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Telephone: 0345 470 7558

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Website: www.hfholidays.co.uk

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Unit 720, Catalyst House
Centennial Park, Centennial Avenue
Elstree
Borehamwood
Hertfordshire
WD6 3SY

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HF Holidays's Courses

Next course on 20th November 2017
Full board 4 night residential art holiday in the Shropshire Hills. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Discover how to use waterproof pen and watercolour wash to create expressive and loose sketches of landscapes and architecture. Using photographs, you will be guided on how to sketch features such as trees, water and buildings. Monday 20th November to Friday 24th November 2017 Holiday Highlights: Get creative with waterproof pen and watercolour wash Our professional artist leader...
Full board 7 night residential art holiday in the beautiful Peak District. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Discover how to use waterproof pen and watercolour wash to create expressive and loose sketches of landscapes and architecture. Using photographs, you will be guided on how to sketch features such as trees, water and buildings. Friday 7th April to Friday 14th April 2017 Holiday Highlights: Get creative with waterproof pen and watercolour wash Our professional artist...
Next course on 6th November 2017
Full board 4 night residential art holiday in the South Downs. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Painting with watercolours can allow us to capture movement and an emotional response to weather and seasons. Join our expert leader and find out how to paint subjects such as a stormy sea, a glorious sunset or a misty winter morning. Suitable for those with some experience of watercolours. Holiday Highlights: Create your own atmospheric paintings in watercolours...
Full board 7 night residential art holiday in Lulworth Lodge on Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Painting with watercolours can allow us to capture movement and an emotional response to weather and seasons. Join our expert leader and find out how to paint subjects such as a stormy sea, a glorious sunset or a misty winter morning. Suitable for those with some experience of watercolours. Holiday Highlights: Create your own...
Next course on 3rd November 2017
Full board 3 night residential jewellery craft holiday in the Shropshire Hills. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Bead weaving is a technique whereby seed beads are woven using needle and thread. Bead embroidery can be used to adhere beads of all shapes and sizes to fabric. Join our jewellery expert as she guides you through a range of techniques in bead weaving and bead embroidery to create one or more pieces of bespoke jewellery...
Full board 3 night residential craft holiday in the South Downs. Discounted rates available for early bookings! An introduction to the basics of hand book binding, this course is suitable for beginners. Using traditional techniques that have barely changed in centuries, we will discover how paper is prepared, then hand-sewn into a single-section pamphlet and a multi-section book. Learn how to prepare a book for covering using traditional methods, but with modern materials, and how...
Full board 7 night residential art holiday in beautiful Cornwall. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Journey to a bygone era as we explore the timeless beauty of our magnificent coastline; capture both landscape and seascape features of Cornwall through drawing and painting, from simple sketches to finished works of art. During the course of each day we’ll walk up to 2 miles (3km) carrying our equipment. Holiday Highlights: Be inspired by the tin mines...
Next course on 15th September 2017
Full board 7 night residential art holiday in Lulworth Lodge on Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Journey to a bygone era as we explore the timeless beauty of our magnificent coastline; capture both landscape and seascape features of the Dorset coast through drawing and painting, from simple sketches to finished works of art. During the course of each day we’ll walk up to 2 miles (3km) carrying our equipment. Holiday...
Full board 7 night residential art holiday in Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Journey to a bygone era as we explore the timeless beauty of our magnificent coastline; capture both landscape and seascape features of the Isle of Wight through drawing and painting, from simple sketches to finished works of art. During the course of each day we’ll walk up to 2 miles (3km) carrying our equipment....
Next course on 10th November 2017
Discover a range of Christmas themed crafts on this 3 day full board residential mini break in picturesque Abingworth in the South Downs. Put your Christmas to-do list to one side, and join us for a creative festive treat. Perfect for a christmassy weekend with creative friends to create those handmade gifts for your loved ones. A variety of sessions will be on offer throughout the weekend, all led by a number of qualified tutors....
