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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

£349
Derbyshire - Next course on 25th October 2019
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...
£665
Inverness-Shire
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...
£449
West Sussex - Next course on 11th November 2019
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...
£339
Derbyshire - Next course on 15th November 2019
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. Holiday Highlights: • Try taster sessions in a variety of Christmas crafts • Our professional craft leaders will guide and encourage • Share...
£385
Shropshire - Next course on 20th September 2019
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 and practice at any level. Holiday highlights: • Try a fresh approach to portraiture • Our professional artist leader will...
£599
Powys - Next course on 23rd September 2019
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...
£565
Cumbria - Next course on 21st October 2019
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...
£575
North Yorkshire - Next course on 5th August 2019
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 developing their own personal style. Holiday highlights: • Capture the splendour of your surroundings in expressive pastels • Our professional...
£545
Shropshire - Next course on 26th August 2019
New at HF Holidays 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 and exchange ideas Gain knowledge to continue crafting at home Longmynd House is...
£735
Derbyshire - Next course on 23rd December 2019
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...
£405
Gwynedd - Next course on 24th August 2019
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 techniques and composition. See your confidence unfurl before your very eyes! Holiday highlights: • Our professional artist leader will guide and encourage • Enjoy the sociable atmosphere of painting...
£599
Gloucestershire - Next course on 29th July 2019
Learn the simple science behind great digital photography. If you’re new to digital photography, this holiday will take you step by step from composing and capturing the image to storing and printing your photographs. Suitable for the less experienced users of basic compacts through to top of the range SLRs. Holiday highlights Visit inspirational vistas of Our professional photography leader will guide and encourage Learn how to get the most out of your camera Gain...
£509
Powys - Next course on 14th October 2019
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...
£405
Gloucestershire - Next course on 20th September 2019
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. Holiday Highlights: Our professional artist leader will guide and inspire...
£405
North Yorkshire - Next course on 24th August 2019
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. Holiday Highlights: Our professional artist leader will guide...
£539
Northumberland - Next course on 21st October 2019
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...
£955
Isle Of Wight - Next course on 24th August 2019
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 to some of the best locations to capture beautiful landscapes. We’ll walk up to 1 mile (1.5km) each day, carrying...
£405
North Yorkshire - Next course on 2nd August 2019
New at HF Holidays Find inspiration in the sweeping fields and picturesque Dales of Yorkshire. 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 Visit inspirational vistas Enjoy the sociable atmosphere of painting...
£575
North Yorkshire - Next course on 20th August 2019
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. We'll walk up to 2 miles (3km) each day, carrying our equipment. Holiday highlights: Visit inspirational vistas of the North...
£989
Cornwall - Next course on 20th July 2019
Capture the unique beauty of Cornwall 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 coastal vista. Holiday highlights Spend most of the day outdoors seeking out the best light and the best images Small sociable groups of...
£415
North Yorkshire - Next course on 28th September 2019
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...
£499
Cumbria - Next course on 11th November 2019
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...
£425
Cumbria - Next course on 27th July 2019
Capture the unique beauty of the southern Lake 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 lakeside vista. Holiday highlights Visit inspirational vistas of the southern Lake District Spend most of the day outdoors seeking out...
£545
Shropshire - Next course on 2nd September 2019
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 your home • Our professional craft leader will guide and encourage • Share inspiration and exchange ideas • Gain knowledge to continue crafting at home Longmynd House is set in a...
£449
Cumbria - Next course on 18th November 2019
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...
£449
Shropshire - Next course on 25th November 2019
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...
£509
Cumbria - Next course on 30th September 2019
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...
£575
Cornwall - Next course on 20th August 2019
Create your own artistic impressions as we walk through some of Cornwall’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 stops for sketching • A variety of inspirational landscapes from colourful fishing villages to secluded coves...
£575
Cumbria - Next course on 12th August 2019
New at HF Holidays Create your own artistic impressions as we walk through some of the Lake Districts 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. Be aware that you will be spending a fair amount of time on your feet as you ramble between sketching spots! Holiday Highlights:...
£899
Inverness-Shire - Next course on 19th October 2019
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...
£885
Cornwall - Next course on 31st August 2019
Capture your passion for sketching art and gardens by learning about the artists who have created work in Cornwall and sketch whilst in the galleries, learning from the masters of the Newlyn and St Ives schools of painting. We'll follow in their footsteps, sketching as we ramble along the beautiful coastline and through towns and countryside. Suitable for all levels of experience: • Tate, St Ives • Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden • Newlyn...
£349
Isle Of Wight - Next course on 11th October 2019
New at HF Holidays If this is your first time painting or using this medium, or if you wish to improve on existing skills, be assured Sophia will show you just how easily these vibrant oils can be used to create a colourful and inspiring work of art. Wet-on-Wet, or 'alla prima' is an ideal technique for embracing the nature of oil painting with quick, spontaneous decisions, as the goal is to produce a painting...
£369
Shropshire - Next course on 6th December 2019
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...
£479
Shropshire - Next course on 9th December 2019
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...