Painting Holiday with Susie Hunt

Join us from 23rd – 30th September 2023 on our week-long painting holiday – more than 4 places available

Suitable for all abilities – Watercolour – Acrylics and Oil Painting


Susie will guide and help you to observe and sketch the fabulous landscape.  She will encourage you to use simple, portable sketching materials, some of which will be familiar and some that maybe you are not acquainted with.


Course Details


We will go out to different locations to sketch and paint directly from subject and then look at different ways to interpret and improve these sketches back at the Studio space.  All the while gaining inspiration from working with like minded people in this remarkable place.  There is no better way of impressing images into the memory and understand how to represent shapes and colours, than by sitting and looking and sketching. Watercolour will be the most commonly used media, but we will add other commonly used media to increase the range of  possible effects.


Susie is happy to help with acrylic and oil painting if either is your preferred medium. Where appropriate she will tutor basic techniques, colours mixing and theory, while also supporting and encouraging all levels of ability.  It is important that you enjoy your own work and at the same time become more confident with your materials – remembering too – that the word HOLIDAY is in the title.


About Susie


The Tutor, Susie Hunt, is an inspiring art tutor, with many years experience leading painting groups at home and abroad. Mostly she paints and teaches from her Studio next the River Don in Aberdeenshire, but she regards the opportunity to work in different locations, with a group of aspiring painters as  one of the pleasures of life.  She tutors specialist workshops such as watercolour techniques, collage and basic printmaking at West Dean College near Chichester and has worked with a number of art groups countrywide. She has shown work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Scottish Royal Academy and the Mall Galleries, apart from solo and mixed exhibitions in Galleries nationwide.


Find out more about Susie here


Painting holiday prices start from €1,599 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 locations
  • Unlimited use of lockable studio
  • Easels, boards and painting chairs supplied
  • 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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