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 2015


14/15: 1/2 day watercolour, Wednesday/Thursday
22: Holiday Sketching, Thursday
29: 1/2 day acrylics, Wednesday/Thursday


3: Taster/Surgery half-day, Tuesday
9/10: 1/2 day oils, Monday\Tuesday
23/24:  2 day watercolour,


4: Refresher/Surgery, half-day day Wednesday
12: Holiday Sketching, Thursday
17/18: 1/2 day acrylics, Tuesday/Wednesday
24/5: 1/2 day watercolour, Tuesday/Wednesday


14: Taster/Surgery, 1/2 day Tuesday
22/3: 1/2 day watercolour, Wednesday/Thursday

Summer Session

6/7: 1/2 day oils, Wednesday/Thursday
14: Holiday Sketching, Thursday
18/19: 1/2 day watercolour, Monday/ Tuesday


2/3: 1/2 day oils, Tuesday/Wednesday
9: Pencil Drawing, Tuesday
11: Holiday Sketching, Thursday
15/16: 1/2 day watercolour, Monday/ Tuesday
29: Taster/Surgery half-day,

Additional dates may be added throughout the year

New for 2014/15: Full course notes for each painter

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 £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. Cost: £100 p.p. weekdays, £130 p.p. weekends.  Please ring to arrange.

One-to-one exclusive weekday courses: can be arranged.  £110.00 per day.
One-to-one exclusive weekend courses:  £130.00 per day

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

Our 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 3/4 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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