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Art Holidays in Cambodia Painting Holiday Angkor Wat - Siem Reap, Cambodia
This year we are going to Siem Reap in Cambodia to visit the famous world heritage Angkor Wat temples.
I visited recently and returned inspired to do a painting holidays. Subjects are everywhere, interesting people and inspiring vistas to paint and photograph.
Our 10 day holiday includes 4-5 days paint classes, visit galleries, an artist's studio, tours to Angkor Wat temples, a great boat trip Tonle Sap Lake.
The RiverGarden Siem Reap is a boutique hotel opposite the Siem Reap river in a local village area. You will see vibrant produce markets, kids going to school, monks giving blessings in the mornings, local businesses plying their trades at the markets - all are just steps away outside the front gate. We have temple tours, markets, galleries, boat and general tours - all fodder for our easels or cameras.
> www.therivergarden.info/paintingholidays.html 
Art Holiday Algarve Exclusive art holidays and tuition in the Algarve - Portugal
The painting holiday is set in the private 13-acre grounds which include its own lake, wooded walks and beautifully landscaped gardens, heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi - all for the exclusive use of artists or their non-painting partners.
No artist can be at a loss for inspiration in this exceptional Portuguese Quinta overlooking the Morgado golf reservoir in the unspoilt, pine-covered hills of the Algarve.
Your Tutor, Margaret Ruddy is the owner of Quinta Artista, Margaret designed the Quinta which contains the gallery and working studio. Margaret is a graduate of the renowned Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. A member of the Glasgow Society of Women Artists, Margaret exhibits widely and sells in various galleries in Portugal, Scotland and Canada. Margaret specialises in pastels, oils and acrylics, watercolour and gouache are also available.
> www.algarveartatquinta.co.uk 
Art Holidays in Portugal
Art in the Algarve - Portugal

If you love art … and are looking to combine your passion with a holiday in the sun, then Art In The Algarve is a perfect choice. We have excellent art teachers waiting to share their knowledge with you.
We run art courses … covering a variety of mediums from watercolours, oils, still life and general art on a weekly basis. If you are just looking to come away and paint but not after the tuition then we also offer the studio and the accommodation for artists.
Our custom built Art School ... is set in the beautiful rustic town of Olhao in the Algarve. With vaulted ceilings, Roman brick work, three courtyards and an olive tree (believed to be over 150 years old), the school has been restored offering an exceptional space for artistic creativity.
> www.artinthealgarve.com
Cubertou Art Holidays – Lot Valley, SW France
The Art Holiday includes a series of workshops exploring a range of artistic materials and techniques including print-making, drawing, construction and textiles. Attend as many or as few workshops as you like, or just do your own thing with our support. Suitable for complete beginners to experienced artists. Held in a beautiful old farm in the Lot region – renowned for its unspoilt beauty, rich history, glorious night skies and excellent food and wines.
4th - 10th August and 11th- 17th August 2013
> www.cubertou.com/art-holidays/
Art Vacations in France
Painting Holidays at Casa Fiori - Italy
Beautiful painting locations, time to relax, 3 hours painting sessions per day plus one- to- one tuition. Casa Fiori watercolour painting holidays are designed to provide a creative learning experience and a wonderful holiday.  For guests accompanying  watercolourists Montefiascone boasts a magnificent Lake shore providing swimming, horse riding, fishing, walking, cycling, canoeing etc
> http://www.casafiori.co.uk/whats-on.php
Painting holidays at Casa Fiori
Painting & Printmaking Holiday - USA
The Shenandoah Art Destination in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. An ideal creative vacation and inspiration for any art lover – all artists welcome from the beginner to the professional painter; for watercolor, oil and acrylics; lino and woodcuts; dry point and mono printing. Course guidance/tutelage by experienced commercial and fine artist. Studio and accommodation for up to 8 people; includes cultural activities. Cost inclusive - lodging (private bedrooms & bathrooms), breakfast, lunch, and 3 course dinners.
> www.shenandoahartdestination.com/
Shenandoah Art Destination
Field Studies Council – Be inspired by the natural world – UK
Our courses concentrate on the more artistic elements of the natural world and use the outdoors as inspiration for your artwork. Including Watercolours, Oils and Acrylics, Pastels, Drawing and Sketching, Botanical Illustration, Flower Painting, Portraits and Wildlife Art. Wide range of courses on offer at all levels to help you to explore and develop your creative skills. Courses are based in and around the stunning locations of our Field Studies Council Centres across the UK.
> www.field-studies-council.org/painting
Paint Paleochora - Art Courses in South Crete - Crete
Join us on one of our 3 or 7 day courses and experience the pleasure of creating your own art, whilst enjoying the stunning surroundings of the southern coast of Crete. All levels catered for, courses include all materials and use of equipment. Paleochora is situated on a peninsula that juts into the Lybian Sea. Also referred to as 'The Bride of the Lybian Sea' it enjoys a fabulous micro climate that gives over 300 days of sunshine