Painting Holiday Spain, residential beginners painting retreat (non painting companion)

Al fresco painting in the sun


Painting Holiday in Southern Spain. Come and paint in the warmth of the sun in southern Spain. Banish the blustery British blues of winter and join us for an all inclusive, exclusive and strictly limited residential art course. Learn how to start or improve your painting and drawing skills whilst enjoying being outside in the delightful Spanish countryside where the orange, lemon and olive groves nestle on the sides of the mountains.

This is the fee for a non painting friend or partner at the flat rate of £395 who is accompanying a paid tuition attendee in a shared room. This will include everything other than the painting tuition and painting materials. Please see my other course listings for the paid tuition options).
All rooms are fully equipped with towels and toiletries.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Day 1 Monday pm
Arrive Malaga airport, private transfer to villa, you can then relax and unpack. We will have welcome drinks and an evening meal with a review of what we will be doing during the week.

Day 2 Tuesday
Morning Breakfast in the villa.
Short drive to the charming and award winning local mountain town of Comares, coffee in a café where we spend time sketching or painting the scenery. I will be on hand at all times to guide and assist you.
Lunchtime Lunch in local restaurant.
Afternoon Return to the villa and work on the mornings’ study pieces.
Evening Dinner at the villa.

Day 3 Wednesday
Morning - Breakfast at the villa.
Painting in the gardens around the villa
Lunch at the villa.
Afternoon - a local artist will come and give a masterclass.
Evening - Working on our paintings or sketches from the morning.
Dinner at the villa.

Day 4 Thursday
Morning Breakfast at the villa.
A short and scenic drive to the village of El Borge or Cutar to sketch and paint the beautiful flower strewn buildings of one of these picturesque villages.
Refreshments in a local cafe.
Drive back to the villa.
Lunchtime Lunch at the villa.
Afternoon Continuing our mornings work.
Evening Tonight we eat at the lovely El Molino Los Abuelos in Comares for a celebratory dinner and recap of our inspiring and productive week.

Day 5 Friday
Breakfast at the villa and private transfer to Malaga airport for your return journey home.

From £700 per painting person 4 nights accommodation based on 1 or 2 people sharing a double or twin room (no supplement for single occupancy), £395 for non painting partner or friend.

All breakfasts, dinners and lunches are included with drinks, including local wine for dinner.
Morning and afternoon painting and sketching sessions.
Private transfer from and to Malaga airport.
All transport to the local towns/villages for painting.
Most painting and sketching materials, please let us know if you intend to bring all your own materials.
Travel easels.
Full use of all the facilities at the villa.
A minimum of 15 hours of tuition and guidance from Sue.
Please note that this course does not include flights.


Sue O'Mara at Sue O'Mara Art


2 Woodland Cottages
Pump Lane
East Sussex
TN22 5RN

Suitable for

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  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fathers Day
  • Hearing impaired
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  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Mothers Day
  • Overseas Holiday
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Residential
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


5 days (8:00am to 10:00pm)

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