(all rooms FULL now for August 2018, but please register your interest for another time, or waiting list.)
PAINTING HOLIDAY in the HIGHLANDS
Tutor: Jonathan Shearer
9th to 16th August 2018
At Embo House, near Dornoch
Jonathan Shearer is a well known landscape painter based in the Scottish Highlands, and a very experienced tutor. Join him in August for a week of exciting painting at the magnificent Embo House, where you will enjoy luxury accommodation, wonderful food and like-minded company in a stunning setting close to the Loch Fleet Nature Reserve.
The course is suitable for all levels from beginners upwards, as Jonathan teaches on an individual basis and will identify each student’s needs. Use whatever media you wish. Plein-air landscape painting will be encouraged, as will the use of sketch-books as source material, but Jonathan will help to you to progress, however you choose to work. You should bring your own materials - if you are inexperienced, we can advise. There will be 5 days of teaching with a free day mid-week to give you the chance to explore further afield.
To see Jonathan Shearer’s recent work, see www.castlegallery.co.uk/jonathan-shearer.html
Scroll down the page to see a couple of videos of the artist at work!
This historic house is set in private grounds and has beautiful views to the Dornoch Firth and surrounding landscape. Accommodation is spacious and luxurious - please see www.embohouse.co.uk to see it in all its glory! There is studio space adjoining the main house, and the garden and grounds are full of interesting corners for artists, with the sea not far away.
Embo is just over one hour’s drive from Inverness. The best way to come is by car. Car hire is available at Inverness airport or train station. Non-painting partners can enjoy golfing, fishing, walking, birdwatching, as well as many interesting places to visit within easy reach.
Clare Blois and Jane Weston will look after you in the house, with most of the cooking done by Jane, whose food is legendary in the Highlands. Clare and Jane have run painting holidays together in the past and between them have many years of experience of managing Scottish house parties.
Prices include 5 days painting tuition and all meals and drinks. Arrive afternoon of Thursday 9th August, leave morning of Thursday 16th August
Single occupancy of double ensuite room: £ 975.00
Per person sharing ensuite room: 775.00 for a painter, £ 525 for non-painter
Day students: non-resident painters: £ 300 for week including lunch
Booking and Questions
Please contact Clare Blois: firstname.lastname@example.org