Private tuition students in Kate's studio

In-person Painting  Workshops 2022

~ updated 11/06/22

Kate runs private, in-person ,painting workshops in Colvend in the beautiful coastal region of Southwest Scotland… just over an 1 hour from M6, Carlisle.

She has 25 years of tutoring experience and in the past has worked for art colleges, painting holiday specialists Authentic Adventures, Solo Holidays and P&O Cruises.

Please see below for all workshops available

I teach a variety of media and subject matter ,if nothing suits at the moment why not sign up to my newsletter by using my contact page / texting me your email address on 07761183908 or consider Private Tuition.

Private Tuition • Portfolio assessment • Career development

  • This can be a 1-3 day programme to suit you, with or without  self contained accommodation.
  • Guide Price:
    £250 per day for 1 to 1 tuition.
    £300 per day for 2 to 1 tuition.

Self contained Accommodation… How about a Creative Retreat?

  • 20% discount on accommodation with Private Tuition. Non painting partners welcome.
  • Please make contact to discuss a programme that’s right for you.
  • The twin or double accommodation at Barnhourie Farm is at Fern Lodge, click this link to find our more about this secluded and stylish Lodge.

Read some of the recommendations from Kate’s students here >

Online Tuition: see separate page




Please ask for accommodation advice where needed.


Kate Bentley
Coast .Oil.60x60cm.Sold


Saturday September 10th &11th 2022

Mountains and Mountain vistas

Love Mountains?…this is for you!

This 2 day workshop is designed for those who need have some basic knowledge of acrylic painting but have a thirst to know more!

Kate will initially discuss important landscape elements such as composition, recession in the landscape and colour. ‘Follow me’ type exercises and experimentation to follow.Demonstrations and advice are also key elements in this workshop and will be offered throughout the weekend.

 Kate will demonstrate how to build up a painting to create depth,texture and atmosphere and  a more professional finish through the use of glazes . Also plenty of tips and tricks on the way!

£185.  inc  refreshments. Bring a packed lunch. Materials can be hired, please enquire.

Venue – Colvend Public Hall,Colvend, Dumfries and Galloway.


Workshop Venue

Courses commence at 10am and finish at 4pm.

Colvend Public Hall

  • Please ask for accomodation advice
  • Why not make a holiday of it and stay a few more days in this lovely lodge


Feedback from one

of Kate’s workshop


“Just returned from Kate’s latest workshop which has been most inspirational leaving me wanting to paint with so many more different techniques and ideas. Can’t wait for the next one!!” – Roger

Very informative

“Kate’s weekend workshops are always very informative and effective, her informal communication ensures attendees can implement her lessons easily. I would highly recommend her workshops to any painter who wants to improve and expand their techniques’ – Mike

I learnt a lot

Just a note to say how much I enjoyed my two days with you on the workshop . We did all work hard , there wasn’t much chatter was there we were so engrossed! But the class folk were friendly, and how lucky they are these locals to have you on their doorstep for lessons!!
My thanks again for a very informative and constructive two sessions, I learnt a lot. Let’s hope I can remember it all!” – Jean

So many new techniques

I was looking to learn from an artist to whose work I could directly relate and I had spent a while searching online. I took advantage of a last minute cancellation opportunity on an acrylics course with Kate. Acrylics had never been my first choice of medium, in-fact I hadn’t used them until two weeks before the course. I didn’t master acrylics in two days, but I learnt a lot about how to improve my landscape painting.

I was exposed to so many new techniques, which I have been practicing and enjoying at home. The venue makes a great studio for course participants. I’m just disappointed that I am unable to attend the next course. – Keith

How to Book

  • Contact – First make contact with Kate for courses to ensure there is a vacancy.
  • Form – Secondly, please download and fill out the booking form or ask me to email/post it to you and return asap with a cheque to the address on the form.
  • Equipment – Can also be hired .

Download the Booking Form (Word file)