Monday 6 August to Thursday 9 August, 2018

To be sure of a place on this year’s ALL NEW painting course at Oxleaze, please send a deposit for the course directly to Chipps Mann at The Coach House. Please email me at to confirm that you’d like to join this course and I will send you her bank details if you like to make a direct payment or you can send a cheque to her at this address:

Coach House
Oxleaze Farm
Between Eastleach and Filkins
Gloucestershire GL7 3RB 

The cost this year is £450 plus £60 for food and drink for the four days:

£150 Deposit

£300 Balance

£60 Refreshments including lunch


FROM CEZANNE TO YOU – A PAINTING COURSE – August 6th to 9th, 2018

This course aims to rediscover Cezanne’s work with fresh eyes, and to end up somewhere new using our discoveries. 

Let’s use this four-day course in Oxfordshire to explore the motifs suggested by the gardens and landscape around Oxleaze .

This course takes place in a well-appointed studio with chairs, easels, projector, tables and all the materials and paint you need, and it will be intense and encouraging, founded in research yet subject to gesture and emotion.

This year ‘From Cezanne to You’ will encourage you to look at how four different artists extracted methodology from looking closely at Cezanne’s later work and then to become yourself, rather than to copy their styles too closely.


Cezanne and Braque in Estaque

Braque (and Picasso!) followed Cezanne to Estaque and discovered earth colours and strong planes – your turn to look at the picturesque buildings of Oxleaze farm, to take the next step with your oil paint palette.


Water in colours with Hitchens

If we look at Cezanne’s rich coloured brushwork in detail, we will see that Hitchens broader sweeps appear. The pond is our subject. Pouring oil on Water …


Acrylic Textures, dribbles and layers

Consequences, as we look at Hitchens again and add some of Peter Doig’s experimental surface making, this time eschewing oil paint for the opportunities offered by acrylic paint on a hard surface.


Hitchens, re-composed.

Cezannes oil compositions are masterly, so let’s imagine Ivon Hitchens began with carefully considered constructions before letting loose with his large brushes.

All necessary teas, coffees, biscuits and a delicious salady lunch (and wine) are provided every day.

Lunch will be simpler fare this year, and will cost £15 per day, payable to Oxleaze when you pay the balance for the course. Lunch is very much part of the day and everyone enjoys it, especially if they can sit outside.


The course costs £450* for 4 days and you can make sure of your place by paying a (non-refundable unless the course is cancelled) deposit of £150 as above:


I will send you details of timings and the course structure when  Oxleaze Farm has had receipt of the deposit



Please pay the balance of £360 by Monday 3rd July (or sooner).



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