Uncover your creative side and let the beautiful Spanish landscape inspire you on a painting holiday in Spain. Relax and express yourself on paper or canvas for a holiday with a difference. Whether it’s trying your hand at a new medium, picking up a paint brush for the first time, or simply the chance to escape the daily grind, a painting holiday is a wonderful way to do exactly that.

Our painting holidays in Spain are about so much more than unspoilt natural vistas and white-washed villages, even if you do have them in abundance. Whether you’re venturing outdoors to capture the local scenery, or enjoying the cool inspiring air of the onsite artist’s studio, there’s always other like-minded travellers to share your work and experiences with at the end of the day over a nice glass of cava. It’s a great way to indulge in your passion while truly experiencing a destination.

Get creative in Spain

By choosing an activity holiday in Spain, you’re getting a chance to see a side of Spain off the beaten track. A painting holiday with a local artist is about finding hidden gems, visiting secret locations known only to the locals, listening to your host talk passionately about their home and the areas that inspire them the most.

You can relax and soak up the scenery, let go of worrying about directions or places to stay, and simply drink in the experience of exploration.

Where to experience painting holidays in Spain

Andalucia is an artist’s paradise with a wide range of subjects to suit any painting style – from friendly locals to rolling hills of arid landscapes and olive groves. Let Madrid’s world-famous art galleries and thrilling city buzz shape your artwork. Or simply get away from it all and head to the natural haven of Extremadura for some epic landscape painting.

Wherever you head for your painting holiday in Spain, one thing is guaranteed, you’ll create memories that last a lifetime.

Who are our Spanish painting holiday guests?

Experienced artists looking for new ideas, beginners looking to try painting for the first time, creative souls looking for like-minded individuals, and those who are simply in search of new creative inspiration; absolutely anyone and everyone is welcome on our painting holidays in Spain.

The artists are experts in their fields. Some will have their own preferred style and specialise in one medium, the others have let their creativity wander and share their knowledge across mixed media. All groups are small and intimate meaning the experience will be totally tailored to you and your needs, so that you can simply relax and be inspired.

All you need to bring is your passion, a willingness to discover new things and a love for art. Sound like you? Come and join them.

Why choose Not In The Guidebooks?

We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.

We’ve got local partners and artists all across Spain, from the bustling metropolis of Madrid to the rolling hills and white-washed villages of Andalucia. Choosing a Not In The Guidebooks holiday in Spain means you don’t have to choose between a beach holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.