Holidays and Courses


Holidays and Courses


x2 have been running holidays and short courses since 2004 and believe that creativity can blossom when feeling relaxed and inspired.


Beginners through to practising artists work alongside each other, in small groups.


The holidays are structured to suit individuals; personal direction and support is given by the two artist-tutors and there is opportunity for freedom in independent work. We can offer bespoke art courses and holidays to suit the needs of your group.

Wendy is offering individual mentoring on-line via zoom to support with any aspect of your work, at any stage, if you have come to a halt in awork or need help deciding how to finish. Please contact Wendy on:


“Great information before and during…….Lovely to receive the follow up reminders and tips…..”


“……immediately put me at ease. A nice way to meet the group.”


Current Holidays and Courses .....reserve your place:

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Mind, Body and Soul

in the Gers, South West France:

22-27 September 2023

Art and Yoga Retreat to restore wellbeing in a relaxed environment, with organic homemade meals, local award-winning wines in beautiful SW France. Perfect for partners to come along as well.

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Still Life Painting Techniques

Fully Booked 

Hever Village Hall, Hever, TN8 7NH

2 day course - 6th and 7th March 2023 - (09.30 – 16.00)

Each day we will focus on different techniques relating to the work of the Dutch painter Piet Mondrain. We will be looking at his colour, line and shape to enable you to explore and develop your own painting.

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An Artist a Day 19-25 May 2023

Fully Booked - Day places available

in the Gers, South West France:

We all need time to find a new budding creative spirit, kickstart our passion for painting and drawing or be surrounded by beauty in which to reflect whilst having fun making art. x2 Art Holidays are celebrated for exploring your own personal creativity with like-minded people in a relaxed and inspiring environment. The soft colours and rolling hills of the Gers are the perfect backdrop. Delicious home-produced meals and a selection of the wonderful local wines give you a taste of the region's culinary delights.

This holiday is designed for you to explore the work of a different artist each day and experiment with their technique. There is a day trip to local artist who is a ceramicist and printmaker, Mollie Brotherton, who will inspire and guide you. This art holiday has an extra day added to enable you to work independently (with guidance if needed,) to incorporate that learning in developing a piece of work, in your chosen artist's style.

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x2 can tailor-make a holiday, or course, to suit an individual group, eg an existing art group, business team building, a group of friends, parent/child art holiday, a group preparing portfolios, or a hen party.

Please contact Wendy or Virginia:                                                                                                                                                             wendy&

Previous holidays and courses:


Art Safari, Kenya 2023

Approaches to Landscape, May 2022

Painting for the Soul, March 2021

Exploring Abstract Art in Oils, November 2020

Klimt and the Vienna Secession, October 2020

Spontaneous Painting, Chiddingstone, January 2020

Art Safari, Kenya, November 2019

Sustained Still Life,Gers, September 2019

Wild Flowers of the Gers, May 2018

An Artist a Day, September 2017

Art with Wine, June 2014

Mixed media in Devon, May 2013

Painting and Drawing, Deal, Kent September 2012

SW France, May 2012

Seascapes, Deal, March 2011

Water Works, September 2010

Spring Drawing and Painting, March 2008

Walk and Work in local Countryside, May 2007 

Art in Gascony, France, May 2004