Internationally renowned landscape artist Donald Jurney will be coming to Crickhowell to teach for the first time this summer. Hosted by the Welsh Academy of Art, the nine day landscape painting course will take place amongst the beautiful scenery of Gliffaes and the surrounding areas. Students will be travelling from all over the UK for a chance to study intensively with one of the most prestigious landscape artists of his generation.
Born in Rye, New York, Donald Jurney has lived and worked in the Hudson River Valley, England and extensively in France. His work is highly collectable and since the start of his career a succession of one-man shows have consistently sold out. Jurney teaches in locations across the world and his extremely popular courses provide an opportunity to gain technical and philosophical insight into his working methods.
Lucy Corbett, founder of the Welsh Academy of Art said: ‘We are thrilled to offer this course with one of the masters of landscape painting. Students will receive hands-on instruction and guidance and will be fortunate enough to paint in the beautiful surroundings of Gliffaes.’
The Welsh Academy of Art is one of only a handful of institutions in the UK – and the first of its kind in Wales – to teach the sight-size method of drawing and painting as practised by the Old Masters. Situated in the former Cwmdu primary school in Crickhowell, the Academy currently has 22 part time students and offers a range of courses drawing and painting courses, lectures and events. For more information see www.welshacademyofart.com.
The Donald Jurney landscape painting course runs from 22nd June 2015 to 30th June 2015 and places are limited. The cost of the course alone is £560. Accommodation at Gliffaes would be extra. If you would like to stay at Gliffaes during the course we would offer a 10% discount off our rates for stays of 5 or more nights for painters on the course.
For further information on the course or the Academy please email Lucy or Tess at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01874 730 693.
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.