Robert Dutton Fine Art

UK and international award-winning artist

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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.

Bright colours in a dark month

Higham Hall, Cumbria

This short break art holiday gives artists the ideal opportunity to explore Derwent's Inktense blocks on Canson's Moulin du Roy paper, (all provided) utilising Robert's expressive use of colour using this very different media on top quality watercolour paper.

Sorry, this art holiday is now fully booked.

Lake District Expressive Pastel Art Holiday HF Holiday

Monk Coniston Hall

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.

Fully booked

Expressive Landscape with Acrylic Mixed Media

Higham Hall, Cumbria

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


Mixed Media Expressive Painting Holiday in The Lake District

Rydal Hall, Cumbria

Painting both in the spacious barn studio at Rydal Hall and painting directly in the landscape (weather permitting), this exciting outdoor and studio art holiday is the perfect combination for students who want to further develop their painting and drawing skills to new and exciting levels of expertise.

Sadly cancelled due to Coronavirus - October course still running so far!

NEW COURSE! Expressive mixed media in The Lake District at Higham Hall

Higham Hall, Cumbria

Venturing outdoors (weather permitting) to be amongst the Lakeland landscape, we will paint and sketch the stunning lakeside views and mountains from iconic and dramatic view points not far from Higham Hall. This will include the dramatic Honister Pass and Buttermere Lake with all the stunning colours carpeting the mountain sides - so inspirational whatever media we take!

Bookings now being taken!

Malhamdale Expressive Pastel and Charcoal Art Holiday

Newfield Hall, Malhamdale

A great 'get away from it all' art break with HF Holidys in August 2020 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.

Sorry, cancelled due to Coronavirus - there is always Northumberland in September though!

Northumberland Expressive Seascape Pastel Art Holiday with HF Holidays

Nether grange, Alnmouth

NEW FOR 2020!

A great 'get away from it all' art break with HF Holidys in September 2020 by the sea. Our relaxing art holiday in this beautiful part of Northumberland will explore 'Expressive seascapes' with the easy to use and versatile media of pastel and charcoal.

Limited places remaining!

Expressive Landscape Painting Mixed Media

Higham Hall, Cumbria

Another very popular mixed media art holiday at Higham Hall. Not surprising - at this time of the year the Autumn colours in The Lake District are awe inspiring! This exciting art course will explore lots of creative and expressive techniques with mixed media to include, acrylic inks, watercolour/gouache, soft pastels - often in the same study to create really exciting paintings.

Limited places remaining!

Autumn Colours - Expressive Mixed Media

Rydal Hall, Cumbria

This art hoilday/course is aimed at artists with some experience who are looking to develop their style to a much deeper level utilising the experience of painting in both beautiful and stunning locations in the heart of The Lake District and who are looking to develop their work in much looser contemporary style.

Costs: from £280.00p.p.

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