Painting Holiday with David Shkolny 2023

Join us from 22nd – 29th April 2023 – on a week long painting holiday in Central Italy – more than 4 places available

Suitable for all abilities and all mediums


Course Details

Participants will enjoy a week of exploring beautiful street scenes of Montelparo, and surrounding countryside, painting in the sun drenched mornings colourful vistas and centuries old architecture. Your instructor, David Shkolny, will demonstrate and give short lectures, followed by one-on-one assistance as you plan out your masterpiece. Later, bring your work back to the studio where you can add the final touches (or work from photo references), learn and enjoy each other’s company, before setting out again for a short trip to capture the golden hour. Suitable for the novice or seasoned painter, David has experience in teaching all mediums and will gently guide you on your dream painting holiday.


About David

The tutor, David Shkolny, is a professional artist with twenty years’ of experience teaching drawing and painting. David has a specialization in soft pastel, but will also demonstrate painting techniques. No matter what level of ability you have, he will offer sound advice to bring out your confidence, while allowing you to work at your own pace.


To see David’s work visit:



Painting holiday prices start from €1,499 per person which includes the following:


  • All painting holiday tuition fees
  • 7 nights luxury en-suite accommodation – see our rooms here
  • Local transportation including group transfers to and from either Ancona airport or Pedaso (station or bus stop)*
  • All meals including breakfast, lunch or gourmet picnics on location and evening meals
  • Delicious local house wine with lunch and evening meal
  • 5 days painting tuition including 3 days’ excursions to stunning locations
  • 1 free day (lunch not included)
  • Unlimited use of lockable studio
  • Easels, boards and painting chairs supplied


*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 €165.  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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