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Watercolour Landscape Painting

Create your own art in the Lake District

Watercolour Specialist, Fiona Pruden, will be teaching landscape painting techniques from the very basics needed for complete beginners to more advanced skills for the more experienced artists using a combination of demonstrations and hands-on coaching. With over 20 years experience she loves to simplify both drawing and painting as far as possible, bringing a common sense approach identifying what we DON’T want to end up with and explaining ways to avoid the pitfalls.

 

Based at Hassness Country House, there will be short strolls to perfect locations from where to learn and develop your technique. There will also be time to explore the beautiful Buttermere landscapes within a stone’s throw of the house for even more inspiration. You’ll learn to produce impressive, atmospheric paintings to take home. Fiona will demonstrate more tips and tricks in the evenings and will be on hand to help finish the days’ work and prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.

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You enjoy being outdoors in the fresh air, communing with nature and discovering the world at a relaxed pace. Short countryside strolls or sightseeing on foot make you feel good. You enjoy cities with art and culture and like to develop an interest in your surroundings. You are reasonably fit and healthy. No previous experience is required.



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    14 Oct 2017
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  • Itinerary & Map
    14 Oct 2017 - 18 Oct 2017

    Day 1 - Buttermere
    Independent arrival at Hassness Country House from 3pm. Dinner is at 7pm.

    Day 2 - Buttermere
    Three days of short walks to locations from where to learn and develop your painting technique. All meals during your stay are included except for dinner on Tuesday night which will be taken on one of the local pubs.

    Day 5 - -
    Time to take your paintings home and depart Hassness Country House after breakfast.


  • Accommodation
    Hassness Country House 

    Hassness Country House provides a welcoming and peaceful atmosphere for each and every guest. All our bedrooms have stunning views of the rugged and imposing hillsides across the water. Looking out across the lake on a still and sunny morning from your room is truly a special sight. At Hassness you’ll take a step back from the frantic world beyond the fells.  It’s far enough away yet convenient for the main tourist hubs of Keswick; this is a quieter, less trodden part of the Lake District with dramatic and tranquil scenery. Managers Carole & Brian will make you feel welcome. We know you’ll love it!

    The lounge at Hassness is a delightful place to relax, with a large picture window looking out across the lake. Comfortable and welcoming, it’s a great place to enjoy your own company or that of your fellow guests.

    Accommodation is in very comfortable twin, double and single rooms, all of which have lakeside views. Bathroom facilities are shared but plentiful - there are five modern high powered shower rooms, which cater for a full house of people comfortably. Toiletries are provided together with hairdryers. Towels (both hand & bath) are provided for each guest. Or you could always take a bracing pre-breakfast dip in the lake!

    Hassness House offers a retreat from today’s always connected world. There's no TV, no phones in the rooms, and no mobile reception in this sparsely populated valley of West Cumbria. If you do need to contact the outside world there is a payphone available. There’s no Wi-Fi in the bedrooms, but we do have a Wi-Fi router in the lounge, so if you can’t bear to be completely disconnected during your stay, you can fire up your iPad.

  • What's Included

    Holiday Price Includes:

    • Full board accommodation (except for dinner on Tuesday).
    • Renowned Hassness Country House hospitality.
    • Advice and guidance from your painting tutor.
    • Easy guided walks in the Buttermere Valley.
    • All materials provided & others available to purchase to take home.
    Supplement for a single room: £20
    Supplement for a superior twin room: £20 per person

  • Holiday Highlights

    Holiday Highlights:

    • Group and individual tuition to get you painting straight away.
    • Days out on the lakeshores and foothills of the Buttermere valley.
    • Create paintings you’ll want to take home. 

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You enjoy being outdoors in the fresh air, communing with nature and discovering the world at a relaxed pace. Short countryside strolls or sightseeing on foot make you feel good. You enjoy cities with art and culture and like to develop an interest in your surroundings. You are reasonably fit and healthy. No previous experience is required.



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