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WATERCOLOUR COURSES NEAR YOU?

Join Us At Gartmore House For Our Watercolour Course

available dates :

March - December 2023

“If there are no watercolour courses near you then why not consider making it a holiday? Gartmore House’s watercolour holidays are the ideal arty getaway.”

About The Course

Online watercolour courses are fine but nothing beats in-person teaching and the gentle hubbub of a busy studio.


Suitable for all, a watercolour course at Gartmore House gives you the chance to either learn from scratch or develop your skills in relaxed company and comfortable surroundings. You can draw inspiration from the beautiful natural setting or the even the historic house around you on this relaxing 5-night break.

Connect with like minded people, immense yourself in all things arty, and let Gartmore House take the stress out of finding the right watercolour course for you.
Over the course of the week you will focus on composition, tonal range and colour mixing, and use a sketchbook for recording and practice, learning at a pace that feels right for you. You’ll also learn about associated techniques, such as line & wash, and outdoor sketching. There will be a wide array of projected images, reference books, photo references, still lifes and outdoor subjects both natural and architectural to work from, also your own photos if you wish to bring them.

Although you will often be painting indoors, weather permitting there my be the chance to work outside – sketching and gathering materials for work.

Course sizes are small to give you personalised instruction based upon your level of experience. Both the historic house itself, and the extensive grounds provide endless possibilities for creativity, and our spacious indoor studios are well equipped, bright and comfortable.

Course Inclusions And Coverage

This course is an all-in-one package which includes the following:

Tuition

Booking for this course includes 4 days of specialist tuition.

Equipment

All specialist equipment will be supplied but there will be a few essential items that you will need to bring. Please see our terms and detailed information section below.

Food & Accommodation

Full board catering and 5-nights accommodation are included when you book.

Transfers

Complimentary transfers are included when you book - subject to certain conditions.*

* 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). Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports are available at an additional cost.

Here's what a previous participant has to say about this course:


Booking Information

DATES 2023
All of our craft or activity holidays run for 5-nights from Sunday to Friday and start from £979 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.

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tERMS & DETAILED INFORMATION
  • Terms of Booking

  • Example Programme

  • Kit List

If you’re coming on one of our holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. We also have a full programme of day trips and activities on offer for them. Please add them and day trips 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.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
To confirm your holiday:
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure your booking.

Payment of your holiday:
The balance of your payment must be received no later than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement of your holiday. In the case of non-payment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and any cancellation fees will apply.

If you cancel your booking:
All deposits are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your booking up to 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, we will refund any monies paid, less your deposit. If you cancel less than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, no refund will be given.
We do advise you to take out holiday insurance for this reason.

More Reviews...

Had a great time. Lovely to get away from it all for a few days or so.

Previous Participant

Watercolour Painting Holiday

Will be coming back again, with friends!

Previous Participant

Danielle, Watercolour Painting Holiday

I have had a great time and hope to be back!

Previous Participant

Joy, Watercolour Painting Holiday

What an amazing experience. Lovely accommodation! I’ll be back!

Previous Participant

Marion, Watercolour Painting Holiday

Your Course Tutor: to be announced soon...

Faq

  • The Course

  • Bedrooms

  • TRansport & location

  • FOOD & DRINK

  • OTHER

Where can I find out more about the course? 

If you need any further information about your course that is not on our website, please get in contact with us and we can provide you with the tutor’s contact details who can assist with your query.


What do I need to bring on my art, craft and activity break?

Your required kit list for your specific break is shown on each course’s webpage.  Your tutor will also be in contact with you, prior to your course to confirm kit lists and questions you have.

Your holiday also includes cost of materials up to £35 per person.  Should your specific course require a higher materials cost, a supplementary charge will be added to your course price.  This will be advised by your tutor.

Should you have any queries, then please feel free to contact us.

What is the art, craft and activity holiday booking terms and conditions?

To confirm your holiday a non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure your booking.

The balance of your payment must be received no later than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement of your holiday. In the case of non-payment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and any cancellation fees will apply.

All deposits are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your booking up to 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, we will refund any monies paid, less your deposit. If you cancel less than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, no refund will be given.

Holidays are subject to availability and subject to change. There is a minimum number of guests required to run each course. If a course is cancelled due to low numbers, you may transfer any monies paid to an alternative date or a full refund will be issued. We do advise you to take out holiday insurance for this reason.

What time do your transfer services for the art, craft & activity holidays operate?

We offer a complimentary transfer services to and from Stirling train station. Collection is at 3:30pm from the station on the day of arrival, and our drop-off service departs from Gartmore House at 9:15 am on day of departure.

The closest airports to us are Glasgow and Edinburgh airports. If you require a transfer to and/or from either airport, please select this option at the time of booking. Transfers to/from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are available at an additional cost. After booking your flights, please update your Customer Portal with the time you wish to be collected from the airport on the day of arrival and the time of collection at Gartmore House, returning to the airport, on the day of departure. Please allow 60 minutes for your transfer between Gartmore House and Glasgow Airport, or 90 minutes for your transfer between Gartmore House and Edinburgh Airport.

Can I bring a partner/friend to stay with me while I am on an art, craft or activity break?

If you’re coming on one of our art, craft or activity holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. Please add them at the checkout stage.



Spots on this course are limited!

Book your spot now and join us at Gartmore House. We are confident it will deepen your understanding of watercolour.

Need help? Don't hesitate to contact us.

  • Gartmore Estate, Stirling, FK8 3RS, Scotland
  • mail@gartmorehouse.com
  • 01877 382 991