Painting holidays, art & drawing courses



Art Holidays Romania

based: London, UK

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Painting courses and holidays in enchanting Maramures, in Northern Transylvania. These courses are run by established British artists and tutors and cater for painters at all levels; numbers are limited to maximise individual tuition. Professional artists looking for an artist retreat are welcome to join to do their own work.

| life drawing/painting | mixed media | Romania |


Art Painting Holidays – Spain & Wales

based: Gwynedd, Wales, UK

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A magical place to sketch, paint and relax in SW Spain. Stay in a country finca and choose 4 or 7 nights landscape or landscape/townscape art courses in unspoilt Extremadura. Or townscape course in one of the finest white villages of Andalucia. All accommodation, all meals, airport transfers included.

| painting/drawing | mixed media | Spain | UK |


Anglia Leisure Learning Limited

based: East Anglia, UK

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Weekend residential leisure courses with top quality tutors, comfortable venues and good home cooking. Improve your skills while making new friends and enjoying achieving more than you ever thought possible. Courses are held north and south of London, and in East Anglia, Bristol and The Midlands. See Answers to 101 Questions on the website.

| patchwork/quilting | textiles | dressmaking/tailoring | felt making | beadwork | lace making | embroidery | mixed media | painting/drawing | knitting/crochet | jewellery | calligraphy | paper crafts | England |


artbreak™ Arts Immersion Vacations

based: Prague, Czech Republic

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artbreak™ is an unequalled active-arts and adventure-learning vacation to renew your mind, heart, and spirit, midst the most beautiful city in Europe. artbreak™ gives you intimate access to Prague's brilliant artistic world via hands-on art workshops, gallery tours, plus the best of Prague's music, theatre and dance performances.

| city breaks | art appreciation | painting/drawing | music tours | concerts/music festivals | ballet/opera | theatre/shows | groups | Czech Republic |


uk flagAssington Mill

based: Suffolk, UK
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Assington Mill, set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, offers over 55 different short 1-3 day courses at very reasonable prices. Courses are mainly on rural skills and crafts and include a very diverse range: from bee keeping to mosaic, ballroom dancing to storytelling and from scything to falconry.

| upholstery | cider tours/making | herbalism | dog training | raptor/falconry | felt making | ballroom/sequence dancing | storytelling | fungi/mushroom foraging | mosaic | painting/drawing | UK |


uk flagAzenart Creative Travel Ltd

based: London, UK
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Unforgettable painting holiday workshops in Italy and France, in groups of 4–10. Destinations include: Venice, Rome, Capri, Pompeii – Amalfi, and South of France. Azenart Painting Holidays include 5 full days of plein air tutoring in beautiful renown sites, in the heart of the art, all materials and equipment included.

| painting/drawing | art appreciation | groups | city breaks | Italy | France |


uk flagFrench House Party Carcassonne

based: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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Cookery, arts or leisure holidays in high-class private property near Carcassonne with great French cuisine and wines. Recommended in "100 World's Best Vacations" book. Eight-bedroomed accommodation has pool, tennis and boules. Tutored courses include painting, books, creative writing, songwriting, movie-making and Gastro Academy with top French chefs.

| cookery | gastronomic | wine | groups | weekends/short breaks | songwriting | writing | film/video | team building | weddings/honeymoons | painting/drawing | France |


uk flagGetaway and Create Minibreaks

based: Cordoba, Spain

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Three day, fully inclusive, jewellery making or picture making minibreaks in the lush countryside of Cordoba, Spain. This country home is a short walk from a parque natural and 20 minutes drive from the historic city of Cordoba. A day trip tour to the centre is included in the stay.

| jewellery | painting | mixed media | Spain |


uk flagHeart and Art Andalucia

based: Granada, Spain
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Week-long fully inclusive art and craft residential courses with professional, experienced artist teachers. Learn, create, relax in the beautiful Spanish mountains of Andalucia in a mountainside house with inspirational views of the National Park. Price also includes countryside picnics, day excursion and airport transfers in Spain. All art materials provided.

| jewellery | sculpture/carving | paper crafts | scrapbooking | embroidery | decoupage | painting/drawing | mixed media | soft toy making | retreats | self development | Spain |


uk flagISSOS International Summer Schools

based: St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, UK
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Summer school program offering high school students (13-18) the opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the amazing, historic and picturesque university towns of St Andrews, Cambridge and Yale. A three week program welcoming students from over 60 nationalities (each nationality limited to 10% to guarantee a truly international experience).

| summer schools | youth/teen | multi-activity | English language | painting/drawing | photographic | film/video | golf | tennis | writing | Scotland | UK | USA |





About this section

This section lists holidays, vacations and residential multi-day courses and workshops for hobbyists and amateur artists. This includes painting courses with instruction and training, or simply holiday studio space for artists, with instruction on hand if/when required. It covers the full range of painting mediums, from pastels, coloured pencil, charcoal, pen and ink to watercolour paints, gouache, acrylics and oil paints.


We have separate sections covering life drawing/painting and mixed media, and a host of other specific art related categories such as art appreciation or sculpture.