Art Break Through: Take Your Art to the Next Level

Art Break Through: Take your Art to the Next Level

A late summer retreat to take your art to the next level all in the beautiful surroundings of the Derbyshire countryside.

Wed 13th – Fri 15th September 2023

Art Break Through is a three-day in-person course to inspire artists in exploring and developing their personal creative voice and expression.

Over three days you will push the boundaries of your creativity and current work taking it to the next level. The basis of the course is to offer a three-day experience of art making where you will go beyond the boundaries of your current practice. In an exploratory and experimental workshop you will be encouraged to expand your horizons beyond what you currently know and understood about your work. Through a range of different ideas and creative approaches you will take your work into new and exciting areas of practice all in the lovely and inspiring surroundings of the Derbyshire countryside.

What’s Included?

Each day will include a range of techniques and explorations including approaches to drawing and mark-making, developing your own tools and processes, exploring the surface, and taking inspiration from the environment. There will be opportunities to work with different materials and engage with new processes in the making of work covering the following areas:

  • Mark making and drawing
  • Substrates and tools
  • Exploring paint and mixing media.

Eating and Socialising

There will also be an optional group evening meal on Thursday evening and a visit to Chatsworth House and grounds plus lunch on Saturday morning. These elements are not included in the price for the course and will need to be booked and paid for separately.

Teaching Approach

This is a small group course of no more than 15 people. A variety of teaching methods will be used and there will be clearly structured exercises in small and large groups along with opportunities for discussions and journaling.

Joining Instructions

Full information and joining instructions will be sent out once you have booked your place. Here are the basics for now.

Dates Wednesday 13th – Friday 15th September 9.30am – 4.30pm

Optional: Thursday dinner at local restaurant and Saturday morning at Chatsworth not included in the course price.


Turners Art Supplies, Lumsden Road

Matlock DE54 5EX

Turners has a large well lit workshop equipped with tables, chairs and two large sinks. The workshop room is next door to their art shop on the site of their warehouse. There is plenty of parking available on site.


Full non-discounted rate: £330

Early Bird : £275 The early bird price is available up until midnight on Sunday 14th May. To pay the Early Bird price use the code 54EXCNY2 at the checkout. ( may not be used in conjunction with other discounts or offers. )

Membership 10% discount: £297 If you are a current member of my Art Fluency Membership you benefit from a 10% discount on courses, automatically applied at checkout.

This course can be booked and paid for using PayPal Pay Later meaning by using Paypal you can pay for the course in three interest-free instalments.

Cancellation Policy:

You can cancel with a 100% refund up to 10 days before the start of the programme, thereafter a no-refund policy applies. Lin Cheung reserves to right to cancel or reschedule the programme if there are fewer than 6 delegates. You will have the option to request a full refund or transfer your booking to the next available date.

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