Creative holidays at Cober Hill.

Bella Green Visual Artist

Bella Green is a Visual Artist and Painter, who lives and works in Lockerbie. She is a very experienced tutor who loves face to face teaching. Her aim in her workshops is to help students to gain knowledge about the language of painting, colour and composition so that they can use these fundamental principles to create their own unique art.

She has worked with students of all levels, up to postgraduates at the Royal College Of Art, where for 20 years, she was visiting lecturer in colour and drawing. For many years she has worked with art clubs and societies in Scotland and throughout the UK. she is a professional elected member of Visual Arts Scotland. She has shown every year at Spring Fling, Dumfries and Galloway’s Open Studio event, which celebrated it’s 20th anniversary in 2022 as well as other galleries in Scotland and the North of England.

Still Life And Creative Composition

April 15th -19th 2023

Composition is sometimes called a ‘hidden element’ in a painting. It is often overlooked or not considered until it is too late and an otherwise good work is spoiled because certain aspects of placement and emphasis were not considered early enough.

This workshop will explore how to fine tune or totally reinvent arrangements rather than just take them as found. It will show compositional methods derived from Degas and Charles Rennie Macintosh. The methods which will be covered are also applicable to landscape subject matter, but easier to learn with still life.

If you have a group of objects, natural or man-made with associations or memories, or you simply enjoy ordinary everyday things around you…. these are what you should bring as starting points, photo references are also good. We will create paintings from these sources through making observed studies and using imagination and a playful approach to picture making. We will learn about and consider many ways of composing from Degas and Macintosh to Japanese scroll painting and mandalas of all kinds. The main medium will be acrylics though this compositional approach is suitable for any medium.

This course may also be taken in conjunction with the following one if you feel like a whole week of creative explorations to further your painting.

 Still Life and Creative Composition with Bella Green at Cober Hill

April 15th  – 19th April 2023

£584 PP for 4 nights including full board with Lite bite lunch

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Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR

The Mood of Colour

April 19th – 23rd 2023

 In this workshop we will explore the secret of powerful colour expression and discover ways to create atmosphere and mood in a painting. Understanding the use of colour key enables us to tackle any subject in numerous ways, and allows us to control and decide the atmosphere as we choose. this way of working means we are not limited to what we may have observed, it means we are able to choose colour pallettes to heighten an atmosphere,  or to create a completley new one. this allows us to create powerful expressions in our painting no matter what the subject matter or medium.

We will use the wonderful surroundings at Cober Hill as our inspiration, or you can bring your own sketches and photo references or a range will be provided. Still life of portrait subjects are also suitable as starting points.

We will work mainly with acrylics and a bit of mixed media- acrylic pigment pens, pastels orr college elements…. but the theme is applicable for all mediums so bring your favourites. Get in touch with Bella if you are unsure.

The Mood Of Colour with Bella Green at Cober Hill

April 19th – 23rd 2023

£ 584 PP for 4 nights including full board with a Lite bite lunch

April 15th – 23rd 2023

Or why not try both courses for £   PP for 8 nights including full board with lite bite lunch

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Please contact 01723-870310 or email


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Check-in: 15:00; Check-out: 10:30

FREE Wi-Fi in all rooms

Meal Times

    • Breakfast: 8:30am
    • Lunch: 1:00pm
    • Dinner: 6:30pm
    • (Schools different)

Free parking available on-site