Welcome To Jurassic Coast Studio

Jurassic Coast Studio in West Bay is the location for a range of art classes and all-inclusive residential art courses , tutored by local artists from the vibrant Bridport, Dorset art community, as well as nationally-known artists. Join us at the picturesque West Bay, meet the artists and learn new skills.

Upcoming Classes

Landscape Painting 
Course
with
Louise Balaam

Where are we located ?

Jurassic Coast Studio is located on the Unesco World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast in Dorset. The classes are held at The Durbeyfield, in West Bay by the Harbour where you can draw inspiration from the picturesque sandstone cliffs and join the local artist community.

 

Landscape Painting Course with

Louise Balaam
26th Sept-1st Oct 2021

Arrival day 26th September 2021

An absorbing and engaging week with landscape artist Louise Balaam.

Who is Louise?

Louise is a member of the New English Art Club and of the Royal West of England Academy, and has a degree and a Masters qualification in Fine Art. She has work in many private collections and has shown in the Royal Academy Summer Show, the Threadneedle Prize, the Lynn Painter-Stainer Prize, and the Discerning Eye

What will you be doing?

This course, for artists of all abilities, is designed to help you loosen up in your landscape painting, and to get energy and excitement into your work.

 

We’ll start by sketching and gathering information outside, then move to rapid oil sketches on paper and painting on panel or canvas. There will be a short demonstration by Louise and a teaching session on colour mixing, brushes and mediums etc, for those who would find that useful.

 

For most of the course students will work in a self-directed way, based on plenty of one-to-one tuition from Louise, enabling each person to find their own path. The emphasis throughout will be on working quickly and with energy, getting into the ‘artist’s zone’, and identifying the main visual ideas behind each person’s work. Examples of Louise’s work, sketchbooks and books about other artists will be available for reference and inspiration.

There will be an optional free afternoon for anyone who might want to explore the surrounding area. The week will finish with a group plenary session. 

What is included?

  • 5 days' tuition by Louise, including one-to-one teaching, practical help and discussions.
     

  • Accommodation from 26.09.2021 for 6 nights, if people choose to stay during the weekend, additional pay for bed and breakfast only. Sunday night, 26th  September 2021, arrival day. The tutoring will start from 27th September 202110:00 daily until Friday, 1st October 2021 around 16:00.
     

  • Use of the art studio for painting with easels and some basic materials for 5 days, 2 extra days during the weekend for free.
     

  • Breakfast, snack, teas, coffees, lunch, dinner with some wine, the bar will be open for additional drinks throughout the week. Delicious unique menu  for the week will be created together with Sladers Yard  Gallery chef Jackie  Spendlow (next door, a fantastic place for exhibitions, attracts Royal Academicians- google it)

Preliminary menu (subject to change according to your preferences):

Sunday, 26th September:

 

arrival day. Have a walk around West Bay and Bridport and choose from a variety of restaurants in the area.  

 

Full English breakfast will be served daily 8:00-10:00 in the restaurant, you can choose your preferences the night before, we will cater to any of your requirements.

Monday, 27th September

Lunch: a seasonal soup, sweet potato and cumin with an assortment of sandwiches, gluten-free bread is available. 

Afternoon tea: a selection of scones, cream and jam, and a selection of cakes and muffins. Blueberry and chocolate. If GF is needed we can put out lemon polenta or orange and pistachio. Speciality teas and coffees available.

Evening meal: Crab linguini with chilli and parsley. Served with a green salad. Vegetable paella. Served with flatbreads and mixed salad. Dessert: Panacotta with a fruit compote.

House wine available.

Tuesday, 28th September:

Lunch: Carrot, apple and cashew nut soup with an assortment of sandwiches, gluten-free bread is available. 

Afternoon tea: a selection of scones, cream and jam, and a selection of cakes and muffins. Blueberry and chocolate. If GF is needed we can put out lemon polenta or orange and pistachio. Speciality teas and coffees available.

Evening meal: Pan-fried sea bass with sizzled ginger, spring onion and chilli. Served with new potatoes and salad. Stuffed aubergines with spicy chickpeas and topped with yoghurt and walnuts. Served with a green salad. Dessert: Sorbet.House wine available.

Wednesday, 29th September:

Lunch: mezze: falafel, humous, crudities, fried halloumi and yoghurt dip. This is served with warm pitta.

Afternoon tea: a selection of scones, cream and jam, and a selection of cakes and muffins. Blueberry and chocolate. If GF is needed we can put out lemon polenta or orange and pistachio. Speciality teas and coffees available.

Evening meal: please choose from the local restaurant's menu.

Thursday, 30th September:

Lunch: a warm goats cheese salad.

Afternoon tea:a selection of scones, cream and jam, and a selection of cakes and muffins. Blueberry and chocolate. If GF is needed we can put out lemon polenta or orange and pistachio. Speciality teas and coffees available.

Evening meal: Spanish chicken, red wine, peppers and chorizo. Served with wild and basmati rice and green salad. Spicy ragout with butternut squash and butterbeans. Served with wild and basmati rice and green salad. Dessert: Apple and raspberry almond crumble, served with either gelato or clotted cream. House wine available.

Friday, 1st October:

Lunch: a Lebanese salad, Fattoush. Sliced chicken breast (optional and can be omitted for vegetarians)couscous, tomato, cucumber, leaves, sumac dressing and toasted flatbread.

Afternoon tea: a selection of scones, cream and jam, and a selection of cakes and muffins. Blueberry and chocolate. If GF is needed we can put out lemon polenta or orange and pistachio. Speciality teas and coffees available.

Evening meal: gala dinner. House wine available.

All accommodation is at The Durbeyfield - Click here to see the rooms

Choose your package: 

  • Room 1 £1095 for one artist (Double room- Shared bathroom)
    - £250 extra for an extra person not participating in the course - breakfast only
    - £1095 each, If two artists sharing the room (double bed)
    - Weekend accommodation: £85 per night 

 

  • Room 2 £1370 for one artist (Double room with en suite bath)
    - No charge for an extra person not participating in the course - breakfast only
    - £800 for an extra artist sharing the double bed
    - Weekend accommodation: £95 per night

  • Room 4 £1460 for one artist (One double and one single bed with en suite)
    - No charge for one extra person not participating in the course - breakfast only
    - £800 for one extra artist sharing the room (up to two extra artists)
    - Weekend accommodation: £110 per night

     

  • Room 5 £1095 for one artist (Twin room - Shared bathroom)
    - £250 extra for an extra person not participating in the course - breakfast only
    - £1095 each, If two artists sharing the room (two single beds)
    - Weekend accommodation: £85 per night 

     

  • Room 6 £1430 for one artist (Deluxe double room with en suite shower)
    - No charge for one extra person not participating in the course - breakfast only
    - £800 for an extra artist sharing the double bed
    - Weekend accommodation: £105 per night

     

  • Room 8 £1430 for one artist (Twin room with en suite shower)
    - No charge for one extra person not participating in the course - breakfast only
    - £800 for an extra artist sharing the room (two single beds)
    - Weekend accommodation: £105 per night

     

  • Room 9 £1430 for one artist (King size bed with en suite shower)
    - No charge for one extra person not participating in the course - breakfast only
    - £800 for an extra artist sharing the king-size bed
    - Weekend accommodation: £105 per night

26th September -1st October 2021

 

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The Durbeyfield, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL

Tel: 01308 423307