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Art Painting Holidays
& Courses In the Lake District

Located in Keswick with famous Cumbrian Artist Colin Halliday

With our art painting holidays, you can discover how to paint the world as it is in our secret spaces around Borrowdale, Derwent Water, by learning how to paint art outside. (En plein air painting)

We run these programmes across all four seasons of the year.

Lake District Art Painting Holidays

Treat yourself to a unique and exciting artistic adventure, with exclusive tuition available for both budding and accomplished artists.

The courses run across all four seasons of the year, hence you will have the liberty to engage with and paint landscapes which are to your specific preference.

The courses involve traveling to a variety of different locations each day. Within this, there are demonstrations, one-to-one tuition, critique sessions and an informal end-of-week exhibition.

The personal touch

We are the only company offering en plein air painting in the Lakes

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Art Courses & Holidays

Suitable for all, from complete novices who are curious and have never lifted a paintbrush to the well-experienced and advanced artist. Furthermore, with a wide variety of programme lengths, we really have something to suit everyone.

If you are traveling with a friend who does not wish to take part in the painting lessons then fear not. There will also be plenty of non-painting activities provided, such as daily hiking excursions with the Course leader, Chris Goodwin.

The benefits of coming with us on our art painting holidays.

All Year Round Art Courses

The time of year is chosen for the best light conditions, colours, and weather for painting outdoors. Remember it is the Lakes and the weather can be interesting!

Great for Beginners and Experienced Artists

Colin is sublime in his skill set, enabling him to be flexible with catering for beginners, the more experienced, as well as those with varying backgrounds in different types of painting.

Relaxed Environment and Teaching

Our environment affects us emotionally and mentally, painting outdoors inspires the individual in ways far beyond studio bound classes could ever achieve.

Registration Forms

We have registration forms available for download in the versatile and popular PDF format. They can be completed electronically and sent via email, there is of course the option to print them out and send it to us through the post, as some clients prefer to do this.

Spaces tend to be filled quickly, you can always contact us to discover if we have availability.

Download Our Brochure

Perhaps you would like to mull over what we offer and what this experience could mean for you in our downloadable brochure.

Delegate Testimonials

Below are featured a few random feedback reviews sent to us from our clients

Relevant and applicable teaching in an excellent environment, fascinating networking, group and environment.


Really good. The whole experience has been invaluable to me. The course has highlighted areas of interest to me for future goals and ambitions to become a painter.


Fabulous scenery, lots of good tips and techniques to take away and practice.


Really good, really impactful, I’ve learned a lot, I feel I’ve grown in the short time I’ve been here. I’ve learned new skills and feel like ready to put them into practice.

Paul R.

Had a great time, learnt a lot. The tutor was great, very helpful, very enjoyable. Wish I’d taken painting up years ago. I’ll be back next year.


Lovely friendly people. Love the art subjects, learnt a lot. Perfect choice for me, and my partner came along and enjoyed the walking too.

Sue and John

My overall experience is amazing, I can’t recommend it enough. I’m so impressed that I’ve encouraged my daughter to attend the next course.

Sharon T.

Really fun! You have the opportunity to interact with different people from different places with similar interests to you. And the scenery… wow

Julie T.