Live Creature Art Teacher Workshop – July 7th – 11th, 2019

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Please Join Us for the First Ever "Creature Art Teacher: LIVE" Workshop!

YOU can be One of Only 20 guests that will stay with us in a real English castle!!

Aaron Blaise & Ronnie Williford will be teaching live drawing & painting demos each day.

You will be outdoors drawing and painting around the gorgeous sites in area. This includes painting stunning landscapes, drawing massive, centuries old castles and also drawing wildlife live and in person. We will also be doing some site seeing and have a few surprises in store as well.

Ronnie and Aaron will be working along side you & providing personalized one on one instruction each day.
And each night we will have a chance to review the work and provide feedback.

Drawing & Painting Demos

Each day you will spend time drawing & painting alongside Aaron Blaise & Ronnie Williford.

They will provide demos as well as one on one feedback!

Stay in A Castle!

You will spend 4 nights in Peckforton Castle. This huge estate is nearly 200 years old and located in the gorgeous english countryside. Plus, we will be visiting additional nearby sites.

Animal Drawing

In addition to Watercolor Painting, Charcoal Drawing Demos & More, you will also get a chance to draw animals live and in person!

Meet The Artists:

Aaron Blaise

Learn to draw & paint with Aaron Blaise (“Brother Bear”, “Aladdin”, “The Lion King”) ! Aaron is a world renowned animator, illustrator, painter & wildlife artist.

For 21 years Aaron worked with Disney helping to create some of the greatest animated films ever made. During that time he worked as an animator or supervising animator on "The Rescuers Down Under", "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "The Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Mulan" and more. In 2003 he was co-director of "Brother Bear" for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.

After "Brother Bear" he helped to develop several projects but ultimately left Disney to pursue an opportunity back home in Florida. Aaron recently served as 2D Animation Supervisor and Character Designer for the "The Bear and the Hare" an advertisement loved by millions around the world. He is currently also working on a new animated short film, once again involving bears called "Snow Bear".

Ronnie Williford

Ronnie Williford has over 45 years working as a professional artist, painter and animator. He works in virtually all mediums including oil, watercolor, acrylics, digital painting & more. He is even an accomplished sculptor and musician.

Ronnie's paintings and drawings have been exhibited in galleries all over the world. He has also worked in the animation industry for many years including for Walt Disney Feature Animation where he animated on such films as "Atlantis", "Brother Bear", "Lilo and Stitch", "Mulan" & more.

He also has experience teaching art and color to students and now will share his knowledge with you. To learn more about Ronnie and his art please visit his website: HERE

Selected Works by Aaron & Ronnie:


Trip Includes:

  • 5 Days & 4 Nights stay in English Castle

  • Personalized Art Instruction + Feedback

  • 3 Meals Per Day

  • Daily Transportation

  • & More!



Join Aaron Blaise and Ronnie Williford for 5 days & 4 Nights of drawing and painting in the English countryside.

You will be staying in the beautiful Peckforton Castle and will spend each of the days immersed in art and taking in the local sites.

Area Gallery:


Travel Notes:

IMPORTANT NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS: A Valid Passport is required for all international travelers to enter the United Kingdom.
Depending upon your country of origin a VISA may be required to enter the UK.


>> CLICK HERE to check your countries VISA Requirements. <<


PLEASE NOTE: If you are arriving internationally we will gladly pick you up from the Manchester Airport or nearby train stations and transport you to the castle.
After purchase we will be in touch with you to get your travel details and arrange transportation. 

The information below may be helpful as well.

Useful Links:

Airport Information:

Local Airport = Manchester Airport (MAN)
Airport Code: (MAN)

Directions to Peckforton Castle: 

Common Questions & Answers:

Is travel to Manchester included?

No unfortunately it is not. You are responsible for booking your own travel arrangements. Please see above for local airport and flight details.

The event is from July 7th - July 11th, 2019

You must be at least 18 years old by date of event. Age verification will be required before event dates.

You must be in good walking health. We will be working outdoors for most of the day. You must be able to do some light hiking and able to walk short to medium distances. If you are unsure please don't hesitate to CONTACT US

We strongly recommend that you bring your own art supplies that you are comfortable with. We highly suggest water based media such as watercolor and gouache. You might also want to bring charcoal, pencil and other drawing utensils. We will have limited paper on hand but you will want to have your own sketchbooks as well.

NOTE ON FLYING WITH PAINT: It is strongly advised that if you fly with paint you put it in your checked back. If you attempt to transport it in your carry-on bag it may be confiscated.

Not officially. The focus of this trip is on "Traditional Media" - However, if you wish to work on an iPad or similar portable tablet that is up to you. 

Not this time no.

What is the Cancellation/Refund Policy?

Due to the nature of this event cancellations are subject to $500 non-refundable deposit fee.

If you cancel less than 30 days before the event then the entire payment will considered non-refundable.

In the event Creature Art Teacher cancels the trip for any reason then 100% of your payment shall be fully refunded.

In the event you need to cancel for any reason please CONTACT US as soon as possible.  If the event goes to a waitlist we may be able transfer your order to another guest. There is NO GUARANTEE of this. But we will do our best to work with you.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS: A Valid Passport is required for all international travelers to enter the United Kingdom.
Depending upon your country of origin a VISA may be required to enter the UK.


>> CLICK HERE to check your countries VISA Requirements. <<


PLEASE NOTE: If you are arriving internationally we will gladly pick you up from the Manchester Airport or nearby train stations and transport you to the castle.
After purchase we will be in touch with you to get your travel details and arrange transportation. 

Please CLICK HERE to contact us. Or click the the blue "Questions" button.