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Painting holidays In Italy & France



Painting holidays In Italy & France

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Quality painting holidays (& drawing) in Europe's most breathtaking destinations. Talented tutors. Small groups. All levels. We offer watercolor holidays but our tutors are able to teach other media as well: all drawing media, hard pastels, gouache, acrylics, oils.

Make memories of a life time.


Unwind and paint (or draw) in the heart of Venice, Cinque Terre, Capri, Amalfi Coast, Rome and the South of France.

Paint/draw to your heart's content with like-minded people in the heart of magnificent places.

Accommodation: Single room in comfortable shared accommodation in the heart of the art. Paid later.

Our painting holiday destinations, dates and prices in CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER:

2019 art holidays DESTINATIONS & PRICES

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VENICE Italy - Painting/drawing holiday workshop | 2019 Dates: Sunday April 7th - Sunday April 14th 2019

Price £590 ($758) Includes course + single room accommodation + art equipment + airport welcome.

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CINQUE TERRE Italy - Painting/drawing holiday workshop | 2019 Dates: Sunday April 14th - Sunday April 21 2019

Price £590 ($758) Includes course + single room accommodation + art equipment.

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AMALFI COAST Italy -Painting/drawing holiday workshop | 2019 Dates: Sunday April 21st - Sunday April 28th 2019

Price £590 ($758) Includes course + 7 nights single room accommodation + art equipment + airport welcome.

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SOUTH OF FRANCE (Nice, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Monaco) - Painting/drawing holiday workshop | 2019 Dates: Sunday June 16th - Sunday June 23rd 2019

Price £590 ($758) Includes course + single room accommodation + art equipment + airport welcome.

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VENICE Italy - Painting/drawing holiday workshop | 2019 Dates: Sunday September 15th - Sunday September 22nd 2019

Price £590 ($758) Includes course + single room accommodation + art equipment + airport welcome.


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ROME Italy - Painting/drawing holiday in the heart of the ancient city | Sunday September 29th - Sunday October 6th 2019

Price £590 ($758) Includes course + art equipment + single room accommodation.

 What will I learn?

Throughout the week, you will be rewarded with personal artistic improvement and self-confidence as an artist.

In fun and easy ways, you will learn or improve:

  • The basics of sketching, (quick drawing based on observation).

  • How to paint and sketch outdoors.

  • Study value (lights and darks).

  • Efficient composition.

  • Perspectives.

  • Shadow management.

  • Proportions.

  • Colors (mixing).

  • Painting subjects.

You can refer to our PAINTING & TUTORING section for more details. 


Voted one of the BEST PAINTING / DRAWING HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS by the press.


Our new 2019 plein-air painting holiday workshops in Italy and France are now Sunday to Sunday and include:

  • Monday through Saturday of painting/drawing (6 full days).

  • Tutoring in a relaxed environment with a talented artist tutor.

  • Accommodation (7 nights. Single rooms. Comfortable shared accommodation. Paid later).

  • Art equipment provided: Board/easel, stool.

  • Art materials: Paint/pencils, paper.

  • Exciting excursions: Your tutor will take you to paint/draw jaw-dropping scenery.

  • Airport meet-up and welcome.

Not included: Travel to the destination, food and a few bus tickets on site or pass. We can help with your travel arrangements.

Which media?

Our painting holidays are “en plein-air” (outside) art classes, and are also multi art media. You can choose  your favorite medium including watercolor, almost any drawing media, acrylic, or oil.

What's a typical day like on our painting workshops in Italy and France?

Painting/drawing generally starts at 9:30 or 10 o’clock after explanations of the morning's work in perspective. At an easy pace, you and your small group will settle in a chosen spot, sketch, paint, and enjoy the dream setting of the scenery of your chosen destination. Your art tutor will help you as you go along, answer questions, give tips and guidance, all the while giving you immense freedom to create your art work. 

Lunch is taken together around noon. Schedule is flexible but will always include a minimum of 5 hours of tutoring per day. You may choose to go your own way for lunch if you'd like to.

