Martyn had everything organised beautifully. I just pitched up at the airport and then spent the whole trip free to focus on my drawing. Martyn’s evening tutorials were cleverly
responsive to the different needs of individual members – plenty of advice and guidance. I had a great time, did loads of drawings and I wholeheartedly recommend
Drawing Escapes. Bring on Bali 2018!
Kathleen Olsson, Teacher
SECOND TO NONE
I have had the best week, met some great people and developed some interesting ideas that would have been hard to get to otherwise. In terms of mproving your visual communication – this is second to none.
The contrast of each day’s drawing venues alongside the relaxed nature of the evening tutorials, provide an arena to explore your ideas and gain support. It feels very one to one and just has to be experienced – book on next years trip now!! I want to go back and will be booking on this again next year. In the meantime I will not be shutting up about it for a very long time!
Deborah Burke, Dec Arts, NTU. Spain
ONE OF THE BEST WEEKS OF MY LIFE
Literally one of the best weeks of my life!! Everyone should do it. Beautiful sunshine and surroundings, loads of beer, wine and drawing and the best company EVER! I have come back with loads of new ideas, inspiration and feel that I have been able to explore drawing without being judged. SO GOOD! :)
Lucy Yates, English Teacher, Spain
NEW SENSE OF DIRECTION
Best holiday I’ve ever been on… thank you for a fantastic week Martyn, your attention
and encouragement have helped me believe in my future and capabilities. It was an
inspirational, relaxed and creatively inspiring week and come back with a new sense
of direction and purpose in both myself and in my work!
Sarah Kirby, Dec Arts, NTU
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS
If you have ever lacked confidence, inspiration or disregarded the importance of drawing, I strongly recommend this. Alternatively, if you just want to get away to a lovely remote Spanish village surrounded by mountains, olive groves and mangos, you won’t be disappointed!
Becky Eastgate, Fine Art, Manchester
CLEARER DIRECTION IN MY WORK
Just a quick note to say many thanks for a wonderful experience at Cutar. It has given me a clearer direction and confidence in my drawing which I am sure will be of great benefit to my work.
Kath Parkin, Knitwear Design, Nottingham Trent
BENEFICIAL TO MY PRACTICE
Spent the past few days working through the material generated in Gdansk; both the drawings and photos have emerged wonderfully and the experience as a whole has been really beneficial to my practice and general mindset. Thanks again for the support over the trip!
Eleanor Marshman, Fine Art, NUA
Martyn is an absolutely fantastic teacher of the arts, incredibly inspirational and free - whilst studying in my final year at Trent I took drawing classes with Martyn that were amazing and really helped free up my learning and break out of a mould I was stuck in. I couldn't recommend Martyn more as a tutor and mentor! Seriously good stuff and his personal work rules. I took one of the classes in Spain too, and had a great time drawing, writing and thinking of different ideas with different media. TOP! :)
Michelle Wood, Digital Marketing Manager at Pinterest
MADE ME MORE CONFIDENT
Drawing in Spain was amazing! I feel that this experience has made me be more confident for approaching 2nd year and I have found the strengths and developed them in my drawing and colour skills. I would definitely recommend this trip. Especially if you are like me and feel you want to have an enjoyable and exciting experience before you leave uni!
Imogen Cotterill, Dec Arts, NTU
I wanted to work with Martyn and I feel his approach will add great value to the design process. His intellectual approach to drawing - exploring self, viewing the world and translating within various mediums is very valuable in the journey of the designer. This is an opportunity to explore, relax into your work and most importantly enjoy the process.
Esther Patterson, Graphic Designer, Derbyshire
... JUST GO
Just come back from an awesome week away in sunny spain! Learnt loads...
developed my drawing and design theory, feel prepared for final year of uni, got a tan and ate my weight in tapas! If your thinking of going... just go!
Beth Lewton, Decorative Arts, NTU
A GREAT EXPERIENCE
I think the only word I can use which would adequately describe the past week I
spent in Malaga would be AMAZING!! Having just finished my degree in Fine Art
I was unsure as to what direction to take next but my trip to Spain was a great
experience and I’ve left feeling much more confident, inspired and motivated to keep going with my practice.
Lucy Dale, Fine Art, NTU
FELT SO PERFECT FOR EVERYONE
It's so hard to start describing an experience like this!! An amazing break in the most gorgeous picture perfect little Spanish village.. perfect for drawing and exploring!
TONS of creative support and tutoring, and a chilled, non-judgmental creative atmosphere. Every single one of us came back more confident understanding of our style, and with so many ideas! This trip is perfect for everyone, whether you feel like you need to push your work that little bit more, or don't think you can draw at all, you will come back so excited. Do it. Seriously, what are you waiting for?! DO IT!
Lauren Vickers, NTU
THE WEEK WAS WONDERFUL
Our drawing holiday was a great success on many levels. The ease with which the days were played was a delight. Each of us were happy with the progress made in our drawing skills. My reason for attending the drawing holiday was to propel me from the safe corner; overcome the attitude whichconfined me to producing safe undemonstrative works. The week was wonderful, warm and full of friendship.
Sarah Brookman, Leicestershire
I’ve had such a good experience on this trip and feel more confident in my drawing and project focus. It has been such an amazing time, created some fun memories and met such a lovely mix of creative people. Thanks to Martyn for organising and tutoring, and all the others on the trip who have been so
Claire Bradshaw, NTU. Gdansk
NEVER FELT SO MOTIVATED
Had an amazing time, just looking through the pics so many amazing memories
made.It was so nice to meet so many creative people! Never felt so motivated.
Special thanks to Martyn for organizing such a wonderful trip!
Faiza Hussain, NUA Textiles
CHANGED MY WAY OF THINKING
This trip was both relaxing and hard work and completely changed my way of thinking about art and drawing and also teaching art and drawing. It was almost too good.
Rhiannon Edwards, Art Teacher