Painting Holidays in Andalusia
Andalusia offers painters inspiring seascapes, wild countryside, mountain views, and an idyllic climate.
Our Andalusian base is the beautiful Il Palacete villa, set deep in dramatic hilly countryside, yet only 30 minutes’ drive from the coast. It’s private and peaceful, with spacious gardens, a pool and tennis court. This picturesque mini palace, full of charming historic details, dates back to the 1400s.
It’s a wonderful place to paint, with the aid of your experienced tutor who will offer techniques and tips to capture the essence of Andalusia, no matter whether you’re a novice painter or an old hand. We’ll venture out with sketchbooks to a pretty local town, private beach, and to the spectacular Alhambra Palace and city of Granada.
Meals are included, cooked by a private chef, and we’ll also dine at our favourite Spanish restaurant in a nearby hillside village.
Sketchbook, easels and boards are provided, and we’ll give you a handy list of painting materials to bring with you.
At a Glance
- Stay in the elegant Il Palacete villa set in the hills of Andalusia.
- Day trips exploring historic Granada and the sensational Alhambra Palace.
- Enjoy on-site sketching and painting with our friendly tutor.
- Dine on delicious Spanish food and wine, prepared by a private chef.
Your Holiday Price Includes
- No single supplement
- Private, en-suite accommodation in our Andalusia villa
- Painting lessons daily with our experienced tutors
- Your own Flavours chef preparing all your meals
- Visits as per itinerary
- All meals and wine throughout
- Transport throughout in private minibus
- Group transfers from Malaga airport*
* Provided you are able to meet them. Please ask for transfer times.
Where you're going to stay
Set in the dramatic Andalusian countryside, the historic 15th-century country house Il Palacete villa is just 30 minutes’ drive from the coast.
The interior offers palatial style; it’s luxurious yet comfortable, with a private and peaceful atmosphere. The spacious gardens and grounds are beautifully maintained, perfect for painting or relaxing with a drink while gazing over the hillside views. There’s also an elegant swimming pool and tennis court. It ticks all the hallmarks of the comfort our guests have come to expect on a Flavours holiday.
Painting in Andalusia - Itinerary
Day 1 (Sunday)
Group transfer to Il Palacete.
Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Malaga Airport and take you to the villa for welcome drinks and time to relax before dinner prepared by our local chef.
Day 2 (Monday)
Your first art session, sketching and painting with your tutor.
This morning you have your first sketching and painting session with your teacher, followed by lunch. The rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy at the villa or the pool area before dinner.
Day 3 (Tuesday)
A day of painting and relaxing, with meals at the villa.
Following breakfast this morning, guests will spend the rest of the day at the villa with time to continue their work, or relax. Lunch and dinner will be at the villa.
Day 4 (Wednesday)
A day trip to the city of Granada and the Alhambra Palace.
Today, we will head to Granada city centre, the Moorish Jewel and visit the Alhambra Palace. We’ll stop for lunch at our favourite local restaurant, with more time in the afternoon to explore the city. Late afternoon, return to the villa for dinner, prepared by your chef.
Day 5 (Thursday)
A day of painting, learning from your tutor, and relaxing at the villa.
After breakfast, you’ll have another painting session. Lunch will be at the villa and the rest of the day will be spent continuing your sketching or relaxing at the villa. Dinner is at the villa tonight, prepared by your chef.
Day 6 (Friday)
A morning painting, then visit to a local town and dinner at our favourite restaurant.
Spend today at the villa, with an opportunity to concentrate on a larger scale piece of work. Later this afternoon, we’ll head to local town of Otivar for a chance to sketch and explore the local area. Dinner this evening is at our favourite local restaurant in Otivar.
Day 7 (Saturday)
A final day to finish artworks, and an evening exhibition and farewell dinner.
Today is your final day of drawing and painting, with time to finish off your works and relax at the villa. Later this evening, we’ll have an exhibition of your artwork to the group, followed by a special farewell dinner prepared by your chef.
Day 8 (Sunday)
Breakfast before our transfer back to Malaga Airport.
After breakfast, the group transfer will collect you and take you back to Malaga airport for your flight home. Adios!
* Please note the itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather.
How to Get There?
There are direct flights to Malaga from many regional airports across the UK. For each of our holidays, we provide a group transfer on arrival and departure to Malaga Airport. Our team in the office are happy to advise you on our group transfer times to help with your travel arrangements – simply contact us »
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