Creative Inspirational Week: Painting

A full week of professional tuition in watercolour and mixed-media painting


30 Jul - 6 Aug 2024

Ellel Scotland

One Week Event

Tuesday - Tuesday

About the Course

Sometimes taking time-out for yourself to learn a new skill or do something you enjoy can be extremely healing and restorative and we believe anyone can learn to draw and anyone can learn to paint! To be able to do this with other members of the family of God, in a safe and loving environment can often break down the walls of fear, inadequacy and nervousness and may even open up a lifetime joy and hobby.

This enjoyable week is not dependant on your expertise but rather on your willingness to ‘give it a go!’. You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of techniques and media in painting including watercolour, acrylics and pastels. All levels of ability are catered for with patient artist tuition; from simple painting and drawing techniques to more complex artistry. The safe and encouraging environment will help you grow in your confidence and skills.

The week is led by an experienced artist, who will lead, guide and challenge you with step-by-step projects as well as freedom to explore. Our teachers have experienced the power of God’s restoration through art and creative expression and would love to see other people restored through exploring their creative giftings. Alongside the artist will be other experienced helpers to guide you through the projects.

Each day starts with a devotional time and then there will be plenty of demonstrations from the most basic through to some more tricky designs (for those who want to go that way) and also some fun experimental playing with paints and textures achieving results you cannot believe! You can take the days as slowly or as fast as you like. There is nothing too prescriptive and if you want to do your own ideas, this is fine. Come and enjoy the company of relaxing and being inspired by God’s amazing array of design and colour.

I enjoyed the peace and quiet and meeting like-minded people. I’ve learned to enjoy the moment and not expect too much from myself. If a painting turns out good, that’s wonderful, if not I have learnt something whilst doing it. I’ve open to new things, enjoy the beauty around us.

Guest - Creative Inspirational Week: Painting

Practical Teaching Topics

Art Themes

Teaching, Guidance and Understanding of:

  • Colour
  • Drawing
  • Perspective
  • Mixing Paints
  • Different Mediums
  • Water colour
  • Pastels
  • Acrylics
  • Mixed Media

Book Your Place

Booking Options

You'll be able to select your preferred booking option for each participant in the next step






Sold Out £620.00




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When booking an event at Blairmore,
there are two options for accommodation,
Premium and Standard.

All rooms at Blairmore are 2-3 person sharing and en-suite.  Premium accommodation is more expensive due to the high-quality standard of the rooms, which were lovingly restored with antiques; standard accommodation is more simply renovated in a modern style.

Do contact us if you have any query about staying at Blairmore House.

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Meals & Drinks

Our kitchen team are passionate about making delicious, nutritious meals for our guests. We are able to cater for some special medical diets if you give us notice on booking and liaise with us.

Meal times are typically:
Breakfast 8.45am
Lunch 12.45pm
Evening Meal 6.00pm.

Weekend courses start with a 6.00pm dinner and finish after lunch on the final day.  Week-long courses start with a  6.00pm dinner and finish after breakfast on the final day.

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We have a friendly reception team who will be available throughout your stay and will be able to help you with any problems or questions you may have.

It is generally open week days 9.00am- 5.00pm.

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Car Parking

We have a car park in front of the house for all our guests.  Feel free to unload at reception before parking (all cars are parked at your own risk).

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Disabled Access

We have limited ground floor bedrooms available so please enquire when booking your room if we have availability.

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Free WiFi internet access is available by reception in the house.

Getting Here and Other Details

Ellel Scotland

Ellel Scotland is set in the village of Glass, which is 45 miles west of Aberdeen in the north of Scotland. Its nearest town is Huntly.

Ellel Scotland
Blairmore House
Glass, Huntly
AB54 4XH
United Kingdom

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+44 (0)1466 799102

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Rail & Taxi

Our nearest international airport is Aberdeen (ABZ), which is 45 miles away. From there you can take a taxi to the local train station, Aberdeen Dyce, and take a train to Huntly, the closest town.

Plan Your Stay

Walking Week, North Sea Coast

Blairmore House is situated amongst stunning scenery, with rivers, lochs, mountains and coastland all within easy reach. It makes it an ideal destination for our walking and creative retreats. The coast is 25 miles north to Blairmore House, about 45 minutes drive.


Balmoral Castle was owned by Queen Victoria and is now the private property of the Royal Family. The late Queen Elizabeth was especially fond of visiting each summer. When the Royal Family is away, the castle is open to receive tourist guests. Balmoral is 50 miles south of Blairmore House, and about 1.5 hr drive away.

Cairngorm Mountains

The Cairngorms are a wild mountain range in the eastern highlands of Scotland. They are a National Park, and offer stunning scenery, hiking and skiing adventures. Aviemore town is a hub of winter sport activity when the snow arrives, having its own ski resort.

Blairmore House

There is plenty of beautiful scenery on the doorstep of Blairmore House, with woodland paths around our own grounds, or nearby walks just a short drive away.

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