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Art Courses

We are changing direction at The Gallery this year.  The cafe will no longer be open daily but there will be some evening events and we have increased the number of workshops we are giving.  These details are a brief sample of what we will be doing with Raul on the Art side and on the photography side with Heather.  Please see and for more information or ring 01437 721907 to speak to us.



Full-day painting with Raul in Solva Village

Maximum 6 people

This course is available to people of any level or ability; individual support and tuition will be given.  In bad weather we will work in the Gallery.  Lunch will be provided at The Chapel.

Full-day  £125.00    Dates 6th June, 5th July, 9th August or 23 August 2018  (10.00am to 4.30pm)

Full-day for the more experienced

Maximum 4 people

Using multi-media and working with Raul in the studio.  Individual guidance and advice given.   Lunch provided in The Chapel.

Full-day £125.00.   Dates  31st May and 12th August 2018 (10.00am to 4.30pm)

Creating Art with Raul

Working as a family you will choose and create your own wooden fish with Raul.  Half day workshops.  Please ring to arrange a date and time to suit you 01437 721907.

Half-day from 10am to 1.00pm  £100 per family of 4.

Painting with Raul

Wednesday evenings starting after Easter.  Any level. Some materials available here.  Weekly evening course 7.30 to 9.30pm   6 week course £100

One-off classes are available for individuals or groups please ring to arrange these (01437 721907)


If you are visiting the area for more than the day accommodation is available in a range of places; you can find details of these on which is the local information site.or you can talk to the Information Centre at Oriel y Parc  01437 720892 – they are very helpful.   We are affiliated to who provide a great space to stay but others are good too.



Using your Camera

Maximum 4 people   Dates 8th August (half day) or 10th October 2018 (full day)

We get a cameraand off we go.  At first it is great working in automatic mode but then we get curious and want to move on to the next step.  This short course helps you to have the confidence to take that step.

Half-day course  £75.00  (9.30am to 12.30pm with short break for coffee in The Chapel) Full-day course £125  (9.30am to 4.30pm lunch included at the Chapel.


Maximum 6 people   Dates 13th June or 22nd August 2018 (half-day course)

In this digital age it is easy to get carried away and take dozens of images, hoping one will really work, but the old rules still help!  Hand outs provided for you to take away with you.

Half-day course £75.00  (9.30am to 12.30pm with short break for coffee in The Chapel)

Light on the Water

Maximum 4 people.  Dates 24th May, 11th July or 4th September 2018 (full-day course)

Light is at the heart of an exciting image.  Spend a day letting the light in!  Experience concentrating on one aspect of your photography and see how it connects you to the land and sea around you.  Handouts provided to take away.

Full-day course £125.00.    (9.30am to 4.30pm lunch included either at The Chapel or as a picnic)

Bluebells in Solva

Maximum 4 people   Date 10th May 2018

One-day course with some theory in the morning, early lunch in The Chapel and practical photograpy work in the afternoon.  Full individual support given during this part of the day.  Hand outs given to take away.

Full-day course £125.00  (9.30am to 4.30pm including lunch at The Chapel.

Land and Seascape

Maximum 4 people.   Dates 15th to 22 September 2018 (Full-week course)

One week course working in the beautiful county of Pembrokeshire.  B&B Accommodation.  Lunch and Supper provided at The Chapel and access to the studio and library there is available throughout the week.  Individual support on a daily basis.  Talk by visiting local photographer after supper on Tuesday evening.  One day off to explore.

Full-week course £895   Days run from 10.00 am to 5pm  Supper at 7.30pm  (We are fully licensed if you wish to buy wines or local beers with your meal)

Mindful Photography

Maximum 6 people   Date:  4th July 2018

Awareness is key to connecting with your subject.  This is a half-day taster course run at The Chapel and in Solva Woods.    Please see separate page for more details on this subject.

Half-day course £75.00  9.30am to 12.30pm  (Coffee/tea break at The Chapel)



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