English & Art

15 hours of English lessons per week plus, in the afternoons, individual painting classes with the local award-winning artist
Availability: On request
Level: Elementary to Advanced (English), Art - no level required
Maximum Class Size: 12 for General English, Art course is 1 to 1 (or 2 to 1 by special request)
Minimum Age: 16

Lesson Time Per Week: 15 hours of General English + 10 hours of Painting or Pottery

English Lessons: Monday through Friday

Lesson 1: 09.00-10.30

Lesson 2: 11.00-12.30,

Art lessons: to be arranged with Emma Carter, the artist

Price per week: Off-peak = £548, Summer (17/06/2018 - 19/08/2018) = £591

  • Paint in the beautiful Devon landscape
  • Learn how to make pottery and ceramics
  • Lessons with award-winning artist Emma Carter (painting) & Nicky Stevenson (pottery and ceramics)
  • Materials provided
  • Morning English lessons
  • Homestay accommodation available
  • End of course certificate and recommendations

English & Art Courses

English & Painting: 15 hours of English lessons per week plus, in the afternoons, either individual or maximum 2 students in painting classes with the local award-winning artist, Emma Carter, on location and in her studio. Materials provided. This course is available all year round (subject to availability) for all students from beginners to advanced. Take home your own original painting inspired by a beautiful Devon landscape!

English & Pottery: On this course, students have 15 hours of morning English lessons per week and in the afternoons, they can enjoy individual or small group classes with the pottery and ceramics artist Nicky Stevenson in her studio. Students receive clear, practical instructions from Nicky on how to make a variety of pots in a variety of different ways (thrown pots, pinch pots, coil pots and slab pots). They will also be given ideas for decorating their work and be encouraged to use the beautiful Devon coast and countryside as inspiration. All the materials are provided and you can take your work home. Even if there is not enough time to dry, fire and re-fire your work on time for you to take it home, we can post the finished work to you. The English & Pottery course is available from June 2013 for all students from beginners to advanced. If you prefer, you can combine pottery with some painting tuition (with artist Emma Carter) in your afternoon options.

Anna & Emma

About the artists

Emma Carter's best known works are large oils with locally-inspired, vast, open beaches and wide anonymous seas. She says, “I have been lucky enough to have spent a lot of time on a small island in Devon called Burgh Island where I have studied and experienced the forces of the elements and nature's course.” Emma's open compositions provide a visual escape into a serene and natural world. She has produced numerous pieces for galleries & solo exhibitions, corporate commissions and private collections worldwide. Recent commissions have included seascapes for ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Nicky Stevenson completed her Ceramics Degree at Middlesex University in 1986. She drew and painted throughout her college life and her career as a prop maker and designer in theatre, film and television. Nicky worked in Liverpool as Head of Props at the Liverpool Playhouse and the Everyman Theatre. She now lives in Brixham and makes art full time. She is also the owner of The Nicky Stevenson Gallery in Brixham. Nicky finds inspiration in everyday life, literature and many different cultures. Nicky has become a well-known artist through exhibitions of her work both in the UK and abroad, and through the publication of her work as greeting cards, prints, and mugs. More recently, Nicky has written and illustrated stories for children, which are well-loved by children and adults.

How much does it cost?

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Please be advised, there is an £8 fee added to all transactions to cover international bank charges. A non-refundable enrolment fee of £77 applies to all course bookings, plus a £41 accommodation booking fee. If you have any other questions, please CONTACT US and we will do our best to help.


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Please note: IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 AND BOOKING ON AN ADULT COURSE, you will be unsupervised outside your lesson times. Outside of these lessons, for example, during the 30 minute morning coffee break and 60 minute lunch break, you will not be supervised and will have free time in the afternoons after lessons, in the evenings and at weekends. A member of staff will check with you each day what your plans are for your free time, and you will also have a meeting once a week with our Welfare Officer to check that all is OK with your stay. You will be given a brightly-coloured wristband to wear with an emergency telephone number on it. A SIGNED PARENTAL CONSENT FORM must be submitted for an under 18 student attending an adult course.

Please Note:

The school will be closed on the following days in 2018 for public holidays:

Fri 30/03/18, Mon 02/04/18, Mon 07/05/2018, Mon 27/08/18. In these weeks the total course hours for the week will be taught over the 4 remaining week-days. An excursion will be organized for students on the day of the holiday.

The school is closed for the Christmas period from 21/12/2018 until 07/01/2019

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