Robert Dutton Fine Art

Associate Member - The Society of Graphic Fine Art

UK and international award-winning artist

March 2021 - Malhamdale Expressive Pastel with HF Holidays

Newfield Hall, Malhamdale

A great 'get away from it all' art break with HF Holidys staying at Newfield Hall - a grand 19th century country house set amidst beautiful rolling fields with magnificent views of the Yorkshire Dales. With wonderful accommodation, fabulous food, fun evening entertainment and inspirational locations we will visit (weather permitting) makes this a really popular holiday destination for artists and walkers alike year on year.  Your 'Expressive Pastel Painting Holiday ' using soft and hard pastels and charcoal will combine some 'studio' time with lots of outdoors drawing and pastel painting in the local and iconic landscape.

A little different than previous years this art holiday will combine pastels and charcoal painting with expressive drawing experiences to help sharpen your tonal appreciation, colour observation as well as teaching you a full appreciation of both pastel and charcoal media to visually communicate your ideas.

We will travel by minibus to our inspirational drawing locations of Gordale scar and Malham Cove (weather permitting) to paint the best of the dramatic and iconic Yorkshire limestone landscape. The plunging gorge of Gordale Scar for one is  indeed breath taking and Malham Cove's natural amphitheater is just fabulous!

Pastel painting in the studio on your first full day will help you to quickly get used to the pastel media with step by step creative techniques and demonstrations guiding you through more than just the basics. The skills you learn on day one will help you to settle into your stride very quickly so that you can thoroughly enjoy the entire weeks creative experience with friendly like minded artists. 


You will learn how to create bold, colourful and dramatic pastel paintings and charcoal drawings whilst at Newfiled Hall and throughout the week out on location.

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. 

You will quickly become more confident as artists learning new creative skills, creating rewarding pastel paintings and expressive charcoal drawings throughout your art holiday.

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 in Malhamdale at Malham Cove and Gordale Scar (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 hard and soft pastels with fixative techniques...and more!
Regular one to one and group tuition with demonstrations throughout each day
A great 3 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 13 students only to ensure maximum learning ability for all.


To book your place contact HF Holidays Reservations  
Telephone: 020 3974 8865
From outside the UK +44(0) 20 3974 8865 Mon-Fri: 9.00am–7.00pm
Weekends & Bank Holidays:

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A list of what to bring for your art materials can be provided or you can contact me direct on 01439 748516 or email with any queries. Happy to help.


  • Full board accommodation : £619.00

Location: Newfield Hall, Airton, Malhamdale, BD23 4AA

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