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:


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

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Colour for the Soul, Gers, SW France,

Resident: May 2022: 9th -14th; Non-resident: May 2022 10th-13th

Colour is everywhere. Colour is a joy. We will use colour as a means of expression using the colour wheel to understand the basic theory and allowing us then to explore our own personal creativity. We aim to give you the confidence to mix, explore and develop the many colours and combinations which you will experience in the beautiful surroundings of Les Chenes. There will be workshops in the mornings and personal development of creativity guided by Virginia and Wendy.

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Approaches to Landscape, Gers, SW France,

Resident: May 2022: 16th -21st; Non-resident: May 2022 17th-20th

This holiday is designed for you to experiment with different approaches to Landscape. We will explore techniques, sourcing ideas from artists and incorporate that learning into our own art.

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Kenya, Art in Africa 2023

Due to the success of our last Art Safari, we are so excited to be  offering another trip of a lifetime. Please contact us to register your interest. If you are a small group that wishes to come together, we can plan the holiday around your ideas.

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Gers, SW France, To be re-scheduled due to C19 

French Country Living: Art Food Wine:

A holiday that combines sketching and painting, guided by two qualified teachers and professional artists, with soaking up French culture in SW France: wine tasting at the world-famous Monsieur Brumont’s chateau, browsing at a market, cheese-making and indulging in delicious local food. Perfect for partners to come along as well.

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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.

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Previous holidays and courses:


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