“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 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.
We have some exciting new ideas for this year including drawing in Chernobyl and a trip we're calling the Northern Loop which will take us by train from Lithuania to Finland via, Latvia. Please let us know if you're interested!
Meanwhile see below for our forthcoming unique drawing destinations. Or for information about our new projects and news, join our exclusive mailing list here.
Spain 🇪🇸 7 nights £495
16th - 23rd Sept 2020
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. I can guarantee that the weather will be perfect. Be creative in the sunshine!
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Bali 🇮🇩 18 nights £1,545
Scheduled for February 2021
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, Balinese cooking, Batik, or for the more adventurous a scuba diving course to earn your PADI certificate.
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Angkor Wat, Cambodia 🇹🇭 🇰🇭 16 nights £1,690
Scheduled for March 2021
The stuff that dreams are made of! This World Heritage Site is second to none and is the largest religious site in the world. We'll start in Bangkok and go overland visiting Thailand on the way. This will be a fabulous drawing adventure.
💚 💚 💚 💚 💚 💚 💚 💚 8 places available Click here to register your interest
Northern loop 🇱🇹🇫🇮🇪🇪🇱🇻 12 nights £995
16th - 28th May 2021
A 12 night trip by train and ferry from Lithuania to Helsinki, via Latvia and Estonia. A fabulous creative adventure! This trip is not for the faint-hearted. Hard core travelling and hard core drawing for this one!
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Krakow 🇵🇱 4 nights £345
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 feel stuck in a rut
because you're unsure about your creative direction
because you want to learn about colour
because you want to travel with an expert
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 challanged 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 problems
to build your self-confidence
to explore new materials in new environments
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
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