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St. Abbs Head - A Seabird Spectacular with Darren Woodhead

Tour Code: GBR58

A 4-day painting holiday on the Berwickshire coast spent drawing and painting the spectacular seabirds and cliffs that tower above the North Sea.

4 days from £695(flights not included) Land Only Price: £695 SRS: £75


On this short painting break we’ll be based at a comfortable guesthouse in the quaint seaside town of Eyemouth, situated on the south-east coast of Scotland, about an hour’s drive from Edinburgh and 15 minutes from the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Our holiday will focus on drawing and painting birds, and portraying them in their natural habitat in watercolour. The coastal scenery around St Abbs is spectacular, and the main focus of our artistic endeavours during our three days in the area will be the colonies of seabirds on the cliffs that ring St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve, and St Abbs harbour below. Thousands of breeding seabirds inhabit the cliffs including Kittiwakes, Shags, Common Guillemots, Razorbills and Fulmars, as well as Peregrines, Ravens and Eiders. Under Darren’s expert guidance we will aim to sketch and paint the birds — on the nest, wheeling around sheer cliffs and so on — working directly from life. Each day will begin with a short introductory session at the guesthouse. We will then set out into the field, armed with our equipment and packed lunches, where we will make the most of the long July days before returning to our guesthouse in ample time for dinner. Darren will provide demonstrations on methods of working and the subject matter and techniques that will be the focus of each day’s practice in the field, such as the structure and form of birds, how we can bring life into subjects, and the relationship of surroundings to our subject matter.

Food

Breakfast only. Allow £30 per day for lunch and dinner.

Accommodation

Comfortable guesthousel in Eyemouth. All rooms have private facilities.

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Day 1 Afternoon arrival in Eyemouth

Day 2 St Abb's Head

Day 3 St Abb's Head / afternoon boat trip

Day 4 Morning St Abb's Head / afternoon departure

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Mr M & Ms T
Norfolk
Darren is an excellent and inspiring painter and teacher, always patient and prepared to be flexible when weather or other circumstances changed. The pace was just right; painting in the morning, followed by a break at a café before continuing in the afternoon. St Abb's Head is a wonderful place to paint, and a good site for non-painters, particularly if they are keen on walking.
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Mon 9th July 2018 - Thu 12th July 2018

5

£695

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Darren is an excellent and inspiring painter and teacher, always patient and prepared to be flexible when weather or other circumstances changed. The pace was just right; painting in the morning, followed by a break at a café before continuing in the afternoon. St Abb's Head is a wonderful place to paint, and a good site for non-painters, particularly if they are keen on walking.
Mr M & Ms T, Norfolk