Lake District School of Art - 5 day residential course
Art Painting Holidays / Courses in Keswick, The Lake District with Cumbrian Artist Colin Halliday.
Discover how to paint the world as it is in our secret spaces around Borrowdale, Derwent Water, by learning how to paint art outside.
Treat yourself to a relaxed and enjoyable artistic adventure, with individual tuition for both budding and accomplished artists, join us and get inspired.
We travel to different locations every day. We include demonstrations, one-to-one tuition, critique sessions and an informal end-of-week exhibition.
Alternatively, you may prefer to operate independently of our team, just enjoying the social aspects of the holiday.
To enhance this programme of wellbeing further we have now added mindfulness to the programme agenda (this is optional), Liz will take you through some mindful activities pre and post workshop to get you in the mood for working at one with nature…
Here's a couple of course reviews...
"I hadn't painted in a long time and this course gave me the encouragement I needed and so much enjoyment. Thank you Colin."
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the course. I learned so much during my 1st experience of 'plan air' painting with a palette knife. The company, food, and accommodation were superb too."
"Friendly course, beautiful location, helpful tutor / tuition / critique. Accommodation, food excellent. I feel my painting has developed appreciably."
"A lovely, relaxed course of a perfect size (6) people. Great sites to paint, transported to and from them. Good alternative place booked when raining! Liz was a great host and cook. Knowledgeable tutoring and sensitive criticism. Thank you all."
Suitability - Who should attend?
• Suitable for all, from complete novices who are curious and have never lifted a paint brush to budding artists and the more advanced
• If you are travelling with a friend who does not wish to take part in the painting lessons, there are plenty of non-painting activities in the area such as walking, cycling and local places of interest
The benefits of coming with us on this art painting adventure.
• The time of year is chosen for the best light, colours and weather (remember it is the Lakes and the weather can be interesting!!) for painting outdoors
• The number of students is usually 6 – 14
• At the start of your course you will have the chance to discuss your own personal goals and aims for the course
• If you have some painting and drawing experience, Colin will help you to develop your existing painting and drawing skills as well as giving you useful tips to help you develop new skills and techniques
• If you are a complete beginner Colin will help you with the basics and will set you off on a path to developing your own artists personality
For your partners or friends
If you want to bring partners or friends on the programme then please feel free is plenty to do in the local area, walking, cycling and places of interest.
Training Course Content
About the course
We are bringing you all to the Lakes, a favourite painting location of mine; painting from locations many people do not know about, years of experience means we know where the best locations are.
You will be staying in very comfortable accommodation in central Keswick, close to all other amenities.
We will be taking you to locations after breakfast, and lunch will be provided on location so we can carry on painting.
I am hoping to get you all painting at least two paintings each day so if you are doing five days you could go home with ten new paintings which you could sell and more than pay for your course!
We will provide all the materials you need, the cost of this is additional to the course fees.
There are some top tips about your set up which I have learnt from all my years of practice and once you are booked on these will be shared, so your journey starts even before you get here.
A full list of everything you need to bring will be provided.
After initial introductions we will head out on location where I will give a demonstration but you are of course welcome to start yourself.
I will complete a small canvas landscape in about 30 minutes and then help you all get set up.
Everyone gets my utmost attention and help. I want to free you all up and impart as much of my knowledge as I can over the time spent together.
I have developed this way of working over many years of hard work but have every faith you will walk away with some of your own paintings you will be very proud of.
There will also be in depth discussions and fun discussions over dinner and drinks later.
Whilst I am using Oils and want to encourage you all to do the same, something we also can offer is acrylics and mixed media and again I can demonstrate that for you, it’s a different approach to oil so if you really fancied it you could even do a bit of both, one day Oils the next Acrylic and mixed media and see what works for you.
At the end of each day we will go back to our studio and have a short group critique session, then back for clean-up and dinner and drinks.
At the end of your course, be it a one day or two and a half days or the full five-day programme I will give each of you an individual one to one critique session and hope to galvanise what is good with your painting style and develop a way forward to enhance your artistic skills further.
We want this to be one the best learning and growing experiences you have ever had, and perhaps come back and paint another season with us.
I have taught a few Art groups recently and feedback tells me it is one of their best experiences.
What’s included on the 5-day programme
5 full days of painting tuition
4 nights’ accommodation
4 breakfasts and 5 lunches
Take your paintings home with you
Course cost with own room is £1,295 per delegate
Course cost with shared room is £1,195 per delegate
Course cost for a partner/friend in shared room is £695
The cost for all painting materials (including canvases) is £132 per delegate
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