The Bath Painting Summer School 2017 and 2018

Welcome to the website of the Bath Painting Summer School. Currently in its second year, the Summer School for 2017 takes place at the Bath Literary and Scientific Institute in Queen Square (BRLSI), in the heart of the lovely Georgian city of Bath.

A view of Bath by Phil Hobbs
Abbey Green in Bath, by Phil Hobbs

We have a wonderful set of workshops taking place this summer, including: Batik
Raindrops on leaves - batik on cotton by Rosi Robinson (Textile Summer School)

Painting Summer School 2018

Details of the Painting Summer School for 2018 are now available. We are looking forward to a return visit from the wonderful Judi Whitton, as well as artist and tutor Jennifer Johnson from South Devon.

Some of the work of Phil Hobbs and Judi Whitton below - click images to enlarge
San Barnaba, Venice, P L Hobbs Dozing Yew Tree Farm, P L Hobbs Highland scene Saint Mark's Basilica

Report from the first painting summer school

We all had the most fantastic time with Jane Blundell's Boot Camp. Jane has a wonderful in depth knowledge of the properties of all the various watercolour paints available. We all learnt an amazing amount about pigments and colour generally, with lots of valuable exercises and some great help with painting and drawing outside. See here for comments from the participants and some images of the workshop. Jane is returning next year to give another boot camp as well as a possible 3 day follow-up class (more info to follow when we have her dates)... lots of us were very keen to take part in this!
Jane Blundell's workshop
An opportunity for outdoor sketching at Jane Blundell's Watercolour Boot Camp