The Bath Painting Summer School

News update June 2018

Bookings are open for Summer School 2019

We are delighted to announce that Judi Whitton and Phil Hobbs will be coming back to teach further classes in 2019! Also next year we have Jackie Devereux, who is president of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, teaching a 5 day class in July.

Summer School 2018

There are just 2 places remaining on Phil's 5 day class in July so please do book ASAP if you would like to come!

This year's classes are approaching fast - here are a few useful details for attendees:
  • The first day of any class starts at 9.30, after which the hours are 10-5 at the latest.
  • The Charlotte Street car park is a 5 minute walk from the BRLSI, and the venue is a 20 minute walk from the station.
  • Coffee, biscuits and tea and cake are included but not lunch. There are many places very nearby to buy sandwiches etc.

Welcome to the website of the Bath Painting Summer School

Summer School takes place at the Bath Literary and Scientific Institute in Queen Square (BRLSI), in the heart of the lovely Georgian city of Bath.

Abbey Green in Bath by Phil Hobbs

We are looking forward to return visits by the brilliant tutors, Judi Whitton and Phil Hobbs. Their workshops are:


Highland scene by Judy Whitton


Review of Phil Hobbs' class from a participant at summer school 2017:

‘I have been to many art classes over the years and this has been one of the most helpful and informative. Although the class concentrated on watercolour, Phil gave instruction for those using different mediums. His approach was encouraging and it was extremely helpful to have a demonstration of how he tackled a complicated street scene, a collection of trees, the denseness of clouds etc. He was prepared to go through any individual artistic problems. I have always got to a certain point in a painting and found a stumbling block which I was unable to solve. Phil helped me to get over this problem. This course was beautifully organised, friendly and held in an attractive Georgian venue. In addition comfortable portable seats were provided for outdoor drawing and painting.’

See comments and photos from previous Summer Schools here.