23 – 27 May
About the course

animals in pastelsCarol’s teaching method is relaxed and friendly, with plenty of one-to-one tuition. All abilities are welcome, from the novice artist, unsure how to start, through to experienced artists wishing to hone their skills. You are free to paint animal subjects of your choice, and there will also be many great reference photographs available for those who need more inspiration.

Carol will help you to achieve the results you want painting animals.

The holiday runs from 4pm Sunday 23 April to 10am Thursday 27 April with 3 days’ tuition and 4 nights’ accommodation.


About the tutor

Carol Kibble spent years working for an insurance company, but always painted “on the side”.  Twelve years ago, she took the plunge and left her salaried employment to become a self-employed artist. She now divides her time between painting for exhibitions, painting commissions and teaching.  Her preferred medium is pastel and she runs workshops and courses in this medium as well as demonstrating to art groups. It gives her enormous pleasure to watch her students progress from tentative beginners to confident pastellists.

Carol was brought up in Wales and has now returned to live there again.  Her favourite subject is British wildlife and painting animals.  However, recently, encouraged by her son who is a keen cyclist, she has also become known locally for her paintings of racing cyclists.


List of suggested materials
  • Soft pastels in a range of colours (Carol will bring along a box of pastels for students to share)
  • Pastel pencils or charcoal for sketching
  • Drawing board
  • Bulldog clips/ tape (to attach paper to drawing board)
  • Pastel paper (NB: individual sheets of paper can be purchased from Carol)
  • An easel (to allow you to work vertically, to permit pastel dust to fall away)
  • A ruler
  • A cloth, blue tack or baby wipes for cleaning hands
  • An apron or old clothes

Carol is able to supply starter materials at heavily discounted prices.  Anyone interested can contact her via her Facebook page below.


To find out more about Carol and her paintings, visit her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kibbleartist/


All inclusive holiday prices:

£605 resident – single room

£555 resident – sharing a room

£390 non-painting partner – sharing a room

Price includes accommodation; breakfast with cooked option, lunch; 2-course dinner with coffee after; tuition; use of studio, with tea and coffee available all day.

Painting materials not included.


To check availability, request a booking form, or for more details, email  enquiries@shorlandoldfarm.co.uk, or call Sandy on 01598 763505.