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Welcome to JoeDaisy Studio. We are a Professional Art Studio, located in a Grade II listed building in the conservation area of Mapledurham, just outside Reading, Berkshire, South East England, 45 miles (70 km) west of London. We have a Painting Studio, where everyone has their own Professional Easel, painting table, paints, brushes, canvases, high stool etc. We also have an upstairs Lounge, with art books and a photo library plus an art gallery.

We offer you a variety of Painting Holidays and Courses in a Professional Studio and with a Master Painter & her artists. All your professional art materials are provided. Our courses are very exciting, different and creative. Your tutor paints along with you and guides you through every stage. Brush control, brush strokes, different techniques for different effects, composition, tonal values, focal points, colour balance, perspective and drawing. The emphasis is on you and developing your own style. We want to bring out the artist in you. So the courses are not 'prescriptive' but designed to help you learn to paint.

We are near Ascot (the races), Windsor (the races, Legoland, Windsor Castle) Henley (river Thames, Henley Regatta,) Bracknell (good swiming pool) Reading (Beale Park) and there are lots of things to do - if you want to come with a non-painting partner or children. London is only 30 minutes away by train to Paddington.


School / Office Address: Mapledurham, Dons Yard
Reading
England
UK / GB
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Directions / Instructions:

FROM THE M4
Leave the M4 at Junction 11 and turn onto the A33 - DIRECTION READING. You will pass the Madjeski (Football) Stadium on your left. Keep going straight ahead onto the Reading Relief Road and then onto Rose Kiln Lane (still the A33). Keep going straight ahead onto the A329 - Caversham Road (you are in CAVERSHAM).

On to the A4155 and once you have passed over the bridge - keep in the left hand lane (past a photographic shop on your left and Picasso Italian restaurant) and filter left at the traffic lights onto the A4074. (St Peters Hill) Go straight onto the Woodcote Road which then turns into Upper Woodcote Road. (Still the A4074)

Keep going straight and past a large freestanding sign saying Maple Durham on the right hand side. Then you reach a sign on the left hand side saying Chazey Heath (there is also a brown National Trust sign saying Mapledurham House on the opposite side of the road) TURN LEFT HERE JUST PAST THE CHAZEY HEATH SIGN and opposite the Pack Saddle pub. It is an unmarked country lane.

Keep concentrating here !! It's very easy to miss the crossroads because it is very beautiful countryside. So at the first croosroads turn left - direction Mapledurham and Mapledurham House.

This is a single, very beautiful country lane. It twists and turns and there are often bunny rabbit skipping across the road and the odd deer. There are usually sheep, cows and horses in the fields.

Keep going straight on, past 'DELTA FORCE - Paintball'. There are a couple of a sharp bends to the left - keep going straight ahead. (don’t worry you are not lost!). (The end of this road is a dead end and Mapledurham House - so you can not get lost as there is only one destination). We are a few steps away from the entrance to Mapledurham House.

When you enter the village, there are some houses with a red letter box on the wall on the left hand side. Keep going a very short way and there are a row of ‘Alms Houses’ on the right - we are opposite. Large gravel car park.

There is a small acrylic sign on the right hand pillar of the entrance saying 'JoeDaisy Studio'. You will see the large gravel car park and 'Daisy' our life size fibre glass cow.

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