Unleash your artistic side on a painting holiday, meet like-minded people and pay no or a small single supplement – here are our top 5 best painting and art holidays for solo travellers:

1. Italian Painting Holiday – Near Bologna, Emilia Romagna, Italy


three women painting in a garden

Our guests use the beauty of the garden for artistic inspiration


This is the perfect holiday for singles, as you learn to paint in the company of you art tutor Pheona and the other guests.  Set just over 1 hour away from the beautiful city of Bologna, this painting holiday is tucked away in a national park in the foothills of the Apennine mountains surrounded by lush green landscape. You will have your own private room at no extra cost in accommodation which has been designed to relax and inspire your creativity.

Whether you’re a beginner or a practising artist, Pheona will teach at a pace suited to you while you master techniques you want to specifically learn. Pheona has over 30 years’ experience in all mediums so is happy for you to work with what you are comfortable with or introduce to something different.

2. Spanish Painting Holiday – Torrox, Andalucia, Spain


woman painting flowers against backdrop of rural Spain

Mastering watercolours with the stunning hills of Andalucia as your backdrop


Go learn to paint at this idyllic retreat in Torrox, Andalucía and take home a new skill that will stay with you long after the art holiday is over. This painting course in the heart of Andalucía is perfect for solo travellers since there is no single supplement for your own private room and bathroom. By combining your painting course with visits to markets, beaches, marinas, local towns and just simply relaxing, this inspiring painting holiday promises not just a creative experience but also a cultural one.

3. French Painting Holiday – Creuse, Limousin, France


swimming pool and decking area outside French home

Relax by the lovely pool after a morning of painting


Located close to Limoges airport is your base for this wonderful painting holiday in the region favoured by famous painters such as Monet, Guillaumin, Pailler and many more. They chose this region to paint many of their pieces for its natural diversity and beauty. And now it is your chance to see for yourself! Stay in your own private room at no extra charge in a charming country house complete with pool and hot tub. Your tutor Glyn will be on hand to help you find your own hidden talents using watercolours and pencil drawing (however, not limited to!).

4. Painting Holiday in Gascony – South West, France


woman painting on canvas outside French house

Improving painting skills in the sun is the best way to get creative


Gascony, in South West France, is a region famous not only for its hearty cuisine and great wines but also for its varied and colourful landscapes of wheat and green fields, bustling local markets, chateaux and much more. Put it all together and you have yourself a cracking holiday!

As well as brushing up on your painting and drawing skills, it’s a great opportunity to develop your creative instincts as you immerse yourself in the captivating local landscape and French culture. It’s a real chance to express your surroundings and French culture on canvas in your chosen medium . Accommodation is included too and set in pretty farmhouse with swimming pool and gardens.


5. Yoga and Watercolour Painting Holiday – Near Rome, Lazio, Italy


yoga triangle pose in the Italian countryside

Relax and wind with yoga surrounded by beautiful Italian countryside


Why not combining your painting lessons with relaxing yoga on this 6 night yoga and watercolour painting holiday, where you will stay in a traditional medieval village house in the pretty village of Casperia. You’ll also enjoy a guided walk in the Sabina Mountains and you have full use of bicycles to explore the local area. Treatments, therapies and activities can be booked as well. Practice yoga surrounded by fields of sunflowers and let your creative juices flow on this yoga and watercolour painting holiday with a difference.

Feel inspired? Browse our full collection of painting holidays with no single supplements or just a small fee to upgrade to a private room.