The Creative Olive 2017

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Scotland -
Sea(e)scape in Watercolour & Mixed Media

09/11/2019 - 16/11/2019

On this years Scottish Retreat we are heading to the picturesque seaside fishing village of Pittenweem in the 'East Neuk' of Fife. 


Watercolour can do it all - From beautiful glazes, landscapes, portraits, and still-lifes to fantastic illustrations, botanicals, animals and everyday objects. 


Watercolour can also be mixed with other mediums such as, graphite, pastels, ink or salt. And that is what we are going to delve into on this trip! 


As with all our retreats, every level of experience is catered for.



Nestled into a small old stone cottage, we will as always paint and get creative under Trine's expert guidance.  

With narrow streets and colourful little fishing houses, you will be spoilt for choice for a scene to paint.


Each morning, Trine will host her class for a two-hour technical session. Here Trine will demonstrate the watercolour techniques she uses every day, alongside other fun exercises to inspire your own work.

We will spend our week sketching our preliminary drawings, taking inspiration from our surroundings before we head back to our watercolour pallet and paint our finished paintings.

Some of you will prefer painting on location, easel and all, others prefer to work inside - there are no fixed rules. 

In the afternoons, we will work on our individual paintings, inside the house or out (weather permitting!). Trine will stand by to help and guide you and to answer questions.


More about your trip:


We hand pick your venues with great care, and this lovely house in Pittenweem is no exception.


Culinary expert Anna Cairns Pettigrew handcrafts all the vegetarian meals, which are heartwarming and nutritious. We strive that both your mind and spirit are attended to.  


Groups are kept small so our guests can personally advance within the week.




November 9th - 16th  2019




• £850 per. person for a single occupancy in a double room with en-suite ( all gone



• £650 per person sharing a twin ( two rooms available) 


• Day guests £450 incl. lunch/ tea & coffee ( no accommodation) 




Inclusive in the price: 


Comfortable Room


Tuition x 6 days.



All meals are vegetarian and will be expertly prepared by Anna. 

Dinner on arrival, breakfast on departure day.

1 x lunch is to be had at a local cafe and 1 x dinner to be had a local restaurant at own expense. 

Full evening meals with be provided. However, on this retreat guests will be asked to help prepare and serve dinner as well as clear up. 


One glass of wine with dinner. (Wine is also for sale in the cottage or BYOB from town) 

Tea, coffee & Cake throughout the day. 



Not included:

Flights to Edinburgh

Travel to/from the venue ( we can help arrange any taxis needed )

Art materials.

Easels are for hire @ £10 for the week. 


Daily schedule 

Breakfast 8.00-9.00 am 

Class 10-12 am 

Lunch 12-1 pm 

Dinner 6.30 pm


For more information or to book please email: