New for 2020

Animal Art in the Peak District

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Duration: 3 nights
Interests: Art Holidays
from £399pp £359pp

Whether you are trying to recreate the likeness of a beloved pet or a wild animal, it can be frustratingly difficult to get things right. Learn some invaluable tips and techniques by joining this break which focuses on creating artwork featuring birds and animals using a variety of media and exploring a range of visual art styles. Under the guidance of our expert leader, you’ll look at the difference between illustration and fine art as you create dynamic works. The break also includes an exploration of the depiction of animals in art over the years to understand how this popular art genre has evolved.

Holiday Highlights

  • Guidance from expert artists 
  • Full days to practise in inspirational surroundings 
  • Fun and supportive environment
  • Small groups of 15 people or under 

What’s included

  • High quality Full Board en-suite accommodation and excellent food in our Country House
  • Tuition from our knowledgeable HF Holidays’ leader, to ensure you get the most from your holiday
  • Loan of wooden A3 art boards

Trip Notes

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You're welcome to check-in to your room from 2:30 p.m. onwards (upgraded rooms from 1 p.m.) Please join us for afternoon tea.


Through demonstrations and exercises, you will explore the use of line, tonal value and colour. You will look at the different ways of mark making before moving on to discuss how to use visual references (sketches & photographs*) as an aid to create artwork and test your new skills and techniques. 

*You may bring your own reference images if you wish. 


With the help of your expert leader, you can put everything you have learned into practice. Using the techniques from Day 2, you can use colour, scale and line to create your masterpiece! 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


The Peveril of the Peak

The Peveril of the Peak, named after Sir Walter Scott’s novel, stands proudly in the Peak District countryside, close to the village of Thorpe. Backed by the cone of Thorpe Cloud, which guards the entrance to Dovedale Gorge and the famous stepping stones at the entrance to the gorge, it’s an ideal base for people hoping to explore the Derbyshire countryside. Surrounded by extensive grounds and rolling countryside, it’s a picturesque retreat with 46 rooms, large shared spaces and a pleasant bar. Stride out from the house to find Dovedale’s wooded ravine, cave-like Dove Holes and of course stepping stones. Upstream lie the heights nicknamed the Dovedale Castle and the Twelve Apostles, best viewed from the grassy spur called Lovers’ Leap. While the Peak bit of the area name refers to small English hills rather than great summits, there’s superb walking to be had on the Roaches and the gritstone escarpment of Stanage Edge, while Chatsworth, Tissington and Bakewell make attractive places to explore too.

 

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in the smartly presented rooms in the main house. With 46 rooms, Peveril of the Peak has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Room 2 on the ground floor (accessible via 7 steps down from reception) is spacious and attractively styled with a door opening on to the grounds while the Chatsworth Room has a four-poster bed to recline on.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, lounge, bar, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day delving into the Dovedale Gorge or exploring the Peak District, return to the house. Relax on the patio with a coffee or cold drink and soak up the wide-ranging countryside views. Take a turn through the garden and look out for the small canon on one of the lawns. Make your way inside to sit comfortably in the lounge where there’s a stash of wood and a log burner for those colder days or snag a seat in the bar with your fellow guests and sip a great local ale by the large windows.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Peveril of the Peak is varied and tasty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might try a five-course feast of regional flavours that might include venison sausage and Derbyshire oatcake, roast rump of Chatsworth lamb and a homemade Bakewell tart with a scoop of decadent Peak Dairy cherry Bakewell ice cream.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865

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What to Bring

Below is a suggestion of art supplies 

  • Visual art references 
  • Graphite pencils and charcoal for the line and tonal exercises 
  • Your medium of choice - pencil, charcoal, pastels, acrylic, watercolour...bring a selection of colours as birds and animals are very colourful
  • Please bring all relevant equipment for the medium that you are using 
  • Tonal paper for tonal value exercises
  • Tracing paper 
  • Cartridge or drawing pad or sketchbook for exercise work 
  • Paper suitable for preferred medium for final art work 

Anne Corless

 Anne is a professional artist and specialist scientific, medical and natural history illustrator, working on projects with clients from around the world. Having gained a teaching qualification in recent years, Anne also enjoys teaching art workshops on art holidays and as a cruise ship art instructor. She also writes about art and her own ‘art journeys’ for art magazines and blogs.

With a love of the natural world, Anne’s studio at home on the Lancashire coast is full of artwork of people, animals and landscapes created in a variety of media; pencil, charcoal, pastel, pen and ink, watercolour, acrylic and oils. Anne enjoys sharing her love of exploring art materials and techniques and says: “We are all on this artistic journey together!”

www.annecorlessartjourneys.com
www.annecorless.com

 

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £10 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2020
28 Feb - 02 Mar
3 Art £399 £359 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
Duration:
3 nights
Interests:
Art Holidays

3 nights from £399pp £359pp

New for 2020

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