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SCOTLAND
PAINT EUROPE WORKSHOP
with
CATHERINE HEARDING
 

SCOTLAND
PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP
with ARTIST CATHERINE HEARDING

6 SPOTS LEFT

7 Days / 6 Nights

September 22 - 28, 2024

From $5,975

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 Highland Scotlish Cattle

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Blair Castle

Have you ever dreamed of painting in stunning Scotland!

Don't miss out... join award-winning artist and instructor Catherine Hearding for a fabulous and fun week of plein air landscape painting in picturesque Scotland... experiencing Scottish culture... and interacting with Scottish people.

 

So much is included in this very special not-to-miss trip!

We’ll be based in one of Scotland's most enchanting small towns, Pitlochry, nestled in the heart of Highland Perthshire. The town with its stone buildings is surrounded by dramatic scenery... from rivers, streams & lochs to forests, pastures and hills... it's an ideal setting for our week of plein air painting.

 

We'll have a day trip to visit and paint at Blair Castle & Gardens. The stunning 30-room white castle, considered one of the finest castles in Scotland, has a diverse history adapted over 750 years. Home to politicians, soldiers, agriculturalists and entrepreneurs, the castle's history is brought to life against a backdrop of fine 18th century interiors and Scots Baronial architecture. The castle is at the heart of historic landscape which was laid out in the 18th century and features a nine-acre walled garden, an extensive wooded grove, a ruined Kirk, a red deer park and a gothic folly.

Each day we'll feed our creative souls. There will be painting sessions in scenic locations. Catherine will provide demonstrations and offer individual personal instruction designed to improve your painting skills and expand your art experience. Along with your paintings, you'll take home many treasured memories of an exciting & fun-filled Scotland painting holiday and creative adventure.

 

We'll stay in a lovely luxury guest house filled with antiques and ambiance. 

The trip includes many extras -- a welcome reception/dinner with traditional Scottish cuisine... cocktail hour soirees with local wines... a scotch whiskey tasting session... farewell gala dinner with Scottish cuisine and European wines.

There will be personal free time for... added individual painting... taking afternoon walks on the hiking trails... shopping in village boutiques...  going to the nearby Scottish textiles market... visiting a local distillery... golfers have a choice of nearby links... or relaxing in the afternoon in a lawn chair with a book at the hotel.

Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks for travelers who want some morning exercise before starting their vacation day.

Non-painter friends and spouses of artists are welcome to join at a reduced cost.

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Catherine Hearding
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Paintings of Catherine Hearding

The Scotland Painting Trip Is Designed To Provide:

  • A fabulous autumn vacation and painting experience to Scotland... plein air painting each day in beautiful locations.
  • Painting technique demonstrations and individual one-on-one personal guidance with Catherine Hearding..

  • Friendly and fun small group environment limited to 15 persons. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.

  • Many activities for artist and non-artist travelers.

  • Free personal time for added painting... exploring & sightseeing... shopping... relaxing.

  • Optional group morning pleasure walks led by Paint Europe president, Tom Harter.

  • Recommended restaurants should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join for local-cuisine group meals.

  • Concierge service & support – fully escorted tour, personal & customized service for a WORRY-FREE vacation!​ 

What's Included:

  • Daily demonstrations, sketching and painting with Catherine Hearding.
  • Six nights in a Signature Boutique Hotel
  • Daily breakfasts.at the hotel
  • Welcome Reception/Dinner – with traditional Scottish cuisine hosted by Catherine & Paint Europe..
  • Scotch Whiskey Tasting Session
  • Farewell Gala Dinner – featuring Scottish cuisine & European wines hosted by Paint Europe.
  • Optional Daily Morning Walks – before breakfast escorted group pleasure walks
  • Castle, museum and garden entrance fees for all group activities.
  • Ground transportation for all group activities, including to Blair Castle
  • Concierge service & support.
 

