2019 All 2019 holidays are booking now and all have limited places left
18-25th May – Suffolk – to include Aldeburgh, Snape and Southwold with a look at the work of Maggie Hamblin and other contemporary artists and making a sea monoprint as well as sketching at a number of venues. Suffolk is one of my favourite counties and I know it well so I’m really looking forward to this one, we’ll be able to sketch boats and fish sales sheds, sculptures and lovely old buildings, reed beds and people, whatever interests you.
28th June-6th July – Netherlands, proving popular already, we will be based in the North of Holland, north of Amsterdam, and will visit the colourful fishing village of Volendam to sketch and sample the smoked eel, and pickled herring (though as a vegetarian I’ll just watch the rest of you!). We will also be spending some time in Zaanse Schans to sketch the eighteenth-century windmills and houses and taste some famous cheese (mmm, cheese).
As our time in Amsterdam will be mostly be taken up at the Rijksmuseum we will also sketch in the quieter but equally as beautiful town of Haarlem, often dubbed “little Amsterdam.
Our last port of call for a completely different atmosphere will be the stunning Texel Island. The largest and most populated of the West Frisian Islands it offers a landscape of sweeping sand dunes, salt marshes filled with lavender, and beaches lined with bungalows.
14 – 21st September Faro, Portugal (Portugal was so popular last year we have decided to offer a venue further South than last time near Faro in 2019)
The beautiful coast of the Algarve has always been a popular destination for many travellers because of its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands. Located on the Atlantic Ocean much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire. The scenic city of Faro with its old walled town and historic monuments are a testament to the Moorish influence on the city.
During the week we will also visit Tavira, one of the loveliest towns in the eastern Algarve and Silves which offers an intriguing glimpse into Portugal’s cultural past.
12th-19th October 2019 – Cornwall
Southern Cornwall offers many of opportunities to sketch and paint. From its magnificent manor houses and stunning tropical gardens to idyllic cosy fishing ports or rugged western coastline with pounding surf, students will never be far from a source of inspiration.
The artistic heritage of the region is also legendary and during the week we will look at the painting history of St Ives and Newlyn schools.
Perfectly located between both the East and West shores of South Cornwall, our base for the week will provide an ideal opportunity for you to immerse yourselves in the beauty of the county that Poldark has recently brought to our screens.
There has already been a great deal of interest in this trip so early booking is strongly advised now ONLY ONE ROOM left.
The rates for next year for all holidays will be the same as 2018 if you book this year
double / twin ensuite room from = £995pp (solo) £895pp (shared)
double/twin shared bathroom = £900pp (solo ) £800pp (shared)
£200 deposit to secure your place -booking up already.
-Please email me if you’d like more details or to book a place