The Bath Painting Summer School

Welcome to the website of the Bath Painting Summer School

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.

Classes for 2019

Class costs

2 day class £220, 3 day class £335,
4 day class £440, 5 day class £550


We will be based in the light-filled rooms of the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute (BA1 2HN) and outdoors at
specially selected locations in the city.

Booking is now open!

To book simply fill out our online booking form.

Abbey Green in Bath by Phil Hobbs

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.