Our time in Capri was just extraordinary. The group itself, the tutoring tailored to everybody’s needs, the food, the island, the painting sites (oh the painting sites!!!) were absolutely amazing. The accommodation was comfortable and central. It was a house with single rooms for all of us. This is truly a must-go holiday, if you have to choose one, definitely choose this one!
— Maddy Moore (UK)
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CAPRI, ITALY ART HOLIDAY 2020. A beautiful island just waiting for you off the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Painting/drawing course in the open air. Join us today for an unbelievable art adventure.

On this art holiday, you can choose to paint or to make it a drawing holiday in Italy, or do both.

All artistic levels. Watercolor, acrylic, oil, drawing, pastels, gouache. 

INCLUDED:

  • 7 Nights on the island.

  • Tuition with a talented tutor, painting/drawing in a small group.

  • Art materials provided.

  • Art equipment provided.

  • Guiding by tutor to stunning painting sites. You and your group will be taken on jaw-dropping art excursions. Painting spots include exciting Monte Solaro and its breathtaking views, Belvedere Punta Cannone (Faraglioni di Capri), Marina Piccola, Anacapri.

  • Accommodation: Single room, 7 nights on the island of Capri, Italy. Visit our Accommodation section. Some rooms with private bathrooms available.

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch or dinner (depending on daily schedule)

  • Entry to Villa San Michele.

  • Chairlift to Monte Solaro.

  • Local transportation on the island.

    What’s not included: Traveling to the island of Capri (villa). Restaurant meals. City tax (20€). Personal insurance.

Accommodation photos of this past season’s hand-picked authentic Caprese villas, each with a lovely garden and terrasse, in a quiet area of Capri called Anacapri.


Medium: This Capri art vacation is a multi-media art holiday. This includes watercolor painting holiday, any drawing media, hard pastels, gouache, acrylic and oil (although slow drying times and difficult portability make oils a tricky medium on painting holidays. A wet carry case is a must.) Whichever medium you decide to work with, you will enjoy painting Capri in Capri. Exceptional beauty with an extra-special Mediterranean authenticity is what awaits you.

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MOBILITY: You do not need to be an athlete to join this holiday. However, you do need to be able to walk at a regular no-rush pace for about 15 minutes to get to places. Some are slightly uphill. There are not many steps we will be climbing in Capri, but please note: A few steps at Marina Piccola in Capri, not many. A 15 minute walk up soft flat steps to get to Punta Cannone. Guests not willing to make the walk will have the option of painting at Piazza Umberto instead.


TRIP SCHEDULE - CAPRI PAINTING HOLIDAY

Please note that sites and activities could be switched around in the schedule due to possible locally planned events or the weather.

DAY 1 (Day of arrival)

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The tutor will welcome the group at the villa in Capri. Clear details will be given as to how to get to Capri and to the villa. Most groups meet up in Naples and take the ferry together.

Every day there onward will start with an ‘at home’ breakfast.

DAY 2

  • Late breakfast with a relaxed morning at the villa.

  • Lunch at the villa.

  • Afternoon painting at the charming and pittoresque MARINA PICCOLA. We’ll be painting its splendid scenery by the beach.

  • Free time around 4:30.

  • Group dinner at a restaurant (optional).

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DAY 3

  • Breakfast

  • Painting at the villa

  • Late morning visit to the famous Swedish physician Axel Munth's VILLA SAN MICHELE. (From The Story of San Michele, published in 1929). This villa, 327 meters above sea level (no hard walking to get to it) is known in Capri for its panoramic views and for the villa itself. To die for.

    Villa San Michele's gardens are adorned with fabulous relics and art work dating from Antiquity and ancient Egypt. The villa’s gardens from which you can see the Vesuvius volcano, are now part of the Great Gardens of Italy.

    On the way back, you will most probably want to stop at the shops; one of them being THE LIMONCELLO (a lemon drink specialist). Another is L'Oasi Ceramiche (gorgeous local ceramics).

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Lunch in Anacapri.

  • Afternoon painting session spent in ANACAPRI, painting/drawing the ANACAPRI church. You will also be able to visit the Cassa Rossa (optional), a historic building of eclectic style located in the heart of Anacapri. It is characterized by its red Pompeian color and was built between 1876 and 1898 by American Colonel J.C. MacKowen, who collected archaeological finds of different origins. The Red House today hosts a collection of beautiful paintings that represent different views of CAPRI between the 19th and 20th centuries.

  • Free time

  • Dinner at the villa.

La Casa Rossa (courtesy of Capri.net)

La Casa Rossa (courtesy of Capri.net)

DAY 4

  • Breakfast

  • Morning visit of Capri town’s Piazza Umberta

  • Lunch at Ristorante LONGANO

  • Afternoon 15 mn walk up to PUNTA CANONNE BELVEDERE to reach spectacular view (simply heavenly eye food!) where we'll paint the famous rocks that often represent Capri, the FARAGLIONI DI CAPRI.

  • Back to town center by about 5.

  • Free time.

  • Dinner at the villa.

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DAY 5

  • Breakfast

  • Morning painting at the villa.

  • Lunch at the villa.

  • In the afternoon, you will have a choice between painting and sketching a still life at the villa or finishing up some Capri art work or to take the afternoon off. A quiet and relaxing afternoon can prove to be greatly entertaining and restful.

  • Dinner at a restaurant (optional).

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DAY 6

  • Breakfast.

  • Morning painting at the villa.

  • Lunch at the villa.

  • In the afternoon, group and tutor will go up MONTE SOLARO, it is the highest point of the island (589 m) which we'll reach by a very entertaining chairlift (don't worry, even 8 year-olds take it!) The views are guaranteed to leave you speechless. Photos will speak for themselves on this one. This Caprese mountain contains the "Fortino di Bruto", a blockhouse used in battles between France and Britain and France in the early 19th century. Monte Solaro is characterized by its grand slopes which rise over the eastern and western sides of the island.

  • Dinner at a restaurant (optional).

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DAY 7

  • Breakfast

  • At mid-morning, we will head for MARINA GRANDE for a major part of our painting day. From the ancient fishing port, you’ll be able to capture Capri’s architecture with arched windows, its colors, its odd-looking taxis, its cliffs and so on. Marina Grande, situated on Capri’s southern shore, was used by emperors Augustus and Tiberius. Marina Grande was the first place where Greeks arrived at the Campania region in Italy. Some Capri women are still today known for their Greek features on the island.

  • Group lunch at a restaurant at the marina.

  • Free time at about 4:30.

  • Goodbye party and dinner at the villa.

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DAY 8

  • Breakfast and Goodbyes.


Mobility Rating: If you are generally relatively fit, you can skip this part.

Test: I can walk 20 minutes and climb one or two flights of stairs without it being strenuous.

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You've been looking for a painting or drawing holiday on the very island of Capri? Well, this is it! 

On Azenart's Capri art holiday, you’ll be blown away by this awe-inspiring authentic Mediterranean island with its beaches, beautiful cliffs, hills and typical colors and flavors of the Mediterranean. You’ll want to paint or sketch in plein air until you drop!  An island so beautiful you won’t know where to look first. Join us for this unforgettable creative adventure. We can accept up to 8 participants on this Italian painting/drawing trip. 

This Capri Italian art holiday is a watercolor holiday, but also an acrylic and oil painting holiday, and is generally called a multi-media art holiday where you can use pastels, inks, watercolor pencils and more.