Gain Professional, Social English Skills
With Perthshire Artists
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.
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.
Get talking with Perthshire Artists
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
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.
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.
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.
Ceri White Ceramicist
We are HUGE fans of Ceri’s pots. (Can’t seem to visit her in her studio without buying another one).
Babs Pease – Printmaker
Babs Pease’s prints of Scottish wildlife are truly superb. Visit her studio and learn about her artwork and inspirations.
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.
Why Meet Artists on your Immersion English Holiday?
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.
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
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.