Painting holidays

The Best Painting Holidays Across Europe!

An art holiday can be far more than just a few visits to the local art museums around your resort! Our international tutors offer art breaks that combine a perfect vacation with painting tuition in scenic locations. If you’re a passionate hobby artist and keen to develop your art skills, our artistravel international website provides you with some of the best art breaks and painting holidays and vacations in the most beautiful destinations, including Italy, France, Spain, Greece and many, many more.

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Brighten your holidays with a painting course and new experiences in inspiring locations.

Create your next masterpiece - on holiday.

During a painting holiday workshop you will expand your artistic techniques and help your creativity bloom! You have a wide selection of techniques and subjects to choose from- classics like oil and portrait are on offer as well as sketchbook and urban sketching courses. No matter whether you’re looking for watercolor classes or want to experiment with acrylics, pastels or pencils: Our teachers, coaches and tutors are some of the best in their trade - professionals that will introduce you to new motives and styles, help you be daring and bold, to learn as you go and return home with new skills and one-of-a-kind souvenirs.

Painting holidays with a small group of like-minded friends

It’s probably the best part of a creative break: sharing laughter, feedback and a glass of wine after a day of capturing your destination’s beautiful surroundings.
You might ask yourself: who are these classmates and companions at a painting workshop? First of all, painting holiday guests are creative souls. You will meet novices and beginners as well as experienced artists. The mix of starters and pros makes a wonderful group and they’re all equally welcome in the studios of our painting holiday locations. You are going to meet people of all ages and nationalities, singles, couples and groups. Some are full time artists, others just escaping their nine to five routine.

The most beautiful locations for your art break and painting classes!

Learn to paint the beautiful landscapes and beaches of Spain, sketch and paint en plein air in the South of France, find the perfect light on the Greek islands or treat yourself to the all-time classic: a painting holiday in Tuscany / Italy, interpreting the Italian street life and wonderful architecture. Wherever you sit down with your sketchbook - painting holidays will free your creative side and enrich your inner artist alongside other passionate painters.

