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Apologies but the 2017 dates have now been canceled this is due to building work being carried out at our home that has unfortunatley over run the planned schedule.

 HOWEVER don't despair I am rescheduling the painting break for Spring 2018 WATCH THIS SPACE FOR THE 2018 DATES


My Painting breaks are designed for Beginners Intermediate & Experienced painters
The break is over 3 days Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday.

Each day you will complete a different painting. The subjects you will be painting include Landscape Seascapel & Wildlife however these could be subject to change

Over the course of the 3 days you will learn different techniques using oils and acryllis & much much more....

The day starts at 10am & will finish at approx. 5pm.

All materials are provided for the three days, along with a light lunch & refreshments throughout the week (Please wear old clothing just in case you do get paint on yourself !)

The cost for the week is £200 per person including your tuition and a light lunch each day.
However if you do have any food allergies or food intolerances  please understand that these cannot be catered for so it is essential you bring your own packed lunch with you.

The cost of the painting break does not include your accommodation, & any other costs that you may incur.

Frames for your paintings are available to buy & prices start from £14

I have limited the painting break to a maximum of 5 students per week this ensures you receive the best possible tuition. 

Places tend to fill up quickly so book early to avoid disappointment.

A deposit of £75 secures your place & the balance of £125.00 can be paid on the day of your arrival either by cash credit/debit card or bank transfer. Sorry no cheques

Constable Country is a beautiful area on the Essex/Suffolk border
See where John Constable painted The Haywain, Flatford Mill, Willy Lots's Cottage & more.
Or enjoy an easy & pleasurable walk along the River Stour. 

Take a rowboat or canoe along the river or follow the paths to East Bergholt Village where John Constable was born .   

There is a Travel Lodge located at the bottom of our village (see their website for current deals www.travelodge.co.uk)  and a National Express coach stop if you don't drive. There are also various hotels etc around the area should you decide you dont want to stay at the Travel Lodge

Stansted Airport is less than 30 miles & there are daily trains to & from London to Ipswich/Colchester.  

The village of Capel St Mary located 2 minutes from the A12 has village stores, bakery, hairdresser, post office, library & garden centre with adjoining cafe. There is also a Turkish restaurant adjoining Fish & Chip shop Indian & Chinese takeaway also the White Horse Pub serves bar meals

Ipswich town centre is close by (bus runs from Capel St Mary daily) with excellent pubs restaurants & historic waterfront with the new & highly acclaimed Marina.

There are also some excellent pubs & restaurants in the surrounding villages of Capel St Mary.

If you need any further details please contact me by phone on 01473 310654 or 07956 892992 or   Email kirkglander@btinternet.com

Look forward to seeing you !!

Some Student comments on previous Painting Breaks

Patrick Radcliffe-Congratulations on the Painting Break-Easily the Best in Recent Years-Elated by the Progress I Make

al Bryant-It was a Fabulous Week-Hope to have more of your Wonderful Instruction Next Year

 Colin Edwards-Many thanks again-You were superb as always, the Patience of a Saint-You always had a smile & a reassuring manner that got us all through. Every Painting a Masterpiece

 Jennifer Honeycombe Reiki Master/Teacher & Artist
Thank You for a wonderful week with Art-it was not only the learning about the Bob Ross Technique and how to create a painting good enough to frame & take home and be proud of-I learnt a lot more about me (every picture tells a story)
To learn to express oneself through art is a powerful tool-even if you have never painted in your life before.

 Kirk took us all through step by beautiful step & just like Bob Ross encouraged each individual equally to create their world on canvas. Still painting the same subject, they were all so different.

As for the group, we all came from different walks of life, lovely to see couples painting together & friends. We had special treats -like a demo with Terri & Paul also Bob Ross Instructors and an evening with all three at the Black Rabbit a lovely country inn. We all bonded & there was so much laughter. You have the choice of a quiet time or a get together with the other students. We all helped each other & there were was no competition.

 I found the course healing & empowering. I shall definitely do more...

Sherry Wakeman "Bloody Marvellous"

2016 Painting Break