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July 2017 East Coast Expressive Pastel and Charcoal Art Holiday

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HF Holidays

Two NEW and exciting art holidays with 'HF Holidays' have been created for you for 2017 - one in Malhamdale, The Yorkshire Dales and one at Whitby on the East Coast of Yorkshire! 

HF Holidays we have over 100 years’ experience organising outdoor holidays and are Britain’s largest walking and outdoor leisure holiday specialists. You will be staying in beautiful top class Country Houses, all in wonderful scenery with our very own exclusive 'art den' for each of your amazing HF Art Holidays! 


Larpool Hall, a wonderful Country House and a Grade II listed Georgian mansion set in 14 acres of grounds with views over the Esk Valley is the venue for your expressive pastel and charcoal Summer Art Holiday with me on the Herritage Coast of East Yorkshire.

You will learn how to create bold, colourful and dramatic pastel paintings and drawings filled with atmosphere and light combining both outdoor and studio painting workshops (we have our very own 'art room') during your relaxing art week at Larpool Hall.

The hall sits in a glorious elevated position above the town of Whitby; home to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, with the best fish and chips in the world, the Captain Cook Museum, and fantastic coastal walks for those who wish to stretch their legs. You'll be able to eplore all of this I'm sure during your stay with me at Larchpool Hall as we have a break during your stay to soak up the atmosphere of this wonderful historical East Coast location. 

Built in the late 1780s the Larpool Hall retains its Georgian style with picture windows, impressive fireplaces, and a magnificent staircase. There are 29 bedrooms, all recently refurbished to a high standard, without spoiling the sense of space and history. The house also has a lounge and social bar - perfect to unwind after your sumptuous eveng meals!

Painting directly outdoors during your exciting art week (weather permitting), the wonderful scenic locations along the East Coast we visit and at Whitby, are sure to inspire! 

Suitable for improvers and artists who wish to become more expressive when developing their own personal style and develop their drawing skills too you will quickly become more confident as artists with Robert as your guide.

Outdoor painting experiences along the Herritage East Coast (weather permitting).
You will be walking up to 2 miles (3km) maximum carring art equipment when painting outdoors so a decent level of fitness is needed.
Several exciting evening art demonstrations using pastels and charcoal
Regular one to one and group tuition with demonstrations throughout each day
A great holiday to get away from it all, relax, unwind and learn lots of different award winning art techniques with international pastelist Robert Dutton
Class numbers restricted to 12 students only to ensure maximum learning ability for all.

How to book
To book your place contact HF Holidays Reservations on 0345 470 7538 (standard rate 020 8732 1250) Please quote code WYPPE when booking

To book online with HF Holidays please visit (Don't forget to use your booking code WYPPE)

Larpool Hall, Larpool Drive, Whitby YO22 4ND

Further information
A list of what to bring for your art materials can be provided or you can contact me direct on 0113 2252481 or email me at with any queries.


Full board accomodation - £889.00


Really appreciate all your hard work and enthusiasm – best course I've been on! Thanks to George also for taking us all out and looking after us- Doreen

A great course – so helpful! I hope to see you again soon.- Susan

Top course, excellent tutor, full humour and knowledge. Inspiring! Cheers- Anne

A challenging course with an inspirational tutor and enjoyable stay in beautiful surroundings- Peter

An entertaining course, leaving us with plenty to think about and a tutor who passed on masses of useful information about acrylics and mixed media techniques. Brilliant!- Wendy and Noeline

A thoroughly intensive course, with time generously given to personal and group instruction – all liberally laced with humour and light heartedness. I shall be back!-

Very enjoyable course was a very committed and knowledgeable tutor. Thoroughly worthwhile week, I learned a lot and I had a good time in lovely company! Thanks Robert!- Barbara Kelly

An excellent course. I learnt so much. The best art course I have ever been on. Days out excellent too. Tutor unstinting in this time and instruction.-

Truly inspiring! Energy and enthusiasm by the bucketful – great tuition by a talented artist and teacher.-

This is the first proper art course I have been on in the true sense. Enjoyed every minute of yours and the groups company. I learnt so much from you as you actually taught instead of just leaving one to flounder. I have learned more from you than three years and 18 months of weekly art lessons- Marie

Excellent course, really enjoyed it. Painting outdoors was a new experience for me and I will continue to do it now. Thanks for the demos and sharing your expertise. Your energy is infectious!- Lesley Gore

Another fab few days of painting, relaxing and great fun. Planning my next year get away already! Thanks Robert.- Kate

Thank you very much indeed for a fantastic course. We have learned a great deal and it has been a great pleasure and inspiration to work with you.- Angela and Tony

Thoroughly enjoyed the course – really stretched my ideas and was very inspirational. Thank you Robert.- Maggie Hatchard

Excellent course suitable for all levels. Came away enthused and ready to go!-

Wonderful week. Learnt so many new things from graphite sticks to the use of pastels on watercolour paper – a new venture for me and so exciting! Thank you for all your help.- Angela Kantawi

Great course. Stretch my abilities.- David

Very enlightening about different papers and surfaces plus lots of other useful insights. Thanks.- Barbara Tress

Excellent course very inspiring and lots of fun!- Denise Smith

A great art course full of info and excellent support. Thanks.- Julia

Brilliant art course - it blew my brain!- Sally Barnes

Excellent art break. Great fun, learnt lots and was amazed! Totally wonderful experience!- Sally Barnes

UK and International award winning artist

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