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Animal art in the Peak District - 3-night holiday
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Animal art in the Peak District - 3-night holiday
Derbyshire - Next course on 28th February 2020
£399
Whether you are trying to recreate the likeness of a beloved pet or a wild animal, it can be frustratingly difficult to get things right. Learn some invaluable tips and techniques by joining this break which focuses on creating artwork featuring birds and animals using a variety of media and exploring a range of visual art styles. Under the guidance of our expert leader, you’ll look at the difference between illustration and fine art as you create dynamic works. The break also includes an exploration of the depiction of animals...
Animal art in the Southern Yorkshire Dales - 4-night holiday
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Animal art in the Southern Yorkshire Dales - 4-night holiday
North Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd November 2020
£529
Whether you are trying to recreate the likeness of a beloved pet or a wild animal, it can be frustratingly difficult to get things right. Learn some invaluable tips and techniques by joining this break which focuses on creating artwork featuring birds and animals using a variety of media and exploring a range of visual art styles. Under the guidance of our expert leader, you’ll look at the difference between illustration and fine art as you create dynamic works. The break also includes an exploration of the depiction of animals...
Autumn colours on canvas in Northumberland - 3-night painting holiday
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Autumn colours on canvas in Northumberland - 3-night painting holiday
Northumberland - Next course on 28th September 2020
£529
Each autumn the British countryside marks the change of season from summer to autumn with a glorious display of colour in the branches of deciduous trees. Woods turn from green to a wonderful patchwork of yellows and golds – nature’s own colour palette. On this weekend break our expert art leader will help you explore the joy of painting autumn colours and help you bring all the gorgeous shades and textures onto your canvas. Painting realistic trees can take a lot of time and requires great attention to detail but...
Bold & free watercolour painting in the Cotswolds - 3-night holiday
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Bold & free watercolour painting in the Cotswolds - 3-night holiday
Hertfordshire - Next course on 9th October 2020
£419
Discover vibrant alternatives to conventional ways of painting with watercolours by focusing on the abstract and going on a ‘bold and free’ journey. Under the guidance of our art tutor you’ll find different ways of looking at shape, colour and subject matter and master some alternative techniques. You can expect bold brushstrokes and original compositions. The aim is to produce an imaginative, spontaneous and personal work to take pride of place on your wall at home. Holiday highlights - Guidance of expert tutors - Full days to practice on beautiful...
Bold & free watercolour painting in the North York Moors - 3-night holiday
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Bold & free watercolour painting in the North York Moors - 3-night holiday
North Yorkshire - Next course on 27th March 2020
£419
Discover vibrant alternatives to conventional ways of painting with watercolours by focusing on the abstract and going on a ‘bold and free’ journey. Under the guidance of our art tutor you’ll find different ways of looking at shape, colour and subject matter and master some alternative techniques. You can expect bold brushstrokes and original compositions. The aim is to produce an imaginative, spontaneous and personal work to take pride of place on your wall at home. Holiday highlights - Guidance of expert tutors - Full days to practice on beautiful...
Book Binding Holiday in the Peak District - 3 night residential
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Book Binding Holiday in the Peak District - 3 night residential
Derbyshire - Next course on 25th October 2019
£349
An introduction to the basics of hand book binding. 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 to get the best out of your chosen materials. Holiday highlights Prepare your own book using traditional techniques Our professional craft leader will guide and encourage Share inspiration and exchange ideas Gain knowledge to continue book binding at...
Botanical painting in the South Downs - 3-night holiday
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Botanical painting in the South Downs - 3-night holiday
West Sussex - Next course on 24th April 2020
£419
Plants have an endless variety of forms, colours and shapes which make them fascinating for those with an artistic eye to capture. This subject was important to both naturalists and explorers in the 18th century as their only means of recording the weird and wonderful wildlife that they found. Under the expert guidance of our art leader you’ll improve your botanical painting skills, learning technical form, use of colour and tone, and how to use your equipment. This break is best suited to those with some experience with drawing and...
Brecon through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
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Brecon through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
Powys - Next course on 25th September 2020
£449
The River Usk runs through the beautiful market town of Brecon creating a particularly picturesque scene. You’ll have time to capture the bustle of everyday life here plus the peace of the cathedral, all the while surrounded by the majestic Brecon Beacons. The charming village of Llangynidr has a stone bridge over the river which makes a great focal point as do the colourful barges that travel along the tranquil canal. You can practise some landscape photography looking towards Pen-y-Fan - South Wales’ highest mountain. An easy walk along a...
Brecon through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
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Brecon through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
Powys - Next course on 18th May 2020
£599
The River Usk runs through the beautiful market town of Brecon creating a particularly picturesque scene. You’ll have time to capture the bustle of everyday life here plus the peace of the cathedral, all the while surrounded by the majestic Brecon Beacons. The charming village of Llangynidr has a stone bridge over the river which makes a great focal point as do the colourful barges that travel along the tranquil canal. You can practise some landscape photography looking towards Pen-y-Fan - South Wales’ highest mountain. An easy walk along a...
Calligraphy in the Peak District - 3-night holiday
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Calligraphy in the Peak District - 3-night holiday
Hertfordshire - Next course on 6th November 2020
£419
Calligraphy is the art of producing written work with a beautiful appearance. In ancient times religious works, royal decrees, books and plays were all written by hand and so began the art of creating beautifully presented letters. On this break you can learn the art of calligraphy whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience. Our experienced leader will give demonstrations, talking you through the different pens and nibs you can use and the importance of holding the pen correctly. You’ll practice what you’re shown and will soon...
Calligraphy in the South Downs - 3-night holiday
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Calligraphy in the South Downs - 3-night holiday
West Sussex - Next course on 14th February 2020
£399
Calligraphy is the art of producing written work with a beautiful appearance. In ancient times religious works, royal decrees, books and plays were all written by hand and so began the art of creating beautifully presented letters. On this break you can learn the art of calligraphy whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience. Our experienced leader will give demonstrations, talking you through the different pens and nibs you can use and the importance of holding the pen correctly. You’ll practice what you’re shown and will soon...
Capturing Water on Camera - Glen Coe - 5 night residential
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Capturing Water on Camera - Glen Coe - 5 night residential
Inverness-Shire
£665
Glen Coe is a perfect destination for capturing water on camera, visit some of the most beautiful lochs, rivers, waterfalls and coastline in the Scottish Highlands; it provides endless opportunities to capture various waters from different surroundings. Mountains, including Ben Nevis, will be our daily background with the occasional castle and a good chance to see red deer and eagles. Whether you are a beginner or expert your leader will guide to the best locations and demonstrate techniques to help you make great photographs. Suitable for all levels of photographer:...
