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Red Lea Hotel mixed media course December 2023 January 2024

Just returned from a great week at the Red Lea Hotel, thanks to all my students for their support and feedback

Mixed media holiday at a beautiful hotel, friendly staff,  and facilities

one place available for December

Sunday, December 10- 15, 2023, Cost £260, plus £75 for my tuition fee.   full, waiting list for both holidays

Sunday, January 14-19, 2024 Cost £300 plus my tuition fee of £75 please send once you have booked your accommodation with the hotel. full, waiting list

MIXED MEDIA COURSE at the Red Lea Hotel, 3 star AAA Prince of Wales Terrace, Scarborough, situated in South Bay, very close to the cliff lift for the Spa Pavilion and beach.

Excellent value holiday, Dinner, Bed and breakfast

2 mixed media courses at the Red Lea Hotel, a beautifully furnished hotel and facilities. We have the use of a designated studio in the Rowntree Suite, Price includes en-suite accommodation, with TV and coffee making facilities, breakfast and evening meals. The hotel has a gym, large, dining room, lounges, bar, indoor swimming pool with a Jacuzzi. Ample parking and free Parking discs available.

Also DAY students please contact the hotel to book, there’s a charge of £100 for the week plus my tuition fee of £75 for the week.  Total for week £175

Class fees can be paid by transfer, please send email to confirm. sort 40-43-13 Account 41432192 Holiday Account

Allocation: unlimited number of Single rooms, mixture of Twin and Doubles. Supplements: £10.00 per person per night sea view supplement (double occupancy rooms) Guests/students to book accommodation directly through the hotel, My tuition fee January 2024 – £75


To be paid directly to the organiser Sue Ford by students.

To book and discuss you accommodation – Ring the Red Lea Hotel on 01723 362431 quoting Sue Ford Holidays.

Usually, the hotel has its own policy on cancellations, it’s advisable to have holiday insurance.

This holiday is a fantastic popular value holiday, please book early to avoid disappointment, limited to 12 spaces December course. (ring 01287 622612)

example of last January’s Itinerary, students please arrive at 2.30 pm, watercolour demo at 4 pm. 

Itinerary for Red Lea January Holiday with Sue Ford

Dear All, looking forward to seeing you at the Red Lea Hotel, 4 days of painting fun.

 Please arrive Sunday afternoon; bedrooms are usually ready after 2-3 pm.

Reception will give you a parking disc for the week. (Free),

This is an old itinerary, new one will be posted soon

Opening demo of skier in the snow (watercolour)

Monday – exercise in watercolour Red Squirrel

Tuesday – seascape in acrylic

Wednesday – collage/acrylic of lady with flowers

Thursday – flowers using watercolour and pastel

You will require for the watercolour exercises quarter imperial paper, 300 lb, 600 gms, I will have watercolour paper and pastel paper for sale.

Day one watercolour paints, tubes or pans are ok, drawing board, water pot, 2b pencil, putty eraser, pencil and drawing boards to accommodate paper size.

Days 2 acrylic seascape, you’ll require a canvas roughly 18 x 20 ins, canvas board or acrylic paper are ok. Acrylic paints, plus a larger tube of System 3 white acrylic. Brushes, kitchen towels and easel

Day 3, Collage of a lady with flowers, please bring a board or canvas 18 x 20 ins or larger

Lots of magazines, some with flowers inside, PVA glue. Embellishments – using old jewels/gems and glitter and gold acrylic paint and acrylic and brushes. Please use a good quality Titanium white, ie system 3 (not mixing white).

Day 4, Pastel flowers in watercolour and pastel, bring smooth paper (hot pressed) or thick cartridge paper. Soft pastels, watercolours, brushes, please use an easel to do this exercise.  If students prefer they can use just pastels.

If you prefer to do your own work during the week, or dip in on some exercises, that’s fine. Bring your own reference pictures.

I will have pastel paper and watercolour paper for sale, the course fee does not include materials, however if students wish me to bring a drawing board or easel? Please let me know beforehand.

Other items to bring – swimwear, iPad, baby wipes. Sharpie black pens, cloth for table, iPad (not essential)

Look forward to seeing out, best wishes Sue 

This itinerary is available on my web site, and email

About Event Location

The Red Lea Hotel is situated in South Bay.

Prince of Wales Terrace, Scarborough

Prince of Wales Terrace

YO11 2AJ Scarborough

United Kingdom