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Jackie Garner, field sketching
Jackie Garner, wildlife artist


"Wow! I'd never have thought I could do that"

- Comment from a student



Highland Wildlife Art Course

I love teaching the Highland wildlife art course "Wildlife and Landscape", at the Aigas Field Centre, Beauly, Inverness-Shire, Scotland IV4 7AD and am already looking forward to the next one, 25 Sept - 02 October 2021.

I'm adamant that everyone can learn to draw and I love to help my students make progress, whether they're complete beginners, enthusiastic amateurs, or experienced but struggling in a particular area.

About Aigas
For over 30 years, Aigas has been offering fully inclusive, small-group learning holidays and study courses exploring the stunning wildlife, habitats and landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

It's a glorious place and fully deserves its global reputation. It's perfect for a wildlife art course. Think pine marten, badger and beaver, eagles and red squirrels all set among mountains, glens, lochs, forest and coast. Tempted...?

Inspiration + Tuition = Result!

What's included in the course?
  • Demonstration and practical day on field sketching of animals
  • Presentation and workshop on colour and texture
  • Skies and foliage workshops - getting your backgrounds right
  • Detail in watercolour demonstration & practical workshop
  • Lots of painting time indoors and out (weather permitting)
  • Ranger-led visits to hides for pine marten, beaver, badger and more
  • Access to stunning Highland scenery, their loch and estate for inspiration
  • Tutelage and support throughout
  • A final show-and-tell exhibition of the work produced during the week

"Lovely scenery, lovely wildlife, lovely food & lovely people. Aigas is literally another and better world!

Bill Oddie, BBC TV Wildlife presenter

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Click here to buy The Wildlife Artist's Handbook

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Price: 1545 per person, all inclusive* of comfortable and spacious accommodation, delicious food, six full days of exploring the Highlands with the Aigas highly-qualified and dedicated ranger team, full access to the on-site hides and much much more. Your evening tipple is even included too!

Practical info:

  • Plenty of individual & group tuition
  • Programme may be adjusted according to the weather conditions
  • Programme allows for varying abilities of participants and is suitable for both beginners & improvers
  • Programme allows for students to use a variety of materials according to their own preferences
  • Owing to the difficulty of transporting wet paintings we recommend participants use materials other than oils during the week.


Comments from my students:


"Thank you so much, I've learned lots and crossed some barriers!"

"The best art demonstration I've ever been to"

"A couple of years ago I was struggling so much with my art
I was considering giving up altogether. Then I came to one of your classes and it changed everything. I've never looked back."

* Please see for latest information and full details.

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