Chinese Brush Painting Holiday in the South Downs - 4 night residential
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Chinese Brush Painting Holiday in the South Downs - 4 night residential
West Sussex - Next course on 11th November 2019
£449
Chinese brush painting is an ancient art form dating back to about 4,000BC. Typical images depict flowers, birds and beautiful landscapes. We'll introduce you to the tools and materials and then teach you the techniques to get you started. This type of painting is enjoyed by many as a form of meditation due to the concentration needed in the preparation of the paint and the brush strokes used. Holiday highlights: • Skilled and experienced tutor to offer advice and guidance on a one to one basis and as a group...
Chinese brush painting in Northumberland - 3-night holiday
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Chinese brush painting in Northumberland - 3-night holiday
Northumberland - Next course on 25th September 2020
£419
Chinese Brush Painting is an ancient art form dating back to around 4,000BC, enjoyed by many as a form of meditation due to the need for deep concentration. This art form uses special brushes with fine tips – much the same as calligraphy brushes – to create detailed and fine strokes. Painting is done using either black ink alone or a mixture of ink and coloured pigments; on paper or silk. Traditional images depict flowers, birds and beautiful landscapes; your expert leader will guide you through the essentials, from handling...
Chinese brush painting in the Shropshire Hills - 4-night holiday
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Chinese brush painting in the Shropshire Hills - 4-night holiday
Shropshire - Next course on 13th April 2020
£549
Chinese Brush Painting is an ancient art form dating back to around 4,000BC, enjoyed by many as a form of meditation due to the need for deep concentration. This art form uses special brushes with fine tips – much the same as calligraphy brushes – to create detailed and fine strokes. Painting is done using either black ink alone or a mixture of ink and coloured pigments; on paper or silk. Traditional images depict flowers, birds and beautiful landscapes; your expert leader will guide you through the essentials, from handling...
Christmas craft weekend in the Peak District - 3-night holiday
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Christmas craft weekend in the Peak District - 3-night holiday
Derbyshire - Next course on 15th November 2019
£419
Add a personal touch to your Christmas decorations or gifts by joining our craft weekend to learn and practice a range of skills which will lead to finished items for you to take home. Our professional leaders will run four different craft taster sessions covering different disciplines such as hand-stitched fabric decorations, festive fun with felt, Christmas calligraphy and festive paper cutting. There is a fun, relaxed atmosphere and the chance to get really creative by sharing inspiration and exchanging ideas with your fellow guests. You’ll gain knowledge which will...
Cornwall through a lens - 7-night photography holiday
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Cornwall through a lens - 7-night photography holiday
Cornwall - Next course on 13th March 2020
£999
Our base in St Ives provides photographic opportunities galore; the light here is magical – something that has long drawn artists of all kinds to the area. The beautiful town with its seaside architecture, the breakwater lighthouse, the boats in the harbour and views across the beach all present great opportunities to practise the art of photography. Further afield you can capture Cornwall’s industrial legacy – the cliff-side engine houses of old tin mines are a favourite subject. Then of course there are the sweeping seascapes, pretty fishing villages with...
Dorset coast drone photography - 3-night holiday
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Dorset coast drone photography - 3-night holiday
Dorset - Next course on 26th June 2020
£899
Allow your creativity to fly free as a bird as you capture stunning photographs from a totally new perspective, up to 400 feet above the Dorset landscape. This drone photography holiday is led by commercially qualified drone pilots and landscape photographers who are at the very top of their game. Whatever level your drone flying is at currently, they will be able to guide and support you to learn at your preferred pace. Flying at one or two hand-picked locations each day, you’ll receive guidance on drone photography composition, camera...
Dorset coast drone photography - 4-night holiday
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Dorset coast drone photography - 4-night holiday
Dorset - Next course on 30th March 2020
£1199
Allow your creativity to fly free as a bird as you capture stunning photographs from a totally new perspective, up to 400 feet above the Dorset landscape. This drone photography holiday is led by commercially qualified drone pilots and landscape photographers who are at the very top of their game. Whatever level your drone flying is at currently, they will be able to guide and support you to learn at your preferred pace. Flying at one or two hand-picked locations each day, you’ll receive guidance on drone photography composition, camera...
Exmoor through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
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Exmoor through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
Somerset - Next course on 27th June 2020
£449
Explore the charming villages surrounding Selworthy which are full of character and charm. Traditional thatched cottages, pretty gardens and village greens will help create your own ‘picture postcards’. Work out how best to capture the grandeur of Dunster Castle and the winding streets of Watchet. Test your skills on the bay at Minehead or try your hand at photographing the steam trains on the West Somerset Railway. The Valley of Rocks near Lynton will produce some beautiful coastal scenes; wild goats provide a nice subject for the foreground. There are...
Exmoor through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
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Exmoor through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
Somerset - Next course on 12th October 2020
£585
Explore the charming villages surrounding Selworthy which are full of character and charm. Traditional thatched cottages, pretty gardens and village greens will help create your own ‘picture postcards’. Work out how best to capture the grandeur of Dunster Castle and the winding streets of Watchet. Test your skills on the bay at Minehead or try your hand at photographing the steam trains on the West Somerset Railway. The Valley of Rocks near Lynton will produce some beautiful coastal scenes; wild goats provide a nice subject for the foreground. There are...
Experimental portraits in the Peak District - 3-night holiday
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Experimental portraits in the Peak District - 3-night holiday
Derbyshire - Next course on 21st February 2020
£399
Challenge and extend your ideas about what makes a good portrait and learn different ways of building structure under the guidance of our experienced artist tutor. Using both photographs and a live portrait model, you’ll practise observation, tone, structure and colour as well as experimenting with different drawing techniques to capture likeness and character. You’ll also be taken through the work of portraits by various artists to draw inspiration and explore ideas. You’ll have plenty of time to practice and interact with the other artists in the group, perhaps critiquing...
Experimental portraits in the Shropshire Hills - 3-night holiday
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Experimental portraits in the Shropshire Hills - 3-night holiday
Shropshire - Next course on 23rd October 2020
£419
Challenge and extend your ideas about what makes a good portrait and learn different ways of building structure under the guidance of our experienced artist tutor. Using both photographs and a live portrait model, you’ll practise observation, tone, structure and colour as well as experimenting with different drawing techniques to capture likeness and character. You’ll also be taken through the work of portraits by various artists to draw inspiration and explore ideas. You’ll have plenty of time to practice and interact with the other artists in the group, perhaps critiquing...
