Non-painters are free, and are welcome to join excursions and meals.    

OUR DATES: Sunday September 29th - Sunday October 6th 2019

PRICE: £590 (painting course in Rome + equipment and materials + accommodation

Are you looking for a 2019 art holiday in Europe...?

Who as an artist, has never dreamed of a painting holiday in Italy. At Azenart Painting Holidays, we offer quality painting breaks in Italy and France.

On this painting course, guests will now be in Rome from Sunday to Sunday and enjoy 6 full days of tutoring by a talented artist, enjoy the soft-paced, relaxed atmosphere of a small group with like-minded people. Plenty of one-to-one with the tutor available. Unwind and paint.  We provide the equipment; stool, board or easel, the paint and paper.

Please know that you can choose to paint or draw on this painting trip.

This Italian art holiday workshop focuses on "plein-air" painting / drawing at main attractions throughout the days of the workshop. Artists of all levels will feel great excitement at painting in the heart of the art. This means painting or drawing Rome, IN Rome. This art break in Italy includes fantastic Roman outings and lots of fun.



Rome is a feast for painters / people who draw, whether they are beginners or confirmed artists! It embodies the world’s most powerful empire led by Julius Cesar, and has remained a powerful symbol of European civilisation.

Azenart Painting Holidays will guide you to fabulous painting sites throughout the week or your art vacation, right in the heart of Rome. We’ll paint / draw directly at or near different landmarks everyday: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Baths of Caracalla, Victor Emmanuel II monument, Piazza Navona, Palatine Hill, Spanish Steps.

Read more about this Rome painting vacation:

What will I learn?

As an artist, you'll want to see your environement on artistic terms.

  • The tutor will help you with composition (which part you'll want to paint of what is around you).

  • Depending on your level, he'll also help to get your drawing right. Drawing is a fundamental part of a good painting. The tutor will help beginners who do not know how to draw, one step at a time.

  • You'll also learn value. That is understanding and recreating how light will appear on different parts of your art work.

  • Different watercolour techniques. If you have chosen another medium, the tutor will also help render the best pieces in your medium.

  • Self confidence about painting / drawing. Being confident when doing art is important. It helps "unleash" your potential as an artist. Being in a small group, you'll get a feel of what's good in your work, and learn to see it differently.

Which medium will I be able to use on this painting holiday in Rome

Typically, this is a watercolor painting holiday. However, you may choose other media such as drawing (regular graphite, charcoals, watercolor pencils, pastel pencils) and also  acrylics and oils. Please note that although you are free to choose them on this Rome art holiday, oil paints are complicated on painting holidays because of long drying times and hence difficult portability / mobility.


What’s included?

  • Sunday to Sunday of artful fun with 6 days of tutoring with a talented tutor. A qualified art tutor will accompany the group throughout the painting sites, (or drawing if you choose to draw). Whether you are a confirmed painter / an expert in drawing, or a perfect beginner, you'll paint or draw at your own pace. The tutor is there to guide the group, but also to accompany each person as they wish to be, from simple guidance, to A to Z progression if desired. You set the pace.

  • Equipment provided: Stool, board or easel are provided for the duration of the painting holiday.

  • Art materials: We provide paint/pencils and paper.

  • Painting/drawing at fabulous excursions/outings at Rome's main landmarks.

  • Free for your non-painting guest, sharing your room. He or she can accompany the group on outings/excursions and for meals.

  • Accommodation: The group and tutor stay in Rome at a comfortable rented apartment or house depending on the group's size. Cost is between £220 to £290 per person for the week, or half of that if you are sharing a room. Paid later.


Settling in places to paint / draw: We'll use our foldable stools (provided) whenever we'll be able to. In certain places where there are steps for example, small inflatable cushions will come in handy.

About meals: Meals are taken as a group in restaurants or snacky places for lunch. If you wish to go your own way however, you most certainly can. 

We'll pack-up at about 4:00 pm after our painting sessions . Then you'll have some free time. After the day's art, teacher and group will discuss the day in a constructive manner. 

DAY 1 

Arrival day. Settling in at the accommodation. Introduction to the painting holiday in Rome at dinner. 


Breakfast around 8:30 am. Tutor debriefs about what is planned that day this will happen every day). Then the group will head for the renown COLOSSEUM in the centre of ROME.  We will spend a morning and afternoon session painting/drawing its fascinating outside structure. Free time around 4 pm where you'll be free to visit the inside of the Colosseum if you wish to. Dinner around 7 pm at a local Trattoria (restaurant). 


Breakfast. Tutor and group will spend the day painting/drawing at PALATINE HILL and at the gigantic ROMAN FORUM just below. You'll be baffled by its beautiful antique immensity. Lunch (local food) close by. Free time after the afternoon painting around 4 pm. Dinner.


You'll be charmed by our morning stroll through CAMPO DI FIORI (fruit and vegetable market). We'll set up very close by for our morning painting / drawing session at PIAZZA NAVONA (Navona Square). We'll then have lunch in the area and paint in the CAMPO DI FIORI area for the afternoon. Free time. Dinner.


Morning: You'll most definitely want to have a coin handy when we get to TREVI FOUNTAIN. The saying goes that if you toss a coin in the fountain, you are sure to come back to Rome! Trevi Fountain is always extremely busy with tourists crowding around the water to kiss, take selfies, and throw coins. Nevertheless we'll do our best to sketch in the area. Lunch around noon. Then we'll head for the SPANISH STEPS (PIAZZA DI SPAGNA) (also busy) where we'll settle in an area to be artistic. Free time. Dinner.

DAY 6 

We'll paint/draw on and by the famous PONTE SANT'ANGELO bridge and the SANT'ANGELO CASTLE for the day. Lunch in the area. Free time time around 4:00 PM. Dinner. 


Breakfast. Morning and afternoon painting session at the amazing BATHS OF CARACALLA with lunch in the area. You'll take out your ochre and terracotta hues with joy for this one! Free time around 4 pm. Dinner.

DAY 8  

Breakfast, group and tutor travel to the airport. Goodbyes.

(Should this schedule have to be slightly modified because of weather conditions or sites temporarily unavailable, we'll strive to swap painting days around and/or find exciting alternatives.)

Interested in this painting class in Rome, Italy? Simply fill out the form below, letting us know how many painting participants would be in your party. Include any questions you might have. 

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  • Flights. When booked early, European cities to Italy can cost as little as £40, and as low as $350 from overseas.

  • Meals. Restaurant meals with possible snacky lunches. 

  • Roma Pass (£21 for the week) 

  • Entry to The Roman Forum + Palatine Hill (£10.50), Baths of Caracalla (£5). FREE ENTRY to these FOR AGE 65+.