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PAINTING weekend breaks & holidays
watercolours for beginners & improvers

In the UK & Greece

painting holidays
Learn to Paint in a Weekend
Vicki Griggs is a professional artist and has been teaching art to adults and children for over 17 years. Vicki has now had some of her art work published for sale in high street chains.
Vicki owns and runs her own art gallery in Broadstairs called The Little Art Gallery and runs weekly art classes in Broadstairs
Beth Stokes is a freelance artist and designer. 
Vicki & Beth have been working together building their business with the classes, weekend breaks and painting holidays for the past 3 years.
They have been close friends for over 15 years.
to book call
Beth 07970468394
or email

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment

email for group, corporate or exclusive party bookings.

Click on the button below to go to
  The Little Art Gallery web site


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Painting holiday in Greece  June & September 2018

for beginners and all levels
only £950pp ATOL protected  £650 non painters
diamond B&B accommodation in Pelion
including flights and transfers
non painters £650pp but with full use of water sports. Single supplement  £250 extra 
We have teamed up with Ocean Elements to provide a water colour art week
in the beautiful resort of Pelion Greece
Return flights from Gatwick (please email if you would like a different airport)
return transfers
7 nights 4* B&B en-suite accommodation
5 days water colour art tuition & art materials,
optional water sport equipment and tuition with dingy sailing, wind surfing and much more  
all included in the price
Greece 2018
June 1st-8th & June 8th -15th
September 9th-16th & 16th-23rd
Painting tuition will be for 5 days 10am-2pm
We like to run a very relaxed class and help inspire you to find the joy that painting brings and where better to do that than this beautiful tranquil little resort in Pelion.  As there are two of us teaching, you will benefit from class tutoring and individual tutoring.  We will spend some of the time in the studio showing you the needed techniques to help you on your way. And for more advanced artists we will be on hand to help at any time. All water colour materials are provided, but you may bring your own. We will be painting outside for much of the time, as the scenery is so beautiful and there are many subjects to paint. You are welcome to carry on painting into the afternoon, in the studio or the town after the classes and use the art materials.
The accommodation is 4* and has beautiful views of the sea and a pool to relax by. The water sports are optional for everyone and from personal experience are great fun. Beth and Vicki will be experimenting, so everyone is welcome to watch us fall off the windsurfers.
Meals are available at the hotel and there are bars and restaurants a short walk from the hotel. We will be arranging meals at different places throughout the week in Pelion in the evenings for those that wish to join us.

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weekend breaks
Learn to paint watercolours in a weekend 
The Flackley Ash Hotel Rye East Sussex

only £225 per person

What's included
1 night beautiful en-suite accommodation  
full breakfast, English or continental 

days professional art tuition, including all art materials

Mid morning teas, fruit teas, water and coffee

Buffet lunch for Saturday (all home made food)

Sunday carvery roast lunch

2 course Saturday evening meal

Use of all gym, spa and pool facilities 

Extra night including full breakfast & 2 course evening meal £75 
Single supplement £20 for weekend breaks (mid week courses no S/S)
Non painters £165

 Up and coming dates
  Weekends 2018
Please book early to avoid dissapointment as we fill up quickly

February 24th & 25th, March 24th & 25th,  April 21st & 22nd, May19th & 20th 
June 23rd & 24th, October 6th & 7th, November 17th & 18th 

M​​We believe everyone can paint, you just need to be shown how.
Whether you are on your own,  a couple or in a group, you will have fun learning to paint and meeting new friends on this fantastic weekend! We normaly all eat together in the group, but if you would
prefer to eat in your own group please tell the hotel staff when you book in.
 The hotel is set in beautiful grounds and very close to Rye, a perfect setting for painting and a fun weekend. The food is amazing and the staff always very helpful. There is a bar and restaurant, free wifi, real fires, gardens and an orchard. 
You will have use of all the hotel's facilities so take time to enjoy the pool, sauna, spa, jacuzzi and gym. There are plenty of beauty treatments to take advantage of to pamper yourself, but these do need to be booked in advance. If you are interested in the treatments please contact the hotel for
costs and details, early booking is recommended  01797 230651
Plese click on the                                        to go to Flackley Ash web site

​​The art course is for beginners or intermediates in watercolour painting.
You will be shown from scratch how to stretch paper, apply paint, mix colour and all watercolour techniques to get you started. For improvers we will help you to expand your knowledge and introduce you to new ideas, tips and techniques.
All the art materials you need will be provided for the weekend.
There will be various step by step demonstrations live shown on a large screen TV so everyone can see in detail and individual tuition throughout the course. You should complete at least 4 finished paintings.
We have laid out the itinerary for indoors, but if the weather is good we may go outside and paint in the lovely grounds of the hotel for some of the time.
We promise you will turn out paintings from the first morning’s lesson and we know you will be hooked from there on in, even if you have never painted before.
We run a friendly and very relaxed class, so don’t be shy, come and join us for a wonderful packed weekend full of fun.
 The hotel cannot take the bookings for the art weekend this has to be done
through Vicki or Beth please see below.
Beth 07970468394 
£50pp deposit is needed to secure your place and balance to be paid 4 weeks before event.
Please email for bank details to pay deposit and book
Check in to the hotel after 2pm. Your luggage will be stored in a safe room until then.

Terms and Conditions 

For weekend breaks a non refundable (but transferable) £50 per person deposit is required to secure bookings, the balance of which is payable 4 weeks before the event. Our cancellation policy is simple; should you cancel more than four weeks before, we will fully refund you less the deposit. Any cancellations 4 weeks or less, there will be no refund given, but the full amount is transferable to a future course of your choice (for one occasion only)
For Greece holidays a £200 deposit is payable on booking and the balance payable 12 weeks before .
A refund will be refundable before the 12 weeks (ATOL cover inc)
We recommend you have holiday insurance as soon as you have booked in case the unforeseen happens to cover yourself for all eventualities. If you are taking part in the sailing activities please check you are adequately covered with your insurance, as some companies do not cover sports. 

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Meet The Team
  1. Vicki Griggs
    Vicki Griggs runs and owns her own art gallery in Broadstairs called The Little Art Gallery where she paints commissions of almost anything in any style or medium. There are over 300 original paintings in the gallery.
  2. Beth Stokes
    Beth Stokes is a freelance artist . As well as teaching on the art breaks Beth runs weekly art classes with Vicki and often sells work in the Art gallery that Vicki runs. Beth also runs holiday lets in Broadstairs.