Exploring Black & White Photography in the Brecon Beacons - 4 night residential
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Exploring Black & White Photography in the Brecon Beacons - 4 night residential
Powys - Next course on 23rd September 2019
£599
Regarded by many as the purest form of photography, join our expert leader on an exploration of black and white. Capture the feeling of timelessness in your images and learn how best to focus the viewer’s attention on subject, composition, texture and lighting. During the course of each day we'll walk up to 3 miles (5km). Holiday highlights Spend most of the day outdoors seeking out the best light and the best images Small sociable group of like-minded people Evenings offer opportunities for further tuition, or the chance to review...
Exploring Movement in Photography in the Southern Lake District - 4 night residential
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Exploring Movement in Photography in the Southern Lake District - 4 night residential
Cumbria - Next course on 21st October 2019
£565
We're all used to keeping our cameras as still as possible to get sharp images. On this holiday, we will be exploring movement in photography; first you will learn how to use Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) to get intriguing abstract images by moving the camera during the exposure. Once we've mastered that we'll move on to working with Subject Movement. Should I stop movement or show movement? As well as working with such classic subjects as moving water, we'll also spend time experimenting with light painting tools and stopping water...
Expressive pastels in Northumberland - 3-night holiday
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Expressive pastels in Northumberland - 3-night holiday
Northumberland - Next course on 4th September 2020
£479
Create bold, colourful and dramatic pastel paintings and mixed media drawings of the magnificent landscapes and characterful villages which surround our country houses. This break is suitable for artists who have some experience and are looking to improve their technique or develop their personal style. Under the guidance of our artist leader, you’ll work both indoors from reference photographs and out in the field, walking up to two miles carrying your equipment. The break will include demonstrations of different pastel techniques and some one-to-one tuition. Holiday highlights - Capture the...
Expressive pastels in the Southern Lake District - 4-night holiday
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Expressive pastels in the Southern Lake District - 4-night holiday
Cumbria - Next course on 2nd March 2020
£529
Create bold, colourful and dramatic pastel paintings and mixed media drawings of the magnificent landscapes and characterful villages which surround our country houses. This break is suitable for artists who have some experience and are looking to improve their technique or develop their personal style. Under the guidance of our artist leader, you’ll work both indoors from reference photographs and out in the field, walking up to two miles carrying your equipment. The break will include demonstrations of different pastel techniques and some one-to-one tuition. Holiday highlights - Capture the...
Expressive pastels in the Southern Yorkshire Dales - 4-night holiday
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Expressive pastels in the Southern Yorkshire Dales - 4-night holiday
North Yorkshire - Next course on 24th August 2020
£649
Create bold, colourful and dramatic pastel paintings and mixed media drawings of the magnificent landscapes and characterful villages which surround our country houses. This break is suitable for artists who have some experience and are looking to improve their technique or develop their personal style. Under the guidance of our artist leader, you’ll work both indoors from reference photographs and out in the field, walking up to two miles carrying your equipment. The break will include demonstrations of different pastel techniques and some one-to-one tuition. Holiday highlights - Capture the...
Festive Landscape Photography in the Peak District - 4 night residential
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Festive Landscape Photography in the Peak District - 4 night residential
Derbyshire - Next course on 23rd December 2019
£735
Capture the unique beauty of the Peak District with your camera. Whether you are a beginner wanting to learn more about basic camera settings, or an advanced photographer seeking new challenges, our expert leader will give you the encouragement and tuition you need to get the best out of your camera and that inspirational mountain vista. Holiday highlights Spend most of the day outdoors seeking out the best light and the best images Small sociable group of like-minded people Visit inspirational vistas of the Western Highlands Prices may be subject...
Introduction to acrylics in the Cotswolds - 3-night holiday
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Introduction to acrylics in the Cotswolds - 3-night holiday
Gloucestershire - Next course on 27th November 2020
£419
Acrylic paint is water-based and fast-drying allowing artists to create beautiful works quickly without the use of potentially harmful thinners. This break is designed for beginners or those who wish to revisit the basics of 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 techniques and composition. Your confidence will grow quickly and you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in a short time. Holiday highlights...
Introduction to acrylics in the Peak District - 4-night holiday
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Introduction to acrylics in the Peak District - 4-night holiday
Derbyshire - Next course on 9th March 2020
£479
Acrylic paint is water-based and fast-drying allowing artists to create beautiful works quickly without the use of potentially harmful thinners. This break is designed for beginners or those who wish to revisit the basics of 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 techniques and composition. Your confidence will grow quickly and you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve in a short time. Holiday highlights...
Introduction to drawing in the Peak District - 3-night holiday
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Introduction to drawing in the Peak District - 3-night holiday
Derbyshire - Next course on 30th October 2020
£419
Do you think you can’t draw but would like to? Learning to draw is easier than you think and this is your chance to find out what capabilities you have. It’s all a matter of learning a few techniques and getting your eye in. Under the expert tuition of our leader you’ll start off with the basics, covering topics such as line, shape, form and texture, progressing as your confidence grows. Drawing sessions are fun, sociable and educational and will take place in the house or just outside in the...
Introduction to drawing in the Southern Yorkshire Dales - 4-night holiday
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Introduction to drawing in the Southern Yorkshire Dales - 4-night holiday
North Yorkshire - Next course on 27th January 2020
£479
Do you think you can’t draw but would like to? Learning to draw is easier than you think and this is your chance to find out what capabilities you have. It’s all a matter of learning a few techniques and getting your eye in. Under the expert tuition of our leader you’ll start off with the basics, covering topics such as line, shape, form and texture, progressing as your confidence grows. Drawing sessions are fun, sociable and educational and will take place in the house or just outside in the...
Introduction to painting with water-mixable oil in the Cotswolds - 4-night holiday
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Introduction to painting with water-mixable oil in the Cotswolds - 4-night holiday
Gloucestershire - Next course on 10th February 2020
£479
Water-mixable oil paints allow you to mimic the beauty and depth of colour associated with traditional oils but without the use of solvents. On this holiday you will learn how to paint with this versatile medium under the guidance of our expert art leader. The leader will demonstrate and describe techniques step-by-step and then it’s your turn to have a go. One-to-one tuition will help you hone your skills; you’ll be amazed what you can learn in a short space of time. You will leave with a fantastic grounding in...
Introduction to Water-Mixable Oil Painting Holiday in the Brecon Beacons - 4 night residential
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Introduction to Water-Mixable Oil Painting Holiday in the Brecon Beacons - 4 night residential
Powys - Next course on 14th October 2019
£509
New at HF Holidays Learn how to paint with water-mixable oils on this inspiring holiday. Many of the lessons learnt would apply to other mediums and you will leave with a fantastic grounding in observation with techniques to assist in the development of your painting skills. Suitable for beginners Holiday highlights Learn how to work with this colourful medium Have the guidance of an experience leader Enjoy the fun, social environment Prices may be subject to change. Please click through on the Book Online button above for the up to...
