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Excitement growing for Greek painting holiday

Excitement growing for Greek painting holiday

From May 20 to 27, Debbie Hinks will capture the essence of Greek life as she tutors our Painting Holiday in Greece. Using pastel, charcoal, ink and watercolour, artists and wannabe artists can join Debbie on the Greek island of Kalymnos to learn the basics or advance your painting skills. […]

by May 2, 2017 Our artists
Photography in Spain – Alberto’s had an eye for photos since he was 12

Photography in Spain – Alberto’s had an eye for photos since he was 12

It was a small Kodak with 35mm film roll that was our Spanish photography tutor Alberto’s first camera when he was only 12-years-old. “From then on I took photos of everything,” Alberto recalls. Alberto’s passion for photography stayed with him throughout school where he learnt to develop his own photos […]

by May 31, 2013 Our artists
Moved to France with 4 kids in tow and never looked back – Caroline’s inspirational lifestyle

Moved to France with 4 kids in tow and never looked back – Caroline’s inspirational lifestyle

Packing up and moving to rural France with four kids under the age of 7 and no knowledge of the language would seem a big step to most, but for Caroline and her husband Adam it was a no brainer. “I always loved travelling, we wanted an outdoor lifestyle and […]

by May 10, 2013 Our artists
A day in the life of our jewellery making teacher Caroline

A day in the life of our jewellery making teacher Caroline

I get up in the morning, have breakfast which is usually a croissant and coffee and then I’ll go down to the local market and buy fresh produce from around the region.  We have an organic farm right next door so I might pop over there instead to buy veggies. […]

by May 2, 2013 Our artists
From actor in England to photography tutor in France

From actor in England to photography tutor in France

Actor turned photographer: how Gareth’s passion for the arts led him from a life on the stage to behind the lens. With a landscape artist father and photographer sister – art is clearly in the blood for our photography tutor Gareth Kirkland. “Dad was always taking photos and painting them […]

by April 10, 2013 Our artists
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Our very first hagiography – study of a saint or venerated person

Patrick Nicholas is our brilliant photography tutor (and fully fledged Lamb rescuer!) based in Umbria, Italy. Read about his dolce vita in Italy: “Being a professional photographer I started photography holidays in 1999. I have lived in Italy for a long time, and at the beginning I wanted to share […]

by December 19, 2012 Our artists
Painting holidays in Greece and flowers with wings

Painting holidays in Greece and flowers with wings

Barbara, our inspiring artist based in Paleros, Greece, talks us through how she came to call this beautiful Greek village home, teaching painting holidays to artists of all levels.  Read what she says about the incredible location in which she works and then try to resist the temptation to join […]

by April 15, 2011 Creative holidays, Our artists