Painting Holidays at The Selkirk Arms Hotel, Kirkcudbright 2013
5 nights arriving Sunday 22nd September 2013
Whether you are a relative beginner or you wish to develop your skills this course is suitable for you.
With small groups (maximum 8 persons) whatever your level of ability you will receive plenty of individual tuition.
Sessions will start with demonstrations exploring particular aspects of watercolour painting. These techniques can then be put into practice working outside in the town and the surrounding landscape.
Kirkcudbright has many exceptional subjects, from its handsome 18C town houses to the fishing boats and the harbour.
The nearby beaches, coastline and surrounding hills are truly exceptional. Kirkcudbrightshire is renowned for its unspoilt natural beauty.
It is not surprising that Kirkcudbright has attracted many painters over the last 100 years. There will be time to explore the town, its summer exhibitions, galleries and the Scottish National Trust’s Broughton House – home of the ‘Glasgow Boy’ E.A.Hornel.
There will be regular sessions devoted to feedback and appraisal about your progress over the week. If wet weather prevents working outside there is a dedicated meeting-room in the hotel which is suitable for working indoors.
The holiday is designed to develop and extend your skills as a painter but just as importantly it is our aim to give you a memorable and enjoyable time during your stay in Kirkcudbright.
Your tutor Jeremy Carlisle B.A.Hons. M.A. has a considerable track record of teaching watercolour painting classes, workshops and for painting holidays. He has lived in Galloway for many years and is an excellent guide to some of the more out of the way places of interest.
He exhibits both locally and further afield and has work in public and private collections. You can see examples of his work on the link below.
Price of the 5 day painting holiday which includes 5 days Bed and Breakfast and welcome drink, canapes and dinner on the first night and a farewell drinks, canapes and dinner on the final evening leaving you free to choose your dining preferences on the other 3 nights either in the hotel or exploring some of local eateries. We are sure you will enjoy our hospitality and quality of food from our award winning Chef and his team.
Price is per participant £425
Spouse / partner / friend not attending course but included in the 2 group dinners £300
Single room supplement £75 for the 5 night stay
Please phone the hotel direct to book this holiday as places are limited. 01557 330402