Alpha Painting Holidays
Unit 4a, Kirklea Farm Church Lane Badgworth, Axbridge
'We have 8 fantastic destinations in the UK, Jersey 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 EU and US. We thoroughly research all the holiday destinations including the hotels and painting locations. The organisers are on site with the group all the time to take care of the day-to-day practicalities allowing the tutor to concentrate on teaching.
Our destinations include Wells, Somerset, Exmoor National Park, North Devon Coast, North Cornwall Coast, Wye Valley, Lake District, Jersey, 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 at the Castle - pleinair retreats at Marouatte Castle
Marouatte Castle Dordogne
Paint in one of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of France, eat like a King or Queen while you live in a genuine medieval castle fully catered to from arrival to departure - the painting experience of a lifetime! Marouatte Castle sits within its 270-acre estate of woodland and fields and very private. The ten bedrooms with private bathroom and common rooms are lavishly decorated with period antiques creating an inspirational ambiance. Single or double occupancy available. Amenities include heated pool, tennis court, game room, and of course walks and pathways through its grounds. Each retreat features a well-known and respected instructor to lead both less and more experienced painters on their painting experience
taking in not only the castle but its picturesque villages, castles and towns. For more information please go to Artatthecastle
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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 www.artinthealgarve.com or call 0203 287 7140
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 Kingdom - Suffolk
0033 643 436 721
Arte Umbria at Tenuta di Poggiolame Vocabolo Poggiolame 16
Inspirational painting, printmaking, stone carving, mosaic, jewellery, stained glass, illuminated manuscripts, writing retreats, cookery 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 courses. Seen on the BBC and featured in the Sunday Telegraph these courses are set in a totally relaxed environment. Our tutors - Antony Williams, Caroline Bays, Colin Joyce, Paul O’Kane, Sue Moorcroft, Liz Chaderton, Simon Keeley, Belinda Biggs, and Claudia Tulifero make painting, drawing, crafts or writing a total 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 to enjoy all the comforts and pampering for just £750!
In 2019 together with Painting in Europe and Other Exotic Locations
www.paintingineurope.com we are running even more mouthwatering ‘Plein Air’ painting. cityscape and flora and fauna courses. Check out dates and prices for Venice with Colin Joyce, Udaipur and Indian Jungle with Belinda Biggs and the Magical Beasts and Birds with Liz Chaderton in the Indian Jungle in March and October 2019. Breathtaking locations staying in delightful hotels and retreats.
Please look at our website for all new courses and dates for 2019
Courses are booking fast!
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Arts Holiday Italy
At Arts Holiday Italy we are passionate about creating bespoke painting and drawing holidays in Italy for beginners and more established painters. Throughout your holiday you can expect to work alongside two professional painting tutors which adds real diversity to our painting holidays. Demonstrating and guiding you though techniques, styles, materials and processes you will be able to create individual work at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere.
Painting the stunning landscapes and amazing architecture of Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio and Sicily. We take a maximum of eight people per course, many of our guests return annually because of the quality of teaching and breath-taking new locations.
Our offer includes great accommodation, airport pick-ups, authentic food and wine, art equipment, transport to locations, galleries and historical sites. Non- painters are very welcome and can join us on excursions and partake in activities like cookery classes, well-being treatments, mountain and road bike excursions as well as country walks and wine tasting.
email us for further details.
Bespoke Painting Holidays in Tuscany
0039 338 3875128
Bespoke painting holidays for small groups in Tuscany
Bespoke watercolour painting holidays for individuals and small groups in a beautiful, peaceful Tuscan hill town in the region of Siena. Emphasis on 'plein air', I have 20 years of local painting knowledge and can take you to a variety of beautiful locations to paint.
Accommodation included, some dinners, pick up from local station and local transport to the painting sessions. Some art materials and equipment are provided including easels, boards, chairs etc.
Apart from the painting trip you can also hire me for a day's or morning's activity, to add to your own holiday in Italy.
Visit the website for testimonials. For further information please call 0039 338 3875128 or email
Big Sky Art Courses in beautiful Norfolk
The White House Sussex Farm Burnham Market
Four day inclusive residential tutored art courses on the stunning North Norfolk coast.
In an area beloved by artists for hundreds of years – a unique, unspoiled landscape of beaches, harbours and villages – BIG SKY ART offers you the opportunity to improve your painting, while enjoying a thoroughly relaxing and comfortable break. All our courses are fully inclusive of tuition by top tutors, B&B and home-cooked dinners.
Set in tranquil farmland, between Burnham Market and Brancaster The White House provides superb accommodation, and a very welcoming atmosphere.
Painting ‘en plein air’ under the wide open Norfolk skies, or in the Little Barn studio on site, tutors include Jem Bowden, John Hoar, Steve Hall, Tim Fisher, Ian McManus, Herman Pekel and Sarah Wimperis.
Non-painting partners are welcome and will find a host of occupations – from walks by the sea on Brancaster beach or along Peddar’s Way; birdwatching at the RSPB Nature Reserve at Titchwell, to visiting historic Holkham and Houghton Halls – not forgetting the famously tempting shopping in the market town of Burnham Market.
Callington School of Art Ltd
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
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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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
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.