ART COURSES AT BRADNESS GALLERY are run by the artists Emma Burnett and Michael Cruickshank. 

Emma and Mike are extremely proud to have never had less than a 5 star review for our art courses.  We are a small business and so we live or die by our reputation.  We feel passionately about encouraging people to create art.  Neuroplasticity research now shows that being absorbed in creating art forms strong positive bonds in our brains which can make us generally happier in life.  Art is not about the outcome it is about being absorbed in and enjoying the process.  Having said that, you will receive top quality tuition in all the techniques that you would like to learn.  So don’t feel shy.  We welcome all standards and complete beginners.  Do phone Emma on 01273 400606 if you have any questions at all.

Most of our courses provide top quality materials so you don’t need to spend money before you come along. 

We have fresh coffee and cake and a delicious home cooked lunch with wine.  Come from 9.30 for a welcome drink and the day finishes at 4.30pm

GIFT VOUCHERS  –  Our gift vouchers never expire and our courses make a fabulous present.

Please click on any image for further information on each of our courses  –  or do phone Emma on 01273 400606 to chat

SPECIAL OFFER for 2024.  If you book any course with us you get a free follow up day worth £75 to be taken at your convenience.

ONLINE COLOUR MIXING COURSE  –  We also have a very comprehensive version of our Colour Mixing Course.  Please click HERE.


2 day course with Emma Burnett

also available as an online course at

HAND PAINTED REPEAT FABRIC DESIGN for digital printing with Emma Burnett

Please email if you are interested in this subject.  This will be a course for more experienced painters.


Emma teaches flower painting, abstract painting, colour mixing and hand painted lampshades

Mike teaches landscape painting

Fiona, known as lovely Fiona, looks after us all during the day with her gentle caring ways, fresh coffee, cake and scrumptious lunch.


Biscuit is our adorable big ginger cat.  He likes to wander around during courses and see what everyone is up to.  Often to be found sitting on the stable door of the studio.

Biscuit very sadly died this year.  We really miss him.  RIP.

General Course Information

We aim to give excellent quality tuition in a very relaxed and friendly environment so that everybody goes away full of positive information and having enjoyed a fabulous day.  All courses include fresh coffee and home made cake and our famous delicious, healthy, home made lunch with wine.

Arrive from 9.30am for coffee before a 10am start.  We finish at 4.30pm.  There is easy parking .  

Our courses make lovely presents.  You can give a specific course or give a Bradness Gallery Gift Voucher  –  our gift vouchers never expire

Follow up Days are designed to help you progress.   You bring your own lunch and materials.  For dates please see each course page.


Terms and Conditions

Course payments are non refundable.  If you are in any doubt about your ability to attend, then you should take out your own insurance policy.

If you need to cancel because of Covid then we will find you a place on a course at a later date.  There is no time limit on rebooking.

A non-refundable deposit must be paid to secure your place on any course and the balance is due 8 weeks before the course starts.

Our gift vouchers never expire.