PRICE: £390    

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


Monday, JUNE 4th (9:30 am) - Friday, JUNE 8th (5:00pm) 2018


You've been looking for a 2018 art holiday in Europe...?

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

On this Rome painting holiday, guests will get 5 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.  All art supplies are included, as well as the equipment.

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 Rome, in Rome. We organise the whole of the art holiday, and  can help booking flights. Guest pay accommodation providers directly (hotels). This means big savings. Our recommended hotel Europa is in the centre of Rome.  Group meals are taken at Roman trattorias (restaurants). This art break in Italy includes fantastic Roman outings and lots of fun. A small group, usually from 4 to 6 people, ensures quality painting / drawing time and tutoring.



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 5 full days of the art vacation, right in the heart of Rome. We’ll paint / draw a full 25 hours 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 drawingright. 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 watercolour painting holiday. However, you may choose other media such as drawing (regular graphite, charcoals, watercolour 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?

  • 5 full days of tutoring with a talented tutor (5 hours a day, for a minimum of 25 hours of teaching and group time). 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.

  • All art materials: Paints, paper, brushes, pencils, eraser/rubber, cup, tape. On this all media painting trip, you choose whether you want to paint or draw, (or do both).

  • Equipment: A board and stool are provided for the duration of the painting holiday.

  • Guiding (by the tutor) to fabulous outings/excursions to Rome's main landmarks.

  • Organisation with planning your holidays (let us arrange your flights and accommodation).

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


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 (also provided) will come in handy.

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

We'll pack-up at about 4:30, always respecting a minimum of 5 hours of group painting with the tutor per day. Then you'll have some free time. After the day's work, we'll talk about everyone's pieces in a constructive manner. This will happen every day. 

DAY 1. Tutors and group members will have met the day or night before to have dinner and get an introduction to the exciting painting workshop. On the first painting day the group meets at 9h30 for a 15 minute debriefing about what is planned that morning, techniques and so on. Then we'll head for the renown COLOSSEUM in the centre of ROME.  We will have great fun sketching and painting/drawing its outside structure until lunch. After lunch,  we'll paint/draw the awe-inspiring views of PALATINE HILL, overlooking the ROMAN FORUM. After our painting afternoon, why not visit the inside of the Colosseum? Free time. Dinner. is usually eaten as a group at a local Trattoria (restaurant). 

DAY 2:  Meet up at 9:30 am. This morning, plein air painting at the ROMAN FORUM. You'll be baffled by its beautiful antique immensity. Lunch (local food) close by. Painting afternoon session at the amazing BATHS OF CARACALLA. You'll take out your ochres and terracotta hues with joy for this one. Free time after the afternoon painting. We'll meet for our dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 3: You'll be charmed by our morning stroll through CAMPO DI FIORI (fruit and veggetable 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.

DAY 4: Morning: You'll most definitely want to have a coin handy when we get to TREVI FOUNTAIN. The saying goes 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. Lunch around noon. Then we'll head for the also very busy SPANISH STEPS (PIAZZA DI SPAGNA) where we'll settle in an area to be artistic. Free time. Dinner.

DAY 5: Morning: We'll head for PIAZZA VENEZIA and settle near the VICTOR EMMANUEL II MONUMENT for our painting/drawing session. This colossal white monument is one of the most beautiful in Rome. Lunch. Then we'll head for for the famous PONTE SANT'ANGELO and the SANT'ANGELO CASTLE. Free time. Group dinner.

Should this schedule have to be slightly modified, with days or outings swapped around, or should weather conditions be unexpected, we'll strive to find exciting alternatives.


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

  • Accommodation: We have selected a reasonnably-priced comfortable 4-star hotel called Hotel Europa. £50 / night pp (with tax and breakfast) for a double room. £70 / night pp for a single room. 

  • Meals. Restaurant meals with possible snacky lunches (about £150 for the 5 days). 

  • 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+.