Summer School 2018



Bridge House Art provides the opportunity to visit, explore and record the dramatic and challenging landscape of the North West Highlands of Scotland. For over twenty years, students of all ages and abilities have relished the challenges and rewards that this stunning area offers; capturing the essence of what makes this place special, through visual art.

A unique aspect of the summer school courses at Bridge House Art, is that we provide ALL materials, lunches and refreshments, so students can just arrive in their old clothes and concentrate on being creative!

The summer school runs from the end of June through to the beginning of September and offers a wide variety of contemporary courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media landscape painting and creating artists books. 

The courses; in general taking their inspiration from the landscape, are underpinned by a framework where observational drawing, learning to look and the development of ideas, are all explored in a supportive and constructive atmosphere.

Every year we invite visiting artist/tutors to contribute to our summer school programme, thus extending the range of courses on offer and a variety of teaching styles. Each summer school week has a different theme and focus and is delivered by experienced and inspirational tutors.


To take advantage of the location and the dramatic landscape, most courses will be based outside at least fifty per cent of the week, giving students the chance to explore the landscape in many innovative ways.

Slide lectures begin most courses to inspire us on our journey as we begin to explore the fundamentals of line, tone, shape and colour. Themes are used to explore various media ensuring a focus and direction to study.

Time in the studio is used to develop work and explore different media at greater depth. The studio is also a place to eat lunch, enjoy company and talk over the day's work in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.


Courses run from 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday (unless otherwise stated). 
All materials and equipment are supplied, with a simple lunch provided daily. It is important to wear old clothes as art is a messy business. Be prepared and dress for the Highland weather, expect sun and rain, four seasons have been experienced in one day! Outdoor, waterproof clothing is essential.

Please read our terms and conditions before reserving a place on any course. If the course you are interested in is fully booked, we do have a reserve list for most courses, although this does not guarantee a place. To request this, please email us on bookings (at) bridgehouseart.co.uk 

2018 Course Calendar

Course Fees

Summer School (5 days)


One Step Beyond - 
experimental printmaking with Eleanor White
18th - 22nd June 2018
5 days: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Tutor: Eleanor White
£360
Fully Booked
Daring to Draw - experimental drawing 
25th - 29th June 2018
5 days: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Tutor: Eleanor White
£360
Fully Booked
Responding to the Landscape with oils - 
building a painting over 5 days
2nd - 6th July 2018
5 days: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Tutor: Kenneth Le Riche
£360
Fully Booked
Monumental |Miniature - mixed media drawing and painting
16th - 20th July 2018
5 days: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Tutor: Jemma Derbyshire
£360
Fully Booked
On the Edge of Abstraction - a journey in print
23rd - 27th July 2018
5 days: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Tutor: Kittie Jones
£360
Fully Booked
Conversations with Colour - landscape and imagination
6th - 10th August 2018
5 days: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Tutor: Eleanor White
£360
Fully Booked
A Series of Work on canvas
13th - 17th August 2018
5 days: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Tutor: Eleanor White
£360
Fully Booked
Japanese Book-making & Box-making
20th - 24th August 2018
5 days: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Tutor: Lucy May Schofield
£360
Japanese Water-based Woodcut Printmaking (Mokuhanga)
27th - 31st August 2018
5 days: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Tutor: Lucy May Schofield
£360
Exploring Water - drawing, painting and printmaking
3rd - 7th September 2018
5 days: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Tutor: Kittie Jones
£360
Autumn Courses (Full-time)

Portfolio Course
22nd October 2018 - 3rd March 2019
16 weeks (2x8 week terms)
Course tutors: Eleanor White & Kittie Jones
£3200

Please read our terms and conditions before reserving a place on any course. If the course you are interested in is fully booked, we do have a reserve list for most courses, although this does not guarantee a place. To request this, please email us on bookings (at) bridgehouseart.co.uk