Click here for details of our 2021 schedule of tutored art holidays


Valley of the Rocks
Valley of the Rocks
Art holidays

Art holidays vary from four to seven day breaks.  While all holidays are based here, in the beautiful surroundings of Shorland Old Farm, some will also offer the chance to go out to paint and draw in some of the wonderful locations nearby.

It’s a holiday as well as an art course

You’re here to relax and enjoy yourself.  No pressure.  And you don’t have to be good at painting or drawing before you come, either.  It’s about learning something new and having fun.  We welcome people of all artistic abilities, and our tutors are here to inspire and guide you.  So relax and enjoy!

Arrival is between 4-7 pm on the first day, with time to settle in before gathering for a complimentary drink before dinner – a chance to meet fellow guests and the tutor leading the course.

The studio is a spacious converted barn, with ample room for everyone to work comfortably.  There are also fourteen acres of rolling pasture, ancient beech trees, ponds, streams and an old wooded quarry in which to draw and paint, or just wander and relax.

Dining at Shorland Old Farm
What’s included?

The price of your art holiday includes tuition, accommodation and use of the studio, a full English breakfast every day, and a two-course evening meal, followed by coffee in the lounge. On the days you are working here, light lunches are provided.  On location, we leave you to organise your own midday refreshment while you are out and about.  Tea and coffee-making facilities are available in every bedroom and in the studio.

We’re not licensed to sell alcohol, but you are very welcome to bring your own drinks.

For information on special dietary requirements, please visit the Catering at Old Shorland page.


Our tutorsShorland Art Course-15 (640x427)

To find out more about the artist/tutor leading a course, and what the course involves, please click on the individual course title.  You will also find a list of materials and equipment you will need to bring with you for that particular course and a link to the tutor’s webpage, so you can find out more about him/her, and see the kind of work s/he does.