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Painting holiday in Orkney with Leo du Feu

Join us for a week sketching and painting with Scottish artist Leo du Feu in the magical Orkney landscapes. What to expect Picturesque Stromness will be our base, with its winding cobbled streets, harbour views down narrow closes, independent shops and museum and the small but excellent collection of Modernist British art at the Pier Arts Centre. Through the week we will travel to various locations around Orkney Mainland, including Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Sites Ring of Brodgar standing stone circle and Skara Brae prehistoric village. Weather permitting, we’ll take a ferry across to the nearby island of Hoy to sketch its dramatic cliffs and bays. Rackwick Bay on the west ...Read more >
From £2,390 excluding flights

Singing holiday in Scotland

Come Gie’s a Sang: Singing holiday in Traditional Scots Song, Edinburgh, Scotland Dates: 13-18 April 2022 Tutor: Robyn Stapleton Discover Scotland’s rich musical heritage and increase your confidence in singing on our singing holiday with tutor Robyn Stapleton, one of the country’s most respected folk singers. Join in to learn a wide repertoire of traditional Scottish songs and discover the stories behind them. The location for this holiday is right in the heart of Scotland’s Capital City of Edinburgh. Each of the four half day workshops has a different theme, and on the last evening we’ll get together with local singers and musicians for a Sing Around in a pub. The week also includes an ...Read more >
From £1,940 excluding flights

Scotland canal painting holiday

23-29 September 2021 Location: Linlithgow by Edinburgh Drawing & Painting (acrylics and mixed media); includes a herbalist workshop and botanical painting session Tutor: Lesley Banks A gongoozler is “a person who enjoys watching activity on the canals of the United Kingdom” and “the creation of canal related artwork is a common pastime amongst gongoozlers”. We invite you to become a gongoozler on one of the most beautiful waterways right in the heart of Scotland, the Union Canal. Your tutor will be no other than Scottish artist Lesley Banks, who as artist-in-residence at Scottish Canals spent a year walking and painting along the entire 137 miles of the canal network. With Lesley’s ...Read more >
From £1,690 excluding flights

Scotland painting & wildlife cruise

Dates: 1-7 September 2021 Tutors: Nicky Sanderson (art); experienced ecologists aboard Activity: Drawing & painting (watercolour & mixed media); Wildlife watching (also wild swimming, if you wish) Departure & destination port: Mallaig Locations: Isle of Skye; Small Isles of Canna, Rum, Eigg and Muck & Ornsay This art cruise combines a daily plein air drawing and painting workshop with spotting and learning about the rich wildlife in the Hebridean isles. It’s like a creative nature retreat on a boat! While cruising the Small Isles, the dramatic backdrop of the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye is ever present. Capture the stunning beauty of the Hebridean seascapes with your paints and guidance ...Read more >
From £2,300 excluding flights

Outlander art & history tour, Scotland

Join us on this 12-day Outlander-themed art and history tour of Scotland and really connect with the land where Jamie and Claire travelled through centuries and lived their love that knew no time nor borders. Artist-led sketchbook journaling tour of Outlander locations in Scotland Dates: 27 Jun - 8 Jul 2021 Tutors: Nicky Sanderson & guest tutors Location: various locations, with Linlithgow (by Edinburgh) and Inverness as accommodation bases Drawing and painting facilitate contact with reality and create a strong bond with places – something that’s more difficult to experience during conventional travel. With your sketchbook journal in hand, feel the creative flow as we visit Doune ...Read more >
From £3,130 excluding flights

Orkney Art & photography retreat

Rediscovering a sense of possibility ~ Art & photography retreat in Orkney, Scotland Dates: 20-27 November 2021 Hosts: Margaret Soraya & Ute Amann-Seidel Location: Stromness, Orkney, Scotland Activities: Creative journaling, photography, drawing, painting & other creative treats No previous experience required This week-long all inclusive retreat in the breathtaking and ancient landscapes of the Orkney Islands provides you with the space and a quiet place to delve into your passions and find your creative path through immersion in nature and the arts. Find your own possibilities Aimed at those looking to remind themselves through creativity. Many of us arrive at a time or place in our ...Read more >
From £1,980 excluding flights

Iona painting & walking holiday

Fabric of an Island ~ Drawing, painting & walking on the Isle of Iona Dates: 8-15 May 2021 Tutor: Janet Melrose Location: Isle of Iona, Inner Hebrides, Scotland Activity: Drawing, painting (mixed media), walking Iona is a special place. It has been described as a thin place. A place where some people feel an otherness. Being on an island allows you to think and realise ideas away from other distractions. Scottish artist Janet Melrose often spends time on Iona and invites you to join her for a week of creating on this art retreat in the place that has inspired artists and travelers from all over the world for centuries. What to expect We will walk and draw as a way of ecoming familiar ...Read more >
From £2,380 excluding flights
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