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Sat, 15.06. - Thu, 20.06.24
 AlisArt Painting Workshops
Available AlisArt Painting Workshops Ali Hargreaves Algarve | 300 EUR
Mon, 17.06. - Mon, 24.06.24
Mood and Atmosphere en Plein Air
Available Mood and Atmosphere en Plein Air
mixed media
Kevin Scully South West France | 1 195 GBP
Fri, 21.06. - Mon, 24.06.24
Watercolour Pure and Simple - 2 Day Course
Available Watercolour Pure and Simple - 2 Day Course Sue Bradley South West | 470 GBP
Sat, 22.06. - Sat, 29.06.24
Drawing and painting from life
Available Drawing and painting from life
mixed media
Anita van Overmeeren South West France | 925 EUR
Sun, 23.06. - Fri, 28.06.24
A Week in Provence
Available A Week in Provence
sketching, urban sketching, watercolour
Annette Morris Provence | 475 EUR
Mon, 24.06. - Fri, 28.06.24
Watercolour Pure and Simple - 3 Day Course
Available Watercolour Pure and Simple - 3 Day Course Sue Bradley South West | 575 GBP
Mon, 24.06. - Fri, 28.06.24
Paint Dramatic Dartmoor, rivers and moorland villages
Available Paint Dramatic Dartmoor, rivers and moorland villages
watercolour
Peter Woolley Dartmoor | 425 EUR
Mon, 01.07. - Mon, 08.07.24
‘Paint Without Fear’ – in the medium of your choice
Available ‘Paint Without Fear’ – in the medium of your choice
mixed media
Gregory Wellman South West France | 1 195 GBP
Wed, 03.07. - Fri, 12.07.24
10 Days Workshop 3 - 12 July
Available 10 Days Workshop 3 - 12 July Natasha Metaxa Kefalonia | 1 300 EUR
Wed, 03.07. - Sun, 07.07.24
Paint Dramatic Dartmoor, rivers and moorland villages
Available Paint Dramatic Dartmoor, rivers and moorland villages
watercolor
Paul Weaver South West | 850 EUR
Sun, 07.07. - Fri, 12.07.24
Paint the Beautiful Wye Valley
Available Paint the Beautiful Wye Valley
watercolor
Shelagh Ashley Wye Valley | 895 GBP
Sun, 07.07. - Fri, 12.07.24
6 Days Workshop 7 - 12 July
Available 6 Days Workshop 7 - 12 July Natasha Metaxa Kefalonia | 940 EUR
Mon, 08.07. - Fri, 12.07.24
Urban Sketching in quaint Bavaria
Available Urban Sketching in quaint Bavaria
landscape, urban sketching
Ian Fennelly Berchtesgadener Land | 1 529 EUR
Tue, 09.07. - Tue, 16.07.24
‘Paint Without Fear’ – in the medium of your choice
Available ‘Paint Without Fear’ – in the medium of your choice
mixed media
Gregory Wellman South West France | 1 195 GBP
Sat, 13.07. - Sat, 20.07.24
Workshop Stage Design Collage Painting
Available Workshop Stage Design Collage Painting
abstract, acrylics, collage, mixed media, painting
Anke Carola Broeschen Anna, Valencia | 960 EUR
Sat, 13.07. - Sat, 20.07.24
Drawing and painting from life
Available Drawing and painting from life
mixed media
Anita van Overmeeren South West France | 925 EUR
Wed, 17.07. - Fri, 26.07.24
10 Days Workshop 17 - 26 July
Available 10 Days Workshop 17 - 26 July Natasha Metaxa Kefalonia | 1 300 EUR
Sat, 20.07. - Sat, 27.07.24
Workshop Stage Design Collage Painting
Available Workshop Stage Design Collage Painting
abstract, acrylics, collage, mixed media, painting
Anke Carola Broeschen Anna, Valencia | 960 EUR
Sun, 21.07. - Fri, 26.07.24
6 Days Workshop 21 - 26 July
Available 6 Days Workshop 21 - 26 July Natasha Metaxa Kefalonia | 940 EUR
Sat, 27.07. - Sat, 03.08.24
Workshop Stage Design Collage Painting
Available Workshop Stage Design Collage Painting
abstract, acrylics, collage, mixed media, painting
Anke Carola Broeschen Anna, Valencia | 960 EUR
Sat, 27.07. - Sat, 03.08.24
Drawing and painting from life
Available Drawing and painting from life
mixed media
Anita van Overmeeren South West France | 925 EUR
Sat, 10.08. - Sat, 17.08.24
Workshop Stage Design Collage Painting
Available Workshop Stage Design Collage Painting
abstract, acrylics, collage, mixed media, painting
Anke Carola Broeschen Anna, Valencia | 960 EUR
Sat, 17.08. - Sat, 24.08.24
Workshop Stage Design Collage Painting
Available Workshop Stage Design Collage Painting
abstract, acrylics, collage, mixed media, painting
Anke Carola Broeschen Anna, Valencia | 960 EUR
Sat, 17.08. - Sat, 24.08.24
Masterclass macramé holiday
Available Masterclass macramé holiday
mixed media
Anita van Overmeeren South West France | 925 EUR
