Robert Dutton Fine Art

Associate Member - The Society of Graphic Fine Art

UK and international award-winning artist

22 JULY - Yorkshire Lavender Summer painting and drawing workshop in North yorkshire

Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington, North Yorkshire

Anyone would be forgiven to think they where in Provence, but no, it’s Yorkshire Lavender - that’s right, Yorkshire! Right here in the heart of Ryedale, North Yorkshire are fields, no - hillsides filled with rows of gorgeous, beautiful Lavender which are just great to paint at this beautiful 60 acre hillside farm featuring lavender gardens, specialist plant shop and a sculpture park.

About Yorkshire Lavender 
Yorkshire’s largest lavender farm ‘Yorkshire Lavender’ is The North of England's triple award-winning visitor attraction with the lavender farm and gardens all set within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The award-winning EJ's Licensed Tea Room has lovely indoor seating area, outdoor tables and two enormous ti-pis to choose from! Enjoy spectacular panoramic views in our covered outdoor seating area overlooking the Vale of York, with York Minster 14 miles away on the skyline and sat in the ti-pis are both very popular too for visitors.

It is now twenty seven years since this family run business acquired nearly 60 acres of south-facing farmland, just outside Terrington. The mature planting, extensive hillside gardens, sculpture park, natural lavender maze, lovely modern (yet sympathetic to the area) buildings, gift shop and so on, are just some of the great features here that will make your day at Yorkshire Lavender with me painting in this fabulous location that bit extra special!

No one can dispute the beauty and therapeutic nature of lavender has played its part. Yorkshire Lavender has hundreds of different lavender and herb varieties to admire around the lavender farm (and also to buy) in our specialist plant nursery. 

In summer, the lavender with its stunning array of different colours, from white through a complete range of blues, lilacs to magnificent deep purples, along with the range of distinct and heady scents, is a wonderful experience and just great to paint!

Created from our own Yorkshire Lavender Oil, extracted from the lavender plants grown on our farm, these lavender based products are very popular!

Duration of your workshop
This exclusive full day workshop will be from 10.30am to 3.30pm with an hour for lunch between your relaxed painting sessions

What happens if it rains?
There are purpose built roomy gazebos we can shelter or retreat to in the advent of inclement conditions. With open sides we will still have great views of painting subjects and of course, the Lavender itself.  Many successful workshops at Yorkshire Lavender and run from here with ample seating and large tables. We will be outdoors of course!

What to bring
There is no dictate as to what to bring to paint with. I shall leave this entirely up to you. I’m fully conversant in all media so what you choose to bring to paint and draw with, you will most certainly gain great experience and tuition from. It might be a familiar media or for the more adventurous something new entirely or what you want to gain more insight and experience with.

Try to bring things which are easy to carry - there is no need to bring the kitchen sink! For artists who want simply to sketch when amongst the lavender them a small stool is advised (plenty of places to sit though around the gardens for other view points). A sketch pad and other chosen equipment that fits easily into a small back pack is advised. I shall work upright from an easy fold away easel and using pastels in a folding pastel box. When pastel painting I use fixative. You may want to bring some if you want to work with pastels too.

I shall be demonstrating and painting with soft pastels in two sessions - 30 minutes (maximum) per session, one in the morning and another in the afternoon straight after lunch. The media is quick and easy to use and ideal for the locality and of course, perfect for you learn from and maximise your painting time during the day.

More about your workshop
This is a great opportunity for artists of different levels of experience to gain much more confidence with their chosen media in a unique and inspiring setting. 

With two short group demonstrations to learn lots from and one to one tuition throughout the day, this thoroughly rewarding workshop will advance all your art skills to new and exciting levels.

There is ample room to park the car on site at Yorkshire Lavender which offered free parking to those visiting Yorkshire Lavender. Just a short walk from the car park and your there - right amongst the lavender.

We will meet close to the main entrance at approximately 10.30am which is a short distance from the car park. after a quick introduction and get together we will take the short walk into the lavender garden and set up to paint.

We will take a break for lunch from 12.30 until 1.30pm. Tables will be reserved for us and with lots of great food on offer there is something for everyone and for dietry need too. If you are in any doubt, please contact Yorkshire Lavender direct to check your specific requirements.

Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington, York, YO60 6PB

Monday - Sunday (10am til 5pm)


How to book your workshop
Payments for your workshop will be made directly to myself. To secure your place on this exclusive workshop please click the Paypal button and follow the instructions please.
If you wish to book your workshop via another method please contact me directly via email or mobile. Contact details are below:
Mobile: 07522238822

For further information about Yorkshire Lavender please contact directly at:
Phone:01653 648 008

I look forward to teaching you some great art techniques in this most unique North Yorkshire lovely garden setting!



  • Full day workshop per person (usual entrance fee of £6 included) : £50.00

Location: Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington, York, YO60 6PB

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