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Watercolour Painting Holidays

A watercolour painting holiday at Gartmore House gives you the chance to improve your skills in relaxed company and comfortable surroundings.

Our painting holidays are for all abilities; we purposefully do not take large numbers to allow our tutor to give you personalised instruction based upon your level of experience.

Your week

Arrive late afternoon on the Sunday to afternoon tea in the lounge and a warm welcome from your tutor.

During the week you will work on a painting project during morning and afternoon sessions in the studio or outdoors, weather dependent.

Spend the evenings in our lounge where we provide a variety of entertainment which could include a history of the house with its wonderful tale of politics poetry and passion, quizzes and games, or if you choose, continue work on your project.

Departure is after breakfast on Friday.

What you will need

We will provide all materials, boards, paper and brushes, but feel free to bring your favourite materials if preferred.

Depending on the weather we would plan to have some outdoor sessions, so you might want to include outdoor clothing.

Your tutor

Ian Sinclair trained at the Glasgow School of Art. He specialises is known for his work in Watercolour. He is best known for his Landscape paintings but takes commissions for portraits and animals. Another interest is cartoons and caricatures.

Ian is experienced teaching beginners and also the more experienced painters. His gentle manner and friendly style, love of landscape and nature, makes him a popular tutor as he brings out the best from those who work with him.


Gartmore House has 23 en-suite bedrooms many with wonderful views. Tea & coffee making facilities available in all rooms, comfortable lounge, dining room and library to relax in and 75 acres of grounds to enjoy.

We may be able to help with pick ups from Stirling Train Station by prior arrangement.

Dates and cost

Sunday 9th April to Friday 14th April – £299 per person
Sunday 8th October to Friday 13th October – £345 per person

How to book

If you would like more details, or to book, please complete the online enquiry formcall us on
01877 382 991 or email