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

16/10/2021 - 23/10/2021

Our Scottish late autumn retreat is as popular as ever and once again we are heading to the picturesque seaside in the 'East Neuk' of Fife. 


Join us for a week of watercolour, which 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 exactly 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 seafront cottage, we will paint and get creative under Trine Pettigrews 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 as a professional artist and illustrator. You will be guided through fun exercises to inspire your own work and compleat sketches and preliminary drawings. Later in the day, you will have time and ongoing support from Trine and your fellow course goers in making larger watercolour 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.

Fish with Scales and Fins Sketch
Carp Fish Sketch
Fish with Scales Sketch
Flounder Fish Sketch


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.




 16st October - 23th October 2021




• £899 per. person for a single occupancy in a double room   

• £699 per person sharing a twin  


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




Inclusive in the price: 


Comfortable Room.


Tuition x 6 days.


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Served.

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

Dinner on arrival, breakfast on departure day.

Please note: 1 x lunch is to be had at a local cafe/pub and 1 x dinner to be had a local restaurant at own expense. 


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 and from Edinburgh/Glasgow

Travel to/from the venue ( we are happy to help arrange any taxis as needed )

Art materials.

Easels are for hire @ £10 for the week. 


Daily schedule 

Breakfast 8-9 am 

Class 10-12 am 

Lunch 12-1 pm 

Dinner 6.30 pm

Materials List

The choice of art materials available is so wide it can be mind-boggling! By all means enjoy the fun of experimenting with different products, and have fun!
But you will find that it makes life a lot easier to simplify your basic kit.


Please bring:


Gouache White Ink

Pencils and crayons (Derwent Inktense sticks)

White Gesso
Painters tape

Kitchen towel

Brushes For your watercolour, but also for acrylic if you choose to use this.

Palette, big!
Water container
Palette knife

Big watercolour paper. No smaller than A3

If you would like to paint on canvas: Canvas(s) The size that fits your suitcase!

Acrylic paint. Tubes are best to pack.

Sketch book and black pen.


For more information or to book please email:



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Students learning to paint watercolour with The Creative Olive