Now in our eighth year Pennine Painting is an art course venture run by Lionel and Alex Playford. Based in the tranquil village of Garrigill in the beautiful North Pennines, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,  we offer:

As featured in the Guardian Newspaper - ‘The draw of nature’


Welcome to Pennine Painting Art Courses

3 and 4-day painting and drawing courses, covering a range of subjects

Trips to beautiful locations

Purpose built, fully equipped working artists studio

Small class sizes, typically five or six students, maximum eight

Individual support in the media of your choice

Tuition with an experienced art tutor who is also a professional working artist

Courses open to all from the beginner to the more advanced practioner looking for a challenge