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Outdoor Painting - En Plein-Air

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New term starts:
Monday, 25th September 2023

£ for 10 weeks
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The British weather may be unpredictable, but it can always be enjoyed. Get outside and be creative.

Outdoor Painting - En Plein-Air

It's time to get out and enjoy our surroundings, whatever the weather.

It is a great mindfull experience, healthy and can be combined with walking and taking life at a slower pace, to unwind.

Join Ginny Whittle on painting and walking excursions to The Lake District National Park and Teesdale.

Castle Rigg Lake District National Park 17th August 10.30am to lunch time, £47.00. Then in the afternoon join a short walk or spend the time in Keswick shopping.

Low Force Teesdale 24th August 10.30am, £20.00 for two hours.

Cafe and toilets at Bowlees Visitors Centre.

Patterdale Lake District National Park 5th October 10:30am, £70.00 all day medium height walk in Patterdale, with sketching and painting along the way.

Borrowdale Lake District National Park two visits 12th and 18th October 10:30am, £70.00 all day sketch and walk (minimum walking).

Contact Ginny by email to book and receive information about exactly where to meet.

Ginny is Mountain Leader trained with many years experience walking and climbing in summer and winter in the Lake District and Scottish Highlands and holds an Outdoor First Aid qualification.

Please bring appropriate outdoor clothing, footwear, food and drink.

Contact Ginny for advice and further details including exactly where to meet and any equipment recommended - email Ginny directly on

About the Tutor

I am a tutor of many years standing, having taught Adults for the County, an Artist in Printmaking and Painting, with a teaching qualification and a Degree in Fine Arts. I have exhibited locally and nationally.

My inspiration is the landscapes of Yorkshire, The Lake District, Scotland, wildlife, and my Dog, I spent time outdoors painting and sketching some times in remote landscapes.

Upcoming Outdoor Painting - En Plein-Air Sessions

Getting to The Bridge

The Bridge Centre
Yarm Road

The Bridge is a short drive from Darlington Town Centre, with free parking available on-site and in the surrounding area.

There is also a covered space to store bicycles.

Getting here by Bus

A number of Arriva buses stop outside The Bridge, including numbers: 2, 3B and 12

Getting here by Train

We're a ten minute walk from Darlington Train Station. From the Yarm Road entrance to the station, turn right onto Yarm Road (walking away from the town centre), and follow the road towards the corner of Hundens Lane.

Accessible Facilities

Our building is fully accessible including disabled facilities.
Dropped curbs are in use in the surrounding area for wheelchair access to the building.

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