Wyllie Fox Art Tuition

Do you yearn to be more creative and want to have fun whilst learning?

Francesca Wyllie (BA Hons Fine Art) has an amazing painting den, tucked away on the river Dart near to Dartmouth, Devon, on the vintage motor sailor, ‘Wyllie Fox’. Moored alongside Old Mill Creek at Distin’s Boatyard, with walk on access from the quay wall. Tuition can take place on board or the boat can be used as a base to paint from.

There are some fabulous painting and sketching spots within spitting distance of the boat. The Old Mill with it’s stone bridge, boats moored on the river, the resident swans and their signets, or the remains of a pleasure walk along the creek with it’s Victorian folly and waterfall…

Francesca Wyllie is a very experienced tutor and has led many workshops with groups and one-to-one classes. No previous experience necessary and tuition can cater for all levels. Just come with a positive outlook!
She has taught for many years in the following fields:

  • Sketching
  • Watercolours
  • Painting in Oils and Acrylics
  • Painting en Plein Air (out on location and weather dependant!)
  • Digital Painting using the ArtRage App
  • Life Drawing

To book a course please use the contact form stating your preferred date and which course you would be interested in. Francesca will then contact you directly to discuss your requirements.
Your course will be booked on receipt of the full fee and payment instructions will be sent by email.

Gift certificates for painting tuition are also available!

Art Tuition Fees:

Painting tuition starts at £30 per hour per person and includes some materials and refreshments.
Courses are a minimum of 1 and a half hours and are normally held on weekends.

There will be a discount applied for group bookings fees of over 2 people of 20% and of 50% for over 4 people.

Sketching – you will receive a free sketchbook and pencils and refreshments – cost £30 per hour.
Watercolours, Oils and Acrylics painting including Plein Air painting in the near vicinity will be £30 per hour for watercolours adn £35 per hour for Oils and Acrylics and will include one board or watercolour sheet, plus use of materials and brushes. You are also welcome to bring your own materials too.
Digital Painting – You may need to pre-install the Artrage app on an IPad or tablet prior to the workshop. Francesca can guide you with this. The apps is normally available for under £5. Workshops are charged at £30 per hour
Life Drawing for groups with a minimum of 6 people. Price on application and this won’t be on held on the boat!

Other venues:

Do you require a workshop to be held in a specific location or in your own home? This can all be arranged but may involve extra fees to cover travel time and fuel costs.

Francesca loves to paint on location and has held many painting and Ipad painting workshops in and around the area of the South Hams and Torbay, such as Coleton Fishacre, Torre Abbey, Cockington, Agatha Christy’s Greenway, the old historic town of Dartmouth and locations around the river Dart.

Accessibility – Unfortunately the vessel “Wyllie Fox” is not wheelchair friendly and may not be accessible for someone with mobility issues.
Francesca will look for the most suitable venue for you and does not wish to place any barriers to you unleashing your creative potential. Should you wish her to travel to you this can be a good solution.

Cancellation Policy

Sometimes stuff happens and life gets in the way. You can cancel your booking at any time before your course and can contact Francesca to discuss an alternative date. Should this not be possible or a suitable date not be available you will receive a full refund.

In the event of the course being cancelled* due to bad weather or should the Artist find herself ill in bed, (this rarely happens as she is quite hardy), you will be refunded in full or an agreed alternative date will be given.

*During the Covid outbreak, payments should only be made two weeks prior to the course date to avoid potential problems with lockdowns or new social distancing rules.  Please can you discuss any arrangements with the Artist for the wearing of face masks or any other special requirments, medical / allergy matters.

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