Painting at Harrop Fold Farm
With Michael Moore

Somewhere very special... A Quintessentially English Experience

Harrop Fold Farm, Rainow, Macclesfield, 
Cheshire.  SK10 5UU 
01625 574887

Bed and breakfast accomodation and self-catering holidays  in Peak District Cheshire

Programme of Courses for Autumn Session 2015


3: 1 day Holiday Sketching, Thursday
8/9: 1-2 day watercolour, Tuesday/Wednesday
16-17: 1-2 day oils, Wednesday/Thursday

1: Taster/Surgery: half-day, Thursday
6/7: 1-2 day acrylics, Tuesday/Wednesday
14/15: 1/2 day watercolour, Wednesday/Thursday


3-4: 1/2 day oils, Tuesday/Wednesday
17: Holiday Sketching, Tuesday
23/4: 1/2 day watercolour, Monday/Tuesday


2/3: 1/2 day acrylics, Wednesday/Thursday
7: Taster/Surgery, half-day, Monday

Easter Session 2016

13-14: 1/2 day watercolour, Wednesday/Thursday
21: Holiday Sketching, Thursday
27-8: 1/2 day acrylics, Wednesday/Thursday


2: Taster/Surgery, half-day, Tuesday
8-9: 1/2 day oils, Monday/Tuesday
22-23:  2 day watercolour, Monday/Tuesday


2: Refresher/Surgery, half-day, Wednesday
10: Holiday Sketching, Thursday
15-16: 1/2 day acrylics, Tuesday/Wednesday
22-3: 1/2 day watercolour, Tuesday/Wednesday


12: Taster/Surgery, half-day, Tuesday
20-21: 1/2 day watercolour, Wednesday/Thursday

Summer Session

4-5: 1/2 day oils, Wednesday/Thursday
11: Holiday Sketching, Wednesday
16-17: 1/2 day watercolour, Monday/Tuesday


1-2: 1/2 day oils, Wednesday/Thursday
7: Pencil Drawing, Tuesday
9: Holiday Sketching, Thursday
13-14: 1/2 day watercolour, Monday/Tuesday
22-3: 2 day acrylics, Wednesday/Thursday
27: Taster/Surgery, half-day, Monday

Additional dates will be added throughout the year. Please ring Jackie if you cannot find a date to suit you: 01625 574887.

New: Full course notes for each painter

Gift Vouchers: these very popular gifts may be purchased for any of our courses. Valid for one year from date of issue; vouchers for half-day courses may be converted to full-day courses at an additional cost of £40.00; weekday courses can be converted to weekends at an additional cost of £25.00 per day.

Prices: we are continuing to peg our prices at the existing rates.

Weekday courses: £85.00 per day

Weekend courses, Saturday and Sunday, £110.00 per day

These costs include all materials with frames, coffee and tea and a home-made lunch.  These are arranged by special request: please telephone.

Half-day courses: £45.00 including materials and packed lunch, tea and coffee

Group exclusivity: groups between 2 and 6 people can arrange an exclusive session with Michael Moore. Please ring to arrange.

One-to-one exclusive weekday courses: can be arranged.  £100.00 per day.
One-to-one exclusive weekend courses:  £120.00 per day

Residential Courses: these can be ‘built up’ to suit your needs. Please ring to arrange these.

The Taster Course is designed to allow you to try a medium before you embark on a full course, or simply to try your hand at painting or sketching when you have no previous experience.

The Refresher/Surgery Course aims to help those of you who have a problem or a dilemma which would be resolved with some friendly professional guidance. It will also help painters who have had a break from the brushes. 

New by popular request: is the Pencil Drawing Course, June 7th, where you will learn the principles of this delicate and evocative medium.

Course Numbers: all are limited to 2/3 guests which will allow Michael to offer personal advice. Day courses begin about 9.30 and end about 3.30, 

Half-day courses begin at 9.30 and end at 12.30.

Please ring Jackie, 01625 574887, if you would like to discuss any of these courses.

Harrop Fold Farm Gourmet Break: A Quintessentially English Experience

Feast your senses and your mind with a selection from our package of  Experiences


  • A watercolour course with Michael Moore, Fine Art Trade Guild

  • A cookery demo with Leah Stevenson, Cordon Bleu, London

  • Follow our Food Trail and visit the best suppliers of fresh regional produce

  • Follow a Literary Trail through Cheshire

  • Explore our interesting grounds with their wide range of flora, fauna, birdlife, and areas of historical and archaeological interest

  • Simply relax and unwind in our 5* accommodation

  • Each course features at least one five-course gourmet dinner

Please ring Leah Stevenson on 01625 560085 to discuss details.

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