Art Classes at Bullclough Art School

We are delighted to be partnering with the award-winning Bullclough Art School to offer our guests a wide range of inspiring creative experiences in the purpose-built studio at Leek with beautiful views across the landscape. Under the guidance of Nellie Shepherd and her expert tutors, students will have the opportunity to learn something new or develop existing skills.

Treat yourself to a stay in the natural and inspiring setting of Wildhive Callow Hall and release your inner creativity with one of the Bullclough Art Courses which we have specially selected for our guests.

Arrive the day before your art course begins and Nellie Shepherd from Bullclough will join you at Wildhive for an introductory talk over drinks or dinner (optional).

The school is equipped with the finest art materials, which are all included in the course fee, alongside expert tuition, refreshments, tea and cakes. Transport is available to and from Bullclough if required.

Return to the comfort of Wildhive Callow Hall for drinks and dinner from our seasonal menus followed by a relaxing night's sleep in a luxury woodland hive, treehouse or homely bedroom.


The courses are suitable for all abilities and the day will be set out as follows:

  • Breakfast at Wildhive Callow Hall
  • Arrive at Bullclough 09.45am for a 10.00am start
  • Morning Session
  • Delicious buffet lunch at Bullclough (£12.50 per day)
  • Afternoon Session
  • 4.30pm - Tea & Homemade Cakes served at Bullclough
  • Return to Wildhive Callow Hall

Before committing please check room and course availability on the links below as places are limited.

Room rates start from £250 per night

Art Classes 2023

Sat 7th - Sun 8th OCTOBER 2023

Expressive Still Life

At Bullclough, still-life is re-imagined and set free! There are no limits to the possibilities and a wealth of beautiful resources and settings to inspire you. Come and be amazed at how you can inject energy and emotion into your work. All levels, mixed media.

Tutor: Nellie Shepherd & Barbara Crane

£370 per person + lunch at £12.50 per day


2024 Art Classes

From beginner classes to painting En Plein Air, choose from an exciting programme of Art Courses scheduled from April to June 2024.  A few highlights... founder Nellie will be hosting a Creating Contemporary Landscapes workshop, Emily Ball will be visiting Bullclough from her painting school in West Sussex for a 3 day floral painting class and Landscape Artist of the Year winner, Tom Voyce has joined the team of artists at Bullclough. Book early to secure your place.