Painting Holiday with Anthony Barrow

Watercolour Painting Holiday in Italy

10th – 17th June 2023 – more than 4 places available


Course Details

This course is aimed at artists who have had some experience with the medium. Painting en plein air around the town of Montelparo, the surrounding countryside and with exclusive use of the studio Anthony will be delivering demonstrations, tips on techniques and one to one tuition throughout the duration of the course.


About Anthony

Anthony is a professional artist and lecturer and a Member of the Institute for Learning.  He has been painting for over 30 years, is a member of NAPA, the National Acrylic Painters Association and holds a BA (Hons) Fine Art and Certificate in Education and Learning.

Anthony is predominantly a figurative painter with a prolific output that often overflows into the disciplines of landscape, still life and abstract painting. Chiefly commissioned based his vast experience and natural talent for capturing the underlying character of the sitter has led to numerous portrait commissions.

Anthony likes to experiment with the painting medium but in recent years he has been delivering watercolour classes at home and across Europe painting in a loose technique using a limited colour palette in the classroom and en plein air.

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Painting holiday prices start from €1,699 per person which includes the following:


  • All painting holiday tuition fees
  • 7 nights luxury en-suite accommodation – see our rooms here
  • Group airport transfers to and from either Ancona airport or local pick up points*
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch and evening meals
  • Delicious local house wine with lunch and evening meal
  • 5 days painting tuition including 3 days’ excursions to stunning locations
  • transport to painting locations
  • Unlimited use of lockable studio
  • Easels, boards and portable stools and chairs
  • 1 free day (lunch not included)


*On the day of arrival we organise pick up times based on the groups arrival times either into Ancona airport or at the local train or coach stops.


We will do our very best to make sure nobody has to wait for too long but please be aware we will be picking up other members of the group whose arrival times may not necessary coincide perfectly with your own and we ask for your patience.


If you are arriving at a time that really doesn’t tie in with the group or arriving a day or so earlier we can arrange for a taxi to pick you up.   The cost of a taxi is in the region of €150.  If there is anybody else arriving doing the same we will arrange it so that you can share the transport costs.


Similarly for departure, for retreats the rooms are to be vacated by 10:00 on the morning of departure.  Departure time will be set based on the majority of the group.  Again we will do our very best to accommodate everyone.


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