Scottish Art Experience with Bryan Jernigan

Artist Bryan Jernigan and Wild at Art are delighted to invite you to an exclusive art experience in Scotland. Connect with the country’s stunning places and ancient history creatively and let them inspire your art. The carefully crafted itinerary combines a good selection of iconic and lesser known locations, whilst also offering studio time with Bryan and a relaxed, unhurried pace.

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At a glance

Dates: 23 April – 1 May 2023 – Closing date for bookings: 30 September 2022
> 8 nights high quality en-suite accommodation with breakfast
> Art tuition with Bryan Jernigan
> Exclusive itinerary covering a variety of locations, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, East Neuk Coast of Fife, Loch Lomond and many more
> Group transportation (by private minibus & rail)
> Group airport transfers from & to Edinburgh Airport
> Guided excursions and city walking tours led by Scottish artist & tour guide Nicky Sanderson
> Storytelling session
> Some meals included
> Personal support from Wild at Art throughout
> Cost: GBP 2920 (approx. 3830 USD) per person if sharing a room, plus GBP300 (approx. 390USD) to have a room to yourself.

Our base location is the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, a beautiful historic town close to the capital city of Edinburgh. Being situated so centrally makes it perfect for exploring many interesting locations. Linlithgow has a palace (Linlithgow Palace – birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots), a beautiful lake (Linlithgow Loch) and the Union Canal. Day trips will take us to Edinburgh, Glasgow, the fishing villages in the East Neuk of Fife and other places.

Our accommodation in Linlithgow is Court Residence, a small family-run hotel right in the heart of the town. The Hay family, who own Court Residence, have turned the historic former Sheriff Court building into luxurious suites, which combine traditional features with modern design. Court Residence has no restaurant, but each of the serviced suites has a small kitchen and sitting area and a breakfast hamper with bread, milk, eggs etc. is provided. This allows you to prepare simple meals should you not feel like eating out every night (shops and a supermarket are within walking distance).

The Power of Pastel: Workshop with Bryan Jernigan

Inspired by the colours, light and shapes of the Scottish landscapes, and with artistic guidance from Bryan you will experience the power of pastel in creating your personal works of art. Bryan has designed a workshop that allows you to connect to the locations we visit. Each day has a different focus and includes demonstration and exercises:

  • The basics of pastels – simple pastel landscapes
  • Importance of thumbnails
  • Landscapes tips and tricks
  • Realistic trees and better clouds
  • Scottish beach scenes
  • Structures in the landscape
  • Using alcohol washes for underpaintings.

Basic equipment such as cloths and masking tape will be provided. Together with the pre-travel information you will receive a list of materials to bring.



Day 1 – 23 April: Welcome
Pick up at Edinburgh Airport / Arrival in Linlithgow / Welcome reception & welcome dinner at local restaurant (included) / introduction to the experience / after dinner storytelling session with storyteller dressed in traditional kilt outfit

Day 2 – 24 April: Linlithgow
Exploring the town – Linlithgow Museum / Linlithgow Palace & Loch / Union Canal.
Studio time (lunch and refreshments included)
Private reception at local art gallery with an opportunity to meet local artists

MS Victoria St in Edinburgh

Day 3 – 25 April: Edinburgh
Day tour to Edinburgh / Walking and sketching tour with artist guide Nicky Sanderson / Old Town / Royal Mile / National Museum of Scotland & other places

Day 4 – 26 April: East Neuk of Fife
After a morning studio session day tour to the picturesque fishing villages on the east coast, which have inspired many artists: Elie, Pittenweem, Anstruther, possibly St Andrews (lunch included)

Day 5 – 27 April: Glasgow
After a morning studio session day tour to Glasgow / Exploring the city: e.g. George Square, Charles Rennie Mackintosh Centre, city murals & other places

Day 6 – 28 April: Studio day
A day at the studio to work on ideas and impressions gathered during excursions so far (lunch included)

Day 7 – 29 April: West Highlands
Day tour exploring Loch Lomond and parts of Argyll and the Trossachs

Day 8 – 30 April: Free day or studio day
Free day to explore some more / studio available all day / farewell dinner (dinner included)

Day 9 – 24 Sept: Departure
Drop off at Edinburgh Airport

Nearer the time, once local events programmes are available, we may build in items to further enrich the itinerary, such as a folk music night or interesting exhibitions.

Your guide

We’re delighted that Scottish artist Nicky Sanderson will be accompanying you and representing Wild at Art on this creative adventure. As well as being an inspiring artist and tutor herself, Nicky is also an experienced tour guide full of stories about Scotland and its history, which she’s keen to share with you. Learn more about Nicky and her own work here.

How to book

The price of this 9-day experience is GBP 2920 (approx. 3830 USD per person) based on two guests sharing a room (plus GBP 300/ 390 USD for single occupancy)*. A deposit of GBP 400 (approx. 520 USD) secures your place, the balance is due 8 weeks before the start date. You will receive an invoice for this 10 weeks before the start date. Non-painting partners are welcome.

Personal travel insurance is required. Flights to and from Edinburgh are not included, nor are gratuities. As a rough guideline, you may want to budget around 250 GBP (approx. 326 USD) in total for the meals that are not included in the price.

Once the balance payment has been made you will receive the pre-travel information with everything you need to know, e.g. what clothing and art materials to bring.

To book please click on the link below and provide a few details. The booking form also includes a Paypal link for the deposit payment. Prices are payable in GBP (Pound Sterling).

Please book before 30 September 2022 to secure your place.

*For twin accommodation (2 beds) we’ve booked the new Courtyard Split Level Studios at Court Residence. The two beds are located on different levels within the studio, which means that although two guests will be sharing the studio unit, the sleeping areas (one double bed each) offer a good degree of privacy. 

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About Wild at Art

At Wild at Art we have been curating and running art and craft experiences in Scotland since 2012. Doing art is a very special way of connecting with our beautiful locations and Wild at Art director Ute Amann-Seidel has a great passion for creating inspiring feel-good experiences for visitors from all over the world.

We also believe that creative travel has huge potential for making a positive difference for local artists, communities and environments. We are committed to the principles of Responsible Travel – find out more.


Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about the art experience with Bryan Jernigan. For questions about the art tuition please contact Bryan (bkjartist @ For all other questions email Ute (ute @