Treat yourself to a day at Bathwick Hill House

About Us

We host workshops on techniques in all forms of painting – acrylics, watercolours, oils, pastels and mixed media. We are privileged to have a portfolio of experienced, professional instructors and run our courses in the idyllic Georgian city of Bath. 

The venue is Bathwick Hill House, an impressive listed home surrounded by mature gardens, with spectacular views of the city. The courses will be held alongside our indoor pool and in the mature gardens during the warmer months.

Our Story

 We were founded by Deborah Dobson in 1994, and were originally known as Penleigh Painters, hosted at Penleigh House in Dilton Marsh, Westbury. 

Deborah and Ali are very excited to be back with Art Courses Bath, at Bathwick Hill House. 

We offer workshops and classes that will inspire and enhance everyone’s creative spirit.


Our workshops cater for all abilities and offer an enlightening tutorial in your subject choice, taught by a renowned expert in that field. 

In between sessions you will be indulged, with delicious fare from our very own Leith’s Chef. You will be treated to mid-morning coffee, a gourmet lunch and afternoon tea and cake.  

Make sure you don’t miss out! Book one of our courses in a variety of subjects, with talented artists.


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Contact Us

To Book a Course

Ali - 07531 925287

Deborah - 01225 447808 or 07549 953 889