New blog

Welcome to the new Wild at Art blog!

This will be the place where we tell you about new places we discover, new artists we meet and other things you might be interested in. So watch this space, see you soon! 🙂

Experience Scotland…the artful way

Scotland is a unique country with locations of breathtaking beauty. But did you know it also has an incredibly vibrant creative scene? With many talented artists who are also inspiring tutors? 

It’s been widely recognised that travel – particularly travelling abroad – can increase your levels of creativity and cause an uptick in your mind’s ability to produce positive thoughts, leading you to a more inspired version of you. So, rather than wait until you return from your Scottish vacation, why not start creating and pick up new skills while you’re here?

We offer you the opportunity to work alongside some of the country’s best artists and explore Scotland in a truly authentic way with their guidance.

Creative travel is so much more than just a vacation. Creative travel with Wild at Art means

> finding creative inspiration in Scotland’s landscapes and cityscapes
> developing your skills or learn new ones
> getting up close and personal with artistic talent
> being in the company of like-minded spirits
> finding that creative flow which is at the same time energising and relaxing, while we take care of the rest
> taking home art made by you.

Browse our website and be inspired for your next trip abroad! Use the Wish Form to tell us how your ideal art holiday shall look…

Fine art photography…the mindful way

When was the last time you really thought about an image for 30 minutes before pressing the shutter…. ?

We live in an exciting world dominated by imagery from amateur and pro photographers….smart phones and social media are ingrained in our daily lives. At times we are in danger of suffering from image overload where so many great photographs are becoming lost in the noise and we start to lose the individual identity of an image and the artist. Creating an image that really stands out and makes the viewer stop to appreciate is becoming more and more difficult. Developing an individual personal style is one of the biggest challenges we face as a photographic artist.

Ask yourself “what do I really think about this image” and what reaction may it inspire in the viewer.

Whilst technical skills are essential, often this can be given too much emphasis and we may lose the emotion, spirit or story in an image, so understanding the balance between camera skills and image creation is essential for us as an individual.

Photography…the mindful way

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One prime ethos of the workshops run by our tutor Dave Hunt is to slow down the capture process and give more value to the creative side of your photography. Connecting with not only the Scottish land- and cityscapes, but also our own thoughts and feelings leads to a deeper appreciation of our own photography. Some of the workshops will involve leaving the bag of dslr toys in the car and using compacts, smart phones, and even 35mm, Holga 6x6cm and 5”x4” film, whatever photographic medium helps us explore our creative vision.

Create work that is truly your own

Dave’s small group and individual photography workshop sessions are an opportunity to get back to the basics of image capture at a much more personal level. Working individually and together we can explore what an image means to us and what we are attempting to represent in the landscape, buildings and people. Having an experienced professional fine art photographer as a guide will further help to bring out your ‘Artist Within’.

Click here to enquire about a tailor made course just for you and your travel companion(s). To let us know you’d be interested in booking a place on a small group photography tour please use the contact form.