What you'll do
We meet in Windermere for a welcome talk at The Little Studio. We'll then walk uphill to the first location, the Orrest Head viewpoint, where we can sit and draw the distant panorama of mountains and England's largest lake. We then descent via a different path through Elleray Woods, reaching Windermere lake at Miller Ground with its waterfall and ancient ferry crossing. We make a second drawing of boats, lake and mountains or the woodlands along the shore. We can then return to the village with its characteristic buildings and a choice of welcoming cafes and teashops. Further sketches can be done on location here of the people and buildings before we wrap up for the day. You'll need to carry your own basic drawing or painting materials and have suitable walking gear. A camera can also be useful to record the scene you are drawing. Bear in mind that the weather in the Lake District can be changeable, but this provides some interesting light and cloud effects which will provide artistic inspiration.
Pam’s passion is for drawing on iPad. She is also a qualified adult education tutor with bags of experience helping you get creative, even when there’s been a bit of a gap since you last held a paintbrush or pencil. You can find her drawings online using a variety of traditional and digital media. A sketchbook with her at all times, she owns The Little Studio, a quiet workspace where she can pursue her own creative practice. Having lived in the heart of the beautiful Lake District for more than 30 years, she can tell you a lot about the area and where to find the best locations for sketching.
There will be a chance to stop for refreshments, but guests will need to buy these for themselves as they are not included.
Do please get in touch if you don't have your own transport, or are staying somewhere more remote outside Windermere village.
A basic sketchbook and drawing equipment can be provided at cost.
Where you'll be
The first part of the walk is through Elleray Woods, climbing up to the viewpoint of Orrest Head where we do a first sketch of the distant fells & Windermere lake. The walking is uphill, but easy. After the first halt, we then walk downhill to Miller Ground where we can draw Ferry Cottage, the lake and boats. The walk then returns via wooded Sheriff's Walk, to the centre of the village with its plentiful shops & cafes. Transport is not provided.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Make sure that you have checked the weather forecast, are wearing suitable outdoor clothing on the day and are prepared to do some walking. Don't forget a sketchbook, pens, pencils or paints and a bottle of…
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Contact me to chat about dates, details or requirements for your Art Treat. Please arrange your experience at least a week in advance. We can arrange to meet at a location close to your accommodation.
Art Treats in the Lakes
$104 / personNew experience
$104 / person