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Forthcoming Trips

Painting Holidays with well-known artists

Paint in the Holy Land with Lucy Willis

25th February - 6th March 2019 There is no other place on earth with such a rich and diverse cultural, historical and religious make-up as in the walled Old City of Jerusalem. Each of the four quarters that make up the Old City have their individual architectural styles and the people that inhabit them their different way of dress. For artists this holds special appeal. Artist Lucy Willis will be help you capture the different light on the city from dawn to dusk.
Petra

8th - 16th April 2019 One of the most spectacular sights in the world and the highlight of this painting and sketching holiday to Jordan is the ancient Nabataean city of Petra. Capture the changing hues in the sandstone as the sun moves across Petra, sketch the spectacular landscapes from Mount Nebo, Crusader Castles along the King's Highway, the Roman city of Jerash and the local Bedouin people.

Paint in Istanbul with Peter Brown Hon PNEAC, ROI, RBA, PS, RP

26th April - 6th May 2019 Istanbul is a vibrant and intoxicating city to paint where East meets West and with a skyline like no other place on earth. Join renowned oil painter Peter Brown aka 'Pete the Street' and capture the defined lines of minarets and beautiful domes of the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya and the Mosque of Sulyeman the Magnificent, the dawn mists lingering over the Bosphorus and lively street scenes in the Grand Bazaar.
Venice

2nd - 11th May 2019 Venice is one of the most painted cities in the world and on this tutorial painting holiday Hazel Soan will help intermediate and beginner students overcome any inhibitions and reservations and capture the glory of Venice.

12th - 20th May 2019 Iceland's landscapes, seascapes and skies are dramatic and on a scale that takes your breath away, and will challenge artists of all levels. Richard Pikesley is a very experienced artist and on this painting holiday he will help intermediate and experienced students capture the immensity, intensity and atmosphere of Iceland's natural phenomena. An oil, watercolour and mixed media painting holiday.

1st - 10th June 2019 Symi is one of the most quintessential sun-drenched island in Greece. It can only be reached by boat and has very few hotels so greatly appeals to artists and writers. This semi free-style oil painting holiday is ideal for intermediate and experience students. There will be a mixture of tuition and demonstrations in between lots of painting time.
out of africa

1st - 12th September 2019 A fantastic opportunity to go on safari to one of the best wildlife places on earth with a leading professional wildlife artist and return with a full portfolio of the action. This tutorial watercolour painting safari is ideal for intermediate students.

Safaris with wildlife researchers, conservation biologists & naturalists

African Cats in the Masai Mara with Jackson Looseyia

11th - 18th January 2019 Discover the magic of the Masai Mara and Mara Triangle with Jackson Looseyia at leisure and with few other visitors. The Masai Mara is one of the best places in East Africa to see a huge diversity of wildlife close up. Famed for its Big Cats you can expect to see lots of predator action. This is an intimate and exclusive safari for just 2 - 8 guests, that is far above and beyond the ordinary safari .

Visit Ewaso Lions Conservation in Kenya with Dr Shivani Bhalla

17th - 21st January 2019 Exclusive opportunity to visit to Ewaso Lions Conservation in Samburu and the Westgate Conservancy on a tailor-made fund-raising trip that will help conserve lions in Kenya. Hosted by Dr Shivani Bhalla, Director and Founder of Ewaso Lions.

Wolf Conservation Trip helping to save Wolves in Ethiopia with Prof Claudio Sillero

15th - 24th February 2019 A special fund-raising trip that helps play a key role in sustainable conservation of Ethiopian wolves and financially supports the on-going work of Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme. See conservation in the field, observe wolves close up and explore the spectacular Bale Mountains. A unique opportunity to spend time with Prof Claudio Sillero, Director of EWCP and the wolf monitors.

Whales, Rails & Quails in Sri Lanka with David Lindo, aka 'The Urban Birder'

3rd - 15th March 2019 Join David Lindo, aka 'The Urban Birder' on a Sri Lankan adventure to discover the islands rich and diverse bird life, wildlife and culture. Explore Colombo's urban spaces as well as the forests, National Parks and coasts of Sri Lanka.

Indian Tiger Safari with tiger specialist Stephen Mills MA (Oxon) MFA IAWF

18th - 27th March 2019 A unique opportunity offering you the very best chances of seeing tigers in the wild in India, with all day safari permits, just 4 guests per jeep and your own private naturalist and tiger specialist.

Polar Bear & Arctic Wildlife Cruise, Svalbard with Stephen Mills MA (Oxon) MFA IAWF

2nd - 12th July 2019 A special 9 night Polar Bear cruise around Svalbard at the optimum time of year for seeing polar bears and when there is 24 hours daylight for wildlife viewing. Join this private party of 4 - 8 guests, have your own host naturalist and stay in superior cabins with ensuite facilities. twin or double beds and window.

11th - 19th September 2019 Join a small private safari visiting the remote northern Serengeti at a time when the wildebeest migration is normally in the area and to be accompanied by your own professional naturalist, who will explain the animal behaviour as it unfolds before you. On our safaris the only timetable adhered to is natures own.
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