such an inspiration to all you meet – you have the gift my friend, and of course your patience is thy virtue, with all those students wanting your attention, I don’t know how I would of handled that myself!!”

“Thank you so much for all your guidance and support this weekend. Never thought I could achieve so much in 3 days. I am so grateful to you for sharing all your experience with us Carol”

“Thank you for such a fab day,  I turned up with very little confidence and went home thinking I was Picasso! Really enjoyed the day and what a fantastic group of people”

“Thank you for a great weekend Carol, I’m sure I write for everyone. New paintings, new techniques, new friends made”

“Thank you again for today,  Lynn and I are both still mesmerised with our paintings”

“I had a great time and I was over the moon with what I achieved”

“Just to say how much I enjoyed the class on Saturday, can’t believe I managed to produce a painting just like that!”

“Really enjoyed the two day course.  I came back re enthused.  Thanks for taking the time to explain the techniques I really enjoyed it.  As for my course mates – what a nice bunch of people”

“Thanks again for today we had a brilliant time! My mum was so impressed by the painting she was wondering if there was a space available for her to attend?”

“Just a little note to say ‘thankyou’ for a wonderful day on Monday.  It was excellent tuition, pitched just at the right level and a pleasure to experience a different discipline in painting.  It has inspired me to have a further go and it was nice to meet new people”

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