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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 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

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

    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 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. 

    Visit our website to book your bespoke painting holiday, or email us.

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  • Azenart Painting Holidays

    0033 668 014 691


    PAINTING/DRAWING HOLIDAYS in Italy and France.


    Join us in awe-inspiring star destinations, we know you will enjoy painting. 

    - Non-painters are FREE to join their painting partner on our fabulous excursions.

    - Relaxed tutoring in a small group. Plenty of one to one if desired.

    - Our holiday workshops are the following media: Watercolour - All drawing media - Acrylics - Oils - Gouache

    - 5 full days of plein air tutoring with a talented tutor.  

    - Breathtaking excursions to renown beautiful sites.

    - All art materials 

    - Use of board and stool

    - Full organisation of your holiday

    **We now have payment online** 


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  • Big Sky Art Courses in beautiful Norfolk

    07785 439727

    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. 


  • Bob Ross Painting Holidays & Workshops

    36 Bridge Street  Killamarsh Sheffield

    Scarborough   Red Lea Hotel   £489

    Florals 8th October 2018

    Landscapes 25th March 2019

    Landscapes 7th October 2019

    Wet on wet oil painting technique.

    Even if you have never painted before, with just a couple of brushes, several gorgeous colours and a few basic techniques, you will soon learn how to paint a whole range of exciting pictures. Treat yourself and experience the joy of painting.

    Our holidays are designed for your enjoyment, held in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and are suitable for all levels of painter.

    -              All painting materials included.

    -              3 days painting tuition with a certified Bob Ross instructor.

    -              Half-board, no single room supplement.

    -              Non-painting partners welcome.

    Also one day workshops throughout the year in Sheffield. 

    Please call Keith 0114 2513164, email

    or visit our Website

  • 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