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Painting & Drawing from Nature

Unleash your creativity with 

an all-inclusive arts & crafts holiday

  • Activity: Immerse yourself in nature's beauty and learn techniques to capture landscapes, plants, and wildlife through painting and drawing.
  • All-inclusive package: Enjoy 3 meals per day and 5 nights accommodation at Gartmore House
  • Location: Gartmore House, Gartmore, Stirlingshire, FK8-3RS
  • Duration: 4 days tuition by an expert tutor
  • Tutor: Catherine Sargeant, Kit Neufeld  
  • Price: From £879

Available Dates

DATES 2024
All of our craft or activity holidays run for 5-nights from Sunday to Friday and start from £879 per person.

The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.

“I needed somewhere that offered residential painting and drawing classes focused on nature near me, and Gartmore House really came through for me.

About The Holiday

We are more than ready to welcome you to Gartmore House for our painting & drawing from nature holiday!


We understand that life can get in the way and stop your creative flow. Where do all the hours in the day go? Get back to nature and let it inspire you during Gartmore House’s week-long drawing and painting classes. Surrounded by the stunning Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, you’re bound to rediscover your artistic joy. Over the course of the week, you’ll have all the time you need to get stuck in and finish a piece.

Try out these painting & drawing from nature classes and learn in a relaxed, nurturing environment away from all of life’s usual stresses.
Suitable for all, the focus of this course is the natural world, with time spent discovering the joys of being creative outdoors in this beautiful location. You will develop skills in drawing and painting with watercolour and different mediums, use materials such as charcoal and graphite sticks, while developing a sketchbook. Taking account of the weather, you will be involved in short walks in the nearby countryside initially following the tracks, then venturing into the woods choosing viewpoints for composition, looking at tonal range and aerial perspective in both monochrome and colour. We will be using the general landscape, and also gathering interesting natural materials – feathers, bark and plants etc., – for setting up still life's indoors.

Course Inclusions And Coverage

This course is an all-in-one package which includes the following:

Tuition

Booking for this course includes 4 days of specialist tuition.

Equipment

All specialist equipment will be supplied but there will be a few essential items that you will need to bring. Please see our terms and detailed information section below.

Food & Accommodation

Full board catering and 5-nights accommodation are included when you book.

Transfers

Complimentary transfers are included when you book - subject to certain conditions.*

* Transfers from Stirling train station are available on the arrival and departure days (pick-up from the station at 15:30, departs Gartmore House at 9:15). Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports are available at an additional cost.

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tERMS & DETAILED INFORMATION
  • Terms of Booking

  • Example Programme

  • Kit List

If you’re coming on one of our holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. We also have a full programme of day trips and activities on offer for them. Please add them and day trips at the checkout stage.

How to book
To book online, please click on your preferred date above.
For any questions or to book direct please call 01877 382 991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com
If you have any questions, you may like to take a look at our FAQs but if you have any further queries, please contact our team directly.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
To confirm your holiday:
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure your booking.

Payment of your holiday:
The balance of your payment must be received no later than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement of your holiday. In the case of non-payment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and any cancellation fees will apply.

If you cancel your booking:
All deposits are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your booking up to 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, we will refund any monies paid, less your deposit. If you cancel less than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, no refund will be given.
We do advise you to take out holiday insurance for this reason.

Your Course Tutor: Catherine Sargeant

Catherine Sargeant is a visual artist and educator based in Scotland.  Both her own artwork and art teaching incorporate different media including paint, inks, print and collage.  With over a decade of experience teaching on art holidays she says “Teaching mixed ability groups is exciting, I strive to meet everyone at their own level, encouraging folk to explore their creativity and also to have fun..” Catherine works from her Edinburgh, Patriothall WASPS studio, initially awarded to her on Graduating from Edinburgh College of Art during its Centenary year.  Catherine tutors at Leith School of Art and freelance both in Scotland and abroad.

Website www.catherinesargeant.co.uk

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Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/catherinesargeant/

Your Course Tutor: Kit Neufeld

Kit is a graduate of the Scottish College of Textiles specialising in knitted fabrics, and throughout her time there, she found that the use of fine art skills such as drawing and painting were vital when searching for inspiration to create. Throughout the week, Kit will assist you in the process of honing and expanding your skill set as you work towards a personal goal with the hope that when you leave you will have gained the confidence in your own drawing skill.

Using a variety of materials and techniques, Kit will guide you as you study different subjects each day allowing for a productive but enjoyable experience.

This course is suitable for all levels, whether a complete beginner ready to start something new or a skilled artist looking for new challenge.

Faq

  • The Course

  • Bedrooms

  • TRansport & location

  • FOOD & DRINK

  • OTHER

Where can I find out more about the course? 

If you need any further information about your course that is not on our website, please get in contact with us and we can provide you with the tutor’s contact details who can assist with your query.


What do I need to bring on my art, craft and activity break?

Your required kit list for your specific break is shown on each course’s webpage.  Your tutor will also be in contact with you, prior to your course to confirm kit lists and questions you have.

Should you have any queries, then please feel free to contact us.

What is the art, craft and activity holiday booking terms and conditions?

To confirm your holiday a non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure your booking.

The balance of your payment must be received no later than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement of your holiday. In the case of non-payment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and any cancellation fees will apply.

All deposits are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your booking up to 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, we will refund any monies paid, less your deposit. If you cancel less than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, no refund will be given.

Holidays are subject to availability and subject to change. There is a minimum number of guests required to run each course. If a course is cancelled due to low numbers, you may transfer any monies paid to an alternative date or a full refund will be issued. We do advise you to take out holiday insurance for this reason.

What time do your transfer services for the art, craft & activity holidays operate?

We offer a complimentary transfer services to and from Stirling train station. Collection is at 3:30pm from the station on the day of arrival, and our drop-off service departs from Gartmore House at 9:15 am on day of departure.

The closest airports to us are Glasgow and Edinburgh airports. If you require a transfer to and/or from either airport, please select this option at the time of booking. Transfers to/from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are available at an additional cost. After booking your flights, please update your Customer Portal with the time you wish to be collected from the airport on the day of arrival and the time of collection at Gartmore House, returning to the airport, on the day of departure. Please allow 60 minutes for your transfer between Gartmore House and Glasgow Airport, or 90 minutes for your transfer between Gartmore House and Edinburgh Airport.

Can I bring a partner/friend to stay with me while I am on an art, craft or activity break?

If you’re coming on one of our art, craft or activity holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. Please add them at the checkout stage.



Spots on this course are limited!

Book your spot now and join us at Gartmore House. We are confident it will deepen your understanding of drawing and painting.

Need help? Don't hesitate to contact us.

  • Gartmore Estate, Stirling, FK8 3RS, Scotland
  • mail@gartmorehouse.com
  • 01877 382 991