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  • A class above the rest!

    0113 2252481

    West Yorkshire

    Robert Dutton is an award winning artist, a regular contributor to 'The Artist' magazine and a UK Ambassador for Canson. Media to include: pastels, charcoal and ink, watercolour and gouache, acrylic, acrylic inks and mixed media techniques suitable for mixed levels of ability.
    With a wealth of artistic knowledge that has inspired many students over the years to achieve great things with paintings, you are going to learn lots and have fun too indoors and out!
    Regular, popular, exciting and stimulating art holidays in the UK and Spain include:
    Higham Hall near Keswick, Cumbria. Tel: 017687 76276
    Rydal Hall near Ambleside, Cumbria . Tel: 015394 32050
    Cober Hill near Scarborough, East Yorkshire coast. Tel: 01723 870310
    'HF Holidays’ - Malham and Whitby, Yorkshire. Tel: 0345 470 7558
    Parceval Hall, near Bolton Abbey Estate, North Yorkshire. Tel: 01756 720213
    'Dalvaro Art', near Valencia, Spain. Tel: 0034 96221 7226
    'Paint Andalucia', near Nerja Southern Spain. Free phone: (0)808 1349913
    ‘Sandpiper Studio’, South Wirral. Tel: 07788 412 480
    ‘Watershed studio’, Clacton on Sea, Essex. Tel: 01255 820466

    Robert is also available for private tuition, art club demonstrations and creative art club workshops nationally.
    For more information and a full teaching program visit or call 0113 2252481

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  • Alpha Painting Holidays

    01934 733877

    Unit 4a, Kirklea Farm  Church Lane Badgworth, Axbridge

    'We 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 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.

    We have a variety of destinations in the UK plus The Western Algarve, all with stunning painting locations. UK destinations include Somerset, Exmoor National Park, North Devon Coast, Wye Valley and The Lake District.

    Courses are available in all media and are a mixture of location and studio based. All abilities welcome and non-painters are catered for.'


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  • Art & Craft Days


    The Butterfly Studio Flacks Green Terling Chelmsford

    Enjoy a special day at The Butterfly Art & Craft Studio.

    Art and Craft Days offer a wide selection of one and two day art and craft workshops. Set in the Essex countryside in the beautiful hamlet of Flacks Green, Terling, our days are designed for you to relax and enjoy.

    Whether you are just starting out or are already confident and looking to improve or broaden your skills our small class sizes are tailored to suit everyone and to allow the maximum individual attention. Popular artists include Carole Massey, Marilyn Allis, Kay Elliott, Charles Evans, David Webb, Helen Rubinstein, Julia Tanner, Theresa Norfolk, Janie Pirie and Paul Alcock.

    Each day includes morning and afternoon tuition from the artist or craftsperson, morning coffee, tea and pastries, lunch and dessert, afternoon tea, coffee and cakes.

    We offer you the opportunity to enjoy a special day at our Butterfly Art & Craft Studio. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you.

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    United Kingdom - Essex
  • Art Safari

    01394 382235/07780 927560

    Harbourmaster's Office Ferry Quay  Woodbridge

    Art Safari leads plein-air painting holidays with professional art tutors to destinations worldwide for unique wildlife, wilderness and city holidays. Join us to paint and sketch in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe as well as the Arctic and Antarctic.

    Tours for creative explorers, artists, writers, photographers and non-painters amongst like-minded people assuring inspiration, good food, comfort & style, relaxed wildlife viewing and personal safari guiding - brilliant for photography, bird watching and learning more about nature. At our base in Suffolk we have a light airy studio for art classes and workshops in different mediums. All abilities welcomed. ATOL protected.

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    United States
    United Kingdom - Suffolk
    Sri Lanka
    South Africa
  • Arte Umbria

    0039 0763 837347

    Arte Umbria at Tenuta di Poggiolame  Vocabolo Poggiolame 16

    Inspirational painting and stone carving holidays in Umbria with tuition from celebrated artists.
    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, Yara Damian, Grahame Booth, Paul Alcock, Mitchell Albala, Kelly Medford, Caroline Bays, Patrick Cullen, Adele Wagstaff, Simon Keeley, Belinda Biggs 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. Professional 'life model' for all figurative courses. From £985 per person FULLY INCLUSIVE including all painting materials, tours, food, wine and free bar! Non-painting partners welcomed for just £700.
    For the end of 2016 and into 2017 we are working with our sister site and are running mouthwatering plein air painting cityscape courses. Check out dates and prices for Udaipur, India and Prague at the end of this year 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!

