Workshops & Courses
With Melanie Cambridge

Melanie teaches throughout the year at a variety of venues in the UK - please contact her for further details on 020 8660 4982 or visit her website page at where you can also book your place.


Structured Art Courses

West Horsley Village Hall, High Street, West Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6DD

Autumn Oil Painting Course

Starting Monday 9th October 2017 (8 weeks) - £135.00
Mondays from 10.00am till 1.30pm

Enjoy plenty of one to one tuition, demonstrations and structured lessons within a small group. Oil Paints, brushes, and mediums together with some basic equipment is provided for all courses. Free en-site car parking, tea and coffee.

Day Workshops

Rose Green Centre, 22-24 Rose Green Rd, Bognor Regis, PO21 3ET

Oils are for Everyone - £35.00

Saturday 1 July 2017
Saturday 8 July 2017

Introductory workshops suitable for all abilities. Oil paints and basic equipment included. Each day runs from 10.00am till 4pm.

The Judio, Little Myles, Nr Ongar, Essex CM15 0LD

Oils are for Everyone

Tues 5th September 2017 : £40.00

An introduction to oil painting suitable for absolute beginners and those wishing to improve. All materials included

Gouache, the Forgotten Medium?

Weds 6th Sept 2017: £40.00

Fancy trying something different? Gouache is a much under-rated medium far more flexible than watercolour. An introductory day suitable for all abilities. All materials included

Sketch and Cruise on the River Wey in Surrey

Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Rd, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4RR

Sketching on the Wharf

Wednesday 16th August 2017: £30.00

Spend the day sketching around this lovely National Trust Site, starting with a tutored sketching tour, help with perspective, choosing what to sketch and advice on how to turn your ideas into finished paintings.

Sketching Cruise along the River Wey (from Dapdune Wharf)

Thursday 17th August 2017: £60.00

Join our 65ft widebeam boat, Angel Blue, for a fully supported sketching cruise along the river to Shalford Meadows where we moor up for 2 hours, giving you time to paint, enjoy a short demonstration and continue filling your sketchbook with ideas for future paintings. Full disabled access, central heating and on-board facilities

Combine both days for a 2-day sketching adventure - £70.00 per person.

Summer School

Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Oils, Fast & Loose

17th to 21st July

Learn to paint “alla prima” and loosen up!  Each painting is completed in one session, entirely wet in wet in around 3 hours. In the studio learn specific techniques to help you; how to layer paint wet on wet, colour mixing, blending and impasto brushwork. Painting from still life arrangements, photographs and sketches. Some outdoor painting, weather permitting.

Oils, at the Seaside

24th to 28th July

Ever wanted to paint seascapes? This studio-based course shows you how. Structured lessons teach you to paint breaking waves, mix realistic colours for sea, sand and cliffs as well as how to include figures, beach huts, windbreaks and all the life of the beach in your paintings.  The week is full of demonstrations to inspire you and plenty of one to one help where appropriate.

£425.00 per course (plus accommodation if required)

Painting in France

Studio Preniac, St Pantelon, 46800, France

Marlborough College has joined forces with Studio Preniac in South West France, near Cahors, to run painting breaks at their lovely farmhouse studio.

Taking our inspiration from the wonderful French countryside, we venture outside both in the wonderful grounds of Studio Preniac and to some of the fabulous local villages and markets where you will have time to sketch and paint on location as well as gather ideas to use back in the studio.

A week full of inspiring ideas, demonstrations and time to indulge your artistic self far away from daily life.

Sun 24 to Sat 30 September 2017

£1,350.00 per person (depending on room type)

Non-painting partners £850.00

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