Welcome to Workshops in Scotland!

Premier Painting Retreat for Artists in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

Easdale Cottages

Midsummer in Scotland. Long days and evenings for painting.

Gateway to the Highlands

Daily painting destinations will take your breath away.


“A city of shifting light, of changing skies, of sudden vistas. A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again.” – Alexander McCall Smith

Experience Scotland

Over 17 hours of beautiful daylight to paint by.

Canals, Lochs and Seaports

Gateway to the Islands

Friendly Neighbors

They may just pose for us.


Delightful Scottish towns and villages

About the Scottish Art Retreat

Have you ever wanted to visit Scotland? How about visiting Scotland while traveling the country painting with aside like-minded artists? On our Scottish art retreat, you’ll get an authentic Highlands-and-Islands experience, stopping to see the land, taste great food, meet the locals and, of course, paint new memories. This two-week guided art retreat includes four days of visiting the greatest cultural centers. Limited to 10-11 guest artists.

Scotland’s West Coast has a varied and beautiful landscape. Our retreat is near the sea port of Oban, the gateway to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Daily views of majestic lochs, mountains and the sea are included, along with the islands of the Inner Hebrides. The area is famed for its natural beauty, bountiful waters and the wildlife supported by a pristine eco-system.

otterOtters, seals, deer, fish, dolphins, puffins, and eagles are but a few of the wild creatures that inhabit Argyll. You’ll see plenty of farm life, too.

We carefully selected a loch-side lodge as residence for this retreat. Painting by a Scottish wallFlights arrive in Glasgow or Edinburgh and a train will take you to Oban. All food at the residence, dinners, and transportation including train travel and accommodations are included. Expect to become acquainted local Scottish residents as we stop at pub lunches, boat rides, castles and abbeys as well as the fabled islands of Iona, Mull and Easdale. Oban is the gateway to the islands and the seafood capital of Scotland. A visit to Scotland wouldn’t be complete without a visit to local distilleries for some whisky tasting.

Each day has a unique destination to sketch and paint. Each evening after dining together, we take up various painting related topics for discussion and demos. Although the workshop is not instructed – painting side-by-side with fellow artists provides growth, new skills and life-long connections. The retreat is designed for artists, by artists.kelpies

We also added an additional cultural tour where we will visit the capital, Edinburgh and Glasgow, which has become a major cultural hub for the arts. Be ready to see Edinburgh Castle, the National Art Museum, the Kelvingrove Galleries, Glasgow School of Art by Charles Rennie Makintosh and his House for Art Lovers. You will be introduced to The Scottish Colourists, The Glasgow Boys and many more wonderful aspects of Scotland’s art.

Price is $4,100, based on double-occupancy. Airfare not included. Receive a $300 discount if paid in full by Jan. 5, 2017. Discounts are available for spouses or partners (painting or non-painting.) A $500 deposit is required to hold your space.

This Workshop Includes:

  • Two weeks of artistic immersion.
  • Comfortable loch-side lodge accommodation for the painting part of the retreat.
  • All Inclusive: All food, wine, accommodation and ground transportation with one lunch and one dinner at your own expense while at the lodge.
  • Additional Cultural tour – three days of museums, galleries and castles in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Trains, ground transportation and hotels on cultural tour.
  • Paint, sketch and enjoy the good life in beautiful Scottish surroundings.
  • Balanced itinerary of painting, exploring and relaxation for artists of all media – all skill levels!
  • Daily painting locations.
  • Uninstructed workshop.
  • Learn, live and paint side-by-side with artists.
  • Plenty to do for non-painting partners!

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