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Art Painting Holidays
& Courses in the Lake District

Located in Keswick 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. (En plein air painting).

We run these courses in the spring, summer and autumn.

Lake District Art Painting Holidays

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

As the courses run across three seasons of the year, you will have the freedom to engage with and paint landscapes which are to your specific preference.

You will travel each day to different locations and experience one-to-one tuition, demonstrations, daily critique sessions and an informal end-of-week final critique session.

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 travelling with a friend who does not wish to take part in the painting lessons, don’t worry – there are plenty of non-painting activities to do such as, sight-seeing, walking, photography, cycling or just relaxing in the amazing landscape etc.

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

Art Courses across 3 seasons of the year

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.

Enrolment Forms

Enrolment forms are available for download in the versatile and popular PDF format. They can be completed electronically and sent via email or you can print them out and send to us through the post.

As 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

“I’d never used a palette knife to paint with before but am now fairly sold on it and the freedom it gives.”

“I’d never used a palette knife to paint with before but am now fairly sold on it and the freedom it gives.”

“I’d never used a palette knife to paint with before but am now fairly sold on it and the freedom it gives.”

Spring 2019

Spring 2019

Spring 2019

“I hadn’t painted in a long while and this course gave me the encouragement I needed and so much enjoyed - thank you .“

“I hadn’t painted in a long while and this course gave me the encouragement I needed and so much enjoyed - thank you .“

“I hadn’t painted in a long while and this course gave me the encouragement I needed and so much enjoyed - thank you .“

Spring 2019

Spring 2019

Spring 2019

“ Friendly course, beautiful location, helpful tutor tuition/ critique . Accommodation and food excellent . I feel my painting has developed appreciably.”

“ Friendly course, beautiful location, helpful tutor tuition/ critique . Accommodation and food excellent . I feel my painting has developed appreciably.”

“ Friendly course, beautiful location, helpful tutor tuition/ critique . Accommodation and food excellent . I feel my painting has developed appreciably.”

Spring 2019

Spring 2019

Spring 2019

Spring 2019

Spring 2019

Spring 2019

“I liked your teaching method - more educare than didactic.”

“I liked your teaching method - more educare than didactic.”

“I liked your teaching method - more educare than didactic.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the course. I learned so much during my first experience of 'en plein air' painting with a palette knife. The company and food were all superb too.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the course. I learned so much during my first experience of 'en plein air' painting with a palette knife. The company and food were all superb too.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the course. I learned so much during my first experience of 'en plein air' painting with a palette knife. The company and food were all superb too.”

Spring 2019

Spring 2019

Spring 2019

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