These Master Classes are ideal for painters with a lot of experience and who work regularly in their own studios. Four very intensive days gives each artist a productive focus and helps them to identify their ambition for their ongoing work. John, who since 2005 lives and paints in the South of France, has a justly deserved reputation as an outstanding teacher and painter. He shares his philosophy and passion for painting generously. He helps each artist to find ways of fully engaging with the materials, the poetic, the movement and their sensibilities of the subject they are working from. Every artist on the course is encouraged to take positive risks with their work and celebrate the Joie de Vivre of painting. Emily Ball also contributes during the course giving practical demonstrations and support.