The magical landscapes in Orkney offer endless inspiration for creatives and doing art is a very special and authentic way of connecting with them. Choose between the watercolour painting experience and the women-only creative retreat to explore, learn and connect with Orkney in the company of like-hearted travellers.

Magical Orkney ~ drawing & watercolour painting holiday in Orkney
Dates: 9-16 September 2022
Location: Stromness
Tutor: Leo du Feu
Activity: drawing & watercolour painting, landscape & wildlife (plein air and studio based)
Suitable for any skills level
Join us for a week sketching and painting with Scottish artist Leo du Feu in the magical Orkney landscapes.

Through the week we will travel to various locations around Orkney Mainland, including Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Sites Ring of Brodgar standing stone circle and Skara Brae prehistoric village. Weather permitting, we’ll take a ferry across to the nearby island of Hoy to sketch its dramatic cliffs and bays. Rackwick Bay on the west side of Hoy is particularly stunning and strongly associated with both the composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and poet writer George Mackay Brown.

One of the evenings we will immerse in Orkney tales by the peatfire in a session of island storytelling that combines legend, lore and social customs with music, song and dance. Also on the menu are visits to the studios of local Orkney artisans to hear about their work and how Orkney inspires it.

Rediscovering a sense of possibility 
Dates: next dates tbc - register your interest here:
Activities: Creative journaling, photography, drawing, painting & other creative treats
No previous experience required

This week-long all inclusive retreat provides you with the space and a quiet place to delve into your passions and find your creative path through immersion in nature and the arts.