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    Czech Republic
  • 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
  • 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
  • Croatia Art Cruise

    +27 82 560 7776

    PO Box 188 Rivonia  Johannesburg

    Croatia painting holiday 12th to 19th June, 2016

    Embark on a unique and unforgettable 7 day painting holiday, cruising the Adriatic Sea and visiting carefully selected islands off the Croatian Coast.

    This will be our 6th Croatia Art Cruise. The islands we visit are selected for their natural beauty and location, which make them ideal to paint on and from! It is the ideal combination - travel and art. The changing landscape offers a variety of possibilities for the creative spirit. Small medieval towns vie with tiny fishing village,s hardly touched by progress.

    Two experienced Art Tutors will be joining us, presenting demonstrations daily and one-on-one art tuition with feedback sessions. An informal exhibition will take place at the end of the week.

    The cruising is done on a luxury yacht with en suite cabins, our home and studio on the blue, blue Adriatic for a week.

    Three course traditional Croatian lunch daily on board, buffet style breakfast.

    1150 Euros per person sharing

    1670 Euros single non-sharing

    Non-artists and partners very welcome.

    Prices include port taxes and pre-cruise overnight accommodation on land.

    Visit our website to see photos of previous art cruises.


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  • Dalvaro Art Painting Holidays

    0034 962217226


    Painting Holidays for the discerning traveller.

    It is time to rethink your ideas about painting holidays. Gone are the times when you had to lug all your paints and paper, struggle with chairs and easels up and down airport escalators, through security and then spend the flight worrying about finding your precious art paraphernaila safe and sound on arrival or if you have enough money in your pocket to last the week. Open your mind to the 'nouveau arrive' of a real painting holiday experience.

    Only bring your favourite brushes, pencils and essentials.

    Arrive at the airport then relax.

    Your complimentary transfer is waiting to whisk you away to a week of tutored painting from some of the world's best international tutors. With the allotment of three sumptuous meals a day, anytime snacks and drinks freely available, minimum five hours a day tuition, on location and in the studio. Will you have enough time to use the cascade swimming pool, the tennis court or play petanque? Even to stroll leisurely around the beautifully landscaped gardens, created exclusively to inspire every artist to create the paintings of their aspirations. Return home relaxed and energised, with your money still intact, wonderful paintings in the suitcase, magnificent memories of your "I must return again" holiday.

    Tutors for 2017 include; Igor Sava, Antonio Giacomin, Viktoria Preschedko, Pablo Ruben, Anna Ivanova, Francesco Fontana, Eugene Chisnecean, Joe Dowden, Arnold Lowrey plus many more.

  • Hugo Grenville Masterclasses

    07798 752 871 or 07747 758 595

    The Grenville School of Painting Unit 3c Merton Road  Bristol

    Short courses in Suffolk and Portugal

    Hugo Grenville is internationally recognised as a leading romantic painter and colourist, with 21 One-Man exhibitions under his belt in London, New York, Palm Beach, Hong Kong and Amsterdam. He is also a sought after teacher, who set up the hugely popular Red House Summer School in Suffolk in 1998, which thrived on teaching a wide range of students how to paint. Travelling from as far afield as the Ukraine and Colombia, many students returned each summer to seek inspiration from the latest courses, in which painting was always taught both as an idea and as a craft, and often with reference to what the modern masters themselves had written and said about painting.

    This rare approach to teaching art, combined with Hugo’s international reputation, resulted in Hugo being invited to teach and lecture at a variety of institutions including the V&A Museum, Falmouth School of Art, the Bath Society of Arts, and numerous private art groups both in England and abroad. Since leaving Suffolk in 2010, Hugo’s vision has remained constant: to find ways of enabling his students to express their feelings and ideas in paint, so that they can reveal a distinct voice of their own. In 2017 Hugo will be returning both to the much loved landscape of East Suffolk and to the beautiful Mediterranean town of Olhao, to lead and inspire students in the art of plein air painting.


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    United Kingdom