Dates & Prices 


February 2 day courses:

Saturday 5th / Sunday 6th February 2022.
Saturday 26th/Sunday 27th February 2022
June 3 day course:

8th, 9th,10th June 2022.

Cost includes tea, coffee, home baking. Also includes use of ink, paper, bamboo and anything else you want to experiment with! Lots of spare watercolour paper too. 

All levels of ability invited to join.


More information

A non-refundable deposit of £50.00 is required when making a booking.

Please send your name, address and telephone number and also indicate which course you would like to attend. Further information including local accommodation will be sent by post.

To request further information and a booking form please phone 01556 502438 or email:

Most credit cards accepted.

Painting for Pleasure

Hazel runs summer schools in her converted studio on a Galloway farm in an area of outstanding beauty. Painting for Pleasure was established in 1998 and has gone from strength to strength with many students returning each year. Classes are based in a converted stable beside a traditional Scottish 'back garden'. Great attention is paid to your individual needs, therefore class sizes are kept to a minimum. Regardless of your level or ability, Hazel will encourage you to develop you own personal 'style'. Or, if you prefer a little 'space' while painting then there are plenty of areas available to work alone. In fine weather, classes include excursions where you can draw inspiration from fine beaches and picturesque villages, all offering an endless variety of scenery.

About the area

For 'single painter' couples, Galloway has the answer. The region is renowned not only for its 'untouched' beauty but it's wealth of activities too, so there's plenty to keep those amused who don't paint.

Attractions include golf courses, ranging from inland courses to scenic links. There are also plenty of opportunities for hill walking, mountain biking, sailing, shooting and fishing. For the less energetic, there are galleries, book shops and antique shops to enjoy!

Where to stay

Accommodation of all types is available close to Hazel's studio. Towns nearby include Castle Douglas (3 miles), Kirkcudbright (7 miles) and Gatehouse of Fleet (12 miles), all of which boast an excellent range ofhotels.

Many local farmhouses also offer first class bed and breakfast facilities.

If you would like more details, simply contact Hazel on: 01556 680214 or by email