Painting and drawing classes with Matthew Wood

Learn from local artist, Matthew Wood, who paints using his surroundings as his inspiration. Many of his paintings are created in one sitting and evoke the unique atmosphere and spirit of a place through his skillful brushstrokes and paintwork.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Learn about his artistic process and technique and try your hand at painting and drawing some of the gothic interiors and far-reaching views at Croft Castle.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £35.00
    per person
View admission charges
Croft Castle and Parkland

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £11.50 £10.35
Child £5.75 £5.15
Family £28.75 £25.85
1 adult, 2 children £17.25 £15.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.70
Garden and grounds only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.00 £6.30
Child £3.50 £3.15
Family £15.80 £14.20
1 adult, 2 children £10.35 £9.30
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.95
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £2.60

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Booking details
Call 07790018463
Suitability
Not suitable for children.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
What to bring and wear
Remember to wear comfortable shoes and warm/waterproof clothing as appropriate. Please bring a camera with you if you would like to take photos.
Accessibility
Elements of the classes will be held in the attics, which are only accessible via stairs.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 June 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Matthew Wood
Email
info@matthewwoodpaintings.co.uk
Telephone
Call 07790018463

Upcoming events

Painting and drawing classes with Matthew Wood

Sat 23 Jun 2018
10:00-16:00
Learn from local artist, Matthew Wood, who paints using his surroundings as his inspiration. Many of his paintings are created in one sitting and evoke the unique atmosphere and spirit of a place through his skillful brushstrokes and paintwork.

Music from the Home Front

Sat 23 Jun 2018
11:00-15:00
Step back in time to 1918 and sing along to music from the Home Front. On Sunday 24 June, listen to jazz music on the front lawn from the 1940's onwards.

Croft's signature cloth

Sat 23 Jun 2018
12:00-15:00
Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act. Sign your name on a piece of fabric and contribute to our signature cloth, which will eventually adorn the dining room table in the castle.

Women and Power tours

Sun 24 Jun 2018
12:00-12:30
To celebrate 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, we're redressing the balance at Croft and sharing the stories of some of the castle's key women.

Picturesque Tours of Fishpool Valley

Wed 27 Jun 2018
14:00-15:00
Follow in the footsteps of Thomas Johnes II on a Picturesque tour through Fishpool Valley. Learn about the history of the landscape, as well as some of the mysteries which surround it.

Women at War weekend

Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:00-16:00
Women formed the backbone of Britain's effort to win the First World War, which contributed towards their eventual emancipation and the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which granted certain women the right to vote.