These creative breaks are designed to help you capture the very essence of a location whilst also learning a whole new set of artistic skills. There'll also be plenty of opportunity for you to explore, walk, swim, paint, relax in your own time too!
Who are these holidays for?
Anyone interested in developing a new skill and switching off from the busy-ness of life will love these holidays - no previous artistic experience needed – just a desire to unwind, learn and be creative!
If you are already drawing or painting then these holidays will teach you some interesting new techniques - particularly if you are hoping to 'loosen-up’ your approach to sketching.
All of these holidays are suitable for solo travellers. Non-sketching partners, photographers and walkers will enjoy them too - we'll be exploring interesting locations where there's so much to experience and discover.
What can you expect?
To learn the essentials of quick sketching, to discover the best tools to carry with you, some different ways to create a visual diary, and how to essential elements to your sketches such as architecture, perspective and people.
The day usually starts with a quick morning sketch before tackling a larger subject, and we continue working on our sketches through lunch.
In the afternoon you'll be free to practise the techniques, relax, shop, snooze, swim, walk or explore the location on your own or with a group.
Whatever your experience or skill level I'll work with you at your own pace.
A sketchbook filled with your own unique holiday memories will be something you value forever!
I just thought I would write to tell you how much I enjoyed that wonderful few days with Ian in Montpellier. I need hardly tell you that I have been on many art courses and holidays, and I have no hesitation in saying that that was clearly one of the most enjoyable. Let me pay particular tribute to the way in which you quietly and discreetly organised everything. I don’t remember any single thing going wrong. You may well be a born artist: you’re certainly a born manager.