Ray has been teaching for nearly twenty years and is regarded as a sensitive and patient teacher, with a good sense of humour. Students will be encouraged to sketch and paint in their chosen medium, working on location as much as possible. Alongside the painting will be a balanced mix of demonstrations, critiques and talks. The courses are suitable for all levels of ability except beginners.
Residential Courses South Cornwall
Mullion Cove Hotel
Mullion, Lizard Peninsular, Cornwall TR12 7EP
Tel: 01326 240328
23rd - 28th April
8th - 13th October
Set in a stunning coastal position, the Mullion Cove Hotel offers a variety of exciting painting locations nearby, including the harbour at Mullion Cove, spectacular Kynance Cove, Porthleven harbour and Cadgwith. New spacious purpose-built studio. Non-painting partners are most welcome. Tariff and Bookings. For further details contact the hotel direct.
Residential Course - Kintyre, Scotland
Whitehouse Studio Painting Holidays
Glenreasdale House, Whitehouse, Tarbert, Argyll. PA29 6XR
Tel: 01880 730287
21st - 27th May
The Guardian chose Whitehouse Studio Painting Holidays in 2015 as one of the top five art holidays in the UK. It not only provides inspiring locations that are never far from the sea, but also exceptional hospitality. Because the maximum group size is eight, this creates an art holiday with a real 'house party' atmosphere. Further details and bookings contact: Whitehouse Studio Painting Holidays.
Non-Residential Courses - Devon
Thistledown, Marley Road, Exmouth EX8 4PP
June 26th - 29th
July 17th - 20th
The purpose-built studio at our home 'Thistledown' in East Devon is our base for this course. The beautiful Exe and Otter Estuaries are a short drive away. If you enjoy sketching and painting boats, water and skies then this course is for you. Further details and bookings contact Ray Balkwill.
Illustrated Talks to Art Societies
Ray Balkwill is now able to offer a varied programme of Power Point Presentations to art societies in the West Country. Some of these can also include an extract from either of his art instruction films.
For further details and bookings please contact Ray Balkwill.