Introduction to Watercolours Holiday in Northumberland - 4 night residential
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Introduction to Watercolours Holiday in Northumberland - 4 night residential
Northumberland - Next course on 21st October 2019
£539
If you always wanted to learn to paint with watercolours 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. Holiday highlights Our professional artist leader will guide and inspire Enjoy the sociable atmosphere of painting in a group Work indoors or in the grounds of the Country House Gain knowledge to continue with watercolours at home Prices may be subject to...
Introduction to watercolours in Exmoor - 3-night holiday
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Introduction to watercolours in Exmoor - 3-night holiday
Somerset - Next course on 6th March 2020
£399
If you always wanted to learn to paint but lacked the confidence or didn’t know where to begin, then look no further. With expert tuition from our leader in a relaxed and friendly environment, you’ll learn the basic techniques including colour- mixing, basic washes, the use of light and shade, complementary colours and composition. You can enjoy the sociable atmosphere of painting in a group inside our country house or out in the grounds – a great place to practise trees and skies. Holiday highlights - Experience the joys of...
Introduction to watercolours in the Shropshire Hills - 4-night holiday
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Introduction to watercolours in the Shropshire Hills - 4-night holiday
Shropshire - Next course on 19th October 2020
£529
If you always wanted to learn to paint but lacked the confidence or didn’t know where to begin, then look no further. With expert tuition from our leader in a relaxed and friendly environment, you’ll learn the basic techniques including colour- mixing, basic washes, the use of light and shade, complementary colours and composition. You can enjoy the sociable atmosphere of painting in a group inside our country house or out in the grounds – a great place to practise trees and skies. Holiday highlights - Experience the joys of...
Introduction to watercolours in the South Downs - 3-night holiday
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Introduction to watercolours in the South Downs - 3-night holiday
West Sussex - Next course on 2nd October 2020
£419
If you always wanted to learn to paint but lacked the confidence or didn’t know where to begin, then look no further. With expert tuition from our leader in a relaxed and friendly environment, you’ll learn the basic techniques including colour- mixing, basic washes, the use of light and shade, complementary colours and composition. You can enjoy the sociable atmosphere of painting in a group inside our country house or out in the grounds – a great place to practise trees and skies. Holiday highlights - Experience the joys of...
Isle of Wight through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
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Isle of Wight through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
Isle Of Wight - Next course on 27th March 2020
£419
Our stunning country house is set on the cliffs overlooking Freshwater Bay – a great base from which to take coastal photos first thing in the morning as well as at sunset. Cameras at the ready, you’ll visit the Needles at the westerly tip of the island for your own take on this Isle of Wight icon. At Newtown you will find the island’s only National Nature Reserve; the wooden boardwalks provide a great focal point for shots across the salt marshes. The area is frequented by red squirrels; keep...
Isle of Wight through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
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Isle of Wight through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
Isle Of Wight - Next course on 5th October 2020
£585
Our stunning country house is set on the cliffs overlooking Freshwater Bay – a great base from which to take coastal photos first thing in the morning as well as at sunset. Cameras at the ready, you’ll visit the Needles at the westerly tip of the island for your own take on this Isle of Wight icon. At Newtown you will find the island’s only National Nature Reserve; the wooden boardwalks provide a great focal point for shots across the salt marshes. The area is frequented by red squirrels; keep...
Lake District drone photography - 4-night holiday
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Lake District drone photography - 4-night holiday
Cumbria - Next course on 11th May 2020
£1199
Whatever level your drone flying is currently at, this break will help you hone your skills before focusing on helping you to capture the very best images from high in the sky. Flying above one or two hand-picked locations each day, you’ll get the opportunity to really let your creativity fly as you practice drone photography using beautiful Lake District landscapes. With commercially qualified drone pilots and landscape photographers providing tuition, you can learn new skills at a pace that’s right for you. You’ll cover topics such as composition and...
Landscape painting in Northumberland - 7-night holiday
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Landscape painting in Northumberland - 7-night holiday
Northumberland - Next course on 14th August 2020
£1099
Find inspiration in the heather clad moorland, castle ruins and glorious beachscapes of Northumberland. 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 our equipment. Holiday highlights - Guidance of expert tutors - Full days to practice on beautiful surroundings - Small group sizes of 15 people or under HF Holidays have...
Landscape painting in the Brecon Beacons - 4-night holiday
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Landscape painting in the Brecon Beacons - 4-night holiday
Powys - Next course on 1st June 2020
£649
Using the inspirational landscapes that surround each of our country houses for inspiration, you’ll set out each day to practice capturing them on canvas, walking up to two miles carrying your equipment. Our expert art leader will give you guidance to help advance your work. Holiday highlights - Guidance of expert tutors - Full days to practice on beautiful surroundings - Small group sizes of 15 people or under HF Holidays have been offering activity breaks since 1913, with stunning destinations across the UK, Europe and Worldwide. Click through to...
Landscape painting in the North York Moors - 3-night holiday
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Landscape painting in the North York Moors - 3-night holiday
North Yorkshire - Next course on 18th July 2020
£479
Using the inspirational landscapes that surround each of our country houses for inspiration, you’ll set out each day to practice capturing them on canvas, walking up to two miles carrying your equipment. Our expert art leader will give you guidance to help advance your work. Holiday highlights - Guidance of expert tutors - Full days to practice on beautiful surroundings - Small group sizes of 15 people or under HF Holidays have been offering activity breaks since 1913, with stunning destinations across the UK, Europe and Worldwide. Click through to...
Landscape painting in the Shropshire Hills - 4-night holiday
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Landscape painting in the Shropshire Hills - 4-night holiday
Shropshire - Next course on 4th May 2020
£649
Using the inspirational landscapes that surround each of our country houses for inspiration, you’ll set out each day to practice capturing them on canvas, walking up to two miles carrying your equipment. Our expert art leader will give you guidance to help advance your work. Holiday highlights - Guidance of expert tutors - Full days to practice on beautiful surroundings - Small group sizes of 15 people or under HF Holidays have been offering activity breaks since 1913, with stunning destinations across the UK, Europe and Worldwide. Click through to...
Landscape painting in the South Downs - 4-night holiday
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Landscape painting in the South Downs - 4-night holiday
West Sussex - Next course on 30th March 2020
£579
Using the inspirational landscapes that surround each of our country houses for inspiration, you’ll set out each day to practice capturing them on canvas, walking up to two miles carrying your equipment. Our expert art leader will give you guidance to help advance your work. Holiday highlights - Guidance of expert tutors - Full days to practice on beautiful surroundings - Small group sizes of 15 people or under HF Holidays have been offering activity breaks since 1913, with stunning destinations across the UK, Europe and Worldwide. Click through to...
