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Upcoming Painting Workshop:

June 5-12, 2004
Painting the Scottish Landscape

The beautiful and historic Castle of Park, hidden away in a secluded tree-lined park near the Moray coast in North-east Scotland, has gained a fine reputation for warm hospitality, great food and elegant accommodation. This castle will be our location during a wonderful week of painting in Scotland. Park is famous for it's first-rate painting courses and g.a. Sheller will be it's first American instructor.

The Castle is set in some 35 acres of park and woodland. There is evidence of 18th and 19th Century formal plantings, with many old specimen trees, including some fine beeches. The wild wood is magical, a haven for wildlife, including shy roe deer. More than 30 different species of birds have been spotted in the grounds.

The Castle, its park and the surrounding scenery -- cliffs and sandy beaches, rolling hills, historic castles, distilleries, fishing villages and harbours, salmon rivers -- all contain thousands of subjects just waiting to be painted.

You'll be taken to venues such as the beautifully preserved village of Fordyce (tiny castle, ancient kirkyard,  joiner's workshop museum, harp maker's studio), Portsoy (17th century harbour, sea views), Cullen (views over the Moray Firth, railway viaducts, fishermen's cottages) and to the banks and braes of the Deveron, a premier Scottish salmon river. And with the expert guidance of g.a. Sheller to help you all day, you will be amazed how your painting skills will improve .

The painting courses at Castle of Park are designed to help both experienced painters and beginners to make the most of their abilities and, most of all, ENJOY their painting. The accent will be on working from nature: particularly landscapes and marine subjects.

About The Workshop
This is a special week-long course with an American flavour and the cost includes pick-up at Glasgow airport.

g.a. Sheller is an accomplished artist who has received repeated recognition and awards for her unique work. Additionally she has been a teacher/instructor for more than 30 years and has conducted her painting workshops throughout the United States and Europe.

Her workshops are designed to cater to small groups. She endeavours to take each student at his or her own level of artistic development and help, through careful instruction, to increase the quality of their artistic expression.

Everything is included in our courses, from pick up at Glasgow airport to a glass or two of wine with meals. You can join us for $1,100 per person if you share a room, and $1,250 per person for those of you who would like a single room. There is a reduction of $100 for non-painting partners.

The cost of each painting course includes transfers to and from Glasgow airport, tuition, accommodation, all meals, free wines (and a sherry and a wee dram after dinner!) and local transportation. You'll also enjoy local music in the Castle drawing room.

A deposit of $150 per person should be paid on receipt of our booking confirmation email/fax. The balance is due eight weeks before arrival.  (We recommend that you take out normal holiday insurance, including cancellation insurance).

Castle of Park charges a handling fee of $50 per person per course on all cancellations. In addition, if you have to cancel four to six weeks before departure, a charge of 40% of the total price is payable; at two to four weeks, 60%; at one to two weeks,80%; at less than one week, 90%.

Castle of Park reserves the right to cancel any course at two months' notice and, where possible, provide you with an alternative course.

REGISTER for the workshop here.

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