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Art Workshops at UTLT!

It doesn’t matter if you’re a budding beginner learning how to create a painting or a a more accomplished artist looking to improve your techniques, local artist Jocelyn Bridge will skillfully guide you up to the next level of achievement! Sign up for one of these dates from May to August and make sure you don’t miss out on expressing those hidden talents! Or on a tasty palette of nutritious delicious food!

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The above dates are designed to suit those of you already local to the area. During all Painting courses, materials and equipment will be for hire and for sale.

We are also offering two 4-day Residential Summer Painting courses in July and August for those of you who want to stay at Under The Lime Tree and combine art workshops with your holiday! Book your self in to one of these two 4-day full board Residential holiday courses ~ Monday 8th to Thursday 12th July or Monday 12th to Thursday 15th August ~ for a truely relaxing but informative break away from the mundane and familiar.

Day 1 & 2 @ Under the Lime Tree (learning to paint en plein air)

Day 3 @ Local market town (painting en plein air)

Day 4 @ Under the Lime Tree (Unstructured/Free Painting with Jocelyn available to give help, discuss progress, achievements etc) 

Come for just the 4 days or stay for longer if you like at a discounted rate. Please contact me for details.

Local artist Jocelyn Bridge is ideally placed to share her favourite painting locations with you. Following a career as a Landscape Architect & Urban Designer, Jocelyn studied Fine Art. She now paints full time, exhibiting regularly and teaching. Her professional background gives her a deep understanding of landscapes & townscapes around her. A vegetarian for 22 years and a Vegetarian Society member she says: “Under The Lime Tree is a fantastic setting for an art holiday. The location offers variety, from distant views of rolling countryside to ancient buildings bursting with character. All this with gourmet vegetarian food too! ” 

Jocelyn is a very experienced artist and teacher and has exhibited extensively, both locally and abroad in her home country of Scotland. See more of her work at

Jocelyn Bridge painting



Grow Baskets!


Aren’t these beautiful! The basket weaving courses we’ve lined up in March and April (February’s date is fully booked) will get you well on the road to making these wonderful additions to your garden or patio!

And here’s a reminder of the courses we’re running and what you can expect in the two days…


2 day Basket Weaving at UTLT!

What a great opportunity we have for you to learn a new skill that will last a life time! For the second year running, Pierre Contamine & Mary Williams will be guiding you through the process of identifying and gathering materials to weave into your own wonderful baskets. Wild clematis, which we have in abundance and brambles, which we also have in abundance (and have the scars to prove it!) are ideal materials to use in baskets and what we don’t have, Pierre brings with him, so there’s a good selection to work and weave from.


Choosing materials from the woods at UTLT

Armed only with your own secateurs or sharp small knife, you’ll be shown how to strip off the bark and well, just get going!




We advise you to wear or bring warm clothing and boots as the weather might be unpredictable.

The courses run over 2 days and are on the following dates: February 26th & 27th ; March 23rd & 24th ; April 20th & 21st.

Each course is 80€ in total. This includes all tuition fees, all materials, 2 course lunches, refreshments and use of the Jacuzzi. At the end of the day, why not jump in the Jacuzzi to relax and unwind after all your hard work! Please bring your swim suit, towel and foot wear (flip flops, crocs or slippers) if you would like to take advantage of this unique offer!

Please contact us NOW to reserve a place on your preferred course dates or risk having to wait till next year!


You too could be making baskets like these!

End the day with a free dip in the Jacuzzi! Your body will love you for it!

End the day with a free dip in the Jacuzzi! Your body will love you for it!