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

Gouache - Half Term Taster (all abilities)

Monday 12th February 2018 - £35.00
10.00am till 1.30pm

Oils For Newcomers (for beginners and those looking to go back to basics)

Starting Tuesday 20th February 2018 (6 weeks) - £105.00
Tuesdays from 1.30pm till 4pm

Gouache for Newcomers (for beginners and those looking to go back to basics)

Starting Tuesday 10th April 2018 (4 weeks) - £135.00
Tuesdays from 1.30pm till 4pm

Autumn Oil Painting Course(mixed ability group)

Starting Monday 8th October 2018 (8 weeks) - £145.00
Mondays from 10.00am till 1.30pm

Enjoy plenty of one to one tuition, demonstrations and structured lessons within a small group. Art materials supplied for begeinner classes. Free on-site car parking, tea and coffee. All bookings via

Sketch and Cruise on the River Wey in Surrey

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

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.

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

Available for Groups only. Min 8 persons, Max 10 persons
Art Cruise £400.00 per day, fully inclusive.

Marlborough Summer School

Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Oils: Top Tips and Trade Secrets

Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July 2018

Creating successful paintings relies on having a clear understanding not only of basic techniques but those tricks of the trade that usually only come with experience. We delve into everything the tutor has learned over a lifetime of painting, to learn how to create your own language of brushstrokes, use colour to express emotion and how to create movement and light in your work. An essential course for artist's looking to move on from the basics.

Oils, Fast & Loose

Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August 2018

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.

Bookings open in January 2018. Visit for further information

Watershed Studio

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

Oils: Fast & Loose

Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th August 2018 (£170)

Ideal for artists wanting to loosen up their oil painting and learn the best ways to capture light and atmosphere in the landscape. Plenty of outdoor demonstrations, sketching and painting both on the farm itself (which has a dedicated art studio) and along the lovely Essex coastline, painting beaches, boatyards and yachts sailing offshore.

Oil Paints & Mediums provided for you to use during the course, plus two brand new Melanie Cambridge Artist Brushes to use and take home afterwards.

Book Direct via:

Big Sky Art

The White House, Sussex Farm, Burnham Market, Norfolk

Oils – a Norfolk Experience

Monday 29th October to Thursday 1st November 2018 (from £330.00 per person)

Ideal for artists wanting to loosen up their oil painting and learn the best ways to capture light and atmosphere in the landscape especially the fabulous Norfolk Skies. We shall be based in the lovely “little barn” on site at the White House with time to visit the local coastline beloved of artists for hundreds of years – a unique, unspoiled part of England, its landscapes, beaches, harbours and villages offer a huge variety of delectable subjects.

3 day/3 night all-inclusive residential Art holidays for painters of all standards. Accommodation is at The White House, a newly-renovated and exceptionally comfortable Country House set in rolling farmland within a couple of miles of Brancaster.

Visit: Big Sky Art Courses or email me for a brochure.