Master Gilder Roger Newton and his daughter Kate Elwell) started ‘Master the art’ last summer having converted a disused outbuilding at Leighton into a wonderful new studio. They run 4 day paint finishes courses and 4 day gilding courses (either residential or live out) and also offer ‘bespoke’ 1-5 day paint finishes courses to groups of 4 or more friends who would like to learn together. No prior experience at all needed. Home cooked lunch and tea all part of the package!

Roger has taught for 40 years, having begun his training at Colefax and Fowler.

You can find them on instagram regarding the courses and also see their wonderful work @master_theart