Learn to paint and enjoy watercolour painting tutored by international artist Tony Slater, in inspriational surroundings at The Abbey Hotel, overlooking the majestic Tintern Abbey. The five day breaks are fully inclusive of tuition, accommodation and all meals.
D Mariana Robinson, a popular Welsh watercolour artist, offers a variety of one and two day watercolour workshops for groups of between 4 and 8 painters in the Wye Valley. Enjoy a few days in tranquil surroundings, painting at your own pace. Workshops can be arranged on a tuition only basis or as a hotel package staying at
the Florence Hotel, Bigsweir.
Painitng in the Brecon Beacons
Stay in one of two 4* self-catering cottages with log fires and superb views over the Brecon beacons, and enojy one of a wide range of art courses, run by professional artists and tutors at Broadley Farm. A spacious studio provides an ideal place to work. There is also an art gallery on site - visitors welcome by appointment.
In the Footsteps
Bach Travel offer the opportunity to retrace the steps of the first tourists, including those of the artist, Turner, and the poet, Wordsworth; to discover what attracted and inspired them to take ‘The Wye Tour’. The short break
includes a day tour of the inspirational sights of the Wye Valley area and 2 nights’ accommodation. Choose to stay either at a 3* historic hotel in the Wye Valley, or a 4* country B&B with historic links to Tintern Abbey.
Transport to and from mainline stations can be provided.
Rectory Cottage, with inspirational views across the Vale of Usk to the Wye Valley and surrounded by spacious
grounds, offers 4* B&B accommodation. Dating from the 16th century, the house is believed to be built on land
that once belonged to Tintern Abbey. The lay brothers mined iron ore and ran sheep on the hillside above; they
also quarried stone in the next valley. The living room has a floor of ‘monks’ tiles’. Try a taster session or improve
your skills with a wood-turning or pyrography course.
Woodcraft short breaks are offered in association with Woodland Turnery.