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The Langdales

3 day Pencil and watercolour technique residential workshop

Date: Sun 7 Aug - Thu 11 Aug 2011

Accommodation: Three Shires Inn, Little Langdale Valley – Full Board

Price: £475 per person (price based on sharing twin room, 4 nights accommodation, add £80 to the total price for a single supplement)

Tuition only: £180 (packed lunches can be provided at £6.50 per day)

A three-day workshop based at the Three Shires Inn in the beautiful little Langdale Valley. The workshop will involve traveling to predominately the Langdale area and taking in the fantastic painting and drawing opportunities around Elterwater and Blea Tarn with their breathtaking views of the Langdales.

Heléne will give demonstrations and constant supervision and encouragement to the group of no larger than 12 artists, 9.30 – 5pm most days. You will be advised in watercolour techniques, including wet on wet, wet on dry and how to achieve a sense of depth as well as advice on sketchbook pencil work.

The workshop involves walking on some undulating terrain but of no great distance from the car park and would suit someone who has possibly painted before but not essential as Helene can accommodate all abilities including complete beginners. Students must take out their own holiday insurance cover to reflect the above terrain before attending. You will be encouraged to progress at your own pace as relaxation and enjoyment is the ‘order of the day’ in the Lake District!

Included; accommodation (dinner, B&B), tuition, 3 x packed lunch, use of water-pots, palettes, brollies, stools.

Not included;  transport to location (we car pool), parking fees (approx £5/day), materials, extra refreshments


2-day watercolour & pencil techniques

Sat 14 – Sun 15 May 2011 All abilities

Sat 11 – Sun 12 Jun 2011 All abilities

Sat 9 – Sun 10 Jul 2011 All abilities

Location: Based at The Olde Mill, Bardsea, Cumbria LA12 9RB

Price: £70 (non-residential)

A two-day weekend workshop using the Olde Mill for refreshments in the beautiful Furness estuary location of Bardsea. Accommodation is not included but I will advise of places if you wish to stay.

This workshop involves pencil sketchbook work on Bardsea waterfront where you will be encouraged to look at the smaller details such as the bark of a tree or the play of light on grass as well as using weight of line to accurately portray a sense of depth in a landscape drawing. Watercolour techniques will also be shown such as how to effectively achieve a sense of depth and light, wet on wet and wet on dry techniques. Students will always be encouraged to develop their own style.

Heléne will give demonstrations and constant supervision to the group of no larger than 12 artists, 10 – 5pm and 10 – 4pm. Some walking will be required on undulating ground in the woods but mostly any walking will be a short distance from the car park. (Helene will take care to ensure safety but will not be liable for any accidents on uneven ground).

You will be encouraged to work at your own pace and relax and enjoy the workshop and its participants. All abilities can be catered for. In the event of wet weather we will have the facility of an indoor workshop at the Olde Mill but be prepared to accept a spot of rain, we are on the North West coast!

Included; Brollies, stools, you will be advised on booking as to what materials to bring

Not included; any accommodation, transport to location, materials, refreshments. Lunch can be purchased from the Olde Mill (orders can be taken in advance if required)

Private Tuition

Want to hire my services as a painting tutor for the day or days at your convenience? Then Lakelander Arts private tuition service could be the ideal thing for you.

If you are in the Lake District on holiday or business and would like art tuition at your location, I can travel to you!

I am happy to work with all levels of ability including complete beginners and in the mediums of watercolour or pencil.   Don't worry if you haven't picked up a paint brush since school, everyone has some artistic ability, and I can help you find yours.


 As a freelance Artist I can be fairly flexible with my time so why not contact me 07808 762 149 and I will book your holiday date in my tuition diary!

Date: At your convenience

Price: £120 per day for first artist £80 per day for additional artists

use of my materials- £15 per day per artist (this price includes a watercolour block for y
ou to keep)

Provide a packed lunch - £5 per day per person

My travel expenses and use of stools & brollies are included in the tuition price. Contact me for booking, 50% deposit to be paid on confirmation of date

For more examples of Helene’s artwork please see her artwork website

How to book

Contact Helene via telephone or email to enquire about availability, private tuition or any other questions. Helene will then send you a booking form and take a deposit to book your workshop.

Helene will also be tutoring workshops for the Miller Howe hotel and Bella Sardinia holidays in the spring.

Welcome to the website of Lakelander Arts which offers painting & drawing workshop holidays under the supervision of experienced Cumbrian Artist, Heléne Burrow.
All holiday details are shown but please contact Heléne if you require further information, we hope you can join us!
You can see more examples of Heléne’s artwork at her website

Heléne Burrow 07808762149

Lakelander Arts


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