Landscape painting in the Southern Lake District - 7-night holiday
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Landscape painting in the Southern Lake District - 7-night holiday
Cumbria - Next course on 27th June 2020
£1099
Using the inspirational landscapes that surround each of our country houses for inspiration, you’ll set out each day to practice capturing them on canvas, walking up to two miles carrying your equipment. Our expert art leader will give you guidance to help advance your work. Holiday highlights - Guidance of expert tutors - Full days to practice on beautiful surroundings - Small group sizes of 15 people or under HF Holidays have been offering activity breaks since 1913, with stunning destinations across the UK, Europe and Worldwide. Click through to...
Landscape painting in the Western Yorkshire Dales - 3-night holiday
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Landscape painting in the Western Yorkshire Dales - 3-night holiday
Cumbria - Next course on 17th April 2020
£449
Using the inspirational landscapes that surround each of our country houses for inspiration, you’ll set out each day to practice capturing them on canvas, walking up to two miles carrying your equipment. Our expert art leader will give you guidance to help advance your work. Holiday highlights - Guidance of expert tutors - Full days to practice on beautiful surroundings - Small group sizes of 15 people or under HF Holidays have been offering activity breaks since 1913, with stunning destinations across the UK, Europe and Worldwide. Click through to...
Landscape Photography - Discover Photography Weekend In the North York Moors - 3 night residential
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Landscape Photography - Discover Photography Weekend In the North York Moors - 3 night residential
North Yorkshire - Next course on 28th September 2019
£415
New at HF Holidays If you have from none to little experience, our photography weekend holiday is a great short break taster if you want enhance your photography skills. Travelling to locations handpicked by our experienced leader, you'll be giving hints and tips on how you can get the most out of your photos and camera throughout the day. Suitable for photographers of all levels. Holiday highlights: Find out how to get the best results from your own camera Our professional photography leader will guide and encourage you in small...
Landscape Photography - Northern Lake District Through a Lens - 4 night residential
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Landscape Photography - Northern Lake District Through a Lens - 4 night residential
Cumbria - Next course on 11th November 2019
£499
Capture the rich tapestry of Great Britain on camera. Explore and photograph both the iconic and the quirky that make our land and coast unique. From the cottages and castles, fishing harbours and flower-rich meadows, hills and heathland, dry stone walls and designer gardens, unveil the true essence of your location. Our expert leader will give you the expertise you need to get the best out of your camera and that inspirational vista. During the course of each day we'll walk up to 3 miles (5km). Holiday highlights Visit inspirational...
Learn to fly a drone in the Lake District - 3-night holiday
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Learn to fly a drone in the Lake District - 3-night holiday
Cumbria - Next course on 8th May 2020
£899
If you have never flown a drone before, and are interested in seeing the world from a new perspective, these holidays are for you. Over the course of the holiday, learn everything you need to know, to fly like a pro, and film like a pro, from expert, commercially-qualified drone pilots. With an emphasis on practical flying tuition, at hand-picked locations in Dorset and the Lake District, you will learn how to fly a drone safely and effectively, and how to capture spectacular images and video that will delight friends...
Learn to fly a drone in the Lake District - 4-night holiday
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Learn to fly a drone in the Lake District - 4-night holiday
Cumbria - Next course on 22nd June 2020
£1299
If you have never flown a drone before, and are interested in seeing the world from a new perspective, these holidays are for you. Over the course of the holiday, learn everything you need to know, to fly like a pro, and film like a pro, from expert, commercially-qualified drone pilots. With an emphasis on practical flying tuition, at hand-picked locations in Dorset and the Lake District, you will learn how to fly a drone safely and effectively, and how to capture spectacular images and video that will delight friends...
Learn to fly a drone on the Dorset coast - 4-night holiday
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Learn to fly a drone on the Dorset coast - 4-night holiday
Dorset - Next course on 22nd June 2020
£1299
See and film the beautiful landscapes of Dorset from a whole new perspective as you learn how to fly a drone complete with onboard camera which takes both video and stills. You’ll take part in practical flying tuition sessions at hand-picked locations in Dorset. Our expert, qualified drone pilots will teach you everything you need to know to fly and film like a pro. We provide best-in-class DJI drones and everything else you need; we even have a waterproof drone we can fly if it rains. Or bring your own...
Life drawing in the Southern Yorkshire Dales - 3-night holiday
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Life drawing in the Southern Yorkshire Dales - 3-night holiday
North Yorkshire - Next course on 13th November 2020
£499
Life drawing of the human form can help develop observational skills and new drawing techniques. Our art leader will guide you through capturing a series of poses from a clothed and unclothed model so that you can practice and improve your skills. Sessions include one-to-one tuition and the chance to draw inspiration from your fellow artists. You’ll also be exposed to the work of artists from outside the class to see different techniques and approaches. You’ll work using a variety of mediums including charcoal, coloured pencils and pastels to explore...
Next Step Pen & Ink Drawing Holiday in the Northern Lake District -  4 night residential
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Next Step Pen & Ink Drawing Holiday in the Northern Lake District - 4 night residential
Cumbria - Next course on 18th November 2019
£449
New at HF Holidays If you have a little experience of pen and ink drawing, this is the ideal progression for you. We’ll look a little deeper at the techniques and their application to enable you to go on to create some great drawings. If you have no experience, then our original Pen & Ink Drawing is the ideal holiday for you. Holiday highlights Our professional artist leader will guide and inspire Enjoy the sociable atmosphere of drawing in a group Work indoors and explore the local area Gain knowledge...
North York Moors through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
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North York Moors through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
North Yorkshire - Next course on 5th September 2020
£449
Whitby is a photographer’s paradise with subjects ranging from historic buildings, a bustling boat-filled harbour and the clifftop ruins of the Gothic abbey which may have inspired Bram Stoker. Zoom in on a herring gull or step back and try your hand at capturing the wild coastal landscapes – the choice is yours! Further afield, the historic fishing village of Robin’s Hood Bay provides winding streets and picturesque houses to capture while Staithes has Jurassic rock beds packed with ammonites and other treasures to pick out with your lens. Grosmont...
