Creative holidays

Top 6 tips for beginner painters with Noëlle Griffiths

Top 6 tips for beginner painters with Noëlle Griffiths

Taking up a new hobby, like painting, can be exciting yet daunting at the best of times but throw in equipment and new terminology and it can feel a bit overwhelming before you have even started. FEAR NOT! We have teamed up with Noëlle Griffiths, our painting holiday tutor in […]

by February 16, 2018 Creative holidays, Travel advice
6 frequently asked questions by painting beginners with Simon Roberts

6 frequently asked questions by painting beginners with Simon Roberts

Taking up a new hobby, like painting, can be exciting yet daunting at the best of times but throw in equipment and new terminology and it can feel a bit overwhelming before you have even started. FEAR NOT! We have teamed up with Simon Roberts, our painting holiday tutor in […]

by February 8, 2018 Creative holidays, Our artists
Meet Martin, our photography holiday tutor in Tuscany, Italy

Meet Martin, our photography holiday tutor in Tuscany, Italy

Martin, photographer extraordinaire, recently joined us here at GoLearnTo to get his amazing photography holidays out to our beloved followers. Set in the majestic mountains of Tuscany, just outside of the medieval town of Barga, there is so much to see and capture here that a week with him may […]

by February 4, 2018 Creative holidays, Our artists
What to expect on our painting holiday in Paleros, Greece

What to expect on our painting holiday in Paleros, Greece

Twenty years ago, never having touched a paint brush in my life, I signed up for an adult painting course through the local newspaper. There I stood in a seizure inducing ill-lit room with 15 other people, and we all learned to paint the same thing each week. Once it […]

Best photography kit for a beginner: advice from professional photographer, Paul

Best photography kit for a beginner: advice from professional photographer, Paul

Paul is our host for photography holidays in the Dordogne region of France, and has been working in the industry for the past 20 years. He loves teaching others the art, and has graciously answered some recurring questions that come from clients interested in exploring this beloved hobby. Paul’s advice […]

by December 14, 2017 Creative holidays, Travel advice
Oil, acrylic and watercolour painting for beginners | Tips from a professional

Oil, acrylic and watercolour painting for beginners | Tips from a professional

Barbara de Machula (53) is a first degree Dutch art teacher who studied in Amsterdam at the art university, teaches all painting and drawing techniques, and also trained herself in making stained glass, mosaics and jewellery, as well as graphic design and illustrations. She has a nice studio on a […]

by December 3, 2017 Creative holidays
Best photography kit for a beginner: advice from professional photographer, Mike

Best photography kit for a beginner: advice from professional photographer, Mike

As we all know, taking on a new hobby can be overwhelming at times, when you don’t know where to start or how to prepare. We asked our experienced host Mike Southon, who runs incredible photography courses in France, for some insight into photography, along with a few questions to help […]

by November 10, 2017 Creative holidays, Travel advice
Our holidays make up 12% of The Telegraph’s 25 life-changing holidays

Our holidays make up 12% of The Telegraph’s 25 life-changing holidays

It’s not everyday you make it on The Telegraph’s list of 25 holidays that could change your life — but today, we made it three times over! We are so pleased to have been chosen for spots 1, 12 and 21 with some of our best activity holidays. Here’s the rundown: #1: […]

Last minute Halloween costume ideas inspired by activity travel

Last minute Halloween costume ideas inspired by activity travel

While autumn hails the start of three months of copious amounts of food and beverage consumption, it also means Halloween and the all-important costume that accompanies it. Maybe you had intentions of planning and buying your Halloween costume early, but are now left scrambling last minute for something to wear. […]

by October 25, 2017 Creative holidays, Travel advice
Guest review: Marian relives her photography hero holiday in France

Guest review: Marian relives her photography hero holiday in France

Marian left a stunning review about her recent Photography Hero holiday with hosts Don and Trish in the French countryside. She willingly set up a phone interview for us so we could get the inside story and lush details on her experience: Why did you choose this activity? Photography has been […]

Guest review: Sarah’s first solo photography holiday in Dordogne, France

Guest review: Sarah’s first solo photography holiday in Dordogne, France

Sarah has done plenty of holidays with her friends in the past; this time, she wanted a solo trip that would allow her to focus on improving her photography. As she had done a night photography course in the past, she wanted a week to tie everything together with theory and practise. […]

Guest review: Peter relives his photography holiday experience in Andalucia, Spain

Guest review: Peter relives his photography holiday experience in Andalucia, Spain

Peter, an avid photographer in his free time, is no stranger to photography holidays; he is always looking for good-value holidays and new inspiration and tips. This holiday with hosts Paul and Vikki was his third one, and he left an outstanding review, so we got in touch to find out […]

by September 30, 2017 Creative holiday guest reviews, Creative holidays
Using the sea and sky as inspiration for incredible watercolours

Using the sea and sky as inspiration for incredible watercolours

Starting October 3rd, you can join Alison Cotton in Kalymnos, Greece, for a one-week painting holiday in the island sun. Alison focuses her painting courses on helping artists gain confidence and find their creative voice no matter their level of experience, and she’s extremely excited to be doing it in […]

by September 3, 2017 Our artists
Guest review: Tania shares her painting holiday experience in Andalucia

Guest review: Tania shares her painting holiday experience in Andalucia

Tania wanted a painting holiday that was suitable for watercolour beginners, in an inspiring location that would allow her to be independent, but have the luxury of not having to plan everything. Weeks later, she found herself talking to someone in her painting class who was looking for the exact same […]

This painting holiday in Tuscany should be your next getaway

This painting holiday in Tuscany should be your next getaway

Sleep in a traditional Italian farmhouse and wake up to the stunning Tuscan countryside. This painting holiday’s itinerary will have you dreaming of unleashing your creativity under the Tuscan sun.

by May 23, 2017 Creative holidays