Painting Holidays

Painting Holidays

Look out Picasso - here I come. Get creative and rouse your inner artist on a painting holiday. Go, sit, stare and take in the view. Choose from one of our rich palette of painting holidays in France, Italy, Spain and Greece. Combine superb scenery, expert tuition from artists who inspire, great food and free-flowing wine for your picture-perfect holiday.

"A terrific experience and excellent value for money. The meals were really good throughout and the painting venues were varied and beautiful. Very good tuition and friendly staff. We all had a great time. Couldn't fault it. A really Spanish experience. Can't wait to book up the next one." J Curant, UK: Painting holiday, Andalucia, Spain

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We love painting holidays...

We love painting. We love drawing. We love art, and we love it even more when people come back from our painting holidays with masterpieces to be proud of.

Absorb a view. Discover different mediums. Cover a canvas with your interpretation of eccentric street life, world-class architecture, captivating historical sites and spectacular landscapes. Wherever you set up your easel, you’ll be compelled to explore your creative side.

We’ve searched the globe to curate an eclectic palette of painting holidays that are as magnificent as the people that go on them and the artists who teach them.

Artists who inspire. Artists with a story to tell. Artists with a passion to share.

Explore new ways of painting and shake up your style. Learn how to work the whole canvas, explore colour, smear, daub and wield your palate knife. From watercolour to acrylics. Oils to pencil. Pastels to paint making.

Whether you are a novice unsteady with your brush or an experienced painter looking to explore new ways of painting. Come back excited about your painting future.

Go learn to paint. Sit, scrutinise and appreciate the view for longer than it takes to snap a photo. This is what a holiday should feel like.

Who are our painting holidays guests?

Solo travellers. Inspiring types. Couples. Firm friends. Enthusiastic, sociable types. Complete beginners who haven’t painted since primary school to the more advanced artistic types. People of all ages and nationalities who refused to be boxed in.

Is this you? It looks like you.

Thousands of people have already discovered that our painting holidays last a lifetime. Come and join them.

What our guests say...

It’s not the done thing to boast. So you won’t find us crowing about how amazing our painting tutors are. Nor how good our service is, or the fact that the accommodation is wonderfully comfortable and characterful, the food delicious, the wine free flowing and the locations inspiring. Mum’s the word. We prefer to let our guests do the talking.

"Barbara is fabulous – enthusiastic, encouraging and positive. As a beginner I didn't know what to expect, but have come away inspired to carry on painting. She was very welcoming, helping me before I even arrived with detailed information on how to get there from Athens. Not sure how to describe my overall experience – relaxed, amusing, fantastic and cool all come to mind... Five stars!" D McCallum, UK: Painting and Drawing course, Greece

"Amazing!! Excellent location, wonderful, very knowledgeable staff, and a well organised program overall. Both Alice (yoga teacher) and Giovanna (water color tutor) were excellent. Could not have asked for a better holiday." P Patel, USA: Yoga and Watercolour Painting holiday, Italy

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