Singles Horizons Lake District



Outdoor Painting In The Lake District

Treat yourself to a unique and exciting artistic adventure, with exclusive tuition available for both budding and accomplished artists. You will travel each day to different locations and experience one-to-one tuition, demonstrations, daily critique sessions and an informal final gallery viewing and critique session.

Where do we paint – Outside! ’ and therefore mature and budding artists alike will be amongst the elements in the most suitable of lighting that nature can provide. The outdoors supply a richness and vigor that the studio often fails to inspire. Using the emotion that the scenery generates under the direction of our tutors, will help you to learn and push forward your artistic potential.


If your a Picasso wanting to top up on your skills or just have the curiosity to try your hand at something new, this is the prefect local retreat for the Single traveler.


2 full days of painting tuition

Your Tutor – Colin Halliday, artist
2 nights’ accommodation

Your own room no single supplement.
2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 evening meals all home cooked on site 

All equipment is provided

Take your paintings home with you 

Optional short daily mindfulness session

Icebreaker get together.


Making memories with new friends.

Free road side parking available



Recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site, the area is certainly a phenomenal place to visit for both UK and international tourists.


Every season has so much to offer with vast regions to explore, mountains to climb and of course the great lakes that adorn many of the vistas. It is easy to determine the allure and inspiration that this location can cultivate amongst artists and visitors alike.

The North Lakes region, with its timeless beauty and picturesque landscape, captures visitors’ hearts and entices them to return year on year. With its abundance of magical locations to explore and experience, we invite you to join us on a Singles only UK break, to create unique art and fond memories.

You will be located in the very heart of Keswick; a pretty market town with a wide range of attractions for visitors. There are many shops, restaurants and museums enclosed by the region’s many fells, lakes and valleys. There are also plenty of non-painting activities to do such as, sight-seeing, walking, photography, cycling or just relaxing in the amazing landscape, with like-minded friends.

You can take rest in our meticulously refurbished accommodation, exhibiting all the classical exterior character of the build period with interiors that are suitably tasteful, appealing and provide comfort to a very high standard. The room sizes are generously proportioned, there are full kitchen and dining areas should you wish to make use of them. We would like to remind guests that our single travelers, your package is inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, there is no need to exercise any culinary skills at all should you have no desire to do so.


At the end of each day we will freshen and then have dinner where we will engage in discussion, Colin will be in attendance and will actively engage with us all. We thoroughly believe that you will be enchanted with our Lake District Keswick accommodation.

The Gables,

35 Station Road
Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4NB


Parking is accessed from Victoria Street down a short drive between

Brundholme & Abacourt Cottages. 


Please contact us at the time of making your reservation if you have any questions about parking facilities.

At the start, you will have the chance to discuss your own personal goals and aims for the course.

If you have some painting and drawing experience, Colin will help you to develop your existing painting and drawing skills as well as giving you useful tips to help you develop new skills and techniques.

If you are a complete beginner, Colin will help you with the basics and will set you off on a path to developing your own artist’s personality. Colin will be on hand to advise you on light, space, lines, balance, weight, saturation, tone,
shine and colour. You will also learn how to eliminate creative blocks and draw out your unique painting style
You will be painting in oils - Colin's tuition style is very relaxed as he does not believe in following painting rules exactly, but if you require further guidance, he is always on hand to help.