The Art of Paradise

Image copyright Paul Robbens

Take inspiration from our Paradise Lost themed garden in a series of plein-air art classes, led by artist and tutor Paul Robbens.

Based on a mixture of direct observation, personal interpretation and invention, The Art of Paradise will take you step-by-step through a range of techniques and processes to help enhance and widen your artistic style.

This course has been organized in partnership with the Friends of Milton’s Cottage and is suitable for all levels of ability. Please feel free to bring along your choice of materials, or these can be provided.

There will also be opportunities for painting and drawing inside Milton’s Cottage as part of each class.

£50 per workshop or book all 5 workshops at a discounted rate of £200. A 20% discount is available on all classes to Friends of Milton’s Cottage.

Classes will be held every Thursday from 6th September to 4th October inclusive.

The morning session will start from 10am to 1pm followed by an afternoon session from 1.30 – 3.30pm.

A picnic lunch is included in the price and tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day.

To book
Please book directly with Milton’s Cottage on 01494 872313 or email

About the tutor
Paul has created art in all its forms over the last 40 years, working primarily for film, TV and theatre. He has been tutoring and teaching art and sculpture for the last 10 years and has an easily accessible and engaging teaching style. He has run successful workshops for many institutions and charities, including the National Trust and The Crown Estate.


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