to Painting at Harrop Fold Farm
day and half day courses in watercolours, oils, acrylics and
holiday sketching held at Harrop Fold Farm in the Terrace Studio
of a fine 18th Century converted barn in the Peak District
National Park with professional artist Michael Moore.
Fold Farm has been sympathetically restored in the spirit of the
original 17th Century buildings. Set within its own 20 acres of
land, visitors are welcome to walk along the many footpaths that
cross the property. A footpath from the door reaches the Gritstone
Trail. There are two lovely brooks - Mellow Brook and Harrop
Brook, which are visited by a great variety of wildlife, and there
is a huge diversity of bird life to be seen around the farm.
Fold Farm is a smallholding nestling in a wooded gritstone valley
on the western side of the Peak District National Park and has
magnificent views over the Cheshire Plain to the Welsh Mountains.
It has a courtyard of attractive traditional stone buildings that
are of architectural and archaeological interest and there is
evidence of a Roman road passing through. Archives also suggest a
tannery at Harrop Fold Farm was used by Bonnie Prince Charlie as
he made his way to Derby to attempt to seize the English crown.
views over the Cheshire Plain to the Welsh Mountains
in the light and bright studio or in our extensive scenic
of locations: in the gardens, by the river or woodlands,
taking in the hills or the panoramic landscapes
intermediate and advanced classes
artistic materials provided
farmhouse food of the finest local produce
home with your own framed picture
£45 per half day inclusive, £85 per day inclusive
utterly absorbed and hours go by in a flash. This is such fun. …it’s
my brushwork and I love it.’ Sally Shalam, The Guardian,
December 12th, 2007
ultimate weekend of serious self-expression…’ The Independent
on Sunday, 18th March 2007
fantastic tourism experience.’ Judging Committee, Visit Chester
and Cheshire Awards, June 2007.