The historic Newburgh Priory in Coxwold, one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful country houses, is hosting a series of on-going art courses this year.
These one-day Retreats will be tutored by award-winning Yorkshire artist Patrick Smith.

The first one-day course, The Venetian School of Painting, is being held on Wednesday March 20 and will demonstrate the wonderful skills of the Venetian masters.

Alice Wombwell of Newburgh Priory, who is a talented artist herself, explained: “We are incredibly excited about our Art Retreats programme this year. Patrick is a superb tutor and the wide range of subjects we have chosen should appeal to artists of all ages and skills.

“During our one-day art courses, you'll learn under Patrick's expert guidance. Courses will be either inside the house, or outside, depending on the nature of the subject. It is important to stress that artists of all abilities, including novices, are welcome.

“The courses will include a tour of the house, which contains a stunning collection of classic and modern paintings, and unlimited access to Newburgh’s beautiful grounds for inspiration. A hot lunch with wine will be provided in the private dining room and you will be able to take a memorable piece of art, crafted by you, home.”

Patrick Smith is an award-winning Artist with work in many public and private collections in the UK and abroad. Holder of the William Tier memorial award for landscape and the John Purcell London paper prize, Patrick has exhibited widely with sell out shows at the London art fairs and latterly exhibited at Highgate contemporary in north London. He has also taught at York College and as a visiting Scholar at University college of Ripon, York St John and Harrogate.