Painting holidays, art & drawing courses



Agriturismo Villa La Rogaia
based: Umbria, Italy
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Offering a wide range of creative classes including Argentine tango, painting, stone carving, Italian cooking and culinary travels in Tuscany and Umbria. Classes take place at Villa La Rogaia an outstanding wheelchair friendly country house in Umbria with pool. They serve delicious food with products from their organic farm.

| salsa | tango | cookery | wine | gastronomic | painting/drawing | sculpture/carving | Italian language | groups | seniors/silver surfers | for people with a disability | Italy |


Art at Tregib

based: Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK

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Acquire a new painting or craft skill, or brush up on already mastered techniques with friendly experienced tutors in a picturesque and inspiring setting at Ty Cefn Tregib, near Llandeilo in beautiful West Wales. On site accommodation in comfortable B&B or luxury Glamping. Wholesome homemade food. Welcoming hosts. Good company.

| painting/drawing | life drawing/painting | mixed media | sculpture/carving | felt making | wood crafts | basket making | Wales| UK |


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 |


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 flagAzenart Painting Holidays

based: London, UK
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Unforgettable painting holidays in Italy and France, in small groups (5 to 10). Destinations include: Venice, Capri, Amalfi-Pompeii, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Florence, Sicily, Rome, South of France (French Riviera), Chateaux, Brittany and Paris. Holidays include plein air tutoring with materials, equipment and comfortable accommodation in the heart of the art.

| 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 flag us flag ISSOS International Summer Schools

based: St Andrews, Scotland | Cambridge, England | New Haven, USA

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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 80 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.