Welcome to the website of the Bath Painting Summer School. Bookings are now being taken for Summer School 2018 which once again takes place at the Bath Literary and Scientific Institute in Queen Square (BRLSI), in the heart of the lovely Georgian city of Bath.
A wet day in Bath, by Phil Hobbs
We are looking forward to return visits by the brilliant Judi Whitton and Phil Hobbs. New to Bath Summer School 2018 is another wonderful artist and tutor, Jennifer Johnson from South Devon. The workshops we have lined up are:
- Lively, Fresh and Free Watercolours from Judi Whitton, who many will know from her great articles in the Artist Magazine. A choice of two 2-day workshops: 8-9 or 22-23 June.
- Developing your sketch book – Capturing the essence of Georgian Bath by Jennifer Johnson. A choice of 2-day, 3-day or 5-day classes: 28-29, 25-27 or 25-29 June.
- Capturing a Sense of Place in Watercolour from Phil Hobbs. A 5-day workshop: 9-13 July.
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.