Painting holiday in Italy


In May/June, I run a week’s painting & drawing in Spoltore, Abruzzo, on the East coast of Italy. Bookings are closed for this year but we will be running it again in 2020.

We have a maximum of eight people who love drawing and painting but are of mixed ability. The one key ingredient is an open mind and the willingness to have a go. My mission (which I willingly accept!) is to bring out the best in each and every one of you whilst having a lovely self-indulgent week in Italy. No stress, no nasty surprises. If you come on your own we promise you will not be lonely!

We visit some stunning scenery of sea and mountains plus interesting places like an old olive press and street markets where we try various mediums from acrylic/watercolour/oils and charcoal. At the end we have an exhibition and invite the local people to see some of our work.

There are direct flights from Stansted to Pescara or you can take a flight from Gatwick to Rome and a coach direct from Fiumicino airport to Pescara. All methods of getting there will be met at Pescara for the 15 min. car journey up the hills to Spoltore. Where possible, we will buddy you up, so you have company on the journey.

Materials, food & drink and accommodation are included with the exception of one evening when the cook has a night off. Daytime drinks at the cafe are also extra. Prices start at £830 pp with £600 for a non-painting partner

If you would like more details you can click on the dedicated painting website or contact me from this website.