IRELAND Travel Sketching with Ian Fennelly June 2021
22 June:1 JulyEUR €3,450
POSTPONED UNTIL 2022 DUE TO COVID – please subscribe to our newsletter for updates to see when bookings re-open for this tour
Join exceptional UK artist IAN FENNELLY for this 10 day Travel Sketching and Journalling tour through the highlights of Ireland.
A fully escorted high end tour with loads of extras and daily workshops and demos from this renowned Urban Sketchers qualified tutor
Ian studied painting at Wimbledon School of Art and gained a 1st Class Honours degree, is a professional artist whose artwork sells worldwide, has over 55,000 followers on Instagram, is a qualified teacher as well as a senior instructor for Urban Sketchers. See more of his unique pen and watercolour artwork on Instagram at @ianfennelly
SEE MORE OF HIS WORK HERE
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.
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
FIFTY SHADES OF GREEN
Ireland is sweeping landscapes of rich lush green speckled with white dots of happy sheep.
Its music makes your insides swell with joy.
The moment you set foot on Irish soil an overwhelming sense of calm and peace overcomes you.
In this age of rushing we often forget to stop and enjoy the beauty of this world. Ireland offers this and so much more. It’s like going home.
Clean air and towns.
Simplicity at it’s finest; warm pubs to talk with new lifelong friends; the bustle of a city when you need it; history, music, art, architecture,and something to do every day.
On this tour we will sketch cobbled streets, buskers, musicians at a Ceilidh, ancient runes, castles, fishing boats,sweeping vistas, wild coastlines, majestic ruins, those happy sheep, local people and more .
Each day will be delightful and huge learning curve with Ian working his magic in each spot we visit.
AND as a real treat – everyone receives a signed limited edition print of one of the pieces Ian creates on the tour!
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 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, read, shop, paint, cook – 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.
Many meals are included in this amazing tour price: ALL BREAKFASTS, 5 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.
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. Ian 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 22 – July 21 in 2021.
COST in EUROS:
€ 3,450 per person for a couple sharing a room
€3,190 per person for a person not sketching (sharing with a sketcher)
€800 single traveller supplement
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.
To convert the tour cost into your own currency please use the www.xe.com website converter.
All payments are to be made in Australian Dollars.
* Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for all participants on our tours which includes IRISH travellers .
- Historic Dublin
- Galway city and the Connemara scenery
- the Cliffs of Moher and The Burren
- Killarney and its lakes, deer, forests and castles
- The beautiful Ring of Kerry
- Blarney Castle and Hore Castle
- The Rock of Cashel
10 nights starting in DUBLIN at our hotel at 6 pm on 22 June and ending on July 1 in 2020 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 do not book international flight until you have ascertained this. French Fusion can cancel the tour and refund your deposit up to 5 months before the departure date of the tour.
If the artist cannot attend, the tour will go ahead and every effort will be made to replace the artist with another artist for the tour duration.