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A sketchbook, paints and brushes.


Watercolour diagonal stripes.

At the Art and Design Studio, we run a range of relaxed and informal art and craft classes to suit adults of all levels of ability.

(Please note that we don't teach children).

These range from a 3 hour tailored art or craft workshop up to a 12 week course, all at our studio in Great Waltham, CM3 1DF.


We also offer fully catered art holidays in the beautiful Dordogne area of France.

Our professionally trained tutors are here to help you discover your own creativity!

Please note, we ONLY teach adults.

Painting Holiday, France

Half Day Workshops

Themes Courses

Developing Art

JUNE 2024

A 6 day fully catered watercolour painting holiday in the Dordogne, France. All food, drinks and materials are provided.

A number of different half day workshops in crafts ranging from encaustic wax, lino printing to felting and wool.

We have a range of 12 week courses, both daytime and evening to develop varying art skills via 3 different topics per term, using a range of media. Topics include Urban, Animals, Tree, Sea, Flowers, Bugs & Bees, as well as many more!

A 12 week course with classes aimed at those who would like to gain confidence to create their own artwork and those who want to gain new skills. These include composition, basic portraiture and drawing and painting in perspective.

Watercolour diagonal stripes



Diane M

Learning Art: Attended first lesson of the course on Monday. Really enjoyable friendly and safe atmosphere. Looking forward to next week

Akila M

The Art and Design Studio provides a fantastic learning experience for all levels of skills. What I like most about these Arts classes is the exposure I’ve had to a variety of media and Artists. Cathy, our Art teacher gives critical feedback and is at the same time encouraging and pushes us to challenge ourselves. Thoroughly enjoyable sessions and I’d highly recommend these courses for anyone who wants to develop or improve their Art skills

Kevin T

An excellent introduction to lino cutting amazed at how much the other 3 attendees and myself created in the day. Perfect space to learn in and taught with great enthusiasm and knowledge. A brilliant day highly recommend this course. Can't wait to put this new skill into practice I will never buy a greetings card again. Thanks again Cathy.

Alison T

Such a fab holiday. Lovely location, great accommodation with fabulous food and local wine, beautiful gardens and pool with days out sketching with a bunch of lovely people. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute and will definitely be going again.

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