A professionally guided art experience over five days. Discover creative ways of seeing, adding new dimensions to your work, in the comfortably relaxed and informal atmosphere of Whitehouse Studio at Glenreasdale House.
Work out in the field during the day and return to the studio with your finds and observations from the exquisite local landscape to create pattern and designs suitable for print. An exhilarating learning experience for all levels including assimilation of information with your senses and unravelling of the intricacies of colour and shape to form an image. A fully guided experience for all with one to one tuition. Karen is an enthusiastic and stimulating tutor, with a deep knowledge of drawing, painting and printmaking.
The course is planned to provide a varied programme of short journeys to inspiring locations, all specially chosen and never far from the sea. Alternatively, working in the studio will give you time and space to develop your ideas and recharge your creativity in a supportive environment.
This art holiday starts on Sunday afternoon and finishes on Saturday morning after breakfast.
Cost: £975 per person, based on two sharing (£150 single supplement)
Please note that transport to and from the holiday venue is not included
Glenreasdale House is a spacious, light and airy Arts and Crafts house built in 1907 by Peter J. Mackie, founder of White Horse Whisky. The original house was subdivided into four huge sections seventy years ago, now Karen lives in the centre section with the tower and the walled garden. Not only has Karen renovated the house but her home also reflects a lifetime of collecting beautiful and interesting objects during her career as a designer.
Overlooking West Loch Tarbert and in a secret location up an old farm lane in Kintyre, it is secluded but not remote. Surrounded by stunning and inspring scenery; rocky and rugged shores or soft and rolling hills, the area has been a mecca for artists for centuries; the `Glasgow Boys’, the ‘Glasgow Girls’, and the Scottish Colourists all found inspiration here. Two hours spectacular drive west of Glasgow, Whitehouse is close to the small atmospheric fishing and sailing village of Tarbert, with its pubs and restaurants. The area is renowned for its seafood, local produce and whisky.
Situated between the ferry port of Kennacraig serving Islay and Jura, and Claonaig for the Isle of Arran, the area has a characteristically undulating landscape which creates micro-climates; often when it is raining on the east side of the peninsular it will be bright sun on the west side.
A warm and friendly welcome awaits you !
Autumn on Kintyre and Knapdale – All the turning colours of the Summer’s growth, purples and reds, ochre’s and raw umbers next to turquoise and soft blue ray rocks and the sharp limey green lichens on the shore.