NEW FOR 2020! March Lake District Expressive Pastel Art Holiday HF Holiday - Monk Coniston Hotel
Bookings now being taken for 2020
Following the successes of several great 'Expressive Pastels' HF Holidays over a number of years now, another three rewarding art holidays have been organised for you in 2020. The ever popular 'Newfield Hall' at Malhamdale The Yorkshire Dales is back by popular demand (being really close to the iconic Malham Cove and Gordale Scar) Monk Coniston Hotel (close to the fells and wonderful village of Coniston in The Lake District) and BRAND NEW FOR 2020 - Nether Grange in Northumberland at Alnmouth, right there on the coast!
HF Holidays we have over 100 years’ experience organising outdoor holidays and are Britain’s largest walking and outdoor leisure holiday specialists. These are all top class Country Houses in all locations, all with wonderful scenery to be inspired by with exciting outdoor painting days taking you to beautiful painting locations by organised minibus (weather permitting).
Painting days in the studio on your first day on each holiday will help you to quickly get used to the media and creative techniques with the versatile media of pastels which you will thoroughly enjoy for the rest of your week when working outdoors (weather permitting).
Great relaxing art holidays with social evening entertainment staying in excellent accommodation with great food will ensure a superb balance between a wonderful learning experience, relaxing, fun and rewarding popular HF Art Holiday!
Monk Coniston Hotel
Leased from the National Trust, Monk Coniston Country House has an enviable location on the shores of Coniston Water. Here you can relax, admire the magnificent mountain views and immerse yourself into the beautiful scenery during this great Expressive Pastels art break with HF Holidays.
Monk Coniston has 32 beautiful bedrooms, furnished with relaxation and a good night’s sleep in mind. After your day’s adventures, you can relax with like minded fellow guests or just choose to relax in one of the spacious bars and lounge areas to admire the wonderful views, surrounding fells and the stunning Coniston Water a short distance away.
A great 'get away from it all' art break with HF Holidys for March 2020 in the heart of The Lake District exploring 'Expressive Landscape' pastel techniques in depth.
You will learn how to create bold, colourful and dramatic pastel paintings and charcoal drawings outdoors and in the studio at Monk Coniston Hotel during your relaxing art break and you will be inspired by the surrounding location as you create wonderful expressive pastel paintings exploring the dramatic landscape scenery.
Painting directly outdoors during your exciting art week taken by minibus to locations such as Tarn Hows (weather permitting), you will quickly become more confident as artists learning skills for outdoor painting and studio work to improve your pastel and drawing skills no end.
Suitable for improvers and artists who wish to become more expressive when developing their own personal style and develop great drawing skills too.
Outdoor pastel and drawing charcoal experiences on the coast and at other inspiring Lake District locations by mimibus (weather permitting).
Walking up to 1 mile (approx) carring equipment to several drawing and pastel painting locations so a reasonable level of fitness is needed.
Several exciting art demonstrations on site and in the studio using hard and soft pastels with fixative techniques...and more!
Regular one to one and group tuition with demonstrations throughout each day
A great 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 15 students MAXIMUM to ensure maximum learning ability for all.
How to book
To book your place contact HF Holidays Reservations quoting reference CNPPE on:
Telephone: 020 3974 8865
From outside the UK +44(0) 20 3974 8865 Mon-Fri: 9.00am–7.00pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays:
For further information please visit
Monk Coniston Hall, Coniston LA21 8AQ
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 email@example.com with any queries.
Full board accommodation - £529.00
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