We are excited to announce our tutors for 2017 -

Ray Balkwill - is a highly respected west country artist with a passion for Scotland and is a great tutor.
Hannah Tofts - is an amazing tutor highly skilled in illustration and painting.
Karen Beauchamp - Designer / Artist Printmaker

Spring on Kintyre – The landscape emerges from it's stark bare structure with a soft cloak of soft lime greens and soft browns, all set against the gentle azure skies reflected in the ever changing lochs and bays. The field show off their carpets of daffodils and bluebells.

APRIL/MAY - Sunday 30/4 to Saturday 6/5 - 5 Day Course

New Ways of Looking - with Hannah Tofts
Time to see the emerging beauty of the landscape and to rejoice in the new shapes and colours. Research and sketch on location most days and return to the comfort of the studio to develop your images and composition in any medium. Hannah is a very stimulating tutor and delights in spending time with her students to help them develop their own style.

MAY - Sunday 21/5 to Saturday 27/5 - 5 day Course

Painting Landscapes with Atmosphere - with Ray Balkwill, SWAc
Taking inspiration from the dramatic scenery on the doorstep the course will explore the key elements that can turn an ordinary landscape painting into one with mood and atmosphere. Students will be encouraged and helped to progress in their chosen medium, working on location as much as possible.

Ray is an experienced tutor and has been teaching and painting professionally for over twenty years. He is also highly regarded as a sensitive and patient mentor, with a good sense of humour. Alongside the painting will be a balanced mix of demonstrations, critiques and illustrated talks. This course is suitable for all levels of ability except beginners.

JULY - Sunday 9/7 to Saturday 15/7 - 5 day Course

Colour and Pattern in the Landscape - with Karen Beauchamp
An exhilarating learning experience for all levels including assimilation of information with your senses and unravelling of the intricacies of colour and shape to form an image. A fully guided experience for all with one to one tuition. Karen is an enthusiastic and stimulating tutor, with a deep knowledge of drawing, painting and printmaking.

Autumn on Kintyre and Knapdale - All the turning colours of the Summer’s growth, purples and reds, ochre’s and raw umbers next to turquoise and soft blue ray rocks and the sharp limey green lichens on the shore.

SEPTEMBER - Sunday 3/9 to Saturday 9/9 - 5 Day Course

New Ways of Looking - with Hannah Tofts
Time to see the emerging beauty of the landscape and to rejoice in the new shapes and colours. Research and sketch on location most days and return to the comfort of the studio to develop your images and composition in any medium. Hannah is a very stimulating tutor and delights in spending time with her students to help them develop their own style.

OCTOBER - Sunday 1/10 to Saturday 7/10 - 5 Day Course

Creative Landscape Art - with Karen Beauchamp
Work out in the field with the exquisite local landscape and plants to create pattern and designs suitable for print. An exhilarating learning experience for all levels including assimilation of information with your senses and unravelling of the intricacies of colour and shape to form an image. A fully guided experience for all with one to one tuition. Karen is an enthusiastic and stimulating tutor, with a deep knowledge of drawing, painting and printmaking.
Ray Balkwill Portrait


Winter trees - Kintyre



Prices for courses in 2017

5 Day Courses £ 895
Start on Sunday afternoon and finish on Saturday Morning after breakfast.

Stonefield Shore - Kintyre



Ormsary Sunshine Argyll