After lunch, it’s back to painting/drawing, usually at a different spot with an equally picturesque view, until about 4 pm. At the end of each afternoon,  we'll head to a café and take a well-deserved coffee break where teacher and group will talk (in a positive and constructive manner) about that day’s art. 

Dinner is taken as a group, but you can choose to go your own way, if you wish to.

Remember that although painting holiday workshops are artfully complete, meaning that most of your day will be spent painting (or drawing if that is your medium), you will also be sightseeing, as our painting is 'en plein-air' (outside), and our tutors will guide you on exciting excursions.

Our painting trips are also customized vacations / bespoke holidays for groups of painters or painting groups with a teacher. Contact us for quotes.

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More about Azenart ART HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS in Italy and France:

Choose our unforgettable art holiday workshops in breathtaking destinations. Are you tempted by a painting trip in Europe? AZENART takes you on stunning painting holiday workshop tours (and/or drawing) in the heart of Europe's most inspirational locations, where your artistic expression can flourish amidst awe-inspiring surroundings. Beauty is our business! We'll take you closest to the perfect painting site settings where you'll be able to capture the magnificence!

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”

— Jalaluddin Rumi

Painting Trip in France


Come paint in France with us! Alone or accompanied, beginner or more advanced, you'll love our exciting French painting/drawing holiday in Nice on the French Riviera. 

  Nice, Promenade des Anglais by ALAIN DEMARTE

Nice, Promenade des Anglais by ALAIN DEMARTE

Whether you are a complete beginner or a confirmed artist on our painting breaks (where you can also draw), you'll fit in perfectly to join our small painting groups in any one of our gorgeous destinations. Our art vacations include fantastic painting / drawing sites, a lovely tutor who is able to teach beginners, or more advanced artists, wonderful excursions,  art equipment provided + paint/pencils and paper. Plus, let's not forget fun artistic togetherness, an important part of painting trips.

You've heard of painting trips or art vacations before, you might even have been on one already. Now is the time to experience one of ours. We aim to please. Our concept is simple, paint in renown star destinations like Venice, Capri, Rome, Cinque Terre, Amalfi, the south of France ... We want our customers to get the most out of their vacation and to come home having their own special works of art to show for the fantastic time they've had.

You've never painted or haven't painted in years? No stress. Perfect beginners or "rusty" artists leave our beautiful European destinations with art work they can later frame and be proud of. 

You don't paint but only draw or do watercolor pencils? Fantastic! At Azenart, you are perfectly free to choose your medium. We do however make specific recommendations for painting with oil due to long drying times, and difficult portability. You’ll need to bring your own carrying case. However, you are free to choose oils if that is your absolute must medium.

You and your partner or friend are both interested in visiting one of our destinations, but only one of you paints or draws? No problem. You can both come, the non-painting partner sharing your room goes free, no Azenart fee, and he or she is free to join excursions, outings and meals (food and transportation not included).   

When considering going on one of our painting classes in Europe, please know that some of our dates are set closely together from one holiday to the next in order for our customers to enjoy 2 holidays in a row.

What's it like going on a “plein air” painting course in Italy or France?

Do you ever feel like people around you don't fully measure your artistic capacity or interest? Like it's a secondary matter? Well, when you're on a painting break, you are in an art cocoon for a week, where everyone speaks your 'language'; the language of creation, of art. You and the other participants will be like-minded when it comes to art. They’ll see, much like you do, everything around you as “paintable” and look at the surroundings with the very same enchantment you have when seeing beauty, shapes, colors. People on art vacations often ask themselves, "why hadn't I traveled like this before?". Some art travelers are afraid of joining groups alone, but they quickly realize that others are also going on art holidays by themselves, soon to make friends, and often end up keeping in contact. Some even end up making dates for other painting holidays destinations a few months later.

Choose any one of our exciting painting destinations: Venice where artistic inspiration lives and breathes, the gorgeous island Capri, eternal Rome, Amalfi Coast, unbelievable Cinque Terre, and sumptuous Nice (South of France)

TEL:  00 33 668 014 691