ART COURSES & WORKSHOPS

We run a variety of art courses and workshops here at Raul Speek Gallery in Solva to suit a range of ages, abilities and interests. With Raul’s expert guidance, you’ll learn new skills and get inspiration.

You can choose from events including ‘Painting Outdoors Around Solva’, ‘Create a Fish’, and ‘Beginners’ Painting’. You can also learn to screen print.

The full-day courses include lunch (please tell us when booking if you have any allergies or dislikes). And all courses will run depending on sufficient numbers. We’ll confirm a class is running a week before the event, and, in the rare event a course is cancelled, you’ll receive a refund of any money paid.

We can arrange and run courses for families and one-to-ones. Plus, we hold workshops for schools, art societies, and institutions such as hospitals, therapy centres and prisons. Please get in touch with Heather (details below) to chat about your requirements, location, availability, numbers per class and any special requirements.

To book a course or find out more, call Heather at Raul Speek Gallery on 01437 721907 or email:

Please note: sessions must be booked at least a week in advance.

ART CLASSES AT RAUL SPEEK GALLERY

PAINTING OUTDOORS AROUND SOLVA

11am-4pm | £125 per person per day | 24 July or 15 August 2024

Raul will take the group around Solva, and between you you’ll decide where to work. He’ll work with you throughout the day, encouraging you to try new ideas and ways of working. He’ll also be interested in any artistic difficulties you might want help with and give each of you time individually. (In the event of bad weather, you’ll be able to work in the studio from a selection of local photographs taken by Raul’s wife, Heather.)

Lunch is included at the Old Chapel (please email to let us know if you have any specific food allergies or dislikes). Art materials are also included.

Maximum workshop size: 4 people

To book or find out more, call Heather at Raul Speek Gallery on 01437 721907 or email:

Screen printing for beginners

BEGINNERS’ PAINTING COURSE

11am-4pm | £95 per person per day | 11 July or 22 August 2024

This class, which takes place in the studio, starts with how to use and choose art materials, including paints, papers and types of brushes. The session then moves on to creating pieces of work. If you want to bring along some of your own work, Raul will be able to help you with any problems you might be having. Materials will be provided but do bring along some of your own, if you wish, because you may be used to using specific things and might be more comfortable with those.

Lunch is included at the Old Chapel. Please email to say if you have any specific food allergies or dislikes.

Maximum workshop size: 6 people.

To book or find out more, call Heather at Raul Speek Gallery on 01437 721907 or email:

Beginners Painting Course

CREATE A FISH

2pm-5pm | £90 per person | 8 or 29 August 2024

This workshop involves making and decorating a wooden fish from scratch, starting with drawing the shape onto a piece of wood. Raul will help you with this and you’ll be able to see a variety of fish around the studio to get ideas from. He’ll then cut it out for you and discuss colours and patterns you might like to use. The fish is yours to take home at the end of the workshop. All materials provided.

To book or find out more, call Heather at Raul Speek Gallery on 01437 721907 or email:

Create a fish workshop - Raul Speek Gallery

PRINT MAKING FOR BEGINNERS

11am to 4pm £90 per person 26 June or 15 August 2024

An introduction to print making. This workshop grew from travelling around the world and seeing how much print making has been partially abandoned due to the digital revolution. It will allow you to try the real art of print making beginning with wood block and lino cut. Materials provided. Maximum number 8 people.

Lunch is included at the Old Chapel. Please email to say if you have any specific food allergies or dislikes.

To book or find out more, call Heather at Raul Speek Gallery on 01437 721907 or email:

ADVICE ON BECOMING AN ARTIST

2 hour session | £60

Book two hours of Raul’s time on a one-to-one basis to talk about where you hope to go with your work and your future in the art world. He can also help you put together a portfolio, if this is what you need.

To book or find out more, call Heather at Raul Speek Gallery on 01437 721907 or email:

Advice On Becoming An Artist

SCREEN PRINTING FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

Raul was a founder member of the Rene Portocarrero Screen Printing Studio in Havana. He has a full-size screen-printing table at the gallery and teaches using this. Please contact us to discuss your needs, i.e. group sizes etc.

To book or find out more, call Heather at Raul Speek Gallery on 01437 721907 or email:

Screen printing for beginners