Painting Holiday with Peter Woolley

Join us from 15th – 22nd October 2022 on our week-long painting holiday – more than 4 places available

Suitable for all abilities:  Watercolours and Sketching Techniques


Course Details


As an experienced, professional painter, Peter will cover all the techniques necessary to produce exciting, vibrant watercolours depicting the rich and diverse landscapes and architecture of this area of Italy.


As a hands-on tutor, he will also incorporate a wide variety of sketching techniques, and help you to bridge the gap between simple, on-site pencil drawings, loose line and wash sketches and full-blown watercolours. During the week, we will paint out on location ‘en plein air’, dabble in some ‘urban sketching’ and make use of the fully-equipped art studio, where we will explore all aspects of the medium.


All abilities are welcome to join this watercolour adventure, from complete beginner upwards. While there will always being an emphasis on basic, core techniques, participants will also be encouraged, as spontaneously as possible, to explore more advanced ideas and methods, appropriate to the group and the subjects we are working on. The most important thing is to enjoy the unique location, relax and have fun with the medium.


About Peter


Peter Woolley has been a professional watercolour artist for 34 years, and is a well-travelled painter, having spent many years running workshops on cruise ships sailing to all corners of the world. He is the author of two books (‘Drawing Towards Watercolour’ and ‘Hills and Mountains in Watercolour’), has made several appearances on TV (The Painting and Drawing Channel), and is a Professional Associate of the SAA. He is frequently invited to demonstrate his techniques to, and run workshops with, art groups and societies across the UK.


As a keen traveller and sketcher, he has always been fascinated by the sweeping landscapes and diverse architecture of Italy.  He is looking forward to the opportunity of sharing his watercolour techniques with a group of like-minded travellers and artists, of all abilities, in a relaxed and inspiring environment.


Find out more about Peter 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
  • Local transportation including group transfers to and from either Ancona airport or Pedaso (station or bus stop)*
  • 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
  • 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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