Mixed media & watercolour course at Little HenCefn

with Ali Hargreaves

Ali is an Artist and a qualified teacher (BEd Hons). She has over 30 years experience of teaching. Ali runs weekly classes in Poynton, Cheshire, and runs all day workshops and demonstrates regularly for local art societies. She is a PA for the SAA where she has been filmed running a live workshop and had several articles published in “Paint” magazine.

Artists of all abilities, including beginners, are welcome and will be given plenty of one-to-one tuition throughout the week.




As well as constructive guidance, Ali will interact with demonstrations throughout the duration of your stay, offering a thoroughly relaxed, fun and enjoyable experience. Students will work independently, at times, with step by step tuition available at every given opportunity.

Subjects will be varied and stimulating.

Opportunities will be given for relaxation and to take time out, for those who wish to work at a more leisurely pace, or who would like to explore the local area further.

There are kitchen facilities in the studio for lunches/drinks.

On the last evening, there will be an exhibition of our work and a barbeque, which is always a very informal, and relaxed way to conclude the course

You depart from Little HenCefn on Wednesday morning, after breakfast.


After booking a place on the course, a list of materials will be sent out to each student.  Work tables and chairs are available in the studio, but please bring an easel if you prefer.


Course dates

2020 dates and costs to be advised

Course cost


£775 plus £80 for single occupancy of double room. All rooms en suite. Cost includes: 7 nights – Bed, Breakfast and Evening meals.

Tuition for 6 days.  £530 for non-painting partner.


To make a booking or request further information, please contact Little HenCefn

Little HenCefn reserves the right to cancel the course in the unlikely event of less than six students subscribing to the course.

Any payments made will be repaid in full.

However, it is advised that you insure the cost of your holiday, as refunds do not apply if you cancel due to your own personal circumstances.


The Course


Throughout this course, you will be exploring the exciting world of mixed media. You will be encouraged to experiment and add other media such as gesso, charcoal, inks, collage and print to your watercolours. The week will be a mix of working in the studio and working en plein air (painting & drawing outside!)