PAINTING HOLIDAYS At the holiday workshops we try to ensure that you will have a great time learning new techniques and meeting new friends. We are dedicated to helping you improve as a painter in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. I try to help you develop your own style, rather than just have you copy what I do but it is important that you like the way I paint so have a look at the gallery. If you like what you see then I’m sure you will enjoy the workshops. You will need your own painting materials although we do have a little shop on the workshops in Ireland that can supply you with materials at prices comparable to internet art shops. All levels of experience are very welcome but you are advised to have at least some basic knowledge, gained from other classes, books or videos. Read the information for each workshop carefully. Overseas workshops usually include accommodation and meals and often include seats and easels whereas local workshops usually do not. I have a few seats and easels available for those travelling to local workshops by air but you must reserve them when booking. Price ranges refer to shared or single occupancy for painters as well as the size of accommodation in some cases. Non-painting partners receive a substantial discount on these prices Workshop times and details vary a little depending on the organisers but each day begins with a demonstration lasting around 90 minutes. After this you are free to choose your own subject for painting or if you prefer you can use the subject demonstrated. I spend the rest of the day helping and advising each participant. Occasionally there may be a second demonstration. If it rains we have an indoor studio to let us continue our painting. On residential trips we may have a daily critique before dinner which gives us the opportunity to see what the others have painted. Some of the workshops will have painting locations that require a few minutes walk, possibly on slopes and uneven ground whereas others take place in or beside a studio which may be better suited to those with limited mobility. Please contact me first if you need more information. WORKSHOP CALENDAR 2021 MAY - The Watermill, Tuscany JUNE- Provence - Cornwall JULY - Chichester - Cotswolds AUGUST - Norfolk - Sidmouth SEPTEMBER - Provence - Jersey
THE WATERMILL, TUSCANY 22-29 May 2021 from £1640 (22nd and 29th are arrival/departure days) organised by THE WATERMILL AT POSARA The Watermill is a complex of elegant and historic Tuscan buildings, surrounding a sunny courtyard with an adjoining vine verandah, rose pergola and sun-filled walled garden. We usually spend Sunday painting in the Watermill gardens or beside the river, or in the light and airy Watermill studio, overlooking the gardens and mountains on one side and the river on the other. We take you on painting trips to an ancient castle and village, to market day in a nearby walled Medieval town, to a secluded cloistered convent and to a thousand-year old hilltop village with craggy mountain views. There is a whole day (non-painting) excursion by train to the walled city of Lucca or to the fishing villages of the Cinque Terre. The cost includes everything except flights to Pisa airport.
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NORTH CORNWALL, ENGLAND 27 June-1 July 2021, £725-795 (Course introduction at 6pm on 27 June. Course ends 4pm 1 July) organised by ALPHA PAINTING HOLIDAYS The North Cornwall Coast has some stunning rugged coastal scenery with towering cliffs, amazing waves, fantastic sweeping beaches, quaint little coves as well as some beautiful harbours not to mention the beautiful River Camel with the Camel Trail. It is an amazing place to visit and paint.
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PROVENCE, FRANCE 5-12&12-19 June & 4-11 Sept 2021, €1050-1500 (First and last days of each workshop are arrival/departure days) organised by LE VIEUX MURIER I tutor the Provence workshops but the organisation is all down to Jeff Monaghan in conjunction with Judith at Le Vieux Murier.  The Provence workshops are always popular and normally fill up very quickly so if you wish to book or to get more details email Jeff. He will be very happy to deal with your enquiry. Provence is a beautiful area for painting with the wonderfully atmospheric towns and villages surrounded by the gentle countryside. We stay at Le Vieux Murier, a converted old stone farmhouse and dairy in the hamlet of Les Salettes, just over an hour from Nice. The cost includes bed, breakfast and all dinners with wine or soft drinks. Transfers from Nice airport and travel to the painting locations each day is also included. There is also a private swimming pool. Flights are not included and must be organised by each participant. There are regular flights to Nice from airports throughout Europe. During your stay we visit Lorgues market, one of the biggest in the region and we will paint in a variety of towns and villages, each offering countless subjects for the watercolour painter. Please email Jeff to enquire about a place.
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SIDMOUTH, ENGLAND 23-26 August 2021, £260 (accommodation and meals not included) (These are full painting days. If travelling you may wish to arrive on 22nd and depart on 27th) organised by EAST DEVON ART ACADEMY This lovely seaside town nestles beneath majestic red cliffs and the green hills of the glorious Sid Valley. We are based at East Devon Art Academy, right in the centre of the town and only a short walk from the beautiful gardens, beaches and the fine Regency buildings that provide much to inspire the watercolourist. All locations are within a short walk of the studio and although all demonstrations will be painted on location (weather permitting), students have the choice of painting outside or back in the studio.
