Unlock your creativity

Dolphin Rock by Gerry Dudgeon

Gerry Dudgeon wrote an excellent article for Artists & Illustrators magazine titled 9 tips for Unlocking Creativity. They included; What about composition? Should you draw the imagery onto the canvass first or work totally intuitively and allow the activity of painting to dictate the arrangement of forms as it progresses? This is a tricky question […]

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Skill Sharing

Earth coloured paints squeezed out to demonstrate colour hues

We run residential courses year-round in painting, printmaking and ceramics. Non-residential places are also availble. Tuition at Coombe centres around a passion for sharing skills, ideas and knowelege to enable and grow creativity. All our tutors are professional artists who make a living from their art, and whilst each of them have their own style of teaching, […]

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Great food, good company

Lauren's gorgeous pear dessert at Coombe

Our couses focus on the sharing of skills and techniques so you can advance you skills significantly at whatever level you are. The experience of being here is also about being in a beautiful place, great food, good company, fantastic locations and a relaxed and friendly environment.  Courses run year-round with each season providing its own unique […]

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Paint fresh, vibrant watercolours

Paul Riley 'The Magic of Watercolour Flowers' book cover

Our lead tutor, Paul Riley, is best known for his fresh, vibrant watercolour flowers and following his previous books selling out we thought it was time for an update on the his classic ‘Watercolour Flowers’. In his new book The Magic of Watercolour Flowers, you’ll find a lush guide to a favorite medium and a […]

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Yoga at Coombe

Yoga has become an integral part of life at Coombe. We have a regular drop in class on Tuesdays (6.00pm-7.30pm, Vinyassa Flow, open to all abilities). It is open to the general public as well as participants on our courses and is £8 to our tutor.   We also have a regular workshop programme run […]

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Studios & Gallery

Kate Marshall teaching at Coombe (c Malin Sjoberg)

Our studios are used for our residential courses, for artists making new work and for creative retreats. They include a large light filled multi-diciplinary studio, which we primarily use for painting, a print workshop, a pottery and a jewellery workshop. All the studios are located around our central courtyard. If you are an artist living […]

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