Painting Holiday with Jenny Aitken

Painting Light with Jenny Aitken – painting holiday in the heart of Italy

10th – 17th September 2022 – more than 4 places available

Suitable for all abilities – Acrylics and Oils


Course Details

Jenny is passionate about teaching a solid painterly technique, from compositional skills and tonal study through to colour mixing and brushwork. Much of her process is about mixing colours and tones accurately, with a freer, loose application of paint to achieve impressionistic light and movement. With a simple acrylic colour palette, we will follow this process from plein air study through to studio finish, simplifying the stunning scenery of the area to depict beautifully composed, atmospheric paintings; full of light.


About Jenny

The Course Leader, Jenny Aitken is an award-winning artist, known for her atmospheric paintings. She lives in Derbyshire where she paints both plein air and in the studio, focussing on light – whatever the subject. She regularly travels to paint. Through her use of vibrant colour, texture and movement, she tries, she says, to portray ‘the experience of a place’ – the weather, the seasons, the passage of time and of people passing through. She runs demos and painting workshops around the country, and is a guest writer for The Artist magazine. As a seasoned tutor, her passion for painting is well known, as is her encouraging and informative teaching style. She exhibits in several galleries including the Harbour Gallery in Cornwall, which represents some of the best contemporary artists in the UK.


Find out more about Jenny here


Painting holiday prices start from €1,449 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 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 2 days’ excursions to stunning locations
  • Transportation to painting locatons
  • Unlimited use of lockable studio
  • Easels, boards and painting chairs supplied
  • 1 free day (lunch excluded)


*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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