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From Sketch to Canvas

From Sketch to Canvas

Regular price £280.00

All courses are held in Nigel's studio


Reserve and pay for course above
For more information, see below
Contact to learn about group discounts (4 or more people)


At Nigel's studio, 5 Hele Business Park, Ilfracombe, EX34 9RA

For booking and payment details please see above

Nigel Mason was born in Yorkshire in 1952. He showed an early interest in art and knew when he left school he wanted to be a painter. He taught himself to paint by copying old masters and his favourite paintings he saw in Leeds Art Gallery when he was a boy. The move to Devon in the ‘80s had a big influence on his painting and in 2000 he graduated with a degree in Fine Art. He lectured in Fine Art at Petroc College specialising in working from the life model but retired from teaching to pursue a professional painting career. He is now represented by a major publishing company and held in collections all around the world. Fleek Gallery is proud to show Nigel's beautiful oils, charcoals and pastels.

The Course:  This two-day course will encompass everything from correct studio practice e.g. setting out a palette, brush care, colour mixing etc., through the process of making a painting e.g. sketching, underpainting, tonal work, to working from observation, producing sketches that will inform a finished canvas.

Much more information will be provided to guide and inform the participants throughout the course.

Fee:   £280 for two days.  All materials, brushes, easels and paint will be supplied. Fee payable in full at the time of booking. Places are limited so book early. 

For booking and payment details please see above

Where to meet:

Please meet at 9.45am for a 10am start at Nigel's Studio 5 Hele Business Park, Ilfracombe, EX34 9RA


All skill levels, from beginners to those with more experience. If you have any specific access or support requirements, please give us a call at the time of booking to discuss your needs. Nigel's studio is wheelchair friendly.


We would advise that this course is suitable for those of 16 years of age and upwards. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our students.

What to bring:

No need to bring anything with you as all easels, paints, boards and other materials provided, but Please Wear Old Clothes. An Apron will be provided but we will not take responsibility for any damage to clothing during the two days.


Please feel free to bring a packed lunch or there are cafes nearby. Tea, coffee and biscuits available all day. 

If you need any other information please call Dan on 07711803811



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You are responsible for arranging your own accommodation and transport where applicable and for contracting directly with the accommodation provider.

Additional info:

Once you have booked your place and made your payment, you will be emailed with confirmation of your order. You will not receive anything in the post. If you find you have not received a confirmation for any reason, please have a look in your email spam folder and feel free to call us if you are unable to locate our email confirmation and we will be very happy to resend any information.

Some of Nigel’s work;

FLEEK GALLERY, 21 St James Place, Ilfracombe, EX34 9BJ



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