We have three venues in the UK this year, at Shorland Old Farm, Exmoor, Devon for our residential courses, and Linton, North Yorkshire and Ashburton, Devon for non-residential courses. See below for more details of how to find them.
Administration Office ( for booking forms and enquiries)
The New Pastel School
10 Lawn Avenue, Burley in Wharfdale, Ilkley, Yorkshire, LS29 7ET
To book on a course click here for the 2020 booking form.
SHORLAND OLD FARM, EXMOOR
Barton Lane, Challacombe, Bratton Fleming, North Devon
Shorland Old Farm is on the edge of Exmoor National Park, and is a great venue for courses. We couldn’t have better hosts, the food is wonderful and accommodation so comfortable and convenient. With the studio just across from the farmhouse it makes for an ideal and relaxing venue for students, with no travelling, or concerns about where to dine out each evening.
All meals are provided from your arrival on the first afternoon for a welcoming Devon cream tea to the final breakfast before departure.
Nel and Rebecca will be there to welcome you and will join you for dinner on the first and last evenings.
Tuition in the studio is from 10am to 4pm each day for 3 days.
How to Get There
Please note: if you use the postcode in your SatNav or on Google Maps for directions, do NOT follow the sat nav directions after joining the B3358. Follow the directions below.
The coordinates on Google Maps are 51.156658, -3.895458 or +51° 9′ 23.97″, -3° 53′ 43.65″
Contact number while on the course only
07801051468 or 01598 763505.
Directions from the M5
From junction 27 of the M5 motorway take the A361 towards Barnstaple. After approximately 24 miles, turn right onto the A399, towards Ilfracombe. After about 11 miles, turn right again onto the B3358, signposted to Challacombe and Simonsbath.
Follow this road for approximately 1 mile, and you will reach a crossroads. Bear right, signed to Challacombe church and Barton Town. The first drive on the right, about 50 yards down the lane, is the entrance to Shorland Old Farm.
By Public Transport
Shorland Old Farm is rurally situated. The closest train and coach stations are at Barnstaple, ten miles away. Taxis may be booked to bring you out to Challacombe.
There is a small, family-owned taxi company in Challacombe, Webbers Travel, and transport may be booked through them. http://www.webberstaxi.co.uk/ or by telephone, at 01598 763467.
LINTON MEMORIAL HALL, NORTH YORKSHIRE
The Pastures, Linton Ln, Linton, Wetherby, LS22 4HL
We have decided to run a NEW course nearer to Nel’s home. Linton Memorial Hall has only just been refurbished and is in the picturesque village of Linton, very near to the market town of Wetherby. It’s a three day non- residential course but there are some lovely places to stay very nearby including Wood Hall, if you fancy pampering yourself. It’s only a five minute drive and is situated within beautiful countryside. The course will be Friday – Sunday 10 – 4pm, with all materials, lunch and easels provided.
ASHBURTON TOWN HALL
Ashburton Town Hall, North St, Ashburton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 7QQ
Ashburton is just off the A38, about 21 miles South of Exeter.
It is a lovely little town, very close to Dartmoor and the beautiful countryside of Devon, with lots of independent shops, restaurants and cafes to visit.
It’s a three day non-residential course but there are some really lovely places to stay very nearby. There are many local B&Bs and hotels, we suggest that you look at TripAdviser for reviews and information.
As there are so many varied places to buy lunch here, we thought that it might be nice to have a change on this course. So lunch is not included in the course fee, and you can go and buy lunches of your own choice, or bring your own along with you.
Please note that at the long stay car park next to the Town Hall there is a fee of £3.50 on the Friday and Saturday. To see a guide to Ashburton, click here, but be patient, it takes a while to load!
To book on UK courses click here to download the 2020 booking form