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COTSWOLDS, ENGLAND 21-22 July 2021, £190 (accommodation not included) (These are full painting days. If travelling you may wish to arrive on 20th and depart on 23rd) organised by WINDRUSH GALLERY Many of you will know that Windrush Gallery was the home of the late James Fletcher Watson, one of the artists who inspired me to paint in watercolour. James’ daughter Josephine organises the workshops at Windrush as well as the delicious buffet lunches included on each day. The gardens, villages and local landscape are just some examples of what must be some of the most loved painting subjects in England.
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NORFOLK, ENGLAND 15-20 August 2021, £690-875 (15th and 20th are arrival/departure days) organised by BIG SKY ART The course is in coastal North Norfolk, an area beloved of artists for hundreds of years - a unique and unspoiled landsape of beaches, harbours and villages. Based in an exceptionally comfortable Country House set in rolling farmland a couple of miles from Brancaster, BIG SKY ART offers laid- back luxury, a relaxed atmosphere, fabulous food, onsite studio and a warm welcome to painters of all abilities.
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CHICHESTER, ENGLAND 4-8 July 2021, £695-795 (Course introduction at 6pm on 4 July. Course ends 4pm 8 July) organised by ALPHA PAINTING HOLIDAYS Chichester has some of the best coastal and estuary subjects in England. Our base is the Brookfield Hotel in Emsworth, a perfect location for the Chichester Harbour area including Bosham and other harbour towns and viallages. Inland subjects include the castles of Portchester and Midhurst and we can also visit the city of Chichester which includes the cathedral, vicar's close and the Bishop's Palace & Gardens.
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JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS, £1225-1325 24 - 30 September 2021 (24th and 30th are arrival/departure days) organised by ALPHA PAINTING HOLIDAYS Jersey has a beautiful coastline with tranquil beaches, beautiful harbours and stunning cliffs with plenty of lighthouses and historic towers. The hotel overlooks St Aubin's Harbour. Jersey is just off the French Coast and combines ease of access from the UK with the a warm climate and a mix of French and British cultures. The island of Jersey is only 9 miles by 5 miles so the coast is never far away.
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CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION It is hoped that a full program of workshops will run in 2021. You can be assured that all organisers will comply rigidly with all government advice and regulations to ensure your safety. Online courses are also available.
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My approach to watercolour is making the best of an emergency      John Singer Sargent
PAINTING HOLIDAYS At the holiday workshops we try to ensure that you will have a great time learning new techniques and meeting new friends. We are dedicated to helping you improve as a painter in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. I try to help you develop your own style, rather than just have you copy what I do but it is important that you like the way I paint so have a look at the gallery. If you like what you see then I’m sure you will enjoy the workshops. You will need your own painting materials although we do have a little shop on the workshops in Ireland that can supply you with materials at prices comparable to internet art shops. All levels of experience are very welcome but you are advised to have at least some basic knowledge, gained from other classes, books or videos. Read the information for each workshop carefully. Overseas workshops usually include accommodation and meals and often include seats and easels whereas local workshops usually do not. I have a few seats and easels available for those travelling to local workshops by air but you must reserve them when booking. Price ranges refer to shared or single occupancy for painters as well as the size of accommodation in some cases. Non-painting partners receive a substantial discount on these prices Workshop times and details vary a little depending on the organisers but each day begins with a demonstration lasting around 90 minutes. After this you are free to choose your own subject for painting or if you prefer you can use the subject demonstrated. I spend the rest of the day helping and advising each participant. Occasionally there may be a second demonstration. If it rains we have an indoor studio to let us continue our painting. On residential trips we may have a daily critique before dinner which gives us the opportunity to see what the others have painted. Some of the workshops will have painting locations that require a few minutes walk, possibly on slopes and uneven ground whereas others take place in or beside a studio which may be better suited to those with limited mobility. Please contact me first if you need more information. WORKSHOP CALENDAR 2021 MAY - The Watermill, Tuscany JUNE- Provence - Cornwall JULY - Chichester - Cotswolds AUGUST - Norfolk - Sidmouth SEPTEMBER - Provence - Jersey
GRAHAME BOOTH 2020 | PRIVACY POLICY
PROVENCE, FRANCE 5-12&12-19 June & 4-11 Sept 2021, €1050- 1500 (First and last days of each workshop are arrival/departure days) organised by LE VIEUX MURIER I tutor the Provence workshops but the organisation is all down to Jeff Monaghan in conjunction with Judith at Le Vieux Murier.  The Provence workshops are always popular and normally fill up very quickly so if you wish to book or to get more details email Jeff. He will be very happy to deal with your enquiry. Provence is a beautiful area for painting with the wonderfully atmospheric towns and villages surrounded by the gentle countryside. We stay at Le Vieux Murier, a converted old stone farmhouse and dairy in the hamlet of Les Salettes, just over an hour from Nice. The cost includes bed, breakfast and all dinners with wine or soft drinks. Transfers from Nice airport and travel to the painting locations each day is also included. There is also a private swimming pool. Flights are not included and must be organised by each participant. There are regular flights to Nice from airports throughout Europe. During your stay we visit Lorgues market, one of the biggest in the region and we will paint in a variety of towns and villages, each offering countless subjects for the watercolour painter. Please email Jeff to enquire about a place.
