Painting Holiday Spain - residential beginners painting retreat (double or twin room)

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.

£900 per person including accommodation is either a double ensuite or a twin room with private bathroom.

All rooms are available to bring a non-painting friend or partner at the flat rate of £500. This will include everything other than the painting tuition and painting materials. This can be booked via a separate listing here on Craft Courses. Just choose the correct week!

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, unpack and explore. 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 - optional ring carving session. Carve a ring in jeweller's wax and then when we return to the UK it is cast in sterling silver and posted to you on completion. A fantastic way to create your own unique bespoke piece of jewellery.
Evening - Working on our paintings or sketches from the morning.
Dinner at the villa.

Day 4 Thursday
Morning - Breakfast at the villa.
We spend the day around the lovely villa, painting and sketching at your own pace.
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. While you wait for your transfer you can relax either painting or just enjoying the sunshine and gardens.

£900 per person 4 nights accommodation based on 1 or 2 people sharing a double or twin room (no supplement for single occupancy)

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.

You may bring a non-painting friend or partner who will share your room and spend their time as they choose while we paint, draw and enjoy our excursions. Cost for this person is £500.


Sue O'Mara at Sue O'Mara Art

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Suitable for

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  • Adults
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  • Hearing impaired
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  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
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  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Public transport
  • Residential
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


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

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