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Gain Professional, Social English Skills 

With Perthshire Artists

Meet artists for professional social English skills

Language Target:

to enjoy (and be good at) professional socialising in English.

Meet Perthshire Artists on Your English Immersion Holiday in Scotland

On this page, find a directory of the Perthshire artists and creatives we work with, including guest artist talks, demos and studio visits (and all kinds of fun adventures).

Our language hub concept is simple: we curate meetings with local artists, designers and craftspeople, so that your English benefits from a wide range of authentic conversations while you explore and discover Scotland, which is particularly good for boosting your professional Social English Skills.

Our English language holidays are not just for artists or creatives, they are for any culture lovers wishing to discover behind-the-scenes Scotland.

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Artist Fiona Guinan in her railway carriage gallery.

Relax and Socialise

Gain social English skills with:

  • Meet the Makers workshop tours
  • artists studio visits
  • community events

With our language school, you can practice professional social English skills in a range of semi-formal/informal, fun contexts while seeing the best of Scottish art and craft!

It’s an unmissable, unique holiday PLUS private language coaching.

Perfect for any professional.

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Perthshire Studio of landscape painter Malize McBride

Get talking with Perthshire Artists

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Lisa Scrimgeour

Lisa’s paintings are unsettling for all the right reasons!  I suspect her paintings incite different emotions between men and women, parents and non-parents – but we can discuss it when you get here

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Painter & Printmaker, Kathy Collins

Superb local artist Kathy Collins invites us into her world of art and nature.

Visit her in her studio, lunch by her private and secluded riverside, and find out about the Cyanotype prints she makes.

Perthshire Open Studios Meet the Makers English Language Holiday Programme

Jeweller  & Designer, Jenna McDonald

From time to time, Jenna joins us to demonstrate her jewellery-making techniques to Blue Noun English learners. She regularly runs workshops at the Creative Exchange Studios, in Perth.

Artist Barry Scott  Meet the Makers for Social English Skills

Barry Scott Artist & Picture Framer

Join Barry for a painting workshop in his picturesque painting studio. Barry is a specialist in realism and landscape painting. He takes Blue Noun language guests out for some plein air painting.

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Ceri White Ceramicist

We are HUGE fans of Ceri’s pots. (Can’t seem to visit her in her studio without buying another one).

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Babs Pease – Printmaker

Babs Pease’s prints of Scottish wildlife are truly superb. Visit her studio and learn about her artwork and inspirations.

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June McEwan’s Workshop

Not only is local artists June a great creative talent, but she’s also a fountain of knowledge on community arts – and local history.

A visit to her workshop is to discover our local culture in depth.

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Visit artist Fiona Guinan in her railway carriage gallery. 

Discover her work with reclaimed objects off the farm, and learn how her unique workspace has become famous around the world. 

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Why Meet Artists on your Immersion English Holiday?

The Pedagogy

At Blue Noun Language Hub, we have a network of artists who want to invite you to their studio.

We work with local artists for several reasons:

  • Everyone can enjoy a studio visit.
  • Artists’ studio talks are the perfect context for professional, semi-formal English practice in ‘tone’.
  • Here in Perthshire, many artist studios are surrounded by gorgeous countryside: to discover artist studios IS to discover Scotland.
  • Artists are quite familiar with having to present their work to strangers. Generally, they are good at making conversations on a range of topics and have a curiosity about all kinds of specialisations.
  • Artists have private, quiet workplaces conducive to chat.
  • Artists are vulnerable. Artists are sharing ideas and creations which are very dear and personal. Your speaking English with them matches that vulnerability level, and creates strong bonds.

In addition, your visit supports local artists by bringing them financial opportunities and audience, to enable them to work throughout the year.
See more about this in our Social Action Policy.

 

Visualisation of our language hub methogology and how we use artists to teach English for social skills

Immerse Yourself in Scottish Creative Culture

Can you think of a more pleasurable English experience than meeting different artists in their studio, learning about them, and their work, and sharing your own processes, work and culture? 

More than anything, we love bringing great minds together.

Get talking with Perthshire’s best creative voices! 

 

Every September we have a POS special immersion English week.

Perthshire Open Studios Meet the Makers  for Social English Skills

Perthshire Open Studios

200 Artists and 140 Venues!

Perthshire’s Annual Open Studios. Once a year, local galleries and artists team up to show off the creative practices of our region.

Perthshire Open Studios often combines with the unlocking of some special buildings too.

Learn English at POS

Feel confident talking with professional artists, craftspeople, and industry experts with Blue Noun Language Hub.

Get Behind the Scenes of Scottish Rural Businesses & Producers 

You can also get talking with our selection of makers and producers on your English Immersion Holiday.

Here’s a taster of our featured Makers and Producers.