Northern Lake District through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
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Northern Lake District through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
Cumbria - Next course on 15th May 2020
£439
From cottages and castles, iconic fells and flower-rich meadows, hills and heathland, capture the vistas that have inspired poets and artists over centuries. A visit to Aira Force waterfall gives the opportunity to see the effect of changing shutter speed and perhaps to capture a rainbow. Castlerigg Stone Circle provides a more static subject to practise angles and framing while a walk to Cat Bells is the perfect place to try a spot of landscape photography – perhaps in black and white. Lakes give a fantastic opportunity to try your...
Northern Lake District through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
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Northern Lake District through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
Cumbria - Next course on 4th May 2020
£559
From cottages and castles, iconic fells and flower-rich meadows, hills and heathland, capture the vistas that have inspired poets and artists over centuries. A visit to Aira Force waterfall gives the opportunity to see the effect of changing shutter speed and perhaps to capture a rainbow. Castlerigg Stone Circle provides a more static subject to practise angles and framing while a walk to Cat Bells is the perfect place to try a spot of landscape photography – perhaps in black and white. Lakes give a fantastic opportunity to try your...
Northumberland through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
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Northumberland through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
Northumberland - Next course on 18th September 2020
£439
Northumberland’s coast is full of wild areas, historic castles, fishing harbours and country houses – an endless range of subjects on which to focus your lens. Boats, buildings and seabirds in the harbour towns of Eyemouth and Seahouses allow you to practise using a range of camera settings. At Bamburgh, there’s the opportunity to photograph the iconic castle from all manner of angles – landscape shots from a distance and more arty ones close up. The ruins of Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island provide a different challenge – including crossing...
Northumberland through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
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Northumberland through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
Northumberland - Next course on 27th April 2020
£585
Northumberland’s coast is full of wild areas, historic castles, fishing harbours and country houses – an endless range of subjects on which to focus your lens. Boats, buildings and seabirds in the harbour towns of Eyemouth and Seahouses allow you to practise using a range of camera settings. At Bamburgh, there’s the opportunity to photograph the iconic castle from all manner of angles – landscape shots from a distance and more arty ones close up. The ruins of Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island provide a different challenge – including crossing...
Painting with wet-on-wet oils in the Isle of Wight - 3-night holiday
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Painting with wet-on-wet oils in the Isle of Wight - 3-night holiday
Isle Of Wight - Next course on 11th October 2019
£399
This unique painting method involves applying wet oil on top of wet oil without waiting for each layer to dry; it’s also known as direct painting. The approach makes it possible to blend paints together to create a glossy, rich texture with bold brushstrokes which can be spread and layered. Painting in this way is all about being spontaneous and making rapid decisions to create a finished work before any layers are dry. No matter what your previous experience, our art leader will be on hand to show you just...
Painting with wet-on-wet oils in the South Downs - 4-night holiday
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Painting with wet-on-wet oils in the South Downs - 4-night holiday
West Sussex - Next course on 19th October 2020
£549
This unique painting method involves applying wet oil on top of wet oil without waiting for each layer to dry; it’s also known as direct painting. The approach makes it possible to blend paints together to create a glossy, rich texture with bold brushstrokes which can be spread and layered. Painting in this way is all about being spontaneous and making rapid decisions to create a finished work before any layers are dry. No matter what your previous experience, our art leader will be on hand to show you just...
Peak District through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
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Peak District through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
Derbyshire - Next course on 11th September 2020
£449
Our country house near Dovedale in the beautiful Peak District is within walking distance of a great range of photographic subjects. One of the most familiar is the Dovedale stepping stones – a bit of creativity will find different ways of capturing them, either with or without people walking across. A walk up to Lover’s Leap provides an elevated perspective with views of the Twelve Apostles. There’s the chance to walk to the top of Thorpe Cloud – a great place to practise landscape shots. The trip will also focus...
Peak District through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
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Peak District through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
Derbyshire - Next course on 4th May 2020
£585
Our country house near Dovedale in the beautiful Peak District is within walking distance of a great range of photographic subjects. One of the most familiar is the Dovedale stepping stones – a bit of creativity will find different ways of capturing them, either with or without people walking across. A walk up to Lover’s Leap provides an elevated perspective with views of the Twelve Apostles. There’s the chance to walk to the top of Thorpe Cloud – a great place to practise landscape shots. The trip will also focus...
Pen & ink drawing - beginners in the South Downs - 3-night holiday
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Pen & ink drawing - beginners in the South Downs - 3-night holiday
West Sussex - Next course on 30th October 2020
£419
The simplicity and starkness of drawings created just using one colour provide a wonderful challenge for artists. Using just pen and ink you can access an amazing variety of styles and techniques and create eye-catching works. Your expert leader will guide you step-by-step in order to build your skills and confidence, focusing on subjects like composition and perspective. You’ll discover which type of pen you need to get the desired effect and how holding the pen in different ways can produce different results. Drawing inspiration from subjects both within and...
Pen & ink drawing - beginners in the Southern Yorkshire Dales - 4-night holiday
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Pen & ink drawing - beginners in the Southern Yorkshire Dales - 4-night holiday
North Yorkshire - Next course on 10th February 2020
£479
The simplicity and starkness of drawings created just using one colour provide a wonderful challenge for artists. Using just pen and ink you can access an amazing variety of styles and techniques and create eye-catching works. Your expert leader will guide you step-by-step in order to build your skills and confidence, focusing on subjects like composition and perspective. You’ll discover which type of pen you need to get the desired effect and how holding the pen in different ways can produce different results. Drawing inspiration from subjects both within and...
Pen & ink drawing - next step in Exmoor - 4-night holiday
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Pen & ink drawing - next step in Exmoor - 4-night holiday
Somerset - Next course on 2nd November 2020
£529
If you already have a little experience of drawing in pen and ink but want to improve upon your skills, this break is the ideal start point for your further progression. Our expert leader will look a little deeper at the application of key pen and ink techniques to help you achieve the desired effect. Drawing inspiration from subjects both inside and outside the house, you’ll focus on how to portray and accentuate light and shade to create depth in monochrome. You’ll also review different inks such as sepia and...
Pen & ink drawing - next step in the Costwolds - 3-night holiday
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Pen & ink drawing - next step in the Costwolds - 3-night holiday
Gloucestershire - Next course on 31st January 2020
£399
If you already have a little experience of drawing in pen and ink but want to improve upon your skills, this break is the ideal start point for your further progression. Our expert leader will look a little deeper at the application of key pen and ink techniques to help you achieve the desired effect. Drawing inspiration from subjects both inside and outside the house, you’ll focus on how to portray and accentuate light and shade to create depth in monochrome. You’ll also review different inks such as sepia and...
