Two Day Introduction to Cotswold Landscape Painting Course

with Alexandra Woods

18th – 19th May 2023 for watercolours

&

8th – 9th June 2023 for oil painting

Cotswold Yoga Retreat

Alexandra’s Art Course at Notgrove Holidays is designed to introduce you to and develop your skills in recording your observations through drawing and painting en plein air, enhance your wellbeing and appreciation of the world around us. All of the course is tailored for both the beginner and experienced artist. Alexandra will encourage and guide you through the course, inspiring confidence to have a go and achieve in a fun and friendly setting, taking inspiration from the stunning Cotswold scenery in private areas of the Notgrove estate.

Our two day art course is suitable for all abilities and includes:

❖ Drawing techniques and composition

❖ Mastering light and shade

❖ Painting with colour

❖ An art talks

❖ Beautiful countryside

Price is just £295 per person and includes your meals, instruction and art materials.

For more information, click here to read the full brochure. To book onto this course, please complete the Booking Form (click here) and email it to office@notgrove.com for a booking form.  Closing date for for May is 21/5/23 and for June is 4/6/23.

The Cotswold Landscape Art Holiday

with Alexandra Woods

9th to 12th May 2023 – Oil Painting

&

5th to 8th September 2023 – Watercolours

Cotswold Yoga Retreat

Alexandra’s Art Retreat at Notgrove Holidays is designed to introduce you to and develop your skills in recording your observations through drawing and painting en plein air, enhance your wellbeing and appreciation of the world around us. All of the activities are tailored for both the beginner and experienced artist. Alexandra will encourage and guide you through the activities, inspiring confidence to have a go and achieve in a fun and friendly setting, taking inspiration from the stunning Cotswold scenery at Notgrove.

Set on the idyllic 1,500 acre private Notgrove Estate in the beautiful Cotswold countryside, it’s the perfect place to observe the beauty of our world and develop your skills in recording your observations. The Cotswold landscape offers so many colours and shapes to enjoy, ever changing with the seasons. The Art Retreat also offers an opportunity to observe parts of the Notgrove landscape that are not open to the public.

Our three day and three night art retreat is suitable for all abilities and includes:

❖ Drawing with paint techniques

❖ Composition, perspective and proportions

❖ Painting with colour

❖ An art talk

❖ Beautiful countryside walks

all to be enjoyed while staying in your own peaceful glamping pods.

Team Leader

Cotswold Yoga Retreat

Alexandra Woods offers over 22 years’ experience of inspiring, motivating and guiding individuals to achieve in their creative practice. Stemming from many years teaching in schools, colleges and university, Alexandra now delivers her own courses and workshops and is delighted to be offering her first residential retreat in partnership with Notgrove Holidays.

Alexandra has found much inspiration in The Cotswolds for her own art and likes to share her enjoyment of the countryside through art practice with others. Alexandra is very approachable, empathetic and always aim to identify what excites and inspires you and use this as a starting point for collaboration.

Accommodation

Yoga retreat accommodation

Each person will stay in their own Glamping Pod with a lovely view over Notgrove and the surrounding countryside.
They are warm and cosy with a double bed, wet room with loo, galley kitchen, TV and relaxing seating area. All bedding and towels are included.

Catering

Yoga retreat Catering

You will also be fully catered for during the retreat with breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the lovely Nuttery Café in Notgrove village during your stay.

Wholesome locally sourced nutritious food will be cooked each day by chef Darren and served at the Nuttery next to the Hub where all your classes will be taking place.

Please do let Alexandra know if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies when booking.

Dates

Our next art retreats will be held from Tuesday 9th to Friday12th May 2023 and Tuesday 5th to Friday 8th September 2023.

If you are unable to make these dates, we will be holding another retreats so please email us at office@notgrove.com so we can put your name on the mailing list and send you details.

Pricing

The all-inclusive price includes your accommodation, linen, meals as listed above, all classes, instruction and art materials.

The only extras would be drinks you order at the Nuttery Café.

Price per person for May 2023                                            £720

Price per person for September 2023                                 £749

There is a discount of £100 pp for those who wish to share a Pod (double bed and sofa bed available in each Pod).  Sadly, the retreat is not suitable for guests to bring pets with them.

What to Bring

The majority of the sessions will be outside so please bring with you warm clothing including a rain coat, suitable footwear for walking in the countryside, a water bottle and a portable stool (if you are unable to stand for a while at an easel).

For the evenings, comfortable casual clothing, personal and overnight toiletries and essentials. Each pod includes your own galley kitchen with microwave, toaster, single hob, kettle and mini fridge so you are welcome to bring a few of your own supplies such as tea, coffee, milk, snacks, fruit, etc. to enjoy between meals.

Location

Notgrove Holidays Art Retreat will be held in the beautiful Cotswolds at:
Notgrove Holidays
Notgrove
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL54 3BT

Directions will be emailed to you with further details of the retreat once you have booked.

Schedule

All classes, and activities are optional – this retreat is just for you and your needs – and we’ve also included free time in the schedule to allow you to enjoy your time and relax.

Day One – Tuesday:
3:30pm            Arrive and check into your glamping Pod
4:00pm            Welcome – cup of tea/coffee and cake at the Nuttery Café
4.45pm            Talk on composition followed by a group walk around Notgrove
6.00pm            Time to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery
7:00pm            Dinner at the Nuttery Cafe

Day Two – Wednesday:
9.00am            Breakfast at the Nuttery Cafe
10:00am          Drawing with paint – composition studies outside
11.30am          Coffee/Tea and talk on trees in the hall
12.00pm          Developing composition studies outside
1:00pm            Lunch at the Nuttery Cafe
2:00pm            Perspective and proportions outside
4.00pm            Coffee/Tea and demonstration on colour mixing in the hall
5.00pm            Time to relax and enjoy Notgrove
7:00pm            Dinner at the Nuttery Cafe

Day Three – Thursday:
9.00am            Breakfast at the Nuttery Cafe
10:00am          Composition studies with colour outside
11.30am          Coffee/Tea and review of studies in the hall
12.00pm          Perspective and proportions outside
1:00pm            Lunch at the Nuttery Cafe
2:00pm            Painting with colour outside
4.00pm            Coffee/Tea and review of paintings in the hall
5.00pm            Time to relax and enjoy Notgrove
7:00pm            Dinner at the Nuttery Cafe

Day Four – Friday:
9.30am            Latest check out time for your Pod
9.30am            Painting with colour outside
11.10               Brunch at the Nuttery Cafe
12:00pm          Cheerio

Please note this schedule outline may be subject to change, depending upon the weather and other circumstances beyond our control.

To book for May 2023, please complete the booking form below and book before 1st April 2023 to avoid disappointment.  Bookings for September 2023 will open shortly.

Booking Form

Terms and Conditions

Notgrove Holidays Glamping Pods Accommodation terms and conditions are here

Cancellation Policy

If we have fewer than five confirmed bookings on 1st April 2023 we will be forced to cancel the retreat and a full refund will be given.  If Covid 19 Government Guidelines means we are unable to hold the retreat on 9th to 12th May 2023, we will reschedule for the next available dates. Please see our website for our full cancellation policy details in our Terms & Conditions