Heritage Courtyard Gallery

and Studios

6 Heritage Courtyard, Wells, Somerset  BA5 2RR


classes and workshops in wells

for 2020

Rebecca Barnard


teaches oil painting classes and workshops at Heritage Courtyard Gallery and Studios, (HCGS) where she also works as a visual artist.


HCGS is a dedicated space comprising 10 artists' studios and a superb gallery and educational space situated in the heart of the beautiful cathedral city of Wells, Somerset.  


This space is unique in the area and hosts regular exhibitions showcasing both established and up and coming contemporary artists from around the UK, as well as hosting classes, talks and art events throughout the year.

Feel free to come and visit the gallery during exhibitions.  Please click contact or go to heritagecourtyardstudio.com for opening times, forthcoming shows and studio contact details.

Oil Painting Workshops for Absolute Beginners

new dates coming in january

10am - 3.15pm


£50 for the day

This is a fun, one session taster which will cover all the basic principles, tools and techniques and enable you to experiment and gain confidence with this classic and beautiful medium. 

You will learn traditional methods of painting and gain insights into the importance of tonal value, contrast and a limited palette.  

If you would like to book​ please contact Rebecca via email at beccabarnard@gmail.com


Heritage Courtyard Gallery and Studios, 6 Heritage Courtyard, Sadler Street, Wells  BA5 2RR




10am - 3.15pm

£50 for the day

Throughout his career Scott explored themes of still-life, landscape and the female nude, often they exploring the space between abstraction and figuration.


Working from either photos or from a still life in the studio, we'll be looking at his work and challenging ourselves to see objects as he did and create our own abstracted paintings under the guidance of Rebecca Barnard.


Suitable for those with some experience in oil painting. 


If you would like to book

this workshop, please contact Rebecca via email at beccabarnard@gmail.com for more details.

Studio Stairs, Wells, Somerset
Oil painting class, Rebecca Barnard, Wells, Somerset
Wells Cathedral at Dusk - copyright Rebecca Barnard
Studying the image - Heritage Courtyard Studios