Painting and craft holidays

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Painting, jewellery making, mosaics and pottery holidays that blend colourful palettes, fresh perspectives and inspiring destinations that unleash your creative side.

Set your creativity free

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 of 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 breathtaking 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.

Wherever you set up your easel or pottery wheel, you can find painting and craft holidays that free your creative side and indulge your inner artist alongside other passionate travellers. Never settle for ordinary.

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.

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.

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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