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David Howell PPRSMA


In normal times I teach at Staithes in North Yorkshire, usually in May and at Dedham Hall in Essex where dates this year are the 19-26th July.  Obviously everything depends on the prevailing regulations regarding Covid 19 and there is a reasonable chance that Dedham will be able to go ahead as scheduled.  Staithes is a little more difficult to call and no specific dates have been set yet but there is a slight possibilty that the 3 day long weekend in Staithes can be squeezed in if the lock down has been eased.  My courses put the emphasis on working outside where possible and the development of painting through sketching and observation.  All media is acceptable and my aim is that everyone should both enjoy themselves and feel that they have made progress with their painting.  

Barges, Pin Mill   Oil 16 x 16”

Dedham is ideally situated on the Essex and Suffolk border with easy access to rivers and creeks, boatyards and general East Anglian landscape.  Favourite painting spots include Pin Mill with its Thames barges as well as other rivers, creeks and harbours and of course Dedham Vale where Constable painted and worked.  Dedham Hall has a big studio as a base and Wendy & Jim are great hosts.  This course is always very popular, so book early.

For more detaills go to www.dedhamhall.co.uk or phone 01206-323027

DEDHAM HALL July 19th - 26th 2021

STAITHES ART SCHOOL  The May course is on hold at the moment

Staithes from the Cowbar - working sketch with pencil & crayon

Bearing in mind the current situation, there is always a possibility that there might still be weekends at Staithes this year.  If you’re interested keep in touch with Al at - www.staithesgallery.co.uk or by phone contact at 01947-841840