Art holidays

Small group art workshop holidays in Scotland

Our holiday packages combine art experiences for the skilled and beginners, eager to be creative and travel with other artists while on holidays in Scotland, with handpicked accommodation and eateries, visits to galleries and exhibitions, and more.

Develop your art skills in Scotland’s dramatic landscapes. Smell the sea breeze and wildflowers, explore the Highlands and islands….the winding streets of ancient villages and the buzz in our cities. Let them all inspire your art!

Every year we organise some ready-to-book art experiences on which we can take between 5 and 12 guests, depending on the package and activity. These high quality residential packages are built around a tutored art course led by one of our artists.

All our tours are created with love and much attention to detail. Click on the links below to find out more:

Drawing & painting in the Outer Hebrides (Lewis & Harris)
Dates: 26 August – 2 September 2018 – check out photos from this tour here!
Location: Lewis & Harris, Outer Hebrides
Tutor: Nicky Sanderson
Medium: mainly watercolour, inks, charcoal, pencil, graphite
Suitable for all skills levels

Drawing & painting in Argyll in the West of Scotland
Dates: 30 September – 6 October 2018 (fully booked)
Location: Tarbert, Argyll
Tutor: Karen Beauchamp & Paul Kennedy
Medium: your choice
Suitable for all skills levels

Elemental Landscape through Design and Printmaking
Dates: 28 October – 3 November 2018 (2 spaces left)
Location: Tarbert, Argyll
Tutor: Karen Beauchamp
Activity: design & printmaking
Suitable for all skills levels

Still Life & Autumn Colours Oil Painting
Dates: 3 – 10 November 2018 (closed for bookings)
Location: near Kirkcudbright, Galloway, South West of Scotland
Tutor: Elizabeth Gilbey
Activity: oil painting
Suitable for all skills levels

2019 Programme of art holidays

Still Life & Early Spring Colours Oil Painting 
Dates: 9 – 16 March 2019
Location: near Kirkcudbright, Galloway, South West of Scotland
Tutor: Elizabeth Gilbey
Activity: oil painting
Suitable for all skills levels

Free the Creative Powers – Drawing & painting on Kintyre 
Dates: 28 April – 4 May 2019
Location: Tarbert, Argyll
Tutor: Fiona Macrae
Activity: Drawing and Painting – medium is your choice
Suitable for all skills levels

Spring Landscape Oil Painting
Dates: 4 – 11 May 2019
Location: near Kirkcudbright, Galloway, South West of Scotland
Tutor: Elizabeth Gilbey
Activity: oil painting
Suitable for all skills levels

Discover Colour and Pattern in the Landscape – drawing, painting & printmaking in Kintyre
Dates: 19 – 25 May 2019
Location: Tarbert, Argyll
Tutor: Karen Beauchamp
Activity: drawing, painting & printmaking
Suitable for all skills levels

New Ways of Looking – Drawing & Painting in Kintyre
Dates: 2 – 8 June 2019
Location: Tarbert, Argyll
Tutor: Hannah Tofts
Activity: Drawing & painting – medium is your choice
Suitable for all skills levels

Outlander Art Experience (New!)
Dates: 30 June – 9 July 2019 (8 places left)
Location: various (starts and finishes in Linlithgow by Edinburgh)
Tutors: Nicky Sanderson (sketchbook journaling & watercolour) and guest tutors (printmaking, creative writing, herbalism)
Activity: Sketchbook journaling with watercolour & mixed media (also includes a half-day printmaking class and a session on traditional herbal remedies as used by Claire and Geillis in the series)
Suitable for all skills levels

High Summer Landscape Oil Painting 
Dates: 6 – 13 July 2019
Location: near Kirkcudbright, Galloway, South West of Scotland
Tutor: Elizabeth Gilbey
Activity: oil painting
Suitable for all skills levels

Drawing & painting in the Outer Hebrides (Lewis & Harris)
Dates: 25 August – 1 September 2019
Location: Lewis & Harris, Outer Hebrides
Tutor: Nicky Sanderson
Medium: mainly watercolour, inks, charcoal, pencil, graphite
Suitable for all skills levels

New ways of looking – Drawing & Painting in Kintyre
Dates: 1 – 7 September 2019
Location: Tarbert, Argyll
Tutor: Hannah Tofts
Activity: Painting – medium is your choice
Suitable for all skills levels

Elemental Landscape – Design and Texture
Dates: 22-28 September 2019
Location: Tarbert, Argyll
Tutor: Karen Beauchamp
Activity: painting, design & printmaking
Suitable for all skills levels

2020 Programme of art holidays

Creative photography retreat in the Scottish Highlands
Dates: 15 – 21 March 2020
Location: Glen Lyon, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Activity: analogue and digital photography
Tutor: Dave Hunt

Also coming soon

Save the dates:

18-24 November 2019 and 4-10 April 2020: Art retreat (acrylics painting) with Kate Cunningham at Hospitalfield on the North East coast of Scotland

10-17 May 2020: In 2020 we’re adding a new Outer Hebrides art experience: mixed media painting with Ellis O’Connor in North Uist, South Uist and the Isle of Benbecula.

23-30 August 2020: Drawing & Painting in Lewis & Harris with Nicky Sanderson

More dates for 2020 will follow

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If none of these fit with your preferred travel dates and interests we can put together a tailor made experience for you. Find out more…

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