Next course on 27th October 2017
Full board 3 night residential paper craft holiday in the South Downs. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Discover the magical world of paper cutting; be introduced to Victorian fretwork, Haitian metal work and intricate Polish paper cuts. You'll get to grips with designing for cutting using both typographic and pictorial elements. You'll master both design technique as well as using a scalpel safely and pick up a wealth of handy hints for successful papercutting....
Next course on 20th October 2017
Full board 3 night residential craft holiday in picturesque Dovedale in the Peak District. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Learn the traditional techniques of stained glass to make your own leaded panel and try copper foiling (used for lampshades) to make 2D and 3D items such as light catchers and simple boxes. We will also take a look at secular and contemporary stained glass. Requires long periods of standing and strong hands. Holiday Highlights:...
Next course on 28th August 2017
Full board 4 night residential craft holiday in Lulworth Lodge on Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Take inspirational photographs in the surrounding landscape and created unique stitched postcards using sumptuous textiles and threads and free machine embroidery. A digital camera and sewing machine with which you are familiar are essential. Holiday Highlights: Create your own unique stitched postcard using free machine embroidery Our professional craft leader will guide and encourage...
Try a range of crafts on this full board 3 night residential craft holiday in the Shropshire Hills. Discounted rates available for early bookings! A cornucopia of craft – Whet your appetite for a year of happy crafting and join us for this celebration of different craft taster sessions. Perfect for a mother and daughter bonding weekend, or a reunion with creative friends. A variety of sessions will be on offer throughout the weekend, all...
Full board 4 night residential craft holiday in the South Downs. Discounted rates available for early bookings! We'll take inspiration from the local landscape, then blend colours and textures in felt-making silk fusion, tapestry and freeform weave. You’ll create a collection of small works ideal for a journal or to mount for display. Holiday Highlights: Create your own beautiful felted, silk fusion and woven items Our professional craft leader will guide and encourage Share inspiration...
Next course on 11th September 2017
Full board 4 night calligraphy art holiday at Bourton-on-the-Water in the heart of the Cotswolds. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing. Our professional calligrapher will guide you through the structure and principles of Italic, a versatile flowing calligraphy and probably the most often-used style in contemporary lettering, with consideration for design, materials, colour and bookmaking. There will be individual personal tuition, with demonstrations and discussions that will develop...
Full board 3 night residential art holiday in picturesque Dovedale in the Peak District. Discounted rates available for early bookings! The discipline of portraiture can help develop skills in observation. Our experienced artist leader will guide and encourage you through a series of experimental portraits using different techniques designed to improve capturing a likeness and character of the sitter. Guidance and advice will be tailored to suit individuals with the aim of gaining in confidence...
Next course on 4th September 2017
Full board 4 night residential art holiday in picturesque Malhamdale in the Yorkshire Dales. Discounted rates available for early bookings! The discipline of portraiture can help develop skills in observation. Our experienced artist leader will guide and encourage you through a series of experimental portraits using different techniques designed to improve capturing a likeness and character of the sitter. Guidance and advice will be tailored to suit individuals with the aim of gaining in confidence...
Full board 4 night residential art course in Malhamdale in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Be inspired by the magnificent landscapes and characterful towns of the Yorkshire Dales National Park on this combined indoor and outdoor break with Yorkshire-based professional artist Robert Dutton. Learn how to create bold, colourful and dramatic pastel paintings filled with atmosphere and light. Suitable for improvers and artists who wish to become more expressive in...
Full board 7 night residential art course in beautiful Whitby in the North Yorkshire Moors. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Be inspired by the magnificent landscapes of the North York Moors National Park, the Yorkshire heritage coast and the historical town of Whitby on this combined indoor and outdoor break with Yorkshire-based professional artist Robert Dutton. Learn how to create bold, colourful and dramatic pastel paintings filled with atmosphere and light. Suitable for improvers...
