The Course


Students arrive on Sunday afternoon, in time for dinner at 7pm. In the evening Diane will chat to you about the course and what you hope to achieve. You have five full days of art work in the studio. There is a break for lunch (kitchen facilities in studio) and some students like to have a few hours free, sometime during the week, to explore this beautiful area. Weather permitting, there is a visit to a local garden giving scope for more flower painting inspiration. You depart from Little HenCefn on Saturday morning after breakfast.


Flower Painting in Watercolour Courses

at Little HenCefn

with Diane Stuart

Most of the work takes place in the studio where Diane gives demonstrations and individual tuition in the art of flower painting in watercolours. The course is suitable for beginners and those wanting to improve their skills. It suits all ages and there is usually a mixture of ability and ages on each course.


Work is inspired by wild flowers gathered from the surrounding countryside or more formal flora, according to a student’s preference.


The course is structured by Diane, but each student works at their own pace in a relaxed atmosphere, with guidance from Diane, when needed. Step by step work sheets and instructions are provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own interpretation to their work.


After booking a place on the course, a list of suggested 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


Sunday 10th April - Saturday 16th April 2016


Course cost


£599 plus £72 for single occupancy of double room. All rooms en suite. Cost includes: 6 nights – Bed, Breakfast and Evening meals. Tuition for five full days.


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

The course leader is Diane Stuart who has 14 years teaching experience in drawing (all media), watercolour painting and Botanical Illustration. Diane has full membership of the Society of Botanical Artists awarded in 2008 and has a Diploma with this Society (with Distinction).


Diane regularly contributes to The Artist and The Leisure Painter Magazines. In spite of Diane’s high qualifications and personal work standard, her courses are always happy and relaxed, suiting all abilities. Diane has the ability to help a student achieve their full potential – often beyond their expectations. Students return year after year