Painting and craft holidays

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Art holidays that inspire, whatever your craft

Whether you’re a dab hand at watercolour painting, in need of new inspiration or looking to get crafty for the first time, you can find a painting and craft holiday to free your creative side and indulge your inner artist alongside other passionate travellers. Thousands of people have already discovered that our eclectic mix of art holidays and painting courses are as diverse as the people who go on them. Come and join them.

Painting holidays

Prices from £650

Craft holidays

Prices from £525

Jewellery making courses

Prices from £627

Our most popular holidays

After all, it's not just where you go, it's how you come back.

"Trips to local beaches, villages & ancient ruins will give any level artist plenty of inspiration."


- Clive, UK: Painting holiday, Cyprus

NEW Italian language and painting holiday in the centre of Florence - two skills for one


Italian lessons followed by painting with a local artist

"Lovely holiday with wonderful activities. Group was great - we laughed so much, it was fab."


- Armelle, France: Art & craft taster holiday, Andalucia

Craft your ideal art holiday

Great art does not require divine inspiration or world-class skills.

It's simply about expanding your mind to let your creativity flourish, intertwining mediums and styles and willing to be bold and get your hands dirty for your creations, and, most importantly, sharing laughter, feedback and a glass of wine with others after a day at a paint site or in the studio together.

Hands-on painting and craft holidays let you experiment with all that using mediums you may not have considered, from laying intricate mosaic tiles to cutting fine jewellery wires to shaping pottery from a block of clay.

Even more traditional painting courses let you try out acrylic, watercolour and oil paints to expand your techniques - all in breath-taking destinations around the world.

And with professional creatives, lifelong painters and local artists helping you find your muse, you'll return with new skills and one-of-a-kind souvenirs made by your own hands.

From the mountains, hills and coasts of Spain and the sandy beaches of Greece to the sunny skies of Cyprus and the rolling countryside of France, you can spend your art holiday capturing eccentric street life, snippets of history and captivating landscapes, all under the guidance of a local host.

Who are our painting and craft holiday guests?

Hands-on learners, novices unsteady with their brushes, experienced artists – everyone is welcome in the studios and homes of our craft and painting holiday hosts.

You'll meet people of all ages and nationalities, with craft and painting holidays for singles, couples and groups of friends. Some have devoted their lives to their art, others are keen to leave their number-crunching brains at the office and inspire their minds.

All that's required is a passion for creativity, a desire to learn and a refusal to be boxed in.

Is this you? It looks like you. Come and join them.

Guest reviews

"The art tutor allowed us to go at our own pace but persuaded us to try new mediums. Cannot praise the holiday highly enough." Ruth, UK

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