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     & 7 nights in Greece for June 2019  
Painting for beginners & improvers with lots of fun!
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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.
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 6 years.
They have been close friends for over 18 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.

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  The Little Art Gallery web site


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Painting holi day in Greece   
Full September 2018 and June 2019

for beginners and all levels
from only £895pp ATOL protected  £675 non painters (full use of water sports).
Beach side B&B accommodation in Lefkas 
including flights and transfers 
We have teamed up with SEAFARER to provide a water colour art week
in the beautiful resort of Nikiana Beach Club, Lefkas Island, Greece
Return flights from Gatwick
(Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham & Bristol airports available on request, prices may  change)
Return transfers, 30 minutes
7 nights  B&B en-suite accommodation
5 days water colour art tuition & art materials,
Evening entertainment
optional water sport equipment and tuition with dingy sailing, wind surfing and much more  
all included in the price
Painting tuition will be around 20-25 hours over 5 days, varied times.
We have found some lovely places to paint, but some happen to be in more remote areas across the island, we would like to give our clients the opportunity to visit these beautiful places.  There maybe a small cost towards travelling to different areas,  but no more than €10 each to cover the coach and driver for the day,  or around €12 for a taxi between 4 people, these trips are optional.
Water colour materials are provided or you can bring your own materials in other mediums.
As we paint in all mediums, we are happy to help you with any medium of your choice.
We like to run a very relaxed class and help inspire you to find the joy and fun that painting brings and where better to do that than this beautiful tranquil little resort in Lefkas.  As there are two of us teaching, so you will benefit from class tutoring and individual tutoring.  We will spend some of the time  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. 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, on the site or the town
after the classes and use the art materials.
The accommodation 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 the village in the evenings for those that wish to join us. There are also two larger towns a short taxi ride away.
Entertainment will be on most evenings with a quiz, a greek night  with dancing and traditional food
and a BBQ award night.

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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
October 6th & 7th , November 17th & 18th 
2019 dates available from February-November

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 needs to be done with Vicki or Beth 
Beth 07970468394 email [email protected]
£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 12pm. 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 we abide by seafarers terms and conditions. Please see the link  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 number 9511)
PLEASE NOTE occasionally flight times change  and although we do our up most to keep you informed this situation is out of our contol and is down to the flight companies. Please wait until you have your tickets before booking parking, hotels and taxi's.
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.