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The Art Trail Centre Taster Workshops



Paintings may vary - example of beginners results - Probably the best present ever - the gift of Art - very few things last as long

This is an ideal time to see the many Art with Class styles and techniques taught at Jill McKay's Art Trail Centre in Ferndown, just 7 miles from Bournemouth or Poole, 5 miles from Ringwood, 3 miles from Wimborne and 20 minutes form Blandford.

Please read through our site navigation, ABOUT US, TUTOR, CALENDAR, HOLIDAYS & CLASSES above.

Special Offer - New to Art? on offer will be special 2013 Art with Class taster watercolour workshops for Adults at only £26. A really great gift.

These watercolour taster workshops will be held on the following dates and are open to all new students. See our terms and conditions below. They make ideal presents for yourself or someone special and will provide a good introduction to our teaching methods. If you and a friend or relative would like to try these workshops together prior to moving in to our workshops or classes, we recommend you book in advance.

Due to demand these workshops are advance-booked some months ahead, so do use our booking service now to avoid disappointment.If the dates below have expired then book mark this page to see when others become available or contact us and we will contact you prior to the event.

Existing Artists

For those who have painted before there are also special and separate workshops to further your techniques and ability. We pride ourselves in teaching students of all levels, and develop the skills of all students to produce rewarding results. A sample of these may be viewed on our calendar page.

Please note, due to demand we have also added afternoon sessions but remember you can only every attend one Taster workshop.

Courses see our calendar page, if for some reason you cannot book because we are either full or you cannot make these dates - book mark this page for the future, we may add further events; Student Taster Workshops @ only £26. Just go to your local store and buy one small tube of 'artist quality' paint and you will see that these events truly are value for money.

Why not bring a friend or even two with you. You wil have a wondertime time and experience and each take home a completed painting







These Taster Workshops are designed specifically to enable the new learner to 'have a go'. In certain circumstances some places may be available for other painters searching for somewhere to improve their skills, who would like to sample the Art Trail Centre experience prior to furthering their Art with Class learning with us. * Please do feel free to discuss this opportunity with us prior to booking!

Due to the very high level of satisfaction and personal reward our learners gain, a high percentage of students return to our classes or workshops following attendance at our Taster Workshops.

You will find it necessary to book any follow-on events early, to avoid disappointment.

Next TASTER workshops


Please note will fill classes from the earliest date which have a minimum and maximum number to run

Book a F54 series course with us starting in September 2014 following attending and paying the normal price for one of these workshops and receive a £10 course discount

Conditions apply.

Saturday 16th August 2014 10am T42a

Saturday 16th August 2014 1.30pm T42p

Saturday 23rd August 2014 10am T43a

Saturday 23rd August 2014 1.30pm T43p


Saturday TBA January 2015 10am T43a

Saturday TBA January 2015 1.30pm T43p


We try to keep the website up to date for available places. As you can appreciate it is not always practical to update every time someone accesses the Internet, so when you book please provide us with a choice of dates and we will confirm availability by return - thank you. If any dates here are historic, please see our CALENDAR PAGE FOR ANY UPDATES.

Terms and conditions:- In addition to our full terms and conditions the Art Trail Centre Taster workshops are only available to new students of the Art Trail Centre and are for adults only. Vouchers are non refundable or transferable to any form of repayment.

Places are available on a first come, first served basis and subject to availability and we are unable to use vouchers against non taster workshop dates.

Only one taster workshop per new student.

* Our structured learning has an excellent reputation for being professional, fun and rewarding, hence the need to ensure that only genuine bookings under the above conditions can be honoured.

We would like to draw your attention to our other workshops which also include FULL tuition for a varying amount of time depending on the subject and medium used, all materials, use of equipment, tea or coffee.

To reserve your place please book here - taster workshops, please not eupon receipt we will confirm availability.

Where paying direct to us please make cheques payable to AJ Wells within 5 days of your online booking.

How to find Jill McKay's Art Trail Centre - please view our CONTACT US page for full directions and our location.

We may run other Taster workshops - these will be published on the website when available so please book mark this page and refresh each time you visit (as your PC remembers the last edition only, unless you use IE7 onwards).

If you wish to be emailed when these are available please use our booking service to request this. Note we do not share any of your personal data to any other party. Your information is used purely for your registion and notification of events.