Painting Holiday in Spain

From £950 pp


8 Days


What you'll do

The beautiful Andalucían mountain village of Torrox, located between Malaga and Nerja, is the setting for this popular 7 night painting holiday where you’ll immerse yourself in Andalucían life and be inspired by the beautiful surroundings whilst brushing up on your painting skills.

We have added 5 – 12 June 2021. The artist will be Dawn Oliver teaching in water colour. Dawn is a superb artist, great fun and an excellent tutor. Her tours with us are very popular and fill up fast!

Our next is the 12 – 19 June 2021 with master watercolour artist Klaus Hinkel. Klaus is an amazing watercolour artist who has a gallery in a nearby beautiful white Andalucian village. He sells his work internationally and our guests love to learn from him. Once again his tours fill up very quickly too.

This unique painting holiday in the heart of Andalucia, Spain, aims to develop your drawing and painting skills whilst you develop your own personal interpretation of the beautiful Andalucian landscape.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced painter, the course will be tailored uniquely to you to help improve your techniques, learn new skills and increase your confidence through expert tuition and advice.

This holiday will be offering different guest artists for each date. They are all extremely passionate and have a wealth of experience in art and painting. Please see below for more information.

By combining your painting holiday with visits to a beach, tropical garden, mountainous villa, castle, local towns and just simply relaxing, this inspiring painting holiday promises not just a creative experience but also a cultural one.

Paul & Victoria

Your Local Host:

Paul & Victoria

On your creative activity holiday, you will be welcomed by Paul and Victoria and of course the Guest Artist of the week.

Paul & Victoria have lived in the Andalucian mountains above the white pueblo village of Torrox for many years. Both keen walkers, they love the outdoors and the stunning vistas Andalucia has to offer. What’s .. Read More

Experience Itinerary

Arrival day

– You will be collected from Malaga airport (please see below for more details) and taken to the charming village of Torrox where your course and hotel accommodation will be based
– Enjoy a welcome lunch in the beautiful Plaza de la Constitución with your fellow guests
– After lunch, take time to settle in and stroll around the village
– In the evening you will meet your guest tutor, who will lead a brief introduction on the objectives, materials and itinerary for the painting and drawing week
– Enjoy dinner at a local Spanish restaurant hosted by Paul and Victoria

Day at Casa Maria, a mountainside villa

Please note this itinerary is an example only and may change slightly due to time of year and weather conditions
2020 schedule –
5 June – Dawn Oliver: watercolours
12 June – Klaus Hinkel: watercolours
8 September – Klaus Hinkel: watercolours

– Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before being picked up from the village and taken to Casa Maria to spend the day there
– You’ll all discuss your individual aims for the week so that your tutor can tailor the course to suit the group
– Enjoy an al fresco lunch in the garden
– Sketch, draw and paint in the garden of Casa Maria
– In the evening you will enjoy dinner at an excellent local Spanish restaurant

Peñoncillo beach and picnic lunch

– Enjoy breakfast at your leisure before heading to the beach for more painting and sketching. You will enjoy a picnic on the beach at lunchtime.
– In the evening you will head to a local restaurant in the village for dinner

Alcazaba or castle visit

– After breakfast at the hotel you will visit Malaga where you will enjoy painting and sketching either the famous Alcazaba or castle.
– You will enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing to work on your painting and drawing skills.
– In the evening you will head to a restaurant in the village for dinner

Free day

– Today is a free day for you to continue painting or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. In the evening you are again free to do as you please such as sampling one of the many restaurants of your choice

Botanical Gardens in Malága

– Enjoy breakfast before heading to the gorgeous botanical gardens of Finca La Concepcion where you will have the opportunity to paint the most beautiful tropical gardens of Spain
– Picnic lunch will be provided in the beautiful gardens
– After lunch you will carry on painting, followed by an evening dinner at a local restaurant


– After breakfast and throughout the day you will have the chance to finish your work, ask questions, receive feedback and learn new techniques
– Lunch will be provided at Paco’s restaurant in Torroz
– For your final evening the group will enjoy a farewell meal together in a village restaurant to reflect on your new found painting skills over a glass of good Spanish wine and delicious meal

Departure day

– After breakfast you are kindly asked to check-out of your room at the hotel ready for your transfer to Malaga airport (please see below for more details), taking home with you new, creative painting skills and an insight into Andalucían life that will stay with you long after the holiday is over

Location Info

Your holiday will be based in the typical white Andalucian pueblo of Torrox. Situated between Malaga and Nerja, this beautiful mountain village offers stunning landscape scenery, unique architecture and a near perfect climate year round.

Getting there

Please note that prices for the holidays do not include flights. We recommend using to check flights.

Nearest airport:
Malaga (40km away)

Complimentary return airport transfer:
A return transfer from Malaga Airport is included in the price of your holiday at set times which are:

Arrival: valid for all flights that arrive into Malaga Airport BEFORE 12 noon
Departure: you will leave Torrox at 9am which suits flights departing Malaga Airport AFTER 12 noon

If your flights arrive/depart outside these times, private transfers can be arranged for an additional cost of 60 Euros each way which is payable to the directly to the driver.

PLEASE NOTE: all guests must ..

  • 7 nights accommodation in a village house private bedroom with private bathroom
  • Please note: prices are per person and based on 1 person staying in a shared village house but with your own private room and bathroom; terrace, kitchen & lounges are shared with others on the holiday
  • Upgrades to a local hotel can be made based on availability
  • 5 days of painting tuition from a guest artist
  • Painting equipment – easels, drawing boards, lightweight folding chairs
  • You must bring your own brushes and paints (you will be sent a materials list prior to your holiday via email)
  • All transport to all painting locations
  • Breakfast daily in the form of a self-catering breakfast pack
  • All lunches and evening meals during the activity programme including a welcome dinner on the first night – please arrive in Torrox by 5pm (please note meals will not be provided on the free day)
  • A return transfer from Malaga Airport at set times (please advise your arrival flight details at least 14 days before the date of travel)
  • Please note: Transfers from the airport available at 12 noon (your flight must arrive before 12 noon) and back to the airport at 9am (your flight must leave after 12 noon) – if your flight arrives outside of this time, please contact us as private transfers can be arranged at extra cost of 60 Euros each way
  • All guests must check out of their rooms by 10am on departure day

Painting Holiday in Spain