Full board 4 night residential art holiday in the beautiful Peak District. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Join our patchwork guru and create your own panel that can be made into a cushion cover, chair throw or even the beginnings of a quilt. Find out how to design a simple but effective pattern and how to choose fabrics that will enhance it. Suitable for beginners and those with more experience. You will need a...
4 day introductory art course - full board residential creative holiday in the Shropshire hills. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Monday 27th February to Friday 3rd March 2017. Designed for beginners or those who wish to revisit the basics in acrylic painting. With expert tuition in a relaxed and supportive environment, you’ll be taken step by step from selecting the right paper to how to use your tools and equipment, through to the basic...
Full board 3 night residential art holiday in the South Downs. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Designed for beginners or those who wish to improve their drawing skills in a relaxed indoor environment. Learning to draw is easier than you think. Under the expert tuition of our leader we’ll start off with the basics, covering topics such as line, shape, form and texture, progressing as your confidence grows. Holiday Highlights: Our professional artist leader...
Full board 3 night residential art holiday in the heart of the Cotswolds. Discounted rates available for early bookings! If you always wanted to learn to paint but lacked the confidence or did not know where to begin, then look no further. With expert tuition in a relaxed and friendly environment, you’ll learn the basic techniques including colour mixing, basic washes, complementary colours and composition. Friday 24 March to Monday 27th March. Holiday Highlights: Our...
Next course on 16th October 2017
Full board 4 night residential art holiday in beautiful Whitby in the North Yorkshire Moors. Discounted rates available for early bookings! If you always wanted to learn to paint but lacked the confidence or did not know where to begin, then look no further. With expert tuition in a relaxed and friendly environment, you’ll learn the basic techniques including colour mixing, basic washes, complementary colours and composition. Monday 16th October to Friday 20th October 2017...
Full board 3 night art holiday in the heart of the Cotswolds. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Find inspiration in the gentle hills, thatched cottages and flower-filled meadows of the Cotswolds. In the company of an accomplished artist, we’ll explore the local area and discover the finest sites to paint. These holidays are designed to cater for any level of experience, with various techniques and topics being introduced. We'll walk up to 2 miles...
Full board 7 night residential art holiday in the Lake District. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Find inspiration in the fells, lakes and valleys of the Lake District. In the company of an accomplished artist, we’ll explore the local area and discover the finest sites to paint. These holidays are designed to cater for any level of experience, with various techniques and topics being introduced. We'll walk up to 2 miles (3km) each day,...
Next course on 2nd October 2017
Full board 4 night residential art holiday in the Peak District. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Find inspiration in the heather clad moorland, Peak District villages and limestone scenery of the Derbyshire Dales. In the company of an accomplished artist, we’ll explore the local area and discover the finest sites to paint. These holidays are designed to cater for any level of experience, with various techniques and topics being introduced. We'll walk up to...
Full board 7 night residential art holiday in Exmoor. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Find inspiration in the sweeping hills, wooded combes and glorious seascapes of Exmoor. In the company of an accomplished artist, we’ll explore the local area and discover the finest sites to paint. These holidays are designed to cater for any level of experience, with various techniques and topics being introduced. We'll walk up to 2 miles (3km) each day, carrying...
Full board 7 night residential art holiday at the foot of the Brecon Beacons. Discounted rates available for early bookings! If you have ever wanted to paint in oils but have not enjoyed the solvents and fumes, then this is the holiday for you. Water-mixable oils are virtually odourless and can be thinned with water. Our expert leader will introduce you to the paints, and how best to use them, as well as taking you...
Full board 4 night residential art holiday in Whitby in the North York Moors. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Find inspiration in the heather clad moorland, colourful fishing villages and glorious seascapes of the North York Moors. In the company of an accomplished artist, we’ll explore the local area and discover the finest sites to paint. These holidays are designed to cater for any level of experience, with various techniques and topics being introduced....
