Scheduled Art Workshops:
HIGHAM HALL: 7 to 12 November 2019 Capturing Skye: Exploring Expressive Mixed Media, at Higham Hall in the English Lake District. Residential from £475, non-residential £313.
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 or watercolour plus other things”.
Group size: 10 maximum
Note: the days of the week this workshop runs are Thursday to Tuesday rather than the usual Sunday to Friday.
HIGHAM HALL: Sunday 29 March to Friday 3 April 2020 Capturing Skye: Exploring Expressive Mixed Media, at Higham Hall in the Lake District. Residential from £485, non-residential £319.
Group size: 10 maximum.
Higham Hall: early November 2020
Contact Higham Hall to be put on the list to be amongst the first to know when bookings open.
ISLE OF SKYE WORKSHOPS
From spring 2020: One-to-one/two sessions, two hours long, in my garden studio by arrangement.
£50 a person including materials.
Important: Bring a drink if you want something other than water or black coffee; studio is up a few stairs; there is no access to a toilet (nearest public toilets are at ferry terminal in Uig); on the Trotternish bus route a few miles north of Uig; easy parking for a car at top of drive.
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.
PATCHINGS ART FESTIVAL, July 2020 near Nottingham
COMMENTS FROM ART WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS:
“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 village. 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