Wed, 21.08. - Fri, 30.08.24
10 Days Workshop 21 - 30 August
Available 10 Days Workshop 21 - 30 August Natasha Metaxa Kefalonia | 1 300 EUR
Thu, 22.08. - Wed, 28.08.24
Isle of Skye and the Small Isles
Available Isle of Skye and the Small Isles Anthea Gage Western Scotland | 2 580 GBP
Sun, 25.08. - Fri, 30.08.24
6 Days Workshop, 25 – 30 August
Available 6 Days Workshop, 25 – 30 August Natasha Metaxa Kefalonia | 940 EUR
Thu, 29.08. - Sat, 31.08.24
French Village Sketchbook
Available French Village Sketchbook
sketching, urban sketching, watercolour
Annette Morris Quarante | 180 EUR
Thu, 29.08. - Thu, 05.09.24
Creating colourful abstract florals
Available Creating colourful abstract florals
acrylics, mixed media
Jo Perkins South West France | 1 295 GBP
Mon, 02.09. - Fri, 06.09.24
Painting Holiday in Andalusia
Available Painting Holiday in Andalusia
acrylics, landscape, mixed media, painting, people ...
Lucienne Frijns Andalusia | 320 EUR
Wed, 04.09. - Fri, 13.09.24
10 Days Workshop 4 - 13 September
Available 10 Days Workshop 4 - 13 September Natasha Metaxa Kefalonia | 1 300 EUR
Sat, 07.09. - Sat, 14.09.24
Workshop Stage Design Collage Painting
Available Workshop Stage Design Collage Painting
abstract, acrylics, collage, mixed media, painting
Anke Carola Broeschen Anna, Valencia | 960 EUR
Sat, 07.09. - Sat, 14.09.24
(Urban) sketching, draw what you see!
Available (Urban) sketching, draw what you see!
mixed media
Anita van Overmeeren South West France | 925 EUR
Sun, 08.09. - Sun, 13.10.24
PAINTING POLDARK'S CORNWALL
Available PAINTING POLDARK'S CORNWALL
landscape, plein air
Vicki Norman Cornwall | 355 GBP
Sun, 08.09. - Fri, 13.09.24
6 Days Workshop, 8 – 13 September
Available 6 Days Workshop, 8 – 13 September Natasha Metaxa Kefalonia | 940 EUR
Mon, 09.09. - Fri, 13.09.24
Painting Holiday in Andalusia
Available Painting Holiday in Andalusia
acrylics, landscape, mixed media, painting, people ...
Lucienne Frijns Andalusia | 320 EUR
Mon, 09.09. - Thu, 12.09.24
Paint Animals and Animal Portraits in Acrylics
Available Paint Animals and Animal Portraits in Acrylics Dave White Wye Valley | 595 GBP
Tue, 10.09. - Tue, 17.09.24
 Strictly Sketchbooking
Available Strictly Sketchbooking Podi Lawrence Kalymnos | 1 350 GBP
Tue, 10.09. - Tue, 17.09.24
Watercolour Magic and Mixed Media
Available Watercolour Magic and Mixed Media
watercolour
Nicki Saunders South West France | 1 195 GBP
Mon, 16.09. - Thu, 19.09.24
Capture the Magic of Cornwall
Available Capture the Magic of Cornwall Tony Hogan Cornwall | 495 GBP
Mon, 16.09. - Fri, 20.09.24
Painting Holiday in Andalusia
Available Painting Holiday in Andalusia
acrylics, landscape, mixed media, painting, people ...
Lucienne Frijns Andalusia | 320 EUR
Wed, 18.09. - Fri, 27.09.24
10 Days Workshop 18 - 27 September
Available 10 Days Workshop 18 - 27 September Natasha Metaxa Kefalonia | 1 300 EUR
Sun, 22.09. - Fri, 27.09.24
6 Days Workshop, 22 – 27 September
Available 6 Days Workshop, 22 – 27 September Natasha Metaxa Kefalonia | 940 EUR
Mon, 23.09. - Fri, 27.09.24
Painting Holiday in Andalusia
Available Painting Holiday in Andalusia
acrylics, landscape, mixed media, painting, people ...
Lucienne Frijns Andalusia | 320 EUR
Fri, 27.09. - Tue, 01.10.24
Botanical Watercolour Painting & Yoga Holiday Retreat
Available Botanical Watercolour Painting & Yoga Holiday Retreat Ana Rita Afonso Algarve | 910 EUR
Sat, 28.09. - Sat, 05.10.24
My regular week at the Watermill in Posara
Available My regular week at the Watermill in Posara
watercolor
Tim Wilmot Tuscany | 0 GBP
Sat, 28.09. - Mon, 30.09.24
3-Botanical Watercolour Painting Workshops June
Available 3-Botanical Watercolour Painting Workshops June
watercolor
Ana Rita Afonso Algarve | 150 EUR
Mon, 30.09. - Fri, 04.10.24
Painting Holiday in Andalusia
Available Painting Holiday in Andalusia
acrylics, landscape, mixed media, painting, people ...
Lucienne Frijns Andalusia | 320 EUR
Mon, 30.09. - Mon, 07.10.24
En Plein Air
Available En Plein Air
oil, plein air
Ian Layton South West France | 1 195 GBP
Fri, 04.10. - Sun, 06.10.24
Oil Painting Workshop
Available Oil Painting Workshop
animals, oil
James Swanson Los Angeles | 625 USD