Roses & Castles Courses

If you would like to learn to paint in the traditional 'roses and castles' style, then why not come along to one of my two-day painting courses!

September course CANCELLED by the Canal and River Trust due to Coronavirus.
If you were due to attend, please contact the museum for a refund or to discuss moving to the next course.

BOOK NOW for my next course: Saturday 22 May - Sunday 23 May 2021.

If you'd like me to contact you when future dates are confirmed, please drop me an email on and I'll keep a note to let you know.

To book, simply call the Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum on 01604 862 229.

Please book early as I cannot accommodate more than ten on any date and the courses are popular. You can see photographs of my previous courses on Facebook (search for

How many people will be there?

I run courses at the Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum for no more than ten people (as this allows me to dedicate plenty of time to each student).

What is included in the price?

The price is approximately £95 per person (please confirm at the time of booking) and includes all materials - all you need to bring with you is your enthusiasm (and an old shirt to paint in)! Coffee and tea is also included but not lunch. You are welcome to bring sandwiches along or you can visit the local pub for something to eat.

What time does the course start?

The course starts at 10am each day. We usually aim to be finished by 4pm/4.30pm on Saturday and 4.30pm/5pm on Sunday.

Where can I stay?

If you do not live close to Stoke Bruerne and therefore need accommodation, the museum can supply contact details for some local options. Of course, if you have your own boat, you can moor up right outside the museum.

Where will the course be held?

You will be learning to paint in the education room at the Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum. As the museum is canalside, you will be able to see different styles of paint work on the boats when we stop for lunch. The museum also has a wonderful collection of painted artwork in their gallery.

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