Pen & Ink Drawing Holiday in the Shropshire Hills -  4 night residential
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Pen & Ink Drawing Holiday in the Shropshire Hills - 4 night residential
Shropshire - Next course on 25th November 2019
£449
Using pen and ink you can access an amazing variety of styles and techniques, from abstract patterns through to detailed drawings. Your expert leader will guide you step by step in order to you build your skills and confidence. Suitable for all abilities. Holiday highlights Our professional artist leader will guide and inspire Enjoy the sociable atmosphere of drawing in a group Work indoors or in the grounds of the Country House Master a variety of styles and techniques Prices may be subject to change. Please click through on the...
Pen & Wash Holiday in the Northern Lake District - 4 night residential
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Pen & Wash Holiday in the Northern Lake District - 4 night residential
Cumbria - Next course on 30th September 2019
£509
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. Holiday highlights Get creative with waterproof pen and watercolour wash Our professional artist leader will guide and encourage Enjoy the sociable atmosphere of painting in a group Prices may be subject to change. Please click through on the Book Online button above for the up to date price and availability.
Pen & wash in the South Downs - 4-night holiday
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Pen & wash in the South Downs - 4-night holiday
West Sussex - Next course on 17th February 2020
£479
Discover how to use waterproof pen and watercolour wash to create expressive and loose sketches of landscapes and architecture. This medium can seem a little daunting at first but under the guidance of our expert Art Leader, you will soon understand the different techniques involved and the materials to use. Interactive exercises will give you a step-by-step introduction to how best to use a pen as a drawing tool and how liquid inks can be used to create different effects. Using photographs, the tutor will cover a range of subjects...
Pen & wash in the Southern Yorkshire Dales - 7-night holiday
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Pen & wash in the Southern Yorkshire Dales - 7-night holiday
North Yorkshire - Next course on 6th November 2020
£899
Discover how to use waterproof pen and watercolour wash to create expressive and loose sketches of landscapes and architecture. This medium can seem a little daunting at first but under the guidance of our expert Art Leader, you will soon understand the different techniques involved and the materials to use. Interactive exercises will give you a step-by-step introduction to how best to use a pen as a drawing tool and how liquid inks can be used to create different effects. Using photographs, the tutor will cover a range of subjects...
Rambles with a sketchbook in Exmoor - 7-night drawing holiday
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Rambles with a sketchbook in Exmoor - 7-night drawing holiday
Somerset - Next course on 4th July 2020
£1099
Create your own artistic impressions, capturing the UK’s most inspirational landscapes out in the field. Led by our art leader, you’ll walk up to four miles each day carrying your equipment and stopping to sketch local scenes. The tutor will talk you through sketching techniques and composition and will be on hand to give help and advice. Working in the company of fellow artists, you can expect great group camaraderie. Holiday highlights - Guidance of expert tutors - Full days to practice on beautiful surroundings - Fun and supportive environment...
Rambles with a sketchbook in the Isle of Wight - 7-night drawing holiday
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Rambles with a sketchbook in the Isle of Wight - 7-night drawing holiday
Isle Of Wight - Next course on 22nd August 2020
£1099
Create your own artistic impressions, capturing the UK’s most inspirational landscapes out in the field. Led by our art leader, you’ll walk up to four miles each day carrying your equipment and stopping to sketch local scenes. The tutor will talk you through sketching techniques and composition and will be on hand to give help and advice. Working in the company of fellow artists, you can expect great group camaraderie. Holiday highlights - Guidance of expert tutors - Full days to practice on beautiful surroundings - Fun and supportive environment...
Rambles with a sketchbook in the North York Moors - 4-night drawing holiday
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Rambles with a sketchbook in the North York Moors - 4-night drawing holiday
North Yorkshire - Next course on 11th May 2020
£649
Create your own artistic impressions, capturing the UK’s most inspirational landscapes out in the field. Led by our art leader, you’ll walk up to four miles each day carrying your equipment and stopping to sketch local scenes. The tutor will talk you through sketching techniques and composition and will be on hand to give help and advice. Working in the company of fellow artists, you can expect great group camaraderie. Holiday highlights - Guidance of expert tutors - Full days to practice on beautiful surroundings - Fun and supportive environment...
Rambles with a sketchbook in the Peak District - 4-night drawing holiday
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Rambles with a sketchbook in the Peak District - 4-night drawing holiday
Derbyshire - Next course on 8th June 2020
£649
Create your own artistic impressions, capturing the UK’s most inspirational landscapes out in the field. Led by our art leader, you’ll walk up to four miles each day carrying your equipment and stopping to sketch local scenes. The tutor will talk you through sketching techniques and composition and will be on hand to give help and advice. Working in the company of fellow artists, you can expect great group camaraderie. Holiday highlights - Guidance of expert tutors - Full days to practice on beautiful surroundings - Fun and supportive environment...
Rambles with a sketchbook in the Scottish Highlands - 7-night drawing holiday
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Rambles with a sketchbook in the Scottish Highlands - 7-night drawing holiday
Inverness-Shire - Next course on 25th April 2020
£1099
Create your own artistic impressions, capturing the UK’s most inspirational landscapes out in the field. Led by our art leader, you’ll walk up to four miles each day carrying your equipment and stopping to sketch local scenes. The tutor will talk you through sketching techniques and composition and will be on hand to give help and advice. Working in the company of fellow artists, you can expect great group camaraderie. Holiday highlights - Guidance of expert tutors - Full days to practice on beautiful surroundings - Fun and supportive environment...
Rambles with a sketchbook in the Southern Lake District - 3-night drawing holiday
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Rambles with a sketchbook in the Southern Lake District - 3-night drawing holiday
Cumbria - Next course on 10th April 2020
£449
Create your own artistic impressions, capturing the UK’s most inspirational landscapes out in the field. Led by our art leader, you’ll walk up to four miles each day carrying your equipment and stopping to sketch local scenes. The tutor will talk you through sketching techniques and composition and will be on hand to give help and advice. Working in the company of fellow artists, you can expect great group camaraderie. Holiday highlights - Guidance of expert tutors - Full days to practice on beautiful surroundings - Fun and supportive environment...
Scottish Highlands through a Lens - 7 night residential
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Scottish Highlands through a Lens - 7 night residential
Inverness-Shire - Next course on 19th October 2019
£899
Capture the unique beauty of the Western Highlands of Scotland with your camera. Whether you are a beginner wanting to learn more about basic camera settings, or an advanced photographer seeking new challenges, our expert leader will give you the encouragement and tuition you need to get the best out of your camera and that inspirational mountain vistas. Holiday highlights Spend most of the day outdoors seeking out the best light and the best images Small sociable group of like-minded people Evenings offer opportunities for further tuition, or the chance...
