7 Day Painting Holiday
Price: €1300 – ensuite private room
Non-painting partner: €780
Artists are welcome to set their own agenda, however below is a rough guide to the elements I would cover. No part of the holiday is compulsory. The days begin with a lesson highlighting a particular aspect of painting or drawing, eg tone, form, etc and incorporating exercises to help artists understand, to free up the hand and to give confidence. The morning then continues with free painting using the lessons learnt in the morning. In the afternoon the artists can try out new media or continue with work started in the morning. We will also set up a longer painting which can be worked on at the same time each day.
- Day 1 – Form and line
- Day 2 – Perspective and measuring
- Day 3 – Tone
- Day 4 – Colour
- Day 5 – Composition and Abstraction
- Day 6 – We pull it all together and all create masterpieces.
On at least two days we will make excursions to Pioraco, Rocca d’Ajello or Rocca Varano (all within 10 minute’s drive). Artists can either concentrate on swift sketches or work on larger pieces. The tutor will always be on hand to help explain the process of choosing a subject, finding a mood, composition and the techniques available. We look at how to make visual notes in a sketchbook and take digital photographs enabling further work at home.
Pioraco – We’re based at the one of many bars, from where you can paint the the town and always be within arms length of your expresso. (see gallery below)
Rocca d’Ajello – A lovely local castle with internationally renowned gardens
or Rocca Varano an impressive medieval ruined fortess perched on an outcrop of rock high above the surrounding countryside.
- 9am – 10.30am: Lesson
- 10.30am: snack and drinks.
- 11am – 1pm: free painting with tuition.
- 1pm: lunch.
- 3pm – 6pm: painting with tuition.
- 7.30pm: supper.
Excursion day – we spend the afternoon session out and about
Moira, Australia, 2016
Shirley UK 2016
Wish I had done this course before I did the others, I wouldn’t have needed to search further afield.
Karyn, Canada, 2013
Rob, UK 2016
Pete UK Sept 2016
my progress has been so much more than I had hoped for.
Anna, Australia 2015
Gera, Australia 2015
Alan , Scotland, 2016
Marianne & Bjorn, Norway, 2016
Rona, UK, 2015 Oct
Rosemary, UK, 2016
Carole & Steve, UK, 2016
Sandra, UK, 2016
Jan & Anthea, UK, 2016
John and Alison, Guernsey, 2014
Srinath & Vasanta, UK, 2016
Tricia,NY, USA 2016
Richard, UK, 2014
Jan, UK, 2014 and 2015
Sanni, Finland, 2015
Johan, Finland, 2015
(he said other things but I feel this should be immortalised!)
Val, UK, 2012
Wijitha, UK. 2015
Kirsty, UK, 2015
Pat, Canada, 2013
Mo, Australia, 2015
A photobook of one of our painting courses