Art Workshops on the Isle of Skye with Marion Boddy-Evans

If you’re visiting the Isle of Skye or live locally, and would like to do a painting or drawing workshop, let me know and we can organize something, whether it’s one day or several, sketching on location or indoors out of the weather in the beautiful natural light of Skyeworks Gallery in Portree (with easy access to the bakery below). Beginners welcome! I’m on gallery duty at Skyeworks most Saturdays (and occasional other days), do pop in to chat.

Scheduled Art Workshops:

Fortnightly Art Class with Homework:
Next dates: 10 May (Thursday) when we’ll be looking at painting clouds and sunsets.
Skyeworks Gallery, Portree, Isle of Skye. 10 to 4.
£70 a day. All materials provided.
Each week will look at a different aspect of painting or drawing,, and there’ll be an optional “homework” assignment for the inbetween weeks.
Class size: Six (four spots available)
Level: Beginners or anyone wanting to refresh, explore, join in.

Sketch to Studio on Skye
17 to 21 September, £450
Details and prices: Art Retreats Skyeworks Gallery
Exploring ways to gather reference material on location (including mixed media sketching and photography) which we will then use to develop paintings in the studio at Skyeworks.

4 to 9 November Capturing Skye: Exploring Expressive Mixed Media, at Higham Hall in the English Lake District (contact Higham to register an expression of interest and be amongst the first to receive the details).
Learn to work expressively and freely by combining drawing and painting mediums to create vibrant, atmospheric paintings inspired by reference images of the Isle of Skye. For all levels wanting to loosen up, learn more about different mediums, and explore “what if…?” possibilities. Think of mixed media as “acrylics plus other things”.

31 March to 5 April 2019 Capturing Skye: Vibrant & Atmospheric Acrylics & Watercolours, at Higham Hall in the Lake District.

Dates not available for art workshops:
10 to 21 July 2018 (will be at Patchings Art Festival)

HOW TO BOOK: Email me on art(at)marion(dot)scot and let me know what/when/etc you’re interested in doing.

Cancellation fee: 20% of workshop fee if you cancel within seven days of the arranged workshop; taking out travel insurance is recommended. 100% workshop fee refund if for some reason I have to cancel (it hasn’t happened yet).


“Thank you for a wonderful three day workshop. You taught me heaps about composition, technique and media and I enjoyed being challenged in such a supportive environment. Thank you for your generosity with your ideas and knowledge, and for your enthusiasm for sharing your passion. Thanks also for nurturing any glimpse of ability! I loved what I achieved, and am excited about the possibilities and potential which may lie ahead!” — JR

“We really can’t say thank you enough for the time we had together! Both of us are very clear it was the highlight of our time on Skye. We love the beauty and wildness of the island, but the workshop together was special! For me it was a real ‘life experience’ which continues to enrich me and I look at what came of our time together on canvas and in sketch book with a real sense of pride.” J &A.

How to Get to Skye:
1. From London: Fly to Inverness or take the train to Inverness or Fort William, then bus to Portree (about three hours).
2. Fly/train/bus to Glasgow, then long-distance bus to Portree (about nine hours) or rent a car.
3. Fly to Amsterdam, then short flight to Inverness, then bus from Inverness to Portree or rent a car.

There are lots of options. Be sure to check the location as Portree is used in addresses as a region, not only the town. Most self-catering accommodation bookings run Saturday to Saturday. Recommended B&Bs (great hosts, and some of my paintings!): Larchside B&B, Lochshore House B&B, Marsco B&B

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Marion Boddy-Evans photo taken in mixed media workshop at Skyeworks Gallery

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