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Derbyshire Arts Pear Tree Farm Arts Centre
What's on offer? Art courses in painting, sculpture and drawing. Creative holidays, short break residential art courses and masterclasses in drawing and painting. What's different? Evening group discussions with tutor of the day. Derbyshire Dales is an idyllic rural setting. Website: 

Wild Shots
What's on offer? An opportunity to indulge your passion for wildlife and landscape photography. Hands on learning with a sense of fun. What's different? Courses such as Grizzly Bears in the Alaskan wilderness. The trips also strive to minimise physical impact on places visited. Venue: Cairngorms National Park. Website: 

Mosaic Courses
What's on offer? Italian glass and ceramic mosaic artwork. Residential full board accommodation. One day courses can be woven into planned holidays in France. What's different? Combining relaxation with creativity in the French countryside. Courses suitable for all ages and abilities. Venue: Charente region of France Web site: 

Filbert Splosh
What's on offer? Inspired and interactive art courses. A wide variety of courses from beginners drawing to abstract landscape painting. What's different? Enthusiasm, humour and fun are high on the agenda. Unusual courses e.g. The Little Nature painting course, concentrates on the small scale, the mouse eye view. Good For: Confidence in developing artists. Corporate and school events. Venues: Hertfordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire Web site: 

Kate Andersons Creative Art
What's on offer? Art courses and workshops in painting, sculpture and mosaics. Practical courses are enhanced by hands-on technique demonstrations and background art history. What's different? The secret world of silhouette. A course to inspire those charmed by silhouette work from tribal art to gothic mannerism, shadow play or fairytale illustration. Venue: Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway Web site:

Helen Halliday
What's on offer? Contemporary landscape - five day and weekend courses. Accommodation and meals included. What's different? Inspiration gained from geological marvels. Good For: People willing to stride out in all weathers, water soluble graphites in hand. Beginners are welcome. Venue: Lulworth Cove, Dorset Web site: 

Tate Online
What's on offer? An introduction to modern and contemporary art in the Tate collections. Courses are offered online or blended i.e an afternoon visit to the Tate Modern followed by a month long online course. There are eight units to the course, one of which is Art and Landscape. What's different? Level 1 course is free. No special knowledge of art or computers needed and you can work at your own pace. Venue: Your own home - or a one of the four Tate galleries Website: 

Annette Griffiths
What's on offer? Oil Painting landscapes and seascapes. Courses aim to assist students to enjoy capturing and celebrating a given place, at a given moment in time. What's different? Capturing the magical quality of light. Annete Griffiths' work can be seen in the Greenhouse Gallery Sheffield. Venues: Derbyshire, Norfolk, Provence and Normandy Web site: 

Jaimie Cahlil
Soulful Art What's on offer? Intuitive art tuition in painting and drawing where art is used as a therapy. Courses for individuals, couples or groups. Developing self expression and self awareness. What's different? Art providing a journey of self knowledge, improvement or healing. Seeing and sensing your own picture. Venue: Oxfordshire Web site: 

The Creative Retreat
What's on offer? Two delightful 18th century seaside holiday cottages make the perfect place for a rural retreat or creative holiday. Self catering group accommodation, artists' studios to rent and residential art courses. What's different? Alternative courses are offered such as 'environmental art week'. There is also the benefit of flexible accommodation options - such as self catering/ residential catered courses. Venue: Gardenstown, Banffshire coast, Scotland Web site:

Shute Farm Studio
What's on offer? In addition to painting and drawing courses, stone and wood carving, bronze casting, mould making, wood engraving and willow or wire sculpture tuition are also available. What's different? Facilities accessible to everyone - disabled access and beautiful rural settings. Tuition in small groups with a range of experienced tutors and practising artists. Venue: East Mendip Hills, Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Web site: 

Mountain Sports Photography
What's on offer? A fantastic opportunity to explore the fabulous Mercantour National Park in the Alps Maritimes, in the south of France with Mountain Sport Photography Tours. What's different? Landscape and outdoor photography tuition is combined with walking, snow-shoeing and sightseeing. Venue: Lake District, Scottish Highlands and the Alps. Web site: