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  • AJ (Tony) Hogan Inspirational Painting Holidays

    01208 895088 / 07888852503

    12 Guineaport Parc   Wadebridge

    Cornwall, Scarborough & Derbyshire

    Enjoy stunning locations alongside international artist and tutor/demonstrator Tony Hogan, who is known for his easy relaxed way of helping all abilities in the media of their choice.

    Cornwall: Living and working in Cornwall gives Tony the local knowledge to take you to the best painting venues not known to all. Four and five day courses available.

    Scarborough: Staying at the Cober Hill hotel these courses are inclusive, with en-plein air and studio painting. Includes demonstrations by Tony.

    Derbyshire: A two day Pastel workshop at the Old House Studio in the Longdale Valley.

    See our website for full details.

  • Alpha Painting Holidays

    01934 733877

    Unit 4a, Kirklea Farm  Church Lane Badgworth, Axbridge

    We have 7 fantastic destinations in the UK and Europe and are one of the UK's leading painting holiday companies as we provide the complete package experience with all-inclusive residential holidays.

    All our tutors are amongst Britain's top tutors and internationally renowned tutors from the US. We thoroughly research all the holiday destinations including the hotels and painting locations. The organisers are on site with the group when on location to take care of the day-to-day practicalities allowing the tutor to concentrate on teaching.

    Our destinations include Somerset (inc Wells & The Mendip Hills), Exmoor National Park, North Devon Coast, North Cornwall Coast, Wye Valley, Lake District, Provence in France and the Western Algarve, all with stunning painting locations. Courses are available in all media and are a mixture of location and studio based. All abilities welcome and non-painters are catered for.

    Perfect places to have a painting holiday you will never forget. We guarantee you won't want to go home and you will definitely want to come back!


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  • Art Holidays in South West France

    Domaine de Gigan   Gigan

    The secluded luxury gites at Domaine de Gigan are the location for our series of art retreats. Visiting artists run week long courses teaching new painting techniques and sharing tips to improve the skills of both beginner and experienced artists.

    The Lot & Garonne is a land of contrasts, from rolling sunflower strewn fields, to dramatic hill top medieval villages, wide river valleys and deep ravines. Known as the larder of France, life goes on here all year round. Be inspired by the hustle and bustle of daily markets, fabulous architecture and the natural beauty of the flora & fauna of this exceptional area.

    Painting holidays at Domaine de Gigan are where friendships are forged, good company enjoyed and memories made to last forever ...

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  • Art in The Algarve

    (+44) 0203 287 7140


    Our school is set in the heart of the historically protected and picturesque town of Olhão, perfectly placed to capture its romantic charm. We run courses throughout the year and you'll find something that's suitable for you, whether you are a beginner or more advanced. Our courses all follow a similar pattern of sketching in and around the village and using the school's large studio. Our school can comfortably accommodate up to 15 artists and a tutor. The cost of courses start from £865 and include a weeks-long stay in our school.

    Tutors include Paul Weaver, Roger Dellar, Grahame Booth, Bettina Schroder and much more.

    For more info on dates and prices please visit our website or call 0203 287 7140

    Also operating in:
    United Kingdom
  • Arte Umbria

    0039 0763 837347

    Arte Umbria at Tenuta di Poggiolame  Vocabolo Poggiolame 16

    Inspirational painting and stone carving retreats and holidays in Umbria with tuition from celebrated artists and further excursions to exotic destinations staying in wonderful bijou hotels and retreats.

    Our beautiful country house and private 220 acre estate of Poggiolame, set in idyllic Umbria, Italy, is the globally renown venue for our highly recommended, prestigious week-long painting and stone carving courses.Seen on the BBC in 2014 and set in a totally relaxed environment our tutors - Antony Williams, Grahame Booth, Paul Alcock, Kelly Medford, Caroline Bays, Sue Moorcroft, Liz Chaderton, Adele Wagstaff, Simon Keeley, Belinda Biggs, Tim Wilmot and Claudia Tulifero make painting and drawing a pleasure, whether for beginners or experienced artists. Guests are able to realise their potential and style. All mediums covered. From £985 per person FULLY INCLUSIVE at our house in Umbria including all painting materials, tours, food, wine and free bar! Non-painting partners welcomed for just £750.

    In 2017/2018 we are working with our sister site and are running even more mouthwatering plein air painting cityscape courses. Check out dates and prices for Venice with Tim Wilmot, Udaipur, India with Grahame Booth and in 2018 the Himalayas (exceptional trip) and more to come next year. Breathtaking locations staying in delightful hotels. 
    Please look at our website for all new courses and dates for 2016/17! Courses are booking fast!

    Also operating in: Europe and Africa.

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    Czech Republic
  • Art-Painting Holidays in SW Spain

    01766 590638

    Hafod   Maentwrog

    Noëlle Griffiths is a professional painter and experienced tutor and has been running art courses in Extremadura, Spain since 2012 and Snowdonia, UK since 1998.

    In Spain we stay in a delightful country finca, off the beaten track, set in a three acre olive grove for the LANDSCAPE Painting courses and as a base for TOWNSCAPE Sketching courses in UNESCO World Heritage Cáceres and Mérida. In Trujillo we stay in a wonderful 16th century Palacio.  New for 2017 : Vejer de Frontera one of the famous ‘white villages’ of Andulacia.

    The groups are small 1-8 with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  All painting and drawing mediums taught.  We explore different ways to look and make paintings – both inspirational and challenging.  The approach is based on art school teaching and tailored to each person’s experience and aspiration.

    We meet you at Madrid airport (Seville for Vejer) and look after all your needs.  4, 5 or 7 nights. FULLY INCLUSIVE all accommodation, tours, food, wine and basic painting materials included. 

    LANDSCAPE Sketching and Painting in May, August and October 2017.

    TOWNSCAPE Urban Sketching and Painting in March, May, September and October 2017.

    SINGLE DAY ART TUTORIALS in UK.  One-to-one teaching for beginners, intermediate or more experienced students in Noëlle’s studio in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park at most times of the year.

    Please see our website for all courses, costs and student testimonials.  

    Also operating in:
    United Kingdom - Gwynedd
  • Authentic Adventures

    +44 (0) 1453 823328

    United Kingdom

    Authentic Adventures offers innovative escapes to creative travellers right across the world. 

    People come on our painting holidays for a relaxed and enjoyable artistic adventure. If painting is your passion, join us in four new locations for 2017 – ten nights painting in Umbria including Titignano, a private estate. In contrast, enjoy a week in the vibrant city of Malaga, rich in cultural heritage, home of Picasso and bursting with art galleries. If painting in Pollenca, Mallorca sounds like heaven – then come with us to savour sweet smelling pine trees and rock ringed bays. Finally Istria is perfect for discovering the faded Venetian grandeur of in this beautiful Croatian resort. Our tutors are hand-picked for their professionalism, teaching experience and humour. There is plenty of individual tuition for budding and accomplished artists alike, and an end-of-week informal ‘exhibition’ – with a glass of local fizz (if required)!  

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  • Callington School of Art Ltd

    01579 383491

    Lower House Church Street Callington

    Callington School of Art is one of the UK’s leading destinations for painting holidays and courses

    Courses in watercolours, acrylics, oils, drawing and printing
    Bespoke courses
    Visit Britain 4 star accommodation in our Georgian town house
    All courses run throughout the year
    Courses for primary and secondary teachers
    Located in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
    Trips to a variety of local sites
    Spacious light studio and workshops
    Extensive art library
    Personalised gift vouchers available

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    United Kingdom
  • Cate Wetherall

    07702 060113

    Wood End   Nash

    I run friendly workshops and weekly classes in my studio in Oxfordshire.

    Learn in relaxed, small groups and begin or improve your techniques in pastels, oils and graphite in my light and airy studio set in acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. 

    Typical Workshop Outline 

    Studying your subject and selecting colours
    Sketching & Transferring images
    Underpainting and values
    Detailing eyes and other facial features
    Feather/Fur/Skin detailing and how to achieve a realistic look
    Finishing touches

    I cover different types of pastels, oils or graphite painting surfaces and other materials and accessories used in your preferred medium.

    Suitable for beginners and improvers.



  • Catherine Stott

    01398 332094

    Weston House Luke Street Bampton

    Inspired painting holidays in Devon with professional artist and tutor Catherine Stott

    Painting weeks and shorter breaks in beautiful Devon from Spring to Autumn 2017. Four star accommodation, great food and a warm welcome await at the home of Catherine and Peter Stott. Professional tuition in small groups of 4-7 painters in artist's spacious studio. Studio sessions and visits to wonderful Devon and Exmoor National Park locations.We support you to compose your own subjects and develop your own style, and cater for all levels including beginners, and most media.

    "Fabulous painting experience. The whole set-up - painting, rooms, food, atmosphere - is brilliant" V.D. Carshalton, student.

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    United Kingdom - Devon