So Sorry – this course booking is now closed. Spaces still available in Plein air painting in the style of the Scottish Colourists, 20 – 25 August 2017.
Bookings for two participants receive £50 off per person. Better yet, for a group of 6 contact us for availability and prices. Living locally? Get in touch for the cost of this non-residential 3 day art class.
St Andrews and the East Neuk offer painters a banquet of visual images and sounds: the ancient town and villages with narrow, cobbled streets, historic castle, sandy beaches, tiny fishing harbours, St Andrews University – Scotland’s oldest – founded in 1413…oh, and let’s not forget world-famous golf courses! This art holiday begins in Edinburgh, then we travel to Crail in the East Neuk of Fife. Our accommodation is in the coastal village of Crail.
This is the ‘next step’ in developing your watercolour painting skills and expression. Liz will show you that watercolours are the perfect medium for capturing the essence of a scene. Quick impressions will be recorded in a sketchpad and then developed into larger pieces. Liz will show you how to include people out enjoying outdoor recreation.
Let your creative energy capture the remarkable light and the long daylight hours of summer in the northern hemisphere in the landscapes, seascapes, street scenes. Smell the sea breeze, listen to the gulls, touch 1000+ years of history. Commenting this year, Iris said:
This is a spiritual journey for me.
The town centre is 1.5 miles across, making it easy to soak up the sights and sounds on foot. The now ruined cathedral was an important medieval pilgrimage destination. St Andrews has been welcoming visitors for over 1,000 years!
The artist and the workshop
Listen to Liz explain how she brings light and liveliness into her painting in the video below.
Liz Yule is an experienced watercolour artist and exhibits her work in galleries and exhibitions throughout Scotland. She has an excellent reputation as a teacher and demonstrator of the medium. Students find that her passion and enthusiasm for painting is infectious. She feels it is very important that every participant gets all the help and attention they need to help them on their own artistic journey.
An exceptional artist, Liz is also a great role model, proving it is never too late to excel in another chosen direction! She is a former Civil Engineering technician but retired from that career in 1987 to concentrate on bringing up her family and developing her artistic talents.
Her art prizes include five Shell Expo awards and the Atelier award at Patchings art exhibition 2013. She is best known for winning Channel 4’s television 2001 series of Watercolour Challenge.
Feel free to bring your own watercolour materials, especially your paint brushes. This is a popular course and we keep the group small for lots of personal attention, so book early to ensure your place. You should already have some basic experience of watercolor painting.
Listen to Liz explain how she brings the sparkling sunny day in St Andrews into her watercolour painting. She demonstrates exceptional artistic skill and her keen ability as an art tutor.
Day 1 Sunday
The vacation starts in Edinburgh and you arrive at the 4-star Ten Hill Place Hotel in your own time. Getting into the city from the airport is quick and easy and we’ll provide you with all of the information you need. We gather in the evening for welcome reception and dinner in the hotel.
Ten Hill Place Hotel in Edinburgh is part of the 500-year-old Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Profits from the hotel go to support surgical training world-wide.
Day 2 Monday
Our course begins with a train journey along the stunning coastline, then by car to Crail in the East Neuk. Arrive at Crail House, with sketchbook in hand, ready to explore the village. Time permitting we begin sketching with Liz Yule.
Days 3, 4 & 5 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
These 3 days are full days of painting in St Andrews and the villages, harbours, and beaches of Crail, Pittenweem and St Monans. At the end of each day we take time to review our work, and our aspirations.
Crail House is self-catering accommodation. Breakfast supplies are available. Lunches and coffee/tea breaks are included at painting sites. Dinners may be together or separately in the village pubs and restaurants. On the last night, Thursday, Wild at Art takes you out for a farewell dinner.
Day 6 Friday
After breakfast we say good-bye. You take with you pieces inspired by Scotland and made by you! And you leave behind some good friends made in the process of creating art. You may want to extend your stay in Scotland and we will be happy to assist you with suggestions.
We organise transport back to Edinburgh after breakfast. In case you have to catch a very early flight we can arrange your early lift to the airport for an additional charge.
Cost and inclusions
The cost for the package is £1270 double occupancy. Please request prices for single, and for non-participating guests. The package includes: 3.5 days of workshop tuition (incl. gallery visit), some painting materials, sketchbook, 5 nights in 4-star accommodation, breakfasts, welcome drink and dinner on arrival night at Ten Hill Place, lunches and refreshments (on workshop days for course participants only), farewell dinner, transport from Edinburgh to Crail and back, transport within painting locations. Dinner on days 2,3,& 4 are not included. The itinerary is based on careful selection of suppliers and is accurate at the time of publication, but should it be necessary, Wild at Art reserves the right to make changes.
For booking form, please contact Ellen or Ute at [email protected]
To secure your place(s), a non-refundable deposit of £300 per person is payable at the time of booking, the remaining amount eight weeks before the holiday starts. Pay your deposit before January 15 2017 and receive £100 the final full cost. Please make sure you have read our Business Terms & Conditions before you book.
Flights and airport transfers are not included. Personal travel insurance is required. Please inform us if you have food allergies. Wear comfortable shoes and bring all weather clothing.
For further information and please contact Ellen Colingsworth or Ute Amann-Seidel at [email protected]
We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland and inspiring you!
Ellen and Ute