“The art course itself is superb. The teaching is of the highest standard with each person getting their coaching and encouragement entirely individually. Having said that, Tod also managed to make us all feel very comfortable with each other, despite considerable differences in age, experience and temperament between us. I think we all benefitted hugely.” Claire, Portrait Course, 2018


“Sir William Nicholson - a fine artist - told me often that it was easy to put on the paint if you know where to put it.”
Sir Alfred Munnings PRA (1878-1959)


“Real painters understand with a brush in their hand.” Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)


“Even an abstract form has to have a likeness.” Willem De Kooning (1904-1997)

Courses 2019

The Lifesaver Course - an intense complete immersion course in life drawing and portrait painting.

Monday 15th of July to Monday 29th of July 2019

Our very popular course of drawing and painting the model from life, in movement and repose. This course includes a portrait-painting element. We use superb models for both the nude and the portraits and usually everyone’s expectations are exceeded. An essential course for the fine art student; an inspiring and intense drawing and painting course which will provide a complete foundation for the artist working from life.
The intensity of the course, where there is the opportunity of over 50 hours of tutored drawing and painting from the model, provides the equivalent of three terms work at a conventional art school.
As with all our courses colour theory and preparation of drawing and painting media are included.


£2,500 with own bathroom
£2,400 with shared bathroom

The price includes:

  1. over 6 hours of tuition per day
  2. the models
  3. studio use
  4. accommodation
  5. all meals and wine

The price does not include  materials, flights or journeys to and from the airport to Aubais.