Croatia & Slovenia Travel Sketching Tour with Pat Southern Pearce June 2021
9 June:21 JuneEUR €3,100
POSTPONED UNTIL 2022 DUE TO COVID – please subscribe to our newsletter for updates to see when bookings re-open for this tour
Join us on a 13 day Travel Sketching holiday with Pat Southern Pearce up the Adriatic coast and mountain splendour of Croatia and Slovenia.
Lord Byron called Croatia “Paradise on Earth” and the “Pearl of The Adriatic”.
Croatia and Slovenia are truly special and even more so as world renowned and talented UK artist Pat Southern Pearce will be giving us demos and workshops daily.
This beautiful tour has been designed especially for Travel Sketchers who love history, beauty, variety and something out of the ordinary to take your breath away.
Imagine spectacular vistas, SUNSHINE, picturesque buildings, National Parks and millenia of historic facts and architecture to sketch.
And add great cuisine such as succulent stuffed octopus salad drizzled in olive oil, mountain trout in garlic, every flavour of gelati ever invented ….
With Pat we will sketch such things in Croatia as Emperor Diocletian’s Roman palace, bobbing seafront fishing boats, ancient palaces, centuries-old alleyways, the hanging lakes of spectacular Plitvice national park and more.
And THEN we enter SLOVENIA !
The greenest country in Europe, Slovenia is an impossibly romantic mix of Mediterranean sea, Alpine mountains, bucolic woodland, historic towns, stunning lakes to swim in and picture postcard churches, castles and farms.
It is almost beyond description it is so beautiful.
There are gorgeous cobbled-stoned cities with baroque buildings everywhere, home to the famous Lippizaner horses, extraordinary cave systems, Unesco world heritage lakes, towns and monuments, great wines and food, and brightly painted houses – all great fodder to sketch.
ABOUT PAT: UK artist Pat Southern Pearce is an Urban Sketcher and accredited tutor with many years of teaching behind her.
A former Senior Lecturer in Art & Education at the University of Cumbria Pat studied Art at Leeds University and Burnley School of Art.
She travels the globe giving workshops and demos of her very diverse work and style.
Enormously popular with a huge global following Pat has been painting all her life and is a watercolour, acrylic and oil painter.
For this Travel Sketching tour she will be teaching you how to keep it loose, simple, easy and quick with pens, pencils, watercolour and water-soluble crayons.
Pat teaches everyone how to easily and confidently depict anything in front of you using all sorts of tricks and different fun media.
As well as this she teaches her own unique hand lettering to augment your sketches and your travel journals.
Each day we have a sketch demo and sketching workshop with Pat as well as an orientation walking tour and then free afternoon time to do what you like in each wonderful town we visit.
DO I NEED TO BE A TALENTED ARTIST?
Absolutely not. You will be there for the pure love of learning and sharing with a group of like-minded people and we all learn and create at our own pace. You can be a pure beginner and feel just as pleased with your output and learning as everyone else. Lovely, caring Pat will be there to teach, inspire and encourage you each day no matter what your skill and experience level. Our equipment is portable, watercolor based with some mixed media and designed to be quick, simple travel journal-style sketching to enhance your holiday
There is quite simply no more enjoyable way to travel!
GRABOVAC & the PLITVICE LAKES
COST: all prices are in EUROS
3,100 EUROS per person for a couple or twin sharing
2,800 EUROS Non-sketchers (must be sharing with a sketcher)
600 EUROS Single supplement for solo travellers
13 days from 9 JUNE in 2021. The tour begins at 6 pm in our hotel in SPLIT and ends on 21 JUNE in 2021 after breakfast in our hotel in Ljubljana.
All breakfasts, 5 dinners and 3 lunches are included plus all travel whilst on tour, accommodation, entries, your tour manager and Pat’s daily tuition.
We spend two nights in each place except for Landol in rural Slovenia where we will spend three nights and in Ljubljana where we spend our final one night. All accommodation is of a good 3 or 4 star standard with bathrooms for each room.
Please note: the accommodation will vary and each room will be different.
We have selected certain areas where the only good accommodation is on a farm in a B&B or in quality apartments.
Everything has been selected to maximise our enjoyment of the environment and the beautiful countryside whilst visiting amazing places, relaxing and having space and time to sketch with Pat and the group.
Our own private coach takes us to each destination daily and the distances are quite short.
Our tours are all fully-escorted and designed for affordability, fun and safety in comfortable, relaxing conditions.
Kate is your historian and tour manager who has taken many tours to different cities and loves the region and its history and beauty. She will entertain you with fun facts and tales each day.
We cater for people who love history, food, culture and learning a creative skill – or just like to explore new places in a fun group. Each afternoon is free for you to amble, explore, climb, read, shop, paint – whatever you’d like to do as we offer so many suggestions. We design activities for variety and interest and you are free to join us or take off on your own.
Non-sketchers are most welcome on this tour too if they are sharing with a Sketcher. (Please note if two people share a room with twin beds there may be a small supplement as many hotels charge for a larger room to accommodate two beds.)
Even if you have never put a pen on paper to sketch anything – or if you have been sketching for a long time – you will find this experience magic and inspirational. Our sketch Holidays suit everyone and everyone learns every day in a supportive, caring and happy environment.
You will be amazed at what you can achieve when shown how.
The bond created within the group becomes very special as everyone learns from and encourages each other in being creative. A skill and a present to take home with you for life.
* Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for all participants on our tours.