“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”
We organise everything so that you can focus on your learning experience. Our drawing holidays are special because they combine adventure with a clear creative purpose. A journey for your eyes.
We take you to draw in places that will inspire and challenge you. In the evenings we have structured, informal tutorials where we talk about drawing, idea development and related issues.
You receive individual support with all aspects of your drawing practice, sketching and painting, while having a relaxing and creatively rewarding holiday.
Our aim is to promote individual and sensitive responses to new experience. Our mission is to turn a holiday into a truly productive learning experience, with a healthy dose of purpose and meaning. It guarantees a lifetime of memories.
And if you are a beginner that's no problem. We tailor the drawing tasks to suit your level of confidence and ability, in order to help you grow.
We have expert knowledge of our locations and so
we can reward you with the best activities and authentic experiences each destination has to offer. Art holidays are a sensational way to meet like-minded people, and work equally well for solo travellers and groups of friends.
Meanwhile see below for our forthcoming unique drawing destinations. For for information about our new projects, news, and our free drawing meet-ups, join our exclusive mailing list here.
Spain 🇪🇸 7 nights £585
Imagine sitting outside a quiet cafe with a glass of wine, drawing in the sunshine.. that's what this trip is all about! Quiet and peaceful, the pace is slow. We can guarantee that the weather will be perfect. This is our most relaxed destination. Be creative in the sunshine!
20th - 27th September ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ FULL
Click here to reserve your place for 2024.
Bali 🇮🇩 16 nights £1,995 8th - 23rd January 2024
Bali is a tropical paradise and a perfect destination for a drawing holiday. It has a deeply spiritual culture, with friendly and welcoming people. An exotic location that is visually stunning. The pace of this trip is slow and meditative with the opportunity to do workshops in jewellery, local cuisine, Batik, or for the more adventurous, how about a scuba diving course to earn your PADI certificate?
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Istanbul 🇹🇷 5 nights £590 May 27th - June 1st 2024
It's a dream of a city! Warm, friendly people and steeped in history, Istanbul has been a crossroads of trade and culture for thousands of years. It is rich and diverse and has great drawing potential with its markets, Mosques and churches, wooden houses, monuments and ruins.
It is a culinary delight. The food reflects the city's ancient origins in trade and is astonishingly rich and varied and caters for all.. vegans to carnivores!
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Gdansk 🇵🇱 4 nights £425 19th - 23rd June 2024
Gdansk in northern Poland, is a beautiful drawing location with a fascinating recent history. It is, effectively, a perfectly restored medieval town and is a famous centre for amber jewellery. It's a great destination if you have an interest in recent European history and the contrast between the old town and the shipyards is brilliant for drawing. It was home to the Solidarity movement that changed the face of Europe and eventually led to the unification of Germany.
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Krakow 🇵🇱 4 nights £395 4th - 8th September4 2024
Krakow in southern Poland, is a beautiful drawing location with a fascinating history. The old town is picture perfect and the Jewish quarter is still haunted by it's tragic past. Stunning museums, friendly people and great bars and restaurants make this one of our favourite cities in Europe.
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Why should you come on a drawing escape?
to be inspired
to learn how to draw from observation
because you want to have a holiday that's useful
because you're unsure about your creative direction
because you want to learn about colour
because you want to travel with experts
because all of our trips are carbon neutral
because you want to be more creative
to foster your creative soul
to see the world with fresh eyes!
to invest in broadening your experience
to be challenged with new approaches to drawing and recording experience
to develop new strategies for the application of drawing in a design context
to develop personal ways of recording responses to new environments
to meet like-minded people with similar aspirations and goals
to build your self-confidence
to learn new teaching methods
to experience the spiritual and meditative nature of drawing
to explore narrative and meaning in image making
to break old habits and form new ones
to learn how to see
Click the ladder to escape!