Painting Holidays in Venice

students painting in watercolours on st. mark's square in Venice

Historic and beautiful Venice is the perfect place for a Flavours painting holiday in Italy! The splendor of Venetian canals, architecture and artwork will inspire you on your painting holidays. Our villa in Venice is a beautiful country house that’s historic with modern amenities, and is the perfect place for focusing on your art whilst in Italy.

It is a great escape and a little haven of peace in which to dwell for a while.

Dates and Availability

Date Price From Availability Enquiry Booking
11th June 2016 £ 1599 Available Enquire »
27th August 2016 £ 1599 Available Enquire »
10th September 2016 £ 1599 Available Enquire »

At a Glance

  • Stay in a renovated, historic building in beautiful countryside.
  • Get inspired by the magnificent city of Venice and paint on location.
  • A trip to Conegliano for a private Prosecco tasting.
  • Enjoy the wonders of Venetian cuisine prepared by our Italian chefs.

Your Holiday Price Includes

  • No Single Supplement
  • £100 towards your flight costs.
  • 5 days of painting tuition with our experienced tutors.
  • Private, en-suite accommodation in our Veneto villa.
  • A visits to the local town of Treviso and the city of Venice.
  • All meals and wine, including 2 meals at a local restaurant.

Where you’re going to stay

Villa Bianchini is a recently renovated historic rural building in the countryside not far from an ancient walled Venetian town on the Sile River. This immaculate villa has its own private pool and is surrounded by well-tended gardens, with modern amenities throughout. This peaceful villa is not far from nearby historic places of interest, including the magnificent city of bridges – Venice. Villa Bianchini is the perfect base to explore Venice and its surrounding region of Veneto. View our photo gallery to see more of your cooking venue & download your brochure to see more.

Villa used by the artist during their stay on the painting holiday

Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Marco Polo Airport and take you to the villa for welcome drinks on the terrace followed by dinner prepared by our local chef.

After breakfast you will have your first painting session, with an introduction to watercolour looking at basic techniques, different kinds of paper, brushes, etc., followed by lunch. The afternoon is yours to continue painting or relax by the pool. Dinner is prepared for you at the villa.

Excursion to the city of Venice with a chance to explore this historic city and paint or draw on location. A packed lunch will be provided to allow you to maximize your time at the location for sketching. Dinner tonight is prepared for you at the villa.

A leisurely morning to spend with the painting tutor, developing your work at the villa. For the rest of your day you are free to paint or relax by the pool. Dinner at the villa with a group show of your paintings.

You will have more time today to continue your painting before lunch prepared for you at the villa. In the late afternoon you will go to Treviso. Here you will have time for some sight-seeing and sketching before dinner in our favourite local trattoria.

After breakfast you will have time to continue painting followed by lunch. In the afternoon you’ll  we will drive to Conegliano (the home of Prosecco). Here you will enjoy a private wine tasting. Later returning to the villa for dinner.

After breakfast you will have time to continue painting followed by lunch. In the evening there will be dinner followed by a group show of work from throughout the week.

After breakfast, our transfer will collect you and take you back to Marco Polo Airport for your fight home.

Get inspired in Venice

Our Venice painting taster sessions are great for beginners and experts as we have a relaxed itinerary that allows for a great deal of experimentation and development at all levels. Would you like to find out more? We are here to help – simply contact us »

Picturesque St Marks square in Venice

What should you bring?

Prior to departure your painting teacher will supply you with a list of painting materials you will need for the course. All of the Flavour’s painting tutors are passionate about sharing their extensive knowledge and experience. So whether you are after the quintessential rolling hills of Tuscany or the exoticism of Sicily; each of Flavour’s destinations will undoubtedly inspire any artist. Sounds good? Make a holiday enquiry »