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 2013/14

Michael Moore is available for the following dates:


13: Holiday Sketching, Friday 
16/17: 2 day watercolour, Monday/Tuesday
23: 1 day oils, Monday
30: 1/2 day acrylics, Monday/Tuesday


7/8:  2 day oils, Monday/Tuesday
23/4: 2 day watercolour, Wednesday/Thursday
25: Holiday Sketching, Friday
28: Taster, half-day, Monday


5: 1 day watercolour, Tuesday
6/7: 1/2 day acrylics, Wednesday/Thursday
11: Refresher/Surgery, half-day, Monday
13/14: 2 day watercolour, Wednesday/Thursday
21/22: 2 day oils, Thursday/Friday
27/8: 1/2 day acrylics, Wednesday/Thursday


3: 1 day oils, Tuesday

Easter Session 2014

14: 1 day watercolour, Tuesday
22: Holiday Sketching, Wednesday
29: 1 day acrylics, Wednesday


4: Taster Course, Tuesday
12/13: 2 day oils, Wednesday/Thursday
26/7:  2 day watercolour, Wednesday/Thursday


4: Refresher/Surgery, Tuesday
11: Holiday Sketching, Tuesday
19/20; 2 day watercolour, Wednesday/Thursday
25: 1 day acrylics, Tuesday


15: Taster, Tuesday
16: Watercolour, Wednesday
25: Refresher/Surgery, Friday

Summer Session

7: 1 day oils, Wednesday
9: Holiday Sketching, Friday
14/15: 1/2 day watercolour, Wednesday/Thursday


4/5: 2 day oils, Wednesday, Thursday
10: Pencil Drawing, Tuesday
12: Holiday Sketching, Thursday
16/17: 1or 2 day watercolour, Monday, Tuesday
25/6: 2 day acrylics, Wednesday/Thursday

Additional dates may be added throughout the year

Gift Vouchers: these very popular gifts may be purchased for 1, 2, or more days for weekday and weekend courses. These are valid for one year from date of issue; vouchers for weekday courses can be converted to weekends at the additional cost of £35.00 per day.

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

Weekday courses: £85.00 per day

Weekend courses, Saturday and Sunday, £120.00 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. Cost: £100 p.p. weekdays, £130 p.p. weekends.  Please ring to arrange.

One-to-one exclusive weekday courses: can be arranged.  £120.00 per day.
One-to-one exclusive weekend courses:  £150.00 per day

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

Our Four New Courses: 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. The Acrylics course is by popular request, as is the pencil Drawing Course where you will learn the principles of this delicate and evocative medium.

Course Numbers: all are limited to 6 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.

If you have selected a residential course, staying at Harrop Fold Farm, then you might enjoy a ‘Demo & Dine’ cooked by Leah, our own residential Cordon Bleu chef. Please ring for details

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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