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Sketch Trips

Like most of our students, we didn’t pick up our brushes again until our personal and professional lives calmed down and our children were older. When we did it was amongst the stunning Aravis Mountains in France. Inspired by the towering mountains, crystal-clear lakes and flower-filled fields, we decided to introduce other painters to the pleasure of capturing the amazing alpine vistas that surrounded us on a daily basis.

The amazing ‘Plein air’ sketching/painting locations coupled with delicious French food and great hospitality, soon proved incredibly popular. Within a few years, we had a handful of talented artists and tutors requesting similar ‘Plein air’ courses throughout the UK and Europe. Since our first course in 2006, we have coordinated residential courses in The Lake District, Cornwall, North Wales, Northumberland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Portugal.

For our students, Sketch Trips offers a rare opportunity to sketch and paint in inspiring locations throughout the UK and Europe with accomplished competent tutors. Our structured courses allow the tutors to concentrate on delivering bespoke workshops on composition, colour and tone.

For our tutors, Sketch Trips is unique in offering a bespoke business to business service to artists and tutors, organising and coordinating accommodation, catering, transport, marketing and administration. This allows our talented professionals to concentrate on delivering a high standard of courses to students with a wide range of abilities and takes away the worry of day to day planning and logistics.


what makes Sketch Trips so special?

We offer a very personal¬†service to all our students and tutors,¬†and focus on…
– We hand-pick all our locations with guidance from our tutors, to provide the right balance of artistic heritage, beauty and tranquillity.
Hospitality – Our staff are with our Tutors and students on a 24/7 basis.
Accommodation – Our handpicked accommodation is always 4 or 5-star quality, so artists/tutors and students can spend quality time in comfortable surroundings.
Catering – Our staff provide home cooked food with an accent on regional specialities.
Transport – Our personal and private service is quick and efficient.

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