Tour Arrival & Departure City:

Pitlochry, Scotland

Recommended Arrival/Departure Airport:

Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI)

 

Traveling To Pitlochry From Edinburgh:

Trains Run Regularly Between Edinburgh (Waverly Station) and Pitlochry

6 Direct Trains Per Day Between The 2 Stations

Travel Time Approx 2 Hours

Trip Hosts:

Catherine Hearding - Artist & Instructor - More About Catherine

Tom Harter - WalkEurope President - More About Tom

Trip Cost:

 

Early-Bird Discount Rate - $250 Savings: Signing-Up & Paying in Full by February 29

  • $5,975 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.
  • $2,000 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability
  • Non-painting spouses/friends joining an artist and sharing a room - $2,950    
 

Regular Rate: After February 29

  • $6,225 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.
  • $2,000 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability.
  • Non-painting spouses/friends joining an artist and sharing a room - $3,200
 
Recommend to Reserve Early! 

Small-Group Limited to 15 Artists

The Amalfi Coast Painting Trip Is Designed To Provide:

  • A fabulous vacation and painting experience along Italy's stunning Amalfi Coast... plein air painting each day in beautiful locations.
  • Painting technique demonstrations and individual one-on-one personal guidance with Laurie Hendricks.

  • Friendly and fun small group environment limited to 15 persons. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.

  • Many activities for artist and non-artist travelers.

  • Free personal time for added painting... exploring & sightseeing... shopping... relaxing.

  • Optional group morning pleasure walks led by WalkEurope president, Tom Harter.

  • Recommended restaurants should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join for local-cuisine group meals.

  • Connoisseur service & support – fully escorted tour, personal & customized service for a WORRY-FREE vacation!​ 

What's Included:

  • Daily sketching and painting with Laurie Hendricks.
  • Six nights in choice of hotels: 
    • Charming Boutique Hotel - Grand Hotel De La Ville 
    • Premiere Luxury Hotel - Grand Hotel Royal
  • Daily hotel buffet breakfasts.
  • Welcome Reception – with local Italian wines and cheese hosted by Laurie Hendricks and WalkEurope.
  • Day Trips Along The Amalfi Coast - travel by private van to Amalfi and Ravello to visit Villa Cimbrone and Duomo di Sant'Andres Apostolo; and travel by ferry (weather permitting) to the waterfront cliff-side village of Positano. 
  • Day Trip to Capri - travel by hydrofoil to Capri, ride in Capri's unique open air taxis from the port up the winding road to the hilltop village Anacapri. Visit Villa San Michele and its lush garden overlooking the Gulf of Naples.
  • Limoncello Tasting
  • Cocktail Hour Soirees  enjoy before dinner local wines.
  • Farewell Dinner – featuring Southern Italian cuisine and wines hosted by WalkEurope.
  • Daily Morning Walks – optional before breakfast escorted group pleasure walks
  • Cathedral, museum, garden, archaeological site entrance fees for all group activities and day trips.
  • Ground transportation for all group activities, including private van to Amalfi and Ravello, ferries to Capri and Positan.
  • Connoisseur, personal & customized service & support.
 

Arrival & Departure City:

Sorrento, Italy

 

Trip Hosts:

Laurie Hendricks - Artist & Instructor - More About Laurie

Tom Harter - WalkEurope President - More About Tom

Trip Cost:

Grand Hotel De La Ville - Charming Boutique Hotel Option:

Four-star superior hotel with warm, welcoming & bright atmosphere, relaxed ambience, and friendly staff.

  • $3,975 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. For solo travelers, we will try to find you a roommate. Tour cost does not include airfare.
  • $1,325 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability).           

Grand Hotel Royal - Premiere Luxury Hotel Option:

Premiere sea view room in elegant five-star estate hotel perched over the sea overlooking the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius, surrounded by a large park with exotic plants, camellias, orange and lemon trees. 

  • $6,275 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.
  • $2,925 – Added cost for single room accommodation option (limited availability). 
 

Space Is Limited to 15 Persons -- Reserve Early!

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Please Note: WalkEurope strives to operate according to our published itinerary. However, in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control or opportunities that would enhance the itinerary, adjustments may be necessary. Hotels and itinerary are subject to changes. Trip subject to eight person minimum.

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