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Painting Holidays

A mixed media painting holiday at Gartmore House gives you the chance to develop your drawing and painting ability using a range of different media.

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.

Your week will also include a visit to Loch Katrine or The Scottish Wool Centre in Aberfoyle. Transport is provided for this trip.

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

We are delighted to be working with Nigel Overton to deliver this painting course. Nigel studied Drawing Painting & Printmaking at Loughborough College of Art & Design. He has worked with a wide range of different media but in recent years has mainly worked in Acrylics. Whichever medium he has used however, he has always maintained his belief in the importance of drawing, both in his own work and within his teaching of the subject.

His fascination with Landscapes & Seascapes has remained since his early years as an art student, and drawing and painting continue to provide him with the visual means of expressing his personal and emotional response to an ever-changing subject.

Formerly Head of Art & Design at Benton Park School in Leeds, Nigel now paints professionally and teaches day and residential classes.

Nigel has work in private collections in America, Canada, New Zealand, France, Germany, Netherlands and Australia.


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 4th – Friday 9th November 2018 – £599 per person – BOOK ONLINE
Sunday 7th – Friday 12th April 2019 – £599 per person – BOOK ONLINE
Sunday 16th – Friday 21st June 2019 – £599 per person – BOOK ONLINE

How to book

Complete the online enquiry form
Call us on 01877 382 991


Terms and Conditions
A £100 per person deposit is required to secure your booking. Full payment is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. For breaks booked within 6 weeks, full payment is required at time of booking. Breaks are subject to availability and subject to change.