Scottish Highlands through a lens - 7-night photography holiday
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Scottish Highlands through a lens - 7-night photography holiday
Inverness-Shire - Next course on 25th April 2020
£999
Glen Coe is one of the most beautiful places on Earth with a photo opportunity around every corner. You’ll explore around Loch Leven, finding spots to make the most of both the natural and built environment. With stunning mountains, glens and lochs, nature is at the heart of this holiday although there are a few castles to provide a different focal point too. Rivers and waterfalls allow you to experiment with different shutter speeds to produce either sharp or blurred effects. In October you might be lucky enough to see...
Shropshire Hills through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
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Shropshire Hills through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
Shropshire - Next course on 1st May 2020
£439
The natural and man-made features of Shropshire both feature on this photographic sojourn. Learn the art of landscape photography as you point your camera across the rolling Shropshire Hills – or perhaps lie down and get a close-up of a flower or butterfly. The scenic top of the Long Mynd provides the perfect location. The packhorse bridge in the tiny village of Clun and its castle ruins present some different photographic opportunities. At Ironbridge the iconic Victorian structure can be viewed from many angles while the historic whitewashed timber-framed buildings...
Shropshire Hills through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
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Shropshire Hills through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
Shropshire - Next course on 7th September 2020
£599
The natural and man-made features of Shropshire both feature on this photographic sojourn. Learn the art of landscape photography as you point your camera across the rolling Shropshire Hills – or perhaps lie down and get a close-up of a flower or butterfly. The scenic top of the Long Mynd provides the perfect location. The packhorse bridge in the tiny village of Clun and its castle ruins present some different photographic opportunities. At Ironbridge the iconic Victorian structure can be viewed from many angles while the historic whitewashed timber-framed buildings...
Southern Lake District through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
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Southern Lake District through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
Cumbria - Next course on 3rd April 2020
£439
Capture iconic images of the Lake District from our house on the shore of Coniston Water, set in magnificent grounds; there are lots of potential subjects here. The surrounding Lakeland fells provide endless opportunities to shoot natural landscapes – some dotted with charming Herdwick sheep including lambs in the spring. There are some particularly picturesque views around Coniston Copper Mines. Grizedale Forest is perfect for woodland scenes and capturing the first flush of autumn colour. The old slate mining area in Tilberthwaite Valley has a quarry lake and tumble-down buildings...
Southern Lake District through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
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Southern Lake District through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
Cumbria - Next course on 28th September 2020
£585
Capture iconic images of the Lake District from our house on the shore of Coniston Water, set in magnificent grounds; there are lots of potential subjects here. The surrounding Lakeland fells provide endless opportunities to shoot natural landscapes – some dotted with charming Herdwick sheep including lambs in the spring. There are some particularly picturesque views around Coniston Copper Mines. Grizedale Forest is perfect for woodland scenes and capturing the first flush of autumn colour. The old slate mining area in Tilberthwaite Valley has a quarry lake and tumble-down buildings...
Southern Snowdonia through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
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Southern Snowdonia through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
Gwynedd - Next course on 10th April 2020
£585
With woods and water torrents on your doorstep, you’ll be able to capture nature’s wild heart on this photographic break. Mosses, ferns and wildflowers compete under the canopy for your attention – the dappled light may provide a few challenges! The coast at Barmouth offers completely different opportunities with estuary views, Victorian architecture and its picturesque harbour. Lift your lens to the turrets of Harlech Castle and use the Welsh hills as a backdrop. You could practise taking low angle shots at Tomen Y Mur and hone your landscape photography...
The Yorkshire Dales through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
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The Yorkshire Dales through a lens - 3-night photography holiday
North Yorkshire - Next course on 8th May 2020
£439
The scenery around Malhamdale is awe-inspiring and provides the perfect setting to try out a variety of techniques. The area is famed for its geology; the 80-metre high cliffs of Malham Cove provide both a dramatic setting and a photographic challenge. There are also limestone pavements to shoot from different angles – how will you choose to capture the solitary hawthorn tree? There are wonderful waterfalls on which to test your skills plus the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct. Yorkshire’s famous farming areas provide cattle and barns aplenty. Holiday highlights - Spend...
The Yorkshire Dales through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
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The Yorkshire Dales through a lens - 4-night photography holiday
North Yorkshire - Next course on 11th May 2020
£585
The scenery around Malhamdale is awe-inspiring and provides the perfect setting to try out a variety of techniques. The area is famed for its geology; the 80-metre high cliffs of Malham Cove provide both a dramatic setting and a photographic challenge. There are also limestone pavements to shoot from different angles – how will you choose to capture the solitary hawthorn tree? There are wonderful waterfalls on which to test your skills plus the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct. Yorkshire’s famous farming areas provide cattle and barns aplenty. Holiday highlights - Spend...
Vibrant florals in mixed media in Exmoor - 7-night holiday
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Vibrant florals in mixed media in Exmoor - 7-night holiday
Somerset - Next course on 20th June 2020
£949
Don’t be a shrinking violet; it’s time to loosen up and experiment on this holiday to capture the unique shapes, textures and details of either wild or cultivated flowers. The emphasis will be on creating colourful, vibrant flower likenesses using a creative and interesting combination of materials. Our expert art leader will work on liberating your painting style and improving your confidence in painting methods so that your artwork blooms before your very eyes. Working alongside other artists, you will see how different people approach the task which may help...
Winter Hedgerow Harvest Holiday in the Shropshire Hills - 3  night residential
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Winter Hedgerow Harvest Holiday in the Shropshire Hills - 3 night residential
Shropshire - Next course on 6th December 2019
£369
New at HF Holidays Using natural materials you will collect from the Shropshire landscape, you will make one or more traditional evergreen wreaths and garlands to deck your home during Christmas. Linking local events, short foraging walks and indoor crafting will give you a break with a difference and skills for life. Holiday highlights Have the guidance of an experience leader Enjoy the fun, festive, social environment Visit the local area Longmynd House is set in a wonderful elevated location above the town of Church Stretton. With excellent walks on...
Winter Hedgerow Harvest Holiday in the Shropshire Hills - 4 night residential
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Winter Hedgerow Harvest Holiday in the Shropshire Hills - 4 night residential
Shropshire - Next course on 9th December 2019
£479
New at HF Holidays Using natural materials you will collect from the Shropshire landscape, you will make one or more traditional evergreen wreaths and garlands to deck your home during Christmas. Linking local events, short foraging walks and indoor crafting will give you a break with a difference and skills for life. Holiday highlights Have the guidance of an experience leader Enjoy the fun, festive, social environment Visit the local area Longmynd House is set in a wonderful elevated location above the town of Church Stretton. With excellent walks on...