Enjoy the unique experience of learning new skills in the most inspiring of environments. We are delighted to once again be working with the National Trust to provide a range of creative and wellbeing courses set within the stunning surroundings of the National Trust’s parks and gardens.

For 2022 we are proud to offer courses at two National Trust venues, Petworth Park and Hinton Ampner.

Petworth House:

Nestled in the stunning South Downs amid the historic market town of Petworth, Petworth House not only displays one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust but provides a home for nature’s artistic hand in its scenery. The landscape surrounding Petworth gives every impression of being totally natural; in reality, nothing is further from the truth. The park and garden were transformed in the 1750s and early 1760s by the landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown creating picture postcard views in every direction.

Drawing and Painting Trees in Petworth Park

Spend a day drawing and using watercolours inspired by the magnificent trees in Petworth Park. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drawing-and-painting-trees-in-petworth-park-tickets-333662733217

Photography – Architecture

Explore the magnificent architecture of Petworth House, inspired by the Baroque palaces of Europe through the lens of your camera. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/photography-architecture-tickets-333655772397

Beginners Photography

Join this one-day workshop for beginner photographers, focussing on composition and producing creative shots. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beginners-photography-tickets-333637808667

Watercolour Landscape Painting in the Park

Celebrate the great outdoors with a watercolour landscape class in Petworth Park. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/watercolour-landscape-painting-in-the-park-tickets-333630165807

Yoga in the Park

Join us for a relaxing session of yoga in Petworth Park. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yoga-in-the-park-tickets-333621680427

Hinton Ampner:

Located between Petersfield and Winchester, Hinton Ampner sits amid the natural beauty of the South Downs. This elegant country manor offers tranquil gardens with manicured lawns leading down avenues of sculptured topiary, past borders full of scented roses, to breath-taking views across the South Downs landscape.

Summer Flowers and General Views

With the beauty of the gardens and grounds for inspiration, join us for this full-day class focusing on summer flowers and general views. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-class-with-aspire-sussex-summer-flowers-and-general-views-tickets-344626435947

Drawing and Painting the Landscape

Make the most of the breath-taking views out across the South Downs to develop your drawing and painting skills in a medium of your choice under expert tuition. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-class-with-aspire-sussex-drawing-and-painting-the-landscape-tickets-344631420857