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Heritage Courtyard Gallery
and Studios
6 Heritage Courtyard, Wells, Somerset  BA5 2RR

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Rebecca has an MA Fine Art (Dist.) from Falmouth School of Art.  She offers a wealth of practical experience teaching oil painting and mixed media and is committed to supporting you in developing your confidence, knowledge and skills.  She is Co-Director of Heritage Courtyard Gallery and Studios

Rebecca's wokshops are a regular feature at Heritage Courtyard so keep a regular eye on what's coming up via this website


HCGS is a dedicated space comprising 9 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 for opening times, forthcoming shows and studio contact details.

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Oil painting for beginners



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

You will learn traditional methods and learn the importance of tonal values, contrast and a limited palette. 


(Materials supplied but if you have oil paints or oil brushes, please bring them.  You will receive an information sheet before the day).

Image (c) Rebecca Barnard


Informal oil painting days



Relaxed painting days for all abilities.  With guidance and tips throughout the day.

(Materials supplied but if you have oil paints or oil brushes, please feel free to bring them).

Image (c) Rebecca Barnard

Studio Stairs, Wells, Somerset
Oil painting class, Rebecca Barnard, Wells, Somerset
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