Robert Dutton Fine Art

UK and international award-winning artist

Lake District Expressive Pastel Art Holiday HF Holiday

Monk Coniston Hall
Fully booked

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.

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:

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. For further information please visit 


  • Full board accommodation : £479.00

Location: Monk Coniston Hall, Coniston, LA21 8AQ

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