Painting Holidays

Everyone is welcome on our painting holidays – from novices exploring different media to more experienced painters. You’ll meet people of all ages and nationalities, travelling solo or with friends, as you paint alongside professional artists. All that’s required is a passion for creativity, a desire to learn and a refusal to be boxed in.

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If captured correctly, paintings of the English landscape can be some of the most pastoral and beautiful in the world. Whilst it's not a country that shouts about its painting opportunities, if you look hard enough, you're sure to find the perfectly framed view.

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So much more than rolling green fields and delightful historic villages, even if you do have them in abundance. Venture out to capture the local scenery ‘en plein air’, then enjoy a crisp glass of wine and a great company at the end of the day.

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Whether you’re in need of a fresh dose of inspiration, been toying with the idea of trying a new medium or maybe you are just looking to escape the daily grind and try something new, Italy and the birthplace of Renaissance Art is just the ticket.

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Our painting holidays in Portugal are about so much more than lush landscapes & charming villages. Whether you paint ‘en plein air’ or the artist’s studio, there’s always other like-minded travellers to share a glass of wine with at the end of the day.

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With an abundance of natural vistas & white-washed villages, our painting holidays in Spain are a great way to indulge in your passion while truly experiencing the highlights and culture of a destination. All in the company of like-minded individuals.

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Who are our painting holidays guests?

Expressive souls, novices unsteady with their brushes, experienced artists – everyone is welcome in the studios of our painting holiday hosts.

Our eclectic mix of art holidays and painting courses are as diverse as the people who go on them; you’ll meet people of all ages and nationalities, some devote their lives to their art, others are keen to escape the 9-to-5 and find their creative outlet.

And while it’s common for friends and family to travel together, around 80% of our painting guests are solo travellers making our painting holidays a great choice for single travellers.

Create your next masterpiece

Painting is about more than just colour.

It’s about expanding your techniques and letting your creativity flourish, intertwining mediums, motifs and styles and willing to be daring and bold with them, and, most importantly, sharing laughter, feedback and a glass of wine with others after a day of capturing incredible surroundings together.

Hands-on art and painting holidays let you experiment with all of that in any medium, from watercolour painting, acrylics and oil paints to pastels, pencils and more, in breath-taking destinations around the world.

And with professional artists, lifelong painters and local artists helping you as you fill your canvas, you’ll return with new skills and one-of-a-kind souvenirs.

Learn to paint the contrasting landscapes of the mountains, hills and coasts of Spain, find the perfect light source along the beaches of Cyprus or wield your palette knife under the sunny skies of Portugal.

Spend your painting holidays in Italy interpreting eccentric street life, world-class architecture and captivating scenery or sketch and paint ‘en plein air’ in the rolling French countryside. Sit, scrutinise and appreciate the view for longer than it takes to snap a photo.

Painting holidays to match your passions

If you’re looking to mix more than your paint colours, combine your painting courses with another hobby or passion.

Trade your paint brush for a spatula on a cooking and painting holiday, or spend your morning perfecting your downward dog and your afternoon working on your brush strokes on painting and yoga retreats.

If you’re an all-round artist, pack your pencil case and your paint set for a drawing and painting holidays in Italy, France, Spain & more.

Wherever you set up your easel, you can find painting holidays that free your creative side and indulge your inner artist alongside other passionate painters. Never settle for ordinary.

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