Vibrant Florals in Mixed Media in Southern Yorkshire Dales

Oil Painting daisies flowers  in the garden
Duration: 4 nights
Interests: Art Holidays
from £539pp £499pp

Don’t be a shrinking violet; it’s time to loosen up and experiment on this holiday to capture the unique shapes, textures and details of either wild or cultivated flowers. The emphasis will be on creating colourful, vibrant flower likenesses using a creative and interesting combination of materials. Our expert art leader will work on liberating your painting style and improving your confidence in painting methods so that your artwork blooms before your very eyes. Working alongside other artists, you will see how different people approach the task which may help trigger a few new ideas of your own. Fresh flowers and photographs will both be used to create vibrantartworks which will take pride of place on your wall at home.

Holiday Highlights

  • Guidance of Expert Tutors
  • Full days practice in quiet surroundings
  • Small Group size 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 from 4pm onwards.


The days will follow this general pattern, but this is flexible according to how the sessions are working and how we can best use our time together.


We will spend some time outdoors, weather dependant, in the lovely grounds at Selworthy with our sketch books, jotting down ideas,making rough sketches and taking photos to inspire our studio time.


I will give short demonstrations as to how I use my sketches plus composition tips as we go along.You may work alongside if you wish and follow my style, but I will also support you in developing your own direction.


I hope a sharing of ideas and techniques will inspire us all to take a different slant on subject matter or media.


We ll have breaks throughout the day for a cup of tea (or two!) and lunch.


In the evenings, you can relax in the house lounges and bar, socialise with other guests or take part in a wide range of house activities.


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


Newfield Hall

Situated close to Malham in South Yorkshire’s portion of the famous Dales, Newfield Hall offers country-pile atmosphere amid beautiful rural surroundings. A grand country house, this stately, storied property retains many of its original nineteenth century features, from the grand entrance to the sweeping staircase inside. The Hall has 48 bedrooms, as well as two cosy lounges and an elegant bar, providing guests with a laid-back and unstuffy retreat with a generous sprinkling of style. The Dales and countryside on the doorstep are a rambler’s paradise, with easy access to Malham Cove and its deeply indented limestone pavement, Gordale Scar and Pen y Ghent as well as the pretty villages of Grassington and Kettlewell.

 

Need to know

Important Covid-19 steps we have taken for guest safety: Please Read

As we slowly reopen in the wake of the Coronavirus lockdown, our country house stays are set to be organised a little differently; extra steps have been taken to keep our guests, house teams and leaders safe while we return to action. We ask all our guests to respect the measures put in place.

Initially the overall capacity of the houses has been reduced. Guests must wear face coverings in public spaces. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, we have taken the necessary steps to space out furniture and seating in public areas. In addition, a one-way system will be in place around the house. Adequate signage will be displayed to support the direction of travel to be followed by guests and house teams.

As a temporary measure, we will not be servicing rooms during a stay. Extra tea, coffee, milk, and toiletries will be made available on request for all guests. It is recommended that guests bring their own toiletries for the duration of their stay. We have removed all non-essential and reusable items from our rooms for the meantime including cushions, hairdryers, bathrobes, bed throws, and printed materials to reduce the number of items that need to be disinfected. Hairdryers will be available on request. Clean towels will be available on request. We will though be increasing the frequency of cleaning in our public areas providing particular attention to frequently touched items including door handles and handrails.

For now, there is no cream tea on arrival day. We have also adapted our food offering to remove all buffets and open food items. Different sittings may be required for breakfast and dinner due to the occupancy and size of the house. Picnic lunches will now be pre-ordered the night before from an order form in the room. The bar in each country house will be open, and we will be offering a table service for drinks. At this time there is no, or only a very limited, evening social programme available. Outdoor swimming pools at those houses that have them will re-open throughout August, except at Freshwater Bay House, where the pool will remain closed for 2020. Indoor swimming pools will remain closed.

For more information and to see all the steps taken, visit our page on how house stays will be adapted.

Rooms

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

Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the tastefully converted Courtyard rooms, which have been reimagined as pretty bedrooms, where pops of mustard contrast with the blue and teal furnishings. With 48 bright and well-appointed rooms, Newfield Hall is one of our largest properties and there’s a range of Good, Better and Best rooms to choose from: we love rooms 3 and 6, both of which are large corner rooms containing original features, with large bay windows overlooking the gardens and beyond the pristine farmland, hills, and yes, dales, of this picturesque pocket of Yorkshire: make use of the telescope trained through the window of Room 6 to scour the countryside for trails to explore.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger television – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-25 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, walled garden, putting green, heated indoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day exploring, return to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Once settled, stroll the large gardens and gaze out over the Yorkshire Dales, or try your hand on the putting green. Slip in to the heated indoor swimming pool to soak while still being able to look out over the gardens. Make use of the activity room or simply retreat to one of the lounges: grab a book and curl up in the stylish Ingleborough Lounge or pull up a chair and challenge someone to cards and board games in the smart Pen-y-Ghent Lounge. Stop in the Heritage Room for inspiration at our helpful Discovery Point and look out for our founder T A Leonard’s boots, long since retired and sat on the mantlepiece. Pop in to the stylish bar before dinner for a pint of excellent local ale or a favourite gin, pausing to admire the maps set into the bar itself, and retire there later to strike up conversation with other guests and swap stories of your adventures in the Dales.

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 Newfield Hall is varied and eclectic but 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 tuck in to locally sourced river trout, served with wild garlic oil and sautéed samphire, enjoy Yorkshire lamb three ways or try the Yorkshire tea and smoked Wensleydale souffle with wild mushrooms. Cap it all with a trio of Yorkshire parkin, Yorkshire pudding and Yorvdale dairy ice cream for a feast of regional flavours.

Accessibility

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

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Getting to Newfield Hall

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What to Bring

As the work is based around mixed media there are no restrictions on materials and each artist is welcome to bring along items of their choice.

This is a list of my favourite media and tools - choose what appeals to you, it is in no way perscriptive

  •  A4 sketch pad and pencil, rubber, sharpener and ink drawing pens for outside
  • Watercolours tube paints
  • Mixing palette ( yoghurt pot lids, white plates are fine)
  • Koh i noor ‘brillaint’ watercolours - bright dye based paints ( not expensive and really vibrant)
  • Acrylic inks, mixed colours, plus sepia ink
  • Assorted water soluble and permenant pens
  • Wax pastels, particularly light colours
  • Assorted crayons
  • Signo uniball pigment ink pen - white
  • Fine black drawing pen
  • Tippex pen
  • Paper of your choice. ( WHS watercolour paper is a good option to more expensive brands)
  • Brushes a selection to include   large size 12, medium 5 or 6 , fine 2 or 3 ,  plus a rigger
  • Old toothbrush
  • Mark makers, eg, bamboo stick, cocktail stick, old credit card
  • Spray bottle
  • Pipette
  • Scissors
  • Hobby knife
  • Glue
  • Scraps of cling film, cellophane, sandpaper, netting, string
  • Drawing board if you prefer your own  A3 boards provided

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: £20 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2021
21 Jun - 25 Jun
4 Art £539 £499 Save £40 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
Duration:
4 nights
Interests:
Art Holidays

4 nights from £539pp £499pp

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