Paint, Print and Potter in Dunoon

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Three local artists are collaborating with the St Ives Guesthouse to provide a creative break on the
beautiful coast of Argyll, Scotland.
Enjoy two workshops in watercolour and inks with Bonita Elmore, the artist in residence for Clyde Fishermen’s
Trust, two print workshops with Deb Wing at her studio in an elegant Victorian villa, just a short stroll away from
the shore and a further two pottery workshops with Pauline Beautyman who works from her studio at Holy Loch
Marina. 

Our 2019 workshops will be from Monday 21st to Thursday 24th October.
The cost of six workshops and two half day excursions to Inveraray and Benmore Botanical Gardens is £290*.
The St Ives is offering a special discount of £120 per double room per night (£100 for single occupancy) for all
participants. This includes bed and breakfast and a three course evening meal. Packed lunches can also be
ordered at an additional cost. (Check in Sunday 20th October, check out Friday 25th October). Don’t forget to let
Jon and Katia at the St Ives know if you are taking part in our workshops to claim your discount!

Bonita’s workshops will be based at the St Ives Guesthouse with their amazing view over West Bay towards the coastal villages south of Dunoon*. As an artist and sailor, Bonita’s focus is always the sea. She creates art for major Scottish companies such as Loch Fyne Oyster Company and Nick Nairn’s Cook School. Bonita aims to help you increase your confidence in the creative use of watercolours an

Deb’s workshops will be at Kenyon Villa Studio where she creates linocut prints that reflect the beautiful and dramatic Argyll landscape with its lochs, mountains and pretty coastal villages. With Deb, you will learn how to carve a relief design on Lino, ink up the plate and print multiple copies by hand or on her professional press. There will also be the opportunity to create a reduction print using more than one
colour.

Pauline’s workshops in her studio at Holy Loch Marina will enable you to get creative with clay by exploring a range of techniques in pottery. You will use how to use clay to achieve different artistic results. Typical activities would be handbuilding a mug, making tiles to develop surface decoration and using the pottery wheels. You will be able to select work for firing which will be posted out after your
break (at an additional cost, payable locally). 

All workshops will run from 10-12.30 and 2-4.30. There will also be two half day visits for the group. The exact
itinerary will be given to participants on arrival (this is only so that we can try to plan outdoor visits when the
weather is at its best!). All materials will be provided, as will transport during the two half-day visits and to Sea
Drift Pottery at Holy Loch Marina.

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