The Course


Students arrive on Sunday or Wednesday afternoon, in time for dinner at 7pm.  During the first evening, Irene will chat to you about the course and what you hope to achieve.  You have the opportunity of six full days or art work – with some time off for relaxing, if you so wish.


Multi-Media Art Courses

at Little HenCefn

with Irene Stuttard N.D.D.

Irene begins the day with demonstrations of techniques peculiar to the media being used. She uses a variety of media, including watercolour, pastel, oil and acrylic.


There is a break for lunch (kitchen facilities in the studio) and some afternoons there is the opportunity to visit some of the many historical, beautiful and inspirational places in the area when students are encouraged to take their sketch books and art materials.  Alternatively, students are free to remain in the studio to continue their art work.


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


You depart from Little HenCefn on Sunday or 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



Wednesday  15th June – Wednesday 22nd June 2016



Sunday 10th July – Sunday 17th July 2016

Mainly watercolour with some pen and wash


Sunday 4th September – Sunday 11th September 2016



Course cost


£615 plus £75 for single occupancy of double room. All rooms en suite. Cost includes: 7 nights – Bed, Breakfast and Evening meals. Tuition for 6 days.


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

Irene is a qualified artist with well over twenty years teaching experience.  She has taught beginners, students from GCSE and 

A-level to adults in colleges of further education.


Her art holidays at Little HenCefn run for a week and are structured in such a way to give students instruction through demonstration and guidance.  Students are encouraged to find inspiration from the local landscape, visits to local places of beauty and historical interest and paint plein air. There is also time for students to work on their own, while Irene is on hand to give advice and assistance.


Irene’s art holidays are very relaxed creating the perfect atmosphere to inspire students – whatever their level.  She supports beginners so that they quickly gain confidence.  At the same time, Irene challenges the more advanced artists.  During sessions she circulates amongst her students giving support and advice at every stage.