We open from 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday 





We currently have the Artist and the Leisure Painter TALP exhibitions exclusively showing in our Barn Gallery and Crew Yard Gallery till the 14th August.
Two outstanding exhibitions in terms of both genre and mediums. Be inspired and your chance to purchase from the exhibition prior to them showing online @ the painters online website in September.


CAFE – Open 9:30am to 4:30pm A Homely and welcoming setting to enjoy – Freshly baked pastries, delicious homemade cakes, our popular breakfast menu, lunches and light meals, afternoon teas and always daily specials. Selection of coffees and a range of teas.

THE FARMHOUSE – Newly refurbished offering a quality shopping experience. Home ware and personal items – Jewellery – Glass – Ceramics – Stationary. A wide range of personally selected and affordable gifts. An extensive range of individually cards for all occasions. (10am to 4pm)

ART MATERIALS, RECEPTION – Inspiring your creativity. With over 30 years experience of teaching and selling materials, buy from our recommended range of art products – those we use. New and collectable art books to further your inspiration and extend your knowledge. (10am to 4pm)

FRAMING & PRINT STUDIO – Presentation and re-production of art work – Framing through reputation, let our experienced staff guide as you consider the perfect presentation for your artwork. Our print service is available for artists. (10am to 4pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week)

GALLERIES – The prestigious Barn Gallery and refurbished Crew Yard Gallery show a programme of exhibitions by regional and nationally renowned artists. Further details opposite and on the website. (10am to 4pm)Tas Severis’ Studio and Gallery is part of the Visitor Centre.

WOODLAND WALKS – The 50 acre site has extensive countryside walks including the well known lake and ʻMonetʼ bridge. Over 35 years of planting with natureʼs assistance has matured the tranquil woodland walks through wild flower meadows. Our walks are Free for our customers to enjoy please obtain your  entrance ticket from Reception. (10am to 4pm)

Summer Term May to August – Painting Continuation Classes

The Derbyshire Countryside Last summer we studied some of the hidden gems of the Nottingham countryside. 
This time we cross the border to see what Derbyshire has to offer.

These dates are for the physical classes held at Patchings, you can enrol at our reception 0115 9653479
If you are interested in our online classes – you can enrol at our Art School Website

Session 1 –  Wednesday 4 May | Session 2 – Wednesday 8 June | Session 3 – Tuesday 5 July | Session 4 – Wednesday 3 August

Watercolour Class 10:30 – 12: 30  | Oil Painting Class 1:30 – 3:30


Drawing with Graham Laughton

The course is for all levels, with individual and personalised tuition available during the course. Materials. Students will be required to bring their own materials and paper.

£60 inc VAT per term

Summer Term – May to August – 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Wednesday 25 May, Wednesday 22 June
Friday 22 July, Wednesday 31 August

Soft Pastel with Tas Severis

Tas’s teaching will focus and encourage students to work in their own styles,whilst introducing approaches and techniques to enhance the enjoyment of this versatile paint. Materials. Please bring with you a range of soft pastels with colours for the painting the landscape, alongside a selection of pastel pencils for detail and drawing.

£60 inc VAT per term

Summer Term – May to August 10.30am to 12.30 pm
Wednesday 25 May, Wednesday 22 June
Friday 22 July, Wednesday 31 August

Life Drawing Workshop with Tas Severis  

10.30am to 3.30pm

Saturday 11 June and Sunday 11 September

 We are pleased to announce the return of the important discipline of Life Drawing to Patchings. Tas is leading two one day workshops during the summer months. Both individual workshops are divided into a morning and afternoon sessions working to a diferent model at each session . Students required to bring their own materials.

Price per workshop £72 including VAT

An hour lunch break 12.30am to 1.30pm – students welcome to bring sandwiches

Childrens Summer School

£75 inc VAT including all materials

10.30am to 3.30pm

(packed lunch required)

Two day course covering a variety of
art and craft activities and materials
for 7 -16 year olds.

Class 1 – Tuesday and Wednesday 9,10 August

Class 2 – Tuesday and Wednesday 16, 17 August

Please contact Patchings Reception to Book : 0115 9653479

Re-Opens APRIL 2022

The tree-lined Artists’ Trail features 62 mounted and weather-protected paintings ranging in time from Caravaggio’s The Musicians  and Van Dyck’s Charles I to 20th century urban landscapes of LS Lowry. Some are photo-reproductions of original paintings along with others painstakingly copied by talented members of Patchings’ own art club.

Using phones and a QR (quick response) code, visitors will learn more about individual paintings with a sound track of comments from Club Members who have copied originals.

The free Patchings App also enables visitors to see and hear “augmented reality” versions of master artists. Rembrandt, Turner, Monet and Van Gogh, come to life in their own gazebo studios, against sunlit glass backdrops featuring some of their greatest works.

Welcoming visitors to the Artists’ Trail is the augmented reality version of Richard Parkes Bonington, the influential landscape painter who was born in Arnold, just few miles from Patchings, and died aged 25 in 1828.

All visitors are asked to register for an admission ticket at the Patchings Reception in the visitor centre, before entering the Artists’ Trail.

Entrance is free. A free handout provides further information.

Donations towards the upkeep and development are appreciated.