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.


The Old House Studio, Woodhead Rd, Torside, Glossop, Derbyshire, Sk13 1HU

Oils, Fast & Loose

Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd August 2019 (£160.00)

Ideal for artists looking to loosen up, painting quickly and aiming to complete a painting in one session, working wet in wet. Accommodation en-site is available at extra cost. All materials and home-cooked lunches included.

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Watershed Studio

St Clere’s Hall Road, St Osyth, Nr Clacton, Essex.

Around the Farm with Oils

Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th August 2019 (£170)

2-day course, ideal for artists wanting to build confidence painting outside and learn how to include animals in their paintings, including sheep, chickens and maybe even a horse, as well a buildings around this lovely farm studio. Oil paints, mediums and brushes included. Just bring along your own canvases. Accommodation is at extra cost.

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Marlborough Summer School

Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Oils, Fast & Loose (full days)

Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July 2019

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.

Step into Art ( full days)

Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August 2018

If you have never painted before, if you think you cannot possibly learn to paint, then this course is for you. All materials provided, Just bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to “have a go”. Starting at the very beginning, the tutor will guide you through the basics, using gouache and soft pastel, from painting a single piece of fruit to a simple landscape by the end of the week. Lots of demonstrations and one-to-one support from a sensitive tutor to help you learn.

First Time Oil Painter (afternoons only)

Monday 5th to Friday 9th August 2018

Delve into the wonderful world of oil painting. It’s much easier than you may think. Colours can be re-worked, scraped off or painted into whilst wet, meaning you can change your mind as you paint, scrape off mistakes and have the freedom to experiment as you paint. If you have always wanted to try oil painting, this course offers you the chance to learn from the very beginning. All materials will be provided.

Bookings open 8th January 2019. Visit for further information

Structured Art Courses in Surrey

Learn within a small group (max 10 artists). Plenty of structured lessons and one to one help. Free car parking and refreshments. Materials provided for gouache courses. Full details, visit: