Monday, 28 April 2008

Callington Art School

We had a great weekend which started off with a very interesting time interviewing the couple who run the Callington Art School. For any of you painters, have a look at their website – she’s a well established art teacher and painter herself and caters for adults, children, teachers, residential and day courses. The studio is in a converted coach house with amazing light and I would really recommend a visit, virtual or otherwise.

They also run a B&B in their house which has the most welcoming feeling – it’s just like walking into someone’s family house that they’ve lived in for years. Friendly atmosphere, walls covered in Tessa’s paintings, loads of bookcases, big sash windows that let in lots of light, and gorgeous bedrooms that are all en suite.

The kitchen is big enough to house a long table where everyone sits and eats and the room is again light and comfortably cluttered, with the cat stalking in and out. I think the cooking is probably great – I was offered a cafetiere of decaff coffee and a plate of home made looking biscuits (not easy to eat and interview, sadly), and Peter was stirring something delicious smelling in a large le Creuset pot on the stove.

They’ve invested a lot of time, money and emotional effort into this place so do give it a try or pass the word round.

The rest of the weekend passed in a haze of catching up with lots of friends, walks and sleep. I was so peopled out by Saturday night I could hardly speak (quite an achievement for me).

But thank you Mum for a lovely weekend. She ordered her first book from Amazon yesterday so I hope this will be the start of a long and happy relationship…

7 comments:

Lane said...

Wow it looks like a fabulous place!

Glad you had a lovely weekend and hope your mum's first order goes smoothly:-)

Flowerpot said...

lane - it';s a great place and they deserve to do well.

Akelamalu said...

Sounds like a beautiful place and good on your mum with her first order.

MarmiteToasty said...

Creeping in to say hello.....

Sounds like a gorgeous place....

oh and the only trouble with Amazon is that ya have to pay postage.....

This is the site we use and postage is FREE... no matter if you order one book or item 100 books and things....

www.play.com

Its our favourite site and flogs loads of stuff besides books CDs and DVDs....

x

Miss Understood said...

Sounds like a great place...I'll pop over and have a look at the site in a moment. Yay for your Mum!

Flowerpot said...

Ak - it really is a great place!

Marmite - thanks for that info, I will go and take a look. Brilliant!

Flowerpot said...

MissU - good to see you and sorry the studio job didnt work out.