Looking to develop your creativity and have fun in the beautiful surroundings of the Highlands of Scotland? Alasdair and Patsy extend a warm welcome at our new Bed and Breakfast which sits on the shore of Loch Alsh. We are taking bookings from mid-May onwards. Our Art and Craft Holidays usually last at least 2 days (3 nights' stay) but can be as long as you wish. Longer retreats represent better value too, as we offer discounts for longer stays. Full board is provided for the Our Art and Craft Holidays.
We can take you out on easy guided walks in order to collect materials for your craftwork and find beauty spots to paint, draw, etc., or you can just wander around the shoreline immediately accessible from our garden collecting shells or stones. Costs for the accommodation are as described on our B&B website, plus a bit extra for lunches and evening meals, plus any tuition. We don't, however, add on much extra, because we enjoy doing these retreats so much! We also offer occasional Weekend Art and Craft Workshops in the local area at times, so you may wish to attend these and just stay with us as a bed and breakfast guest.
We customise these Creativity Retreats according to your own interests. You can learn how to make stained glass, jewellery (necklaces and bracelets), wind chimes, and some basic landscape painting (watercolour pencil) and drawing skills (e.g. Celtic knotwork), and shell-decoration (e.g. for making wind chimes). All materials will be provided and you can take your creations home. We can also provide materials for some other arts and crafts, plus tuition in those particular areas in which we have expertise. We plan to add knotted beadwork, clay modelling, cross stitch, embroidery, and sewing to the repertoire.
The craftwork and artwork will be led by Patsy. Alasdair will provide the easy guided walks if you wish, or we can just go together to gather materials for your craftwork from the immediate neighbourhood. We will also carry your gatherings, art materials, etc., for you, while we go out on these wanderings. We will help you develop your creative skills in general and we are sure you will find this an area rich in inspiration for whatever form of creativity you wish to develop. Inspiration from the amazingly beautiful Highlands of Scotland for an Art and Craft Holiday to remember!
Do please contact us to discuss things with us. We are very flexible and can adapt the retreats to your requirements.