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Helen Halliday is an experienced tutor who has taught all standards of painting from complete beginners to professional artists. Her enthusiasm for her subject is infectious, and her patient and encouraging way of teaching gives every student the chance to progress in their own way without feeling inhibited. She shares her experience and knowledge in a relaxed and informal manner and gives demonstrations to help illustrate ideas and techniques. Although she is happy to suggest ways to approach a subject or methods of using the materials, she is keen to point out that rules are there to be broken and that each individual has their own unique interests and way of working.

Some comments by recent guests on Helen’s tuition:
'I have discovered a whole new world out there’
'You are so kind, patient and gentle Helen!’

'I shall now try to look at things in different ways – and try lots of experimentation! Inspiring!’

'Grateful for the nice room, great food and Helen’s tuition, with her contemporary ideas on landscape painting and techniques. Also for her friendliness, knitting us together as a group.'

'I have learned a great deal from Helen about colours and been inspired to use them more boldly. Helen works so hard to help us all, no-one is left out.'

'Eye-opening – thank you. Really enjoyed the challenges with guidance. Encouraged to expand and not give up.'

'I go away full of enthusiasm to play with my paints and know I can produce something I will like. I am looking at shapes and colours with a new eye and am going to have fun experimenting with it all. ’

Painting Holidays 2016

In 2016 Helen will be teaching watercolours on a Mediterranean cruise and will be leading a walking and sketching holiday in Cornwall, based in St Ives. She will also be running two short lino printing breaks, suitable for all levels of experience.

27 July - 14 August
Art instructor on the Saga Pearl ll Flavours of the Mediterranean - details here

Sept 17-24th
Rambles with a Sketchbook, St Ives - details here

Oct 17-21
Lino Printing at Abingworth - details here

Nov 25
Christmas Craft Weekend at Dovedale November 25-28 - details here

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Painting Holidays 2015

In the autumn Helen will be running a landscape painting holiday on the beautiful Greek island of Paxos - a lovely time of year to visit the island when the water is at its warmest and there are few tourists around. She will also be leading two walking and sketching holidays in Sedbergh and the Isle of Wight - around 3 miles of walking with plenty of stops to sketch and paint. In November she’ll be running a Portrait Painting Course in which you can use your own photos of family and friends, based in Church Stretton in Shropshire - there will be plenty of advice on technical aspects and inspiration looking at the work of other artists. All the holidays are ideal for single travellers as they are very sociable, and non-painting partners are welcome. Contact Helen if you’d like any further information.

30 May - 6 June: Rambles with a Sketchbook, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight. Tel: 0845 470 8558

8 - 15 August: Rambles with a Sketchbook, Sedbergh, Yorkshire Tel: 0845 470 8558

28 September - 5 October: Autumn Painting week on Paxos Tel: 01444 258048

26 - 30 October: Portrait Painting, Church Stretton, Shropshire Tel: 0845 470 8558


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Demo - painting a rock pool as the tide comes in   

Group demo near Stair Hole 

Paxos painting holiday

Paxos painting holidays with Helen Halliday

Painting holidays in Paxos