Walk, Draw, Connect - drawing out the land


*Please note this holiday is booked directly through NorthWest Highland Art

Saturday 23rd - Friday 29th September 2017
Tutor: Christine Morrison
Cost: £675 (Artist student, fully residential) £525 (Non- artist, fully residential) £255 (Day Student)


A series of daily walks will allow you to discover the remote and beautiful area of Kishorn in the North West Coastal Highlands. Through mark making and drawing you will develop a direct connection to place. Each day, handmade sketchbooks will be used to gather information and to record a personal response to the environment in which you find yourself. 

The walks will increase in length over the week and the responses will progress and build on what has been learnt before, thus introducing students to ways of seeing and experiencing the landscape that may be new to them.

 There will be an emphasis on taking the time to 'just be' in the landscape and to experience the constant shifts in light, tone and atmosphere of the surroundings.

There will be opportunities, especially on the last day, for students to work in the studio in order to create a more considered final piece that will include elements and observations from the previous days. 

This course is suitable for beginners and to those more experienced. The walks will be following hill paths, with nothing too strenuous, but students must be happy to walk over the occasional area of open ground. Good walking boots, a rucksack and walking stick are essential items to bring. This will be a wonderful opportunity to get away from the road and experience the hidden scenery beyond. Please contact if you have any queries regarding agility and fitness.

The holiday is arranged through Northwest Highland Arts. Please click here for further information and to reserve a place.