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Painting vacation 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 Our base for the week will be a retreat venue in Sandwick near the Skara Brae prehistoric village, not far from picturesque Stromness. 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 side of Hoy is particularly stunning and strongly associated with both the composer Sir ...Read more >
From £2,430 excluding flights

Outer Hebrides painting vacation in Scotland

Drawing from the Land ~ Drawing & painting vacation in the Outer Hebrides islands, Scotland Activity: Landscape painting; Mixed media drawing & painting Location: North Uist and Lewis & Harris, Outer Hebrides With guidance from local artist Ellis O’Connor we will be working with a variety of media on paper – including acrylic paints, charcoal, conte, water based inks and chalk pastels – to capture the wild beauty of the Outer Hebrides. Visiting different locations on the isles of North Uist and Lewis & Harris, we will be working in the studio and outdoors exploring the various ways in which to approach mark making, using mixed mediums to create texture, detail and depth whilst learning many ...Read more >
From £2,630 excluding flights

Singing vacation in Scotland

Come Gie’s a Sang: Singing vacation 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 vacation 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 vacation 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

Isle of Skye textile vacation

A wonderful treat for lovers of textile and fibre art! Immerse yourself in the pleasures of textile art and crafts whilst exploring one of the most iconic locations in Scotland in the company of like-minded spirits. This 9-day creative experience combines a series of workshops with local makers, talks and tours of textile studios, with exploring the island and learning about its history and heritage. We’ve also included a luxury boat trip to the nearby Isle of Raasay. With its wealth of long established as well as new enterprises the Isle of Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebrides, has grown into a textile destination buzzing with creativity. This unique textile adventure includes: ...Read more >
From £2,790 excluding flights

Scotland painting & wildlife cruise

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 from artist Nicky ...Read more >
From £2,950 excluding flights

Outlander art & history tour, Scotland

Join us on this 10-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: 18-27 June 2022 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 Castle ...Read more >
From £2,910 excluding flights

Orkney Art & photography retreat, women only

Rediscovering a sense of possibility ~ Art & photography retreat for women 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 lives only ...Read more >
From £1,980 excluding flights

Iona painting & walking vacation

Fabric of an Island ~ Drawing, painting & walking on the Isle of Iona Dates: 8-15 May 2022 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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