Brambles Art Retreat
Be inspired, love to paint.
Brambles, Sprytown, Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AY
Tel: 01566784359 email: janet@bramblesartretreat.com

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Paint the wonderful colours of Autumn in beautiful Devon.


We are pleased to announce weekend
and five day residential courses at Brambles.

Residential Weekend Courses - 6.00pm Friday - 4.00pm Sunday
Prices: Single occupancy - £450, Two painters sharing - £400 (per person)
Dates: October - Fri 21st - Sun 23rd - (now full)
November - Fri 11th - Sun 13th - (now full)
November - Fri 25th - Sun 27th - (only one room left!)
November - Fri 18th- Sun 20th "New Dates"

Residential 5-day courses - 6.00pm Sunday - 4.00pm Friday
Prices: Single Occupancy - £750, Two painters sharing - £700 (per person)
Dates: October - Sun 23rd - Fri 28th
November - Sun 6th - Fri 11th

To make an enquiry or book a course please email: janet@bramblesartretreat.com
tel: 01566784359

We were recently featured as one of the top ten retreats on the Guardian travel website!!!

What a great trip - Read our Italy 2016 - review.

Book your place for 2017, ring janet +44(0)1566784359

Painting at the beautiful villa Ancona in Tuscany - 7 nights 28th August - 3rd Sept 2016


All breakfasts, lunch when at the villa, painting at a vineyard with wine tasting and lunch.
Painting at the Olive groves. Trip to the Olive oil factory with lunch.
A day trip to Florence, six authentic Italian evening meals with wine.
Two tutors Janet Brady and Peter Davies, paint in any media, all levels and non painters welcome.
7 places as we prefer small groups. Transfers from Pisa included. Flights not included but recommended.
Prices: Two painter sharing a double or twin room £1500.00 per painter. Single occupancy painter £1650.00
and non painters £950.00.

What a fabulous trip!! Read our 2016 review.
Painting in Paris - March 16th - March 20th 2016.

Take the opportunity on this " 4 day city break" to sketch and paint in the iconic city of Paris.
A four night pre Easter break staying at a central Paris hotel. Wonderful cuisine, dinner up the Eiffel Tower!!!
Travel by *Eurostar from London.
All media, two tutors - email for more info, or visit our Paris page.


"We had a great time on The Isle of Skye!"

A very exciting new location for July 2016
it was based at Elgol on the Isle of Skye!!
With stunning views of Rhum, it was the perfect place to paint - Review to come!
More info on our Skye page.
Photo by Sarah Broun

" Kassiopi - Corfu - NOW FULL!"
One of our favourite painting holidays on the Greek island of Corfu.
24th September - 8th October, a late summer painting getaway.
Whether seacapes, beautiful buildings, wild flower meadows or stunning hill sides,
Corfu has it all.
More info on our Corfu page.


The Magical colours of Morocco!

16th October - 25th October, painting in Marrakech and Essaouira.
join us on our fourth trip to Morocco. Soak up the colours, smell the spices.
Experience the culture and lifestyle of Morocco. Stay in the walled Medina.
More info on our Moroccan page.


The ethos and history of Brambles.
"Our ambition was to set up a retreat for those who love to paint."

Peter Davies and Janet Brady started Brambles Art Retreat 12 years ago.

They found a beautiful cottage deep in the Devonshire countryside, hidden away in the tiny
hamlet of Sprytown. Inspired to paint by the beautiful surroundings and relaxed pace, they
opened an Art Retreat. A place to unwind in an idyllic setting where you can indulge your

After establishing a strong base in Devon, they confidently hosted courses in several other
countries. They have an eye for finding characterful accommodation, anything from a rambling
17th century French Chateaux, set in several acres of ancient gardens, to an Indian homestead
perched on the side of a mountain in the Himalayas.Luxury accommodation close to the hub of interest.
Their trips immerse you in the culture of the country, exploring cultural events and historic
monuments. Painting and sketching in beautiful locations, exploring the character of the country
and capturing it on canvas and paper.
With Brambles you can learn to draw and paint, anything from the fundamentals to more challenging
aspects of life drawing and abstract painting.

The advantage of two tutors.
Janet's first love was Watercolour, her speciality dramatic landscapes in rich deep colours
achieved by using only transparent paints. Having developed her own semi-abstract work inpired by
Dartmoor she also teaches acrylic using a palette knife.

Peter teaches oil and acrylic courses, and particularly enjoys painting still life. He also
paints nudes in oil. He teaches all areas of drawing and enjoys pen and wash with watersoluable
graphite and is highly skilled with charcoal.
Their courses allow you can try out more experimental painting using mixed media, recycled materials,
anything goes.

They offer a broad spectrum of art courses in a wide range of media, and often two courses run along
side each other so you can try different media during the course.
With two tutors and small classes there's plenty of 'one to one' tuition and demos.

Guest comments.
"I did so enjoy the painting holiday, the tuition, your wonderful hospitality, the great company and the
relaxed atmosphere which all added up to one of the best holidays I've had for a long time.
Thank you both so much."Janet from Derby.

Acrylic painting by tutor Peter Daives . Oil painting by Peter Daives

Take time to smell the roses.

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