Painting Masterclass With Clive Head

With Clive Head
At Gristhorpe Manor, North Yorkshire

After many enquiries, we are delighted to announce that Clive Head will be teaching masterclasses at Gristhorpe Manor.

Situated in rural North Yorkshire just a few miles south of Scarborough, Gristhorpe Manor is the home and studio of Clive and Gaynor Head and their family. The Manor House, dating from the Eighteenth Century is in the tiny village of Gristhorpe and is surrounded with over 3 acres of garden and rolling countryside.

Gaynor Head is arranging the first masterclass for the 12th and 13th May 2018. This is a special pilot of two day-classes and is limited to 8 artists. Each day-class will commence at 10.00am and run through to 6.00pm and includes lunch. On the evening of the 12th May there is a talk by Clive Head on his work and an opportunity to see his paintings in progress.

Teaching is tailored to the individual and will be centred on a studio-based project over the two days such as a figure painting or, if weather permits, there is the option to paint outdoors. The purpose of the masterclass is to develop the unique approach of each artist, irrespective of their level through a supportive and critical approach. Materials are supplied by each artist and there is a material list if required.

Although better known as a practising artist, Clive Head is an experienced teacher in art. He founded the department of Fine Art at University College Scarborough, overseeing the degree and post-graduate programmes. Since leaving this full-time position in 2000, he has taught in the UK, Europe and America, including at the National Gallery London and at the University of Augsburg in Germany. He continues to mentor many young artists.

If you are interested in attending this masterclass or would like to be kept informed of future classes, or require further information please contact Gaynor Head at

We are happy to advise on transport links, catering and accommodation for those travelling from outside the area.

The cost, including two day-classes, evening talk, lunch and refreshments is £170.00

Gristhorpe Manor and Gardens (840x1280)