Ray has been teaching for nearly twenty years and is regarded as a sensitive and patient teacher, with a good sense of humour. Students will be encouraged to sketch and paint in their chosen medium, working on location as much as possible. Alongside the painting will be a balanced mix of demonstrations, critiques and talks. The courses are suitable for all levels of ability except beginners.
Residential Courses South Cornwall
Mullion Cove Hotel
Mullion, Lizard Peninsular, Cornwall TR12 7EP
Tel: 01326 240328
8th - 13th April
23rd - 28th September
Set in a stunning coastal position, the Mullion Cove Hotel offers a variety of exciting painting locations nearby, including the harbour at Mullion Cove, spectacular Kynance Cove, Porthleven harbour and Cadgwith. New spacious purpose-built studio. Non-painting partners are most welcome. Tariff and Bookings. For further details contact the hotel direct.
Residential Course - N.W. Scotland
North West Highlands Art
Brynaport, Archintraid, Strathcarron, Roth-shire, IV54 8XB
Tel: 01520 733227
19th - 25th May
'Brynaport- is the home of your hosts Mark and Gillian Pattinson and you can be assured of exceptional food and hospitality. Set on the banks of Loch Kishorn amidst magnificent and truly inspirational scenery. Further details and bookings contact North West Highlands Art.
Non-Residential Courses - Devon
Thistledown, Marley Road, Exmouth EX8 4PP
9th - 12th July
23rd - 26th July
The purpose-built studio at our home 'Thistledown' in East Devon is our base for this course. The beautiful Exe and Otter Estuaries are a short drive away. If you enjoy sketching and painting boats, water and skies then this course is for you. Further details and bookings contact Ray Balkwill.
Illustrated Talks to Art Societies
Ray Balkwill is now able to offer a varied programme of Power Point Presentations to art societies in the West Country. Some of these can also include an extract from either of his art instruction films.
For further details and bookings please contact Ray Balkwill.