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Painting with Mixed Media

Our mixed media painting holidays at Gartmore House are for all abilities – whether you’re a dab hand with a paintbrush or a complete beginner. Personalised instruction by our friendly tutor Nigel Overton gives you the chance to either learn from scratch or improve your skills in relaxed company and comfortable surroundings.

You’ll develop your drawing and painting ability and experiment with a wide range of different media. Dependent on the weather, instruction could be indoors in one of the light-filled studios at the House, or outside in the estate’s 100 acres of private land.

To see pictures of the course please visit our gallery

Dates 2021

Our painting with mixed media holidays run for 5-nights from Sunday to Friday and start from £849 per person.
The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.

October 17th to 22nd 2021Limited Spaces Available
November 21st to 26th 2021

If you’re coming on one of our holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family who doesn’t want to do one of our courses, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests can enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. Please add them on at the checkout stage.

How to book
To book online, please click on your preferred date above.
For any questions or to book direct please call 01877 382 991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com
If you have any questions, you may like to take a look at our FAQs but if you have any further queries, please contact our team directly.

Payment, Terms & Conditions
A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking. Full payment is due 3 months prior to arrival. For art, craft & activity holidays booked within 3 months of course start date, full payment is required at the time of booking. Art, craft & activity holidays are subject to availability and subject to change.

Check in is from 4pm where you will receive a warm welcome from our team.
Once you are unpacked and settled, we invite you to enjoy some tea or coffee and home baking in the lounge where you can relax after your journey.
If you have never been on a holiday like this before, we understand how anxious you may be. That’s why, come 6pm, everyone will gather in the lounge for the Welcome Talk and Meet & Greet, giving you the chance to meet both your fellow guests and your tutor before the start of the course on Monday. Your tutor will talk you through what to expect from the week, discuss what you would like to achieve during your stay, and answer any questions you may have. 
From there, dinner is served at 6:30pm in the downstairs dining room.

Monday to Thursday*
Throughout the week, tuition runs from 10am to 4pm with regular breaks for tea and coffee so you can relax and have a natter with your fellow guests about everything you’ve been up to so far.
All your meals are served in the dining room.
Evening tea and coffee is available in the lounge at 9pm.

After a few days of working hard on your craft, you may like to take a break and head out to explore a little bit of the local area with a scenic sail across Loch Katrine. If you would prefer to stay in the house, then you are free to pursue your craft at your leisure but please note that your tutor will not be on hand for tuition on the Wednesday afternoon.

Check out by 10am

What’s Included

  • 4 days of specialist tuition from Nigel Overton
  • All materials required for the course
  • Full board catering
  • En-suite accommodation
  • Complimentary afternoon trip to Loch Katrine
  • Complimentary transfers from Stirling train station are available on the arrival and departure days (pick-up from the station at 15:30, departs Gartmore House at 10:00)

Guests will be provided with all necessary materials, boards, paper and brushes, but feel free to bring along your favourite materials if preferred.

Tutor Nigel Overton
We are delighted to be working with Nigel Overton to deliver this painting course. Nigel studied Drawing Painting & Printmaking at Loughborough College of Art & Design. He has worked with a wide range of different media but in recent years has mainly worked in acrylics. Whichever medium he has used however, he has always maintained his belief in the importance of drawing, both in his own work and within his teaching of the subject. Nigel has been fascinated with landscapes and seascapes since his early years as an art student, and drawing and painting continue to provide him with the visual means of expressing his personal and emotional response to an ever-changing subject. Formerly Head of Art & Design at Benton Park School in Leeds, Nigel now paints professionally and teaches day and residential classes. Nigel has work in private collections in America, Canada, New Zealand, France, Germany, Netherlands and Australia. You can find out more about Nigel’s work by visiting his website Overton Fine Arts

Reviews from previous mixed media painting guests:

  • ‘Really well-run house and very pleasant staff. Thank you.’ Julie, Mixed Media Holiday
  • ‘More of the same!’ – Marion, Mixed Media Holiday
  • ‘Mixed Media Course is excellent’ – Judy, Mixed Media Holiday

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