Art at Pengwerndd
We thoroughly enjoyed our time with you. Our only regret was it should have been longer! I learned so much in three days and felt I had made more progress that I had done in months. - J
Enjoy an art workshop or painting holiday with me, Anita Woods, during a self catering holiday or short break. Pengwernydd Cottages are set in the tranquil and inspiring landscape of the Cambrian Mountains. Lots for non painting partners to do in the area.
This is the path to a new creative you. Our customers return time and time again. The workshops are ideal for relaxation and wellbeing or you might want to to return to art practice after a break and they are a perfect way to expand your skills and learn something new. Whatever is right for you.
All abilities are welcome from beginners to the more experienced, using your choice of media in a relaxed environment.
We offer a tailor made Art Workshop using the media of your choice:-
‘ It was a most enjoyable experience. For me, the en plein air in the morning and workshop reinforcement and completion of painting, or starting something new in the afternoon was a fruitful and worthwhile experience. Anita is a very gifted teacher with good direction to take the student forward and then the skill to let the student fly and come away with a great sense of achievement’ – Les
Our wealth of inspiration right on the doorstep:
Pengwernydd Farm is surrounded by pastures grazed by our cattle and sheep. In June we have a variety of wild flowers and grasses. The foxgloves will be flowering and the livestock will be out in the fields. The artist can choose to ‘home in’ on the detail or incorporate the wider surroundings and grazing animals.
Sea & Shore
We have access to the beautiful Cardigan Bay. Sweeping Bays and stony remote beaches. Crashing waves and atmospheric sky's. Georgian Harbours, piers and proms. Seabirds, dolphins, seals and seashells. There's plenty to inspire.
Llantrisant Church , Trisant
Overlooking Pengwernydd Farm, the little church is set on a hill top and commands stunning views over moorland and farmland dotted with remote cottages. The viewpoint can be the church and its ancient stones or the wider surrounding area.
Mountains and Red Kites
In the upland pastures of Pengwernydd Farm, we have amazing views across the Cambrian Mountains. Red Kites and Buzzards call and swoop in the skies above the farm. A rocky crag stands as a sentinel over the miners cottages below and there is also a lake where we can take inspiration from.
The surrounding fields are dotted with ruined buildings left over from the mining. The ‘romantic ruin’, a little piece of history, a glimpse into the past that has inspired many artists over time.
The animals on the farm as life models! Sheep, cows, chickens, dogs, cats and a horse. Sketching, followed by working your drawings up into a more finalised piece.
Waterfalls, Myths and Tales
We are surrounded by steep wooded hills that hide plunging watercourses. This area is steeped in history and legend. Looking for evidence still visible in the landscape. The nearby Hafod and its romantic tales. Ancient hill forts, pilgrims and monks. Evocative and atmospheric locations to inspire.
Contact Anita to arrange and discuss the art workshop of your choice. Tel: 01974200815 or 07891919444 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively contact Margaret at Pengwernydd.
'I really enjoyed every aspect. I learnt a lot from the coaching approach and I liked it that we got stuck in straight away. The atmosphere was really friendly. The food was great too. It showed that a lot of thought had gone into the workshops, so whilst a very relaxed vibe for us, the pre planning and ensuring supplies etc. were all on hand was obvious.' - Jackie
Please book Art Workshops in advance to avoid disappointment.
‘I thoroughly enjoyed the Art Course tutored by Anita Woods. I was taught to paint with watercolours and was very pleased with the results. I would recommend this workshop to anyone of any ability.’ – Sandra