Robert Dutton Fine Art Robert Dutton contemporary fine art

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June 2018 Malhamdale Expressive Pastel and Charcoal Art Holiday

Last 4 places now remaining only!

HF Holidays

Following the successes of two great art hoidays with 'HF Holidays' in 2017 another two have been created for you for 2018 - one in Malhamdale, The Yorkshire Dales and one at Derwent Bank on the shores of Derwentwater in The Lake District. 

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 in both locations, all with wonderful scenery to be inspired by with exciting outdoor painting days planned for you taken to beautiful painting locations by minibus (weather permitting). Painting days in the studio too on your relaxing art holiday with social evening entertainment  in each top class hotel will ensure a superb balance between a wonderful learning experience and a great 'get away from it all' fun and rewarding HF Art Holiday for you! 

Our 2018 art break with HF Holidys staying at Newfiled Hall - a grand 19th century country house set in extensive grounds with magnificent views of the Yorkshire Dales, is 'Expressive Pastel Painting' with soft and hard pastels with some charcoal drawing (optional) for those who want to use that too.

You will learn how to create bold, colourful and dramatic pastel paintings and drawings outdoors and in the studio at Newfiled Hall and throughout the week your paintings will be filled with wonderful impressions of the immediate area around Newfiled Hall - to include the magnificent Malham Cove which is just a short minibus ride away.

At Newfield Hall There are two lounges, a bar, dining room and heated swimming well as our exclusive 'art den' for your great painting experiences in this lovely spacious and historic hall. Fantastic!

Painting directly outdoors during your exciting art week in wonderful scenic locations such as Malham Village, Gordale Scar and Malham Cove, you will quickly become more confident as artists.

Suitable for improvers and artists who wish to become more expressive when developing their own personal style and develop their drawing skills too.

Outdoor pastel and charcoal painting experiences in Malhamdale (weather permitting). 
Walking up to 2 miles (3km) carring equipment to several drawing locations so a reasonable level of fitness is needed.
Several exciting art demonstrations on site and in the studio using pastels and charcoal
Regular one to one and group tuition with demonstrations throughout each day
A great 4 night short art holiday to get away from it all, relax, unwind and learn lots of different professional art techniques with international award winning UK 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) 

To book online with HF Holidays please visit (Don't forget to use your booking code MDPPE4H)

Newfield Hall, Airton, Malhamdale BD23 4AA

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 - £559.00


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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