It’s nice to spend some time creating something new. It could be looking at a landscape, sketching it and then chancing it into a painting that feels right to you. It could be making a bowl that feels just right to serve your favourite stew in. It could be creating a new way to collaborate […]

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I feel completely taken care of while working at Coombe, the food, the coffee, the lush environment, and mostly the helpful and talented people who take care of you.  It is a truly special artists retreat. Laurie Steen RWA  …

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The transfer of practical skills-based knowledge is at the heart of all the courses. All our tutors are professional artists who make a living from their art, and whilst each of them have their own style of teaching,  collectively they’re characterised by a passion for sharing their skills and demystifying the creative process through daily demonstrations. Courses […]

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Great tasting freshly made food that’s good for you is also at the heart of spending time at Coombe. Food is a shared experience with the group eating fresh seasonal food together at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our fantastic chef Tanya is passionate about food looking as good as it tastes. We cater for all dietary […]

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Running alongside our courses we also run a Research & Development programme for Artists and Producers. At the heart of the the R&D programme is our response to the knowledge that increasingly we all live in a hyper connected world, and sometimes you just need some time and space in a peaceful environment, with good […]

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Yoga has been an integral part of life at Coombe for 6 years, we run a regular drop in class on Tuesdays (6.00pm-7.30pm, Vinyassa Flow, open to all abilities, £8 cash to the tutor), which is open to the general public, as well as participants on our courses and anyone undertaking R&D at Coombe. We […]

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People & Place

Coombe is an old Farm, converted into artist studios in the 80s, located in the heart of the Devon countryside. It’s a beautiful part of the world and offers the opportunity to take walks in pretty much any direction. Also stunning places to paint, sketch and gather inspiration. Some of our short courses are specifically connected to […]

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