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IRELAND travel sketching tour with LESLIE FEHLING June 2021

Monday, June 21, 2021:Wednesday, June 30, 2021


Join inspiring artist and watercolor journaler Leslie Fehling for this 10-day travel sketching and journaling tour through the highlights of Ireland. This fully escorted high-end tour includes daily workshops and demos plus loads of extras from this popular internationally-known instructor.



Leslie-Fehling-sketching-tour-Ireland-2021-photoABOUT LESLIE FEHLING

Leslie has spent a lifetime pursuing a wide variety of creative arts and finally found her one true love in illustrated watercolour journalling. She is passionate about her art and delights in teaching others how they too can experience the life-changing effects of a daily creative practice.
Her sold-out workshops in the US and Europe are packed with information and inspiration. Her encouraging, enthusiastic teaching style helps each student stretch themselves, grow and appreciate their own unique style and vision.

In 2011 Leslie travel throughout Ireland sketching her adventures along the way. From Dublin to Northern Ireland to the Dingle Peninsula and Connemara, she drew and painted the towns, castles and awe-inspiring scenery of this sublimely beautiful country.
She later published “Sketchbook Journeys: Ireland”  –  an illustrated memoir filled with the people, places and experiences of her unforgettable trip.

The pull of Ireland has stayed strong over the years and Leslie is thrilled to now be able to partner with French Fusion Travel to offer a Travel Sketching Tour of Ireland!

Leslie’s classes are as unique as her style of journalling. A dazzling array of page layouts, lettering styles, borders and design ideas sets her work apart from the crowd and that same originality and dedication to her craft results in classes that are organised, loaded with learning opportunities and a whole lot of FUN!

One of the BEST THINGS about her workshops is the AMAZING full-colour handbook that each participant receives!

  • Jam-packed with drawing hints, tips for plein-air sketching, project ideas, font options, and an encyclopedia of border designs.
  • PLUS it has a huge section of step-by-step watercolour lessons that will enable you to paint green fields, rocky cliffs and adorable Irish sheep with ease.
  • It’s a comprehensive travel journalling course in a single volume!
  • Long after the tour you will still be using the helpful painting lessons and inspiring design ideas that Leslie so generously shares in this valuable handbook.



Each day we have a sketch demo and sketching workshop as well as orientation, walking and history tours and free time to do what you like in each wonderful town we visit.



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Your experienced tour manager and guide Kate Stedman is an historian, art lover and avid sketcher and she will take you to her favourite spots and regale you with fun facts and historic gems each day as well.

Dublin: 1 night

Galway:  3 nights

Killarney: 3 nights

Dublin: 2 nights

Ireland is sweeping landscapes of rich lush green speckled with white dots of happy sheep

  • music in every street that makes your insides swell with joy
  • clean air and towns
  • simplicity at it’s finest; warm pubs to talk and sketch with new lifelong friends
  • the bustle of a city when you need it;
  • the quiet of the countryside or the crash of waves on the beach
  • history, music, art, architecture
  • something for everyone to do every day

On this tour we will sketch cobbled streets, buskers, musicians at a Ceilidh, Celtic symbols, castles, fishing boats,sweeping vistas, wild coastlines, majestic ruins, those happy sheep, local people and more .

This is a slow-cooked tour of the best of the beauty of Southern Ireland. We stay 2-3 nights in each destination where possible so you can unpack and relax.
[As we return to the same hotel in Dublin, provision will be made for those who want to store their luggage and just take a lighter case for ease on the tour.]

Our Travel Sketching tours cater to people who love history, food, culture and learning a creative skill – or just like to explore new places in a fun group.
Organised group sketching takes place mostly in the morning where possible and each afternoon is free for you to amble, explore, read, shop, paint, –  whatever you’d like to do.
We design activities for variety and interest and you are free to join us or take off on your own.
Many meals are included in this amazing tour price: ALL BREAKFASTS, 4 DINNERS, 3 LUNCHES but even when you do decide to eat with the group at times when it is not included in the tour itinerary we ensure that you only pay for what you eat and there is no bill-splitting.

Non-sketchers are most welcome on this tour too if they are sharing a room with a Sketcher.


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. Leslie 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! 


10 days starting June 21 – June 30 in 2021Leslie Fehling sketching tour Ireland 2021

€ 3,100 EUROS per person for a couple sharing a room
€2,800 EUROS per person for a person not sketching (sharing with a sketcher)
€ 800 EUROS single traveller supplement

All payments are to be made in Australian Dollars. To convert the tour cost into your own currency please use the www.xe.com website converter.

NB: Deposit of $1,000 AUD is required to hold your place on this tour.
This is 50% refundable up till 150 days before tour commencement date.
After this date it is non-refundable.


* Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for all participants on our tours which includes IRISH travellers .

  • Historic Dublin and the famous Book of Kells in Trinity College library
  • Galway city with its lively music culture outside our doorstep
  • the Cliffs of Moher
  • Killarney and its lakes, deer, forests and castles
  • The beautiful Ring of Kerry
  • Muckross Castle
  • The Rock of Cashel


10 days starting in DUBLIN at our hotel at  6 pm on 21 June and ending on June 30 in 2021 after breakfast in DUBLIN where you are free to travel onwards.
When booking flights please ensure you can arrive and depart within these dates.
NB: THIS TOUR IS A NOT A CONFIRMED DEPARTURE until minimum numbers have been reached.
Please contact us before you book flights for this tour to ensure the tour is going ahead.
If you have booked on the tour we will notify you as soon as the tour becomes a definite departure so that you can go ahead and make your travel arrangements.
French Fusion Travel reserves the right to cancel the tour and refund you your deposit up to 5 months (150 days) before the departure date of the tour.

TRAVEL INSURANCE  is a mandatory requirement for all participants on this tour. Please ensure you take out coverage after you have deposited to protect you in the case of cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.


Monday, June 21, 2021
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Single Supplement:
€800 euros
To convert to your own currency please go to www.xe.com
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