Next course on 27th October 2017
Full board 3 night residential art holiday in the heart of the Cotswolds. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Life drawing can help develop skills in observation and drawing technique. We will work from the clothed and unclothed model and using a variety of static and dynamic, long and short poses. Our expert leader will help to establish your personal style and offer you tips on using different media. Friday 27th October to Monday 30th...
Next course on 9th September 2017
Full board 4 night creative craft holiday in Wales. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Taking inspiration from the locality, and by using experimental techniques, we’ll develop unique sketchbooks of exciting visuals that can be taken forward into creative textiles. Transform your observations into inspiring designs, using a range of papers, pastels, paint, crayon, inks, bleach and printing. Holiday Highlights: Create your own sketchbook brimming with inspiration Our professional craft leader will guide and encourage...
Full board 4 night mosaic craft holiday in the Shropshire Hills. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Join our expert mosaic artist and create a 2D or 3D statement piece for your garden. We'll use glass tesserae, porcelain, recycled vintage fine china and ‘found’ objects collected from beach or woodland walks. Holiday Highlights: Create your own statement mosaic piece for the garden Our professional craft leader will guide and encourage Share inspiration and exchange ideas...
Next course on 11th September 2017
Full board 4 night creative craft holiday in the stunning Lake District. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Deepen your love of nature by reading and writing your own nature poetry. Make your own watercolour concertina book, with a hard cover. Create artwork to enhance your poetry, using paint, ink, stamping and collage techniques. Holiday Highlights: Create your own handbound book of nature poetry Our professional craft leader will guide and encourage Share inspiration and...
Full board 4 night residential painting holiday in South East England. Discounted rates available for early bookings! The beauty of flowers, bold or blousy, delicate and fragile, has inspired painters for centuries. Learn to capture blooms and foliage in your chosen medium. Your expert leader will help you to observe and create paintings which do your subject justice. Holiday Highlights: Our professional artist leader will guide and inspire Enjoy the sociable atmosphere of painting in...
Next course on 30th October 2017
Full board 4 night residential painting holiday in the heart of the Cotswolds. Discounted rates available for early bookings! The beauty of flowers, bold or blousy, delicate and fragile, has inspired painters for many years. Learn to capture blooms and foliage in your chosen medium. Your tutor will help you to observe and then create paintings which do justice to your subject. Holiday Highlights: Our professional artist tutor will guide and inspire Enjoy the sociable...
Full board 4 night residential painting holiday in the beautiful Peak District. Discounted rates available for early bookings! The beauty of flowers, bold or blousy, delicate and fragile, has inspired painters for centuries. Learn to capture blooms and foliage in your chosen medium. Your expert leader will help you to observe and create paintings which do your subject justice. Holiday Highlights: Our professional artist leader will guide and inspire Enjoy the sociable atmosphere of painting...
Next course on 25th September 2017
Full board 4 night residential art holiday in beautiful Whitby in the North Yorkshire Moors. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Join a local artist for a creative journey that celebrates the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. We will travel by train (where feasible) to the start of our rambles and enjoy sketching and painting the people, structures, steam trains and stations of the railway. The changing light and atmospheric conditions make it a unique and...
Full board 4 night residential art course in the heart of the Cotswolds. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Create your own artistic impressions as we walk through some of Britains' most inspirational landscapes. We’ll walk up to 4 miles (6.5km) each day, sketching scenes along our journey. Your sketches may be the finished result or used as a source for further painting or drawing. Holiday Highlights: Gentle rambles of up to 4 miles with...
Next course on 1st September 2017
Full board 7 night residential art and walking holiday in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Create your own artistic impressions as we walk through some of Wales' most inspirational landscapes. We’ll walk up to 4 miles (6.5km) each day, sketching scenes along our journey. Your sketches may be the finished result or used as a source for further painting or drawing. Holiday Highlights: Gentle rambles of up to 4 miles...
