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7 Day Painting Holiday on Kea

PaintingA wonderful opportunity for people with all levels of experience to explore the skills of painting and life drawing. Throughout the course you will work on a variety of themes to learn fundamental drawing skills, including composition, colour mixing, tonal drawing, measurement and movement.

The classes are friendly and informal on a 'one to one' basis, allowing you to develop at your own pace knowing that the teacher is on hand to help you.  All our instructors encourage students to develop powers of observation and personal vision and to experiment with media, enjoy painting and be creative.

No part of the holiday is compulsory. The days begin with a lesson highlighting a particular aspect of painting or drawing and incorporating exercises to help artists understand, to free up the hand and to give confidence. In the afternoon the artists can try out new media or continue with work started in the morning.  We will also set up a longer  painting which can be worked on at the same time each day.

This course encourages experimentation with different materials, offering the chance to learn new skills or build on existing ones.

Kea art holidayAn introduction to the course and the basics will start on the first day of your arrival, followed by a welcome evening meal at The Art House, whereby you will have a chance to chat with others about the course. While classes are structured at the beginning of each day, individuals are encouraged to work as their mood and schedule suits them. Around the house, there is plenty of outdoor space with pergolas to sit and paint, or simply relax and enjoy meals on warm summer evenings.

Painting sessions take place in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and beautiful outdoor locations around the island. Aside from the practical aspects of our art holidays, you can explore the local villages, meet the locals, visit unique archaeological sites, learn the history of the island and enjoy time with like-minded people.

Non painters are welcome too, a great opportunity to take advantage of the many attractions of the island. Non-participating partners sharing a room will receive a discounted price. It is also possible to attend the course on a non-residential basis if preferred. For any of these options, please enquire for prices.

Course space is limited so early booking is recommended.


€1200 Shared room for friends, or couples booking together
€1500 Private room  for solo guests

Accommodation will be at the lovely Kea Art House

What’s included:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Port pick up
  • Excursions
  • Any transport to and from painting locations
  • Materials and equipments, brushes, paints and paper, easels, boards and water containers, portable stools for en Plein Air work
  • Use of all facilities
  • Wifi access
  • Daily Mediterranean breakfast
  • Group meals and drinks

For booking or additional information please contact us with this form

Don't forget to bring your sun hat, sun cream and beach towel.

Art holiday in Kea

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