“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.
Prices include return flights and accommodation with en suite bathrooms and sometimes breakfast!
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.
Istanbul 🇹🇷 5 nights £590 May 28th - June 2nd 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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Krakow 🇵🇱 5 nights £495 3rd - 8th September 2024
Krakow in southern Poland, is a great place for drawing. The old town is picture perfect and the Jewish quarter, still haunted by its tragic past, is an atmospheric and emotional location. Stunning museums, friendly people and great bars and restaurants make this one of our favourite cities in Europe. More information here
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Athens 🇬🇷 5 nights £590 27th Sept - 2nd October
Athens is our newest drawing holiday. A magnificent drawing location that offers a unique combination of historic architecture, natural beauty and a vibrant contemporary culture.
The historic sites are second to none and the combination of ancient stone and evergreen forests and gardens make this a unique and magical place to draw and paint. More information here
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Spain 🇪🇸 7 nights £585 16th - 23rd October
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! More information here
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Bali 🇮🇩 16 nights £1,995 late October/Nov 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? More information here
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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!