Full board 7 night residential art and walking holiday in Exmoor. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Create your own artistic impressions as we walk through some of Exmoor's most inspirational landscapes. We’ll walk up to 4 miles (6.5km) each day, sketching scenes along our journey. Your sketches may be the finished result or used as a source for further painting or drawing. Holiday Highlights: Gentle rambles of up to 4 miles with plenty of...
Full board 7 night residential art and walking holiday at Snowdon, Wales. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Create your own artistic impressions as we walk through some of Snowdonia’s most inspirational landscapes. We’ll walk up to 4 miles (6.5km) each day, sketching scenes along our journey. Your sketches may be the finished result or used as a source for further painting or drawing. Holiday highlights: Gentle rambles of up to 4 miles with plenty...
Full board 7 night residential art holiday in Glen Coe in the Scottish Highlands. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Create your own artistic impressions as we walk through some of Britains' most inspirational landscapes. We’ll walk up to 4 miles (6.5km) each day, sketching scenes along our journey. Your sketches may be the finished result or used as a source for further painting or drawing. Holiday Highlights: Gentle rambles of up to 4 miles...
Full board 7 night residential art holiday in the picturesque coastal town of Whitby. Discounted rates available for early bookings! If you have ever wanted to paint in oils but disliked the solvents and fumes, then this is the holiday for you. Water-mixable oils are virtually odourless and can be thinned with water. Our expert leader will introduce you to the paints, and how best to use them, as well as taking you to some...
Next course on 23rd September 2017
7 night residential art holiday in Malta including flights, transfers and half board accomodation. The island of Malta offers a variety of subjects to paint; colourful fishing boats in picturesque harbours, archaeological sites, palaces and beautiful gardens. We'll walk up to 1 mile (1.5km) each day, carrying our equipment. Suitable for all abilities Holiday Highlights: Spend most of the day outdoors seeking out the best light, colours and landscapes Our professional artist leader will guide...
7 night residential art holiday in Puglia, Italy, including flights, transfers and half board accomodation. Be inspired by the enchanting landscapes of Puglia, an undiscovered gem of Italy. Capture the magic of the ancient olive trees, whitewashed hilltop forts, curious ‘Trulli’ houses and wild beauty of the Alta Murgia in your artwork. Holiday Highlights We’ll spend most of the day outdoors seeking out the best light, colours and landscapes Our professional artist leader will guide...
Next course on 4th September 2017
Full board 4 night art holiday at Bourton-on-the-Water in the heart of the Cotswolds. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Birds make a fascinating subject for the artist. Indoor sessions will guide us through techniques before travelling out to various locations to view and sketch a great variety of birds. Locations will include Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetland Centre, Birdland and the Cotswold Falconry Centre. Suitable for those with some experience of drawing. During the course...
Full board 4 night residential craft holiday in the Shropshire Hills. Discounted rates available for early bookings! A celebration of textile craft, including free machine embroidery, felt making and weaving. Enjoy practical sessions and demonstrations by experienced textile artists and makers. A sewing machine with which you are familiar is essential. Holiday Highlights: Create your own unique textile crafts Our professional craft leaders will guide and encourage Share inspiration and gather new ideas Gain knowledge...
Next course on 6th October 2017
Full board 3 night residential craft holiday in picturesque Malhamdale in the Yorkshire Dales. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Join our bag maker extraordinaire as she guides you through the process of making a beautiful bespoke leather handled tote bag. From affixing handles and creating structure, to inserting a zipped pocket and adding embellishments. A sewing machine you are familiar with is essential. Holiday Highlights: Create your own beautiful bespoke leather handled tote bag...
Next course on 22nd September 2017
Full board 3 night residential craft and walking holiday in Exmoor. Suitable for beginners. Discounted rates available for early bookings! Join us for a landscape discovery with a difference. Soak up the poetry, stories and history of the local landscape and wool trade on walks of up to 6 miles (9.5km) per day. Following each walk you will weave your own impressions and colours of the landscape using fleece, wool, ribbons and items from nature....