Robert Dutton Fine Art

Associate Member - The Society of Graphic Fine Art

UK and international award-winning artist

Teaching you techniques -

Art Holidays and short breaks

Robert is an experienced art tutor with an energetic style of teaching and encourages students to have as many first hand experiences as possible directly in the landscape. Connecting with and experiencing the landscape, really looking and engage with the this most compelling of subjects, students have an enriched learning experience.

Throughout all of Robert's art holidays and short breaks, students confidence grows to new heights. Exciting demonstrations, group and one to one tuition ensure students creative boundaries are extended through relaxed, patient, professional and informative tuition. Helping students move forward with their own artistic direction rather than dictating a particular style is what Robert's art holidays and short breaks are all about.

His wealth of creative experience and knowledge of different media in practice has been recognised by leading art brands. Robert is a highly acclaimed demonstrator and Associate Artist for ‘Derwent’ and ‘Nitram Charcoal’, a UK Ambassador for Canson and works closely with leading art brand Royal Talens from Holland. What is new, exciting and beneficial to creatively use, Robert’s students are the first to find out about and experience for themselves!

Future and current art holidays with renowned holiday and adult education organisations in The Lake District National Park, The Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire, Northumberland are featured below.

AUGUST 2021 - Expressive mixed media at Higham Hall

Higham Hall, Cumbria

A very popular course for the Summer and a great ‘get away from it all’ (and the crowds) in this unspoilt part of the Lake District National Park. The landscape around Higham Hall at this time of the year is truly wonderful - nature in full glory. We will explore it to the full with both drawing and painting in the great outdoors (weather permitting) and in the studio too.

This is a fabulous opportunity to learn how to mix those all too familiar but difficult shades of greens that so many artists want to get to grips with and banish the bland, make the muddy greens a memory and you will as you brighten your approach and gain confidence with colour mixing in so many different ways...and more besides!

Costs: from £544.00p.p.

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SEPTEMBER 2021 - Expressive mixed media at Rydal Hall

Rydal Hall, Cumbria

Painting and drawing both in the spacious 'Bully Barn' studio at Rydal Hall and also directly outdoors in the landscape (weather permitting) close to Rydal Hall, this exciting art holiday is the perfect combination for students who want to further develop their painting and drawing skills to new and exciting levels of creativity.

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OCTOBER 2021 - Expressive acrylic mixed media at Higham Hall

Higham Hall, Cumbria

If you want to explore contemporary acrylic techniques using lots of different acrylic media, this is the course for you! We will venturing outdoors (weather permitting) on occassion to gain inspiration from the immediate surroundings of Higham Hall so you will be amongst the Lakeland landscape, but the course is focused on a studio response to all sorts of sourse material (sketches, photographs, drawings and so on) with a semi abstract and exploritory direction. The painting results are inspiring, the techniques exciting and the total creative experience is perfect for your own personal creative development.

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OCTOBER 2021 - East Coast Expressive Pastels with HF Holidays

Larpool Hall, Whitby, East Yorkshire Coast

As a Grade II listed Georgian mansion Larpool Hall has everything you want as a mix of history and elegance with modern comforts and is situated in a quiet area above the hussle and busleof the popular coastal town of whitby just a stones throw away. Whilst retaining its original grandeur and styling, Larpool Hall offers guests the perfect mix of contemporary comforts to deliver great atmosphere and character. With 29 rooms, 14 acres of attractive grounds and views over the Esk Valley, you couldn’t be better placed to absorb East Coast atmosphere.

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FEBRUARY 2022 - Bright colours in a dark month. Expressive Inktense painting at Higham Hall

Higham Hall, Cumbria

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND this short break art holiday gives artists the ideal opportunity to explore Derwent's Inktense blocks on Canson cotton rich watercolour paper, (all provided) using a bold approach and an expressive use of colour with this versatile and unique contemporary painting media. 

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MARCH 2022 - Semi abstract acrylic mixed media painting at Higham Hall

Higham Hall, Cumbria

This very popular acrylic mixed media art holiday explores creative and expressive techniques with acrylic paint, acrylic inks, acrylic spray paints with auxiliaries and oil pastels - often in the same study to create really exciting paintings. 

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