3–10, 11-18 June,
2-9 Sept
Painting holidays, Umbria

These painting holidays are incredibly sociable. People return with friends, or to make new ones. Artists are often single travellers who enjoy meeting like-minded people from many countries.
Elaine Searle
All this is included
  • Stay in one of eleven en-suite bedrooms* in the same building as the studio
  • Full board with half bottle of wine at dinner. Dinner only on day of arrival, breakfast only on day of departure.
  • FREE wi-fi
  • A short local trip and/or an activity such as pasta making
  • Tutored** studio hours with Elaine Searle 9.30am – 4pm
  • Equipment : drawing boards, light box, water pots, paper towel.
  • Free tea and coffee to make in studio
  • Apartment stay option (supplement)

* not all rooms have balconies/views so book early to secure one.
** access to studio is 24/7 so you are welcome to work there outside of the tutored hours.
How are they structured?

Focus
Each week will be themed, but within this there is still flexibility. Specimens are provided or found locally. Strolling the lanes and field margins foraging for specimens is a really enjoyable activity. Its amazing what people find.

Tackle a small study in pencil, or a full painting in watercolour… with my support through guidance and demonstrations.

Style
The tuition is a mixture of group discussion, demonstration and individual guidance. One of the hallmarks of these holidays is how generously the artists support each other regardless of experience level.

Hours
The studio day starts at 9.30 with a tutored session until lunch at 1pm.
At 2.30pm the afternoon tutored session starts until 4pm

Each week, Day 1 usually starts with a short slideshow of themed historical and contemporary paintings to give inspiration. Each person then gets to decide with my guidance an approach appropriate to their level of experience. My aim is that everyone enjoys learning, and trying out new skills in a friendly, non-competitive environment.

Free time
After class you are free to work on in the studio, sunbathe, swim, walk or simply relax until dinner.
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7 night holiday
Painter (shared room) 1195 Euros
Non-painter (shared room) 850 Euros

15 night holiday
Book two consecutive week courses and receive a free linking day
Painter (shared room) 2295 Euros
Non-painter (shared room) 1595 Euros

Single occupancy of room + 105 euros
Apartment + 105 euros per person

Booking deposit (non-refundable)
500 Euros per person
How to book
Contact me with full details.
I will confirm that a provisional place is being held for you. You will then be contacted by the hotel requesting your deposit payment. Upon payment your place with be confirmed. Number of painters are limited to 12 so early booking is recommended.
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Week 1: Mon 3-10 June

Early Summer Flowers/Vegetables
7 painters places remaining
ITINERARY WEEK 1

Monday 3 June: Arrival day for week 1
Guests arrive throughout the day according to their transfer/flight times
7.30pm Welcome drinks followed by dinner in hotel restaurant.

Tuesday 4 Studio
9.30-1.00 Intro presentation and discussion. Materials and set up.
Buffet lunch served at 1.00pm
2.30pm - 4.00pm Tutored session in studio
7.30pm Dinner in hotel restaurant

Wed – Sun*
9.30-1.00 Tutored session in studio
Buffet lunch served at 1.00pm
2.30pm - 4.00pm Tutored session in studio
7.30pm Dinner in hotel restaurant

* during the week there will be a short local excursion and possibly and activity such as pasta making class. Details to be confirmed

Monday 10 June: Departure day for week 1
Departing guests should vacate bedrooms by 10am.
Guests depart throughout the day according to their transfer/flight times

There is no formal tuition this day but the studio is open and available.

Week 2: Tues 11-18 June

Botanical Textures
6 painters places remaining
ITINERARY WEEK 2

Tuesday 11 June: Arrival day for week 2
Studio is closed for cleaning and set up.
This is a day at leisure for those guests staying on from week 1
Guests arrive throughout the day according to their transfer/flight times
7.30pm Welcome drinks followed by dinner in hotel restaurant.

Wednesday 12 Studio
9.30-1.00 Intro presentation and discussion. Materials and set up.
Buffet lunch served at 1.00pm
2.30pm - 4.00pm Tutored session in studio
7.30pm Dinner in hotel restaurant

Thurs – Sun*
9.30-1.00 Tutored session in studio
Buffet lunch served at 1.00pm
2.30pm - 4.00pm Tutored session in studio
7.30pm Dinner in hotel restaurant

* during the week there will be a short local excursion and possibly and activity such as pasta making class. Details to be confirmed

Monday 18 June: Departure day for week 2
Departing guests should vacate bedrooms by 10am.
Guests depart throughout the day according to their transfer/flight times

There is no formal tuition this day but the studio is open and available
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Week 3: Mon 2-9 September

Autumn Fruits and Vines
ITINERARY WEEK 3

Monday 2 September: Arrival day
Guests arrive throughout the day according to their transfer/flight times
7.30pm Welcome drinks followed by dinner in hotel restaurant.

Tuesday 3 Studio
9.30-1.00 Intro presentation and discussion. Materials and set up.
Buffet lunch served at 1.00pm
2.30pm - 4.00pm Tutored session in studio
7.30pm Dinner in hotel restaurant

Wed – Sun*
9.30-1.00 Tutored session in studio
Buffet lunch served at 1.00pm
2.30pm - 4.00pm Tutored session in studio
7.30pm Dinner in hotel restaurant

* during the week there will be a short local excursion and possibly and activity such as pasta making class. Details to be confirmed

Monday 9 September: Departure day
Departing guests should vacate bedrooms by 10am.
Guests depart throughout the day according to their transfer/flight times

There is no formal tuition this day but the studio is open and available.