EMAIL JEFF EMAIL JEFF
SIDMOUTH, ENGLAND 23-26 August 2021, £260 (accommodation and meals not included) (These are full painting days. If travelling you may wish to arrive on 22nd and depart on 27th) organised by EAST DEVON ART ACADEMY This lovely seaside town nestles beneath majestic red cliffs and the green hills of the glorious Sid Valley. We are based at East Devon Art Academy, right in the centre of the town and only a short walk from the beautiful gardens, beaches and the fine Regency buildings that provide much to inspire the watercolourist. All locations are within a short walk of the studio and although all demonstrations will be painted on location (weather permitting), students have the choice of painting outside or back in the studio.
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THE WATERMILL, TUSCANY 22-29 May 2021 from £1640 (22nd and 29th are arrival/departure days) organised by THE WATERMILL AT POSARA The Watermill is a complex of elegant and historic Tuscan buildings, surrounding a sunny courtyard with an adjoining vine verandah, rose pergola and sun-filled walled garden. We usually spend Sunday painting in the Watermill gardens or beside the river, or in the light and airy Watermill studio, overlooking the gardens and mountains on one side and the river on the other. We take you on painting trips to an ancient castle and village, to market day in a nearby walled Medieval town, to a secluded cloistered convent and to a thousand-year old hilltop village with craggy mountain views. There is a whole day (non-painting) excursion by train to the walled city of Lucca or to the fishing villages of the Cinque Terre. The cost includes everything except flights to Pisa airport.
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NORTH CORNWALL, ENGLAND 27 June-1 July 2021, £725-795 (Course introduction at 6pm on 27 June. Course ends 4pm 1 July) organised by ALPHA PAINTING HOLIDAYS The North Cornwall Coast has some stunning rugged coastal scenery with towering cliffs, amazing waves, fantastic sweeping beaches, quaint little coves as well as some beautiful harbours not to mention the beautiful River Camel with the Camel Trail. It is an amazing place to visit and paint.
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JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS, £1225-1325 24 - 30 September 2021 (24th and 30th are arrival/departure days) organised by ALPHA PAINTING HOLIDAYS Jersey has a beautiful coastline with tranquil beaches, beautiful harbours and stunning cliffs with plenty of lighthouses and historic towers. The hotel overlooks St Aubin's Harbour. Jersey is just off the French Coast and combines ease of access from the UK with the a warm climate and a mix of French and British cultures. The island of Jersey is only 9 miles by 5 miles so the coast is never far away.
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NORFOLK, ENGLAND 15-20 August 2021, £690-875 (15th and 20th are arrival/departure days) organised by BIG SKY ART The course is in coastal North Norfolk, an area beloved of artists for hundreds of years - a unique and unspoiled landsape of beaches, harbours and villages. Based in an exceptionally comfortable Country House set in rolling farmland a couple of miles from Brancaster, BIG SKY ART offers laid-back luxury, a relaxed atmosphere, fabulous food, onsite studio and a warm welcome to painters of all abilities.
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COTSWOLDS, ENGLAND 21-22 July 2021, £190 (accommodation not included) (These are full painting days. If travelling you may wish to arrive on 20th and depart on 23rd) organised by WINDRUSH GALLERY Many of you will know that Windrush Gallery was the home of the late James Fletcher Watson, one of the artists who inspired me to paint in watercolour. James’ daughter Josephine organises the workshops at Windrush as well as the delicious buffet lunches included on each day. The gardens, villages and local landscape are just some examples of what must be some of the most loved painting subjects in England.
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CHICHESTER, ENGLAND 4-8 July 2021, £695-795 (Course introduction at 6pm on 4 July. Course ends 4pm 8 July) organised by ALPHA PAINTING HOLIDAYS Chichester has some of the best coastal and estuary subjects in England. Our base is the Brookfield Hotel in Emsworth, a perfect location for the Chichester Harbour area including Bosham and other harbour towns and viallages. Inland subjects include the castles of Portchester and Midhurst and we can also visit the city of Chichester which includes the cathedral, vicar's close and the Bishop's Palace & Gardens.
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CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION It is hoped that a full program of workshops will run in 2021. You can be assured that all organisers will comply rigidly with all government advice and regulations to ensure your safety. Online courses are also available.
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