Vicki Griggs -Artist & teacher
 Vicki Griggs -Artist & teacher 


     See our 5 star reviews on Craft Courses and Trip Advisor 
No experience necessary for our events. We will help find your inner artist! With over 20 of years teaching experience we can help you develop your skills and style, from 14 to 104 years old, we will show you how.

Painting & Prosecco Parties March 26th, April 14th, May 16th, June 25th

Art & Spa breaks in Rye April 22nd, October 21st, November 25th

Art holidays to Greece 9-16th June, September 29th-October 6th


Full day watercolour at Stonelees Golf course

6th July, 14th September 10.30-4pm

New for 2025 Cruise and Paint with Fred Olsen

Gift vouchers & private lessons available 


Party in your own home £30 per person including materials (minimum 4 people)


Please email to book any of the art events

or click on Eventbrite on the link below


Art and spa break stay £275 full board, 2 days art, use of all spa and hotel facilities 
(non painters £170)
art 1 day workshop only £95
Join us for a full day's workshop to include all materials, tuition, refreshments, lunch 


Art & Spa Breaks Flackley Ash Hotel, Rye, East Sussex


Here are our 2024 dates:


October 21st

November 25th



Non Painters £170

Midweek stay includes:

One night full board, en suite accommodation, two course evening meal, 
full English or continental breakfast, lunch, homemade soup with homemade bread, both days
 (vegetarian and vegan options available on all meals)
2 days art tuition and all materials included
full use of spa, pool & gym facilities


Greek Painting & Sailing holiday Lefkada Greece 9th-16th June & 29th September-6th October ATOL protected

Photos below from our art holidays around Greece 


To book please call Vicki on 07817116007 or email

​Painting and sailing - a beautiful art holiday in Greece - for beginners and all levels in all mediums.

Only 16 places available 

£1050 painters 
£750 non painters
Single supplement £150

Please note.
This course is suitable for people of any age & ability, single people, couples, small groups and families. 
Suitable for exclusive groups, please call for details.

We have been running our courses for 20 years and our holidays in Greece for the past 10 years. We have teamed up with the renowned company, Seafarer, who are ABTA and ATOL protected, to provide an art and sailing week at the beautiful paradise-like Nikiana Beach Club. 

Situated on the island of Lefkas in one of the most naturally beautiful regions in Greece! Located at a secluded beach with swimming pool, sea views from every corner and the Seafarer water sports centre. This unusual combination works well and gives the opportunity to try other activities (or not), it's all included in the price. 

The hotel is situated directly on the beach and is only a short walk from the quaintly traditional Nikiana village harbour.

Vicki likes to run a very relaxed class to inspire you to find the joy that painting brings and where better to do that than at this beautiful little resort in Lefkas. This is for all abilities from total beginners to experienced artists. 

You will benefit from individual tutoring and group demonstrations and guidance. We will spend most of the time painting outside (in the shade) to gather inspiration from our beautiful surroundings and showing you the necessary techniques to help you on your way and for more advanced artists we will be on hand to guide you at any time.

Classes will run for five of your seven days, around 20 hours in total, and you are welcome to either carry on painting afterwards or to use the rest of your day to enjoy the weather, beach and water sports which are included in the price (including all water sports equipment). We will also be experimenting with these in the afternoons, which you are all very welcome to watch for some extra entertainment!

Home cooked traditional Greek food is available at the hotel or there are a few bars and restaurants a short walk from the hotel. We have found some fantastic restaurants with good quality, home cooked food. Eating out is very reasonable in Greece for 10-15 euros for a 3 course dinner. We will be arranging some group evening meals at our favourite places throughout the week for those that wish to join us. Why not bring a partner? Even if they don't want to paint there are plenty of water activities and sunshine to indulge in.

What's included in the price?

•  7 nights beach front en-suite Beach Club accommodation  
•  Return flights Gatwick to Lefkas (Flights from Manchester, Birmingham, Heathrow and Bristol can be arranged)
•  Return transfers in Greece (35 mins)  
•  Full buffet breakfast  
• WiFi Internet 
• Art tuition over 5 days (around 20 hours)  
•  Equipment and guidance for dinghy Sailing, wind surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking and much more optional.

You will need to bring your own materials but Vicki can help you with advice on that and we always have spares.

We are happy for you to use all mediums.

If you would like to book please email us and we can send you the details for payment. A £200 deposit secures your place. The balance will be due 12 weeks before your arrival date. We advise you to obtain holiday insurance on booking to cover every eventuality. 

The hotel can cater for disabled people, but please check first with us so we can make sure that all your needs are met.


Finbars/West Bay Cafe

16th April & 14th May

June 25th

£35 per person including all materials and take home your master piece!

Anyone can do this step by step guidance and it's so much fun. Come on your own or with a group of friends. Exclusive parties can be arranged.

Please call 07817116007 for details 


Book direct at or on the link below at Eventbrite

Painting parties in your own home 

I am happy to come to you for a private group lesson, 4 persons minimum,

all materials provided and all will produce at least two beautiful finished mounted paintings to take home, 2 hour lesson, prices from £30 per person  


Private lessons

Private one to one painting lessons available 

please call 07817116007

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