Sleeps 2-10

Sleeps 2-10


Join local artist Dietmar Finger for a SKECTCH ISLAY or a WATERCOLOUR workshop.

The objective of the SKETCH ISLAY course is for participants to get to know this beautiful island in a way that tourists are rarely able to, and to capture visual impressions in lasting sketches.

The courses will be held by arrangement for a minimum of two people, starting at 9:30am from a central spot on Islay. We will then tour the island until about 5:30pm to sketch in villages, in the countryside and at spots you may not discover on your own. We will be spending about 2 hours per subject before we move on.

There will be breaks and the opportunity to get yourself a snack in a nice pub or a cafe. You may also bring your own picnic.

Please bear in mind that painting outside (in Scotland) will require appropriate gear. There might be a bit of walking across sandy or rocky surfaces involved to get to some of the rural spots.

2-day class – £110. A deposit of £50 is payable when booking.

Although I keep a stock of basic art materials, participants would ideally bring their own supplies.

Depending on weather conditions, the course may have to be held inside pubs, cafés or in my studio at Carnduncan.

Alternatively you can book WATERCOLOUR classes in my studio.

Booking B&B at my cottage FACING WEST in Carnduncan you have the option of joining one of my art classes during your stay. There are two rooms available (one double, one twin), both with en suite shower rooms.

My cottage is adjacent to my art studio and gallery and 3-day-workshops inclusive B&B are an ideal scenario. Since the studio will be open till early evening there is no rush to finish the work. (See for details and recommendations about materials.)

About the host:
After coming to Islay for about 20 years I realised my dream to live, work there, to sell my artwork and to host art workshops.

As a product designer I have worked as a motorcyle and car designer for Honda, BMW, Mazda, Opel, Saab and Volkswagen. I guess this is why I not only love to paint landscapes and portraits of my favourite musicians, but also classical cars.

Depending on the subject and the size of the paintings my preferred media are watercolor or acrylics.

Beside that I enjoy to take quick “visual notes” in a sketchbook wherever I go. By the way, although the name of my website indicates I would paint with my fingers, I really prefer to use brushes.

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