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Here you will find the answers to all of your questions

What should I bring?
Everything you need and materials are provided for all classes.
To get the very most out of th
e experience and for beginners I would highly recommend just THREE high quality brushes and a small good quality palette of paints listed below, however materials are provided.

Recommended brushes
Rosemary Brushes

Recommended paint suppliers
Ken Bromley paints

Order your Winsor & Newton paints through Ken Bromley and earn points for your next order
Recommended for beginners Cotman Sketchers' Pocket Box

  • Containing 12 assorted Cotman Water Colour half pans.

  • A pocket brush.

  • Pocket-sized plastic box with integral mixing palette.

What is provided?

Paper, general materials (water pots, palettes etc),  accessories and specialist materials are provided.


How many people in a class? 

Weekly classes are for groups of up to 4. The workshops (often outside) are for up to 8 persons. 

Do I have to have any experience?
Everyone is welcome. The weekly classes are at a range of levels, please contact me for more information. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, this workshop is a great opportunity to relax, have fun, and unleash your creativity. All materials will be provided, so just bring your enthusiasm and a desire to learn.

Getting Here
Is there parking?
Parking is on a gravel forecourt at the front of the property.

How can I find you?
You can find us on google maps by searching for Elizabeth Tomkins, Artist.

  5 Le Validee, 56430, Mauron   Click here for google maps

Is the space accessible? 
There are two steps at the front of the property. The classroom and toilet are both on the ground floor. 


How do I pay? 

Payment by cheque ( made payable to - Elizabeth Tomkins)  or cash.
For weekly classes payment should be made in full on or before your first lesson. 

A 10 euro deposit (non refundable) is required to secure workshop places with the balance payable on the day.


How can I confirm my place? 

Your place is confirmed on receipt of a 10 euro deposit for day workshops.

For weekly sessions you will be advised of a confirmed place by e-mail or verbally at a taster session.

What happens if I am sick? 

If you are enrolled on a weekly course we will try and find you a space on another day – for this reason we ask that you inform us if you cannot attend for any reason so that your space can be used.  For day workshops, your deposit is non refundable but we will try and fit you into an alternative workshop if a space becomes available.

What is the normal term time throughout the year? 
There are 3 seasons – roughly corresponding to school term time. 

When do seasons go on sale? 
The weekly classes follow a rolling 10 week cycle. You can book as soon as a space becomes available.

Workshops sell out very quickly - book as soon as you see them listed.

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What should I do if I am no longer able to attend after making a reservation?
If you are unable to attend after making your reservation we kindly ask that you let us know so we can offer your place to someone on the waiting list. If you have paid a deposit for a workshop it is non refundable but if we can fill your space we will do our best to find an alternative date for you. 

Can I buy a gift voucher for a friend?
Gift vouchers are available in any amount, your voucher can be mailed direct to the recipient (+50p p&p) or collected in person. in a gift card with any message you would like to add. Please email - and send your cheque to Elizabeth Tomkins, 5 Le Validee, 56430 Mauron.

What facilities are there?
A warm indoor workspace,  toilet on the same floor and a covered northlight outdoor work area.

How can I find out in advance about offers and on sales?
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Refreshments on site

Tea/coffee is usually served mid morning and mid afternoon as appropriate. There is a complimentary lunch provided for day workshops. Typically this might be salad with quiche, pizza or a bake. There is always a vegetarian option. If you have special dietary requirements or allergies please let us know. 

Still have a question? Please feel free to drop me a line at

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