Scotland PAINTAWAY  
Vacation Workshop with Alain j. Picard July 22-29, 2018


Journey to the gateway of the Highlands for a weeklong paint away in beautiful Perthshire, Scotland.  

From majestic mountain views and scenic valleys to the stunning waters and historic castles of this magical destination, there is so much to inspire your creativity. Subjects will include landscape, portrait, and more as we explore outdoor locations to paint, sketch and photograph, as well as enjoy focused painting time in our dedicated studio space at the Duchally Hotel & Country Estate. There is no need to be intimidated if you are new to painting outdoors or in general.

Alain will help you develop your confidence painting on location and in the studio, and encourage you to experiment with new techniques that will catalyze your creativity.

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This workshop will help beginners and advanced artists painting in pastel, oil and acrylic. Alain will demonstrate daily and provide lots of one-on-one instruction at your easel. Class size will be kept small, no more than 12 students to allow you to receive generous personal attention from the instructor. Painting sessions are typically mornings and afternoons with more than enough time for lunches and exploring. Non-painters are always welcome, as there is a great deal for them to do and see while artists paint.

"Loved this workshop. I've been trying to achieve this style, and finally an artist showed me how!"  - Chris K.
"Great instruction, detailed suggestions and new ideas. A very supportive instructor! " - Grace Z.

Duchally Country Estate

Duchally Country Estate


Our workshop will take place at the Duchally Hotel & Country Estate set in glorious Perthshire countryside, next to world renowned Gleneagles Hotel in central Scotland. 

Duchally is a resort and hotel set in beautiful rural grounds on the outskirts of Auchterarder in Perthshire, Central Scotland, with east & west coastlines within easy reach, as well as being the gateway to the Highlands.

Glencoe, Scotland

Glencoe, Scotland


We’ll start off by painting our immediate surroundings in and around the grounds of the stunning Duchally Estate. Then we’ll travel to local scenic painting spots around Perthshire—the gateway to the highlands—with a visit to Loch Earn to paint stunning water scenes with glorious mountain backdrops. After a studio day back at home base, we’ll venture out again to historic Glencoe, offering dramatic Scottish mountains & scenic painting splendor. Here you’ll experience the true grit of outdoor painting in Scotland! We’ll respond to the many beautiful scenes we’ve been enjoying with another day back in the comfort of our Duchally studio. Finally, we’ll end our trip with an expedition to the town of Stirling, including a tour of the ancient Stirling Castle, an authentic vestige of the middle ages. 


The cost of the workshop is $2300 per person based on double occupancy. The cost for non-artists is $2000. Add $250 for single room occupancy. A $400 deposit is required by December 1, 2017. Final balance will be due by April 22, 2018

Workshop Fee includes: 7 night accommodations at luxury hotel, all dinners and breakfasts, tuition for the workshop with Alain Picard, coordination/management by Malcolm Evans, transfers to/from Edinburgh Airport and all transportation to painting sites. *Not included is the cost of airfare and lunches.

Have questions? Call 203.297.1398 or email