Painting Holidays in Spain

A Painting Holiday in Spain

We are dedicated to encouraging and facilitating individual students’ creativity within a safe, friendly and inspiring environment. We welcome people who are travelling on their own, as well as those in a couple. The accommodation is excellent with many rooms having their own en-suite. The wonderful nature of this type of holiday is that many people find friendships which often continue beyond the course.

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Each student will be gently encouraged to express themselves with the materials and environment provided; to develop their own painting language rather than to strive for a prescribed traditional standard. Read more about the courses.

Painting with Gareth and Rachael

Rachael and Gareth have been married for twenty-five years and have years of teaching experience, as well as being fully professional contemporary artists with international reputations. They both mentor at the much-garlanded Newlyn School of Art in Cornwall and have lectured at some of the UK’s leading art colleges, including Chelsea College of Art, John Moores University Liverpool and Falmouth University.

Gareth has an enviable reputation as one the leading contemporary landscape painters of his generation and has recently won two major awards, the David Simon Contemporary Art award and the International Farindola LIBERO Arts award 2018. Read more about your tutors.

2018 Course Dates in Spain

27 October – 3 November  2018   Join
(TBA) April 2019  Join


Your painting holiday is based at the beautiful and spacious Finca El Almendrillo, in a tranquil location with its own swimming pool and other fine features. We welcome you warmly, with a partner or on your own, so please do read more about La Finca here.


Andalucia offers a wealth of  leisure and cultural activities nearby for every taste, including golf, tennis, walking, cycling, horse riding, visits to historic cave houses and megalithic architecture, a chocolate factory, a sweet factory, a Science Museum, a ham museum, an Anis museum with tasting, and a  Wolf Park with Wolf Howl Nights where real Andalucian wolves howl back. Further afield are the great Spanish cities of Malaga and Cordoba, and closer by fine local bars, restaurants and flamenco await you.