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

Painting at Harrop Fold Farm with Michael Moore

Telephone 01625 574887/01625 560085 to discuss dates

Course Details
The art course begins on arrival at Harrop Fold Farm, enjoying ‘A Quintessentially English Experience’, this theme is carried through with the accommodation, homemade and home reared or locally sourced food through to the art courses.   Guests arrive bringing nothing with them and leave with their own beautifully framed painting; the sense of guest’s achievement is wonderful to witness.  This is a family business with husband & wife, Michael & Jackie involved on the art courses, Jackie’s daughter Sue and husband David responsible for the food, accommodation and farm, and their Cordon Bleu trained daughter Leah, cooking for the residential dinners.

One Day Courses
Guests arrive at 10am and are welcomed with a selection of drinks and homemade cakes.  They are introduced to the studio and having previously discussed their medium and topic are given all of their equipment.

The morning usually forms a master class of the guests ‘following’ Mike but being fully supervised and then after a delicious lunch of local and homemade/reared produce set to to finish their task.

The afternoon sees Mike teach ‘professional secrets’ which guests love! By afternoon teatime the painting is completed, this is then framed and presented to the ‘artist’ who then takes this home as a wonderful testimony to their day at Harrop Fold Farm.

During the summer, guests may enjoy painting in the farm grounds, which include a variety of locations: gardens, by the river or woodlands, hills and panoramic landscapes.

This year residential weekends have been launched, guests arriving on a Friday and enjoying an ‘artistic country-house party’ leaving after lunch on the Sunday with a wonderful painting…or two!
There are no more than 8 painting delegates on the course.
Using a local taxi service, we are happy to provide courses anywhere requested; a popular choice is the architectural mill town of Bollington, using one of the striking mills and canal side as the subject matter.  Macclesfield is also a possibility.
Gawsworth Hall & Capesthorne Hall are both within an easy drive as is Lyme Park, if Halls and Gardens were the requested subject matter.

Day Course Costs

Cost: Half day courses £45 inclusive

Tuesday-Thursday £85

Friday £100

Saturday & Sunday £120

Weekend Courses

Arriving either Friday night for a delicious supper or Saturday morning ready to begin painting.  Dinner with Mike and Jackie on Saturday evening, a wonderful night’s sleep and following a tasty Aga cooked breakfast continuing with the painting day.  Departure late afternoon following traditional afternoon tea.

From: Painting Delegates - £345 per person, inclusive of all materials, food & drinks.  For a 2 day/1 night course Saturday - Sunday.

Non-painting Guests - £200 per person, inclusive of all food & drinks.

Additional costs would be mini-bus & entry to hall or gardens if requested.

Telephone 01625 574887/01625 560085 to discuss dates