Events in Kent - Painting Breaks in Kent
Two Night Artist break at Chilston Park Hotel
Our two night artist break is perfect for beginners and improvers who want to learn how to paint watercolours, with the artist Graham Lilley, at Chilston Park Hotel in Kent.
This package includes:
- Two night stay (with dinner for one night only and Bed and Breakfast for both days)
- Champagne and Canapés with the Artist “Graham Lilley.”
- Four-course gourmet dinner.
- Materials and tuition for a maximum of 10 people on the second day.
- Lunch on the second day with the Artist.
- Second night on a bed and breakfast basis.
This break will start on 17th May 2011.
This fantastic two night break costs £165 per room per night. Prices are based on two people sharing a classic double room; upgrades are available at a supplement.
About Graham Lilley
Graham started painting in 1990 following an illness and initially concentrated on wild life subjects, especially birds of prey owls, falcons, horses, dogs etc after returning to work he found little time to pursue his painting, except on holiday, until he retired in 2000. Having no formal training in art in 1993 he was accepted as a member of the Kent branch of the Society of Wild Life artists. His Wild life work was and still is in great demand but it was to Landscape and Seascape that he turned to next.
His skills in the field of Landscape and Seascape have been honed to a loose style of work influenced by his good friend and mentor Steve Hall the West Country Artist and tutor. He has also taken on board the style of Edward Wesson, Ron Ransom, and James Fletcher Watson, all celebrated Watercolourist’s.
As a tutor he has, since 2006 run Watercolour courses for adults in his home village of Smeeth. These courses have proved so popular that he now has three 4 week courses a year, as well as various full day workshops and so far has taught some 90 adults in these groups many of which return year on year.
His courses are specially designed to appeal to beginners and improvers and whenever takes more than 10 students per session so that he can provide maximum attention to his students. His latest programme 'Painting for Schools' has equally proved very popular since its inception in 2009. So far over 150 9/10 year old pupils have benefited from this magic of watercolour course, and he is already booked for most of 2011.
Graham says: 'The magnificent grounds of Chilston Park Hotel offer the very best location for this course and should provide some interesting water colour painting. I look forward to seeing you there; I promise you will enjoy the experience. My Simple demonstration method of teaching can give you the skills, confidence and techniques that will enable you to realise a dream.'