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Come join us in the historic town of York in Northern England for a week of intensive fun, sketching and play with fabulous UK artist Pat Southern Pearce.
Experience the Yorkshire Moors, the Bronte sisters' birthplace, seaside Whitby and the historic city of York.
(see some of Pat's sketches done here below)
Being a "Northerner" (Northern England) herself, Pat frequents this area sketching often and she cannot wait to show you her countryside and its remarkable scenery.
You will learn so much and Pat is a kind, patient, enthusiastic teacher who has been an artist all her life.
She is a regular instructor for Urban Sketchers both in the UK and has tsught at most of the annual symposia.
She is an immensely popular tutor and artist with a huge global following. 

Do not miss out on this rare opportunity. All skill levels from utter beginner to seasoned artist are welcome to join this workshop week in Pat's home country of England in the height of Summer! 

Find out more about Pat on her instagram page hereYorkshire sketching tour with Pat Southern Pearce 2024

Sketching in the Lakes District UK with Pat Southern Pearce June 2023

Come and experience historic Yorkshire in the North of England and all it has to offer.
We will be staying in historic YORK.
Our tour begins in York with a welcome dinner together on the evening at 6 pm July 10 in 2024.
The tour finishes the morning of July 16 (no workshop this day) when you are free to check out of your hotel and depart.

We will spend 3 of the five sketching days within the historic walls of ancient York city itself meeting Pat each day for a 3 hour workshop at such sites as Clifford's Tower, the medival area called The Shambles and some of the many towers, turrets, fortress walls and hidden corners in York.Sketching tour in York UK July 2024

Each day you will have free time to continue sketching or go exploring this wonderful city.

The other two days of the tour are excursions by bus to:
sketching tour in Yorkshire with Pat Southern Pearce
on the East Coast of England, the birthplace of Captain Cook and very scenic. It is a treat to wander aroundthe harbour and the quaint streets. The haunting Abbey ruins on the hill forms the most extraordinary backdrop.

Our second sketch excursion is to the West of Yorkshire to the famous moors and the Bronte Sisters Parsonage in historic
HAWORTH village
sketching tour in Yorkshire with Pat Southern Pearce
Learn all about the Bronte sisters and family, visit the famous graveyard, the moors and the places in their parsonage where they lived and died.

This tour is packed with history amongst the unique Yorkshire backdrop of breathtaking scenery and hospitality.

The tour does not include your accommodation. You must book your own accommodation for the tour duration and we suggest you do this as soon as you book and pay for your tour deposit as there are limited cottages, hotels  and accommodation available in the part of the city of YORK you need to be.

We list a suggestion of hotels and guesthouses to book below.
Don't leave it too long to book your accommodation.

Please remember to book for July 10 in 2024 for 6 nights and to ensure you are within the triangle of the historic old centre of York between:

  • Minster (the York Minster or Cathedral near the two top towers on the image at right)  
  • the River Ouse
  • the River Foss 

We suggest you try:

  • Hilton Hotel York
  • Middletons Hotel
  • Queens Hotel
  • Doubletree by Hilton York
  • Watergate Inn
  • The Lawrence Luxury Aparthotel
  • Gillygate Guesthouse
  • Bar Convent Guesthouse
  • Golden Fleece York
  • Galtres Lodge Hotel

The tour is priced in British Pounds (GBP) to accommodate any price fluctuations in the exchange rate.
When you pay the final balance of the tour we will invoice you in your currency for the exact amount to pay according to the exchange rate at that time.
If you would like to see an estimate of the tour price in your own currency (according to today's exchange rate) please go to https://www.xe.com to find out


Tour Price:

£1,890 (British Pounds) per person
(non-sketcher price is £1,590)
this price includes:

  • Full time services of your historian and tour guide
  • Pat Southern Pearce daily workshops and assistance
  • 2 dinners and 5 lunches with the group
  • Coach tour excursions on two days that return to York city centre

Not included in tour price

  • Your accommodation whilst on tour
  • Transport to and from your hotel in York before and after the tour **
  • All other meals
  • Any entries
  • International airfare 
  • Travel insurance

** the nearest airport is  Leeds-Bradford International Airport which is 25 miles away. You can then order a cab or catch a bus into Leeds and then a train to York.
OR: fly into London airport (Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton) where you can then organise a train trip up to York from Kings Cross station in central London (which is less than 2 hours in duration if you catch a direct train.) You can book your train trip here below but remember, you cannot book a train ticket more than 12 weeks before travel date. 

Sketching workshopYork in Yorkshire July 2024


  • your accommodation July 10-16 in 2024
  • travel costs to and from York in the UK
  • travel insurance
  • all other meals not listed
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Flight into London and train to York city centre

This tour is not a confirmed departure until minimum tour numbers are reached. Please contact us for confirmation of this before booking your flights etc

The tour price does not include accommodation which you must be reponsible for choosing and booking in York Historic city centre