Three popular artists, Jenny Aitken, Charles Evans & Marilyn Allis, One fantastic venue in a beautiful seafront Hotel in Bournemouth.  A unique holiday with a touch of luxury whilst learning 3 different acrylic styles in amazing studios overlooking the sea. A cooked breakfast to die for, a superb 3 course evening meal, with morning & afternoon tea or coffee. All dietary requirements are catered for. The studios are open of an evening if you want to paint or you can meet up in the bar. Gardens, shopping, pier, Russell Coates museum and multi coloured beach huts all close by.  So much inspiration all but a stones throw away.

10th – 14th October 2022 only £779

Jenny Aitken is an award-winning painter known for her depiction of light on the sea. Working in acrylics and oils, her style has evolved throughout her 20 year career, and subject matter broadened to include any subject with inspiring light. She aims for impressionistic vibrance, atmosphere and movement in her work.

As a seasoned tutor, her passion for painting is well known, as is her encouraging and informative teaching style. She runs courses, demos and painting workshops around the country, and is a guest writer for The Artist magazine.

Charlie Evans was born a long time ago in Yorkshire where he grew up as a country lad. During an early career in catering, he discovered a love of painting and was commissioned by the National Coal Board to paint pictures for their boardrooms. As soon as he could, Charlie went to Lincoln Art College but it was hard to make a living, in those days, as an artist. A career in the RAF meant that he could develop his catering expertise while representing his regiment in 3-day eventing and motorcycle racing.  Leaving the RAF and relocating to Northumberland gave Charlie the impetus to develop a career in art, painting and teaching. Appearing regularly for Tyne Tees TV regional programmes, painting out on location, gave him plenty of practice in working under all conditions. Today, Charlie lives in Northumberland & travels the country, & abroad, taking his no-nonsense approach to painting, to hundreds of artists.


Marilyn Allis Overall winner of the SAA’s Artist of the year in 1999 was the beginning of Marilyn’s art career. She shortly afterwards had a painting accepted in the RI exhibition in the Mall Galleries. She appeared on Chanel 4’s Watercolour challenge, more recently appearing as the guest artist in Fraser & Friends, a splash of colour and SAA live workshops. She has written 3 books People are scary (really), Animals on the Loose & Painting Dorset in Watercolour. She regularly writes articles for the Paint magazine. Her extensive travels around the world teaching on cruise ships inspire her which she brings to her workshops & demonstrations. She is a loose impressionistic painter capturing light & movement in her work.

On the break she will be using metallic acrylic paints, using in a vibrant way. Big brushes, dabs of colours and quick strokes.  The workshop will guide you through techniques to achieve your own painting easily.

This is a very unique painting break. Each day you will take part in the workshop  with a different tutor learning from their experience and talk through tuition and watching their demonstrations. You will go away with a whole wealth of experience and pampered stay in Bournemouth’s luxury Marsham Court Hotel.

The cost of this break is £779  

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Day places are now available for the Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday with each artist  £320

Click here to book three days non resident. CLICK HERE for Non Residential place

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Payment in full . First pay the £200 to secure a place. I will then send an invoice for payment in FULL

Cheques made payable to M Allis and sent to: The Studio, Lower Courtyard, Rogershill Farm, Briantspuddle, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7HJ                                        BAC’s payment details Marilyn Allis account 293 330 68 sort code 30 99 12 if a BAC’s payment is made email me to tell me.                                                       There is a £200 non refundable deposit per a person upon making your booking.

A sea view can be available for a surcharge of £60                                                Single room occupancy surcharge is £60                                                                       Non-Painting partners welcome, at a cost of £400                                                     This is a dog friendly hotel please ask, a supplement is charged at £60, please request this ASAP as the room will needed to allocated and they are limited.

Upon receiving your deposit you will be emailed a booking form, please return ASAP as I can pass onto the Hotel any special requirements. Full payment must be made by the 12th August 2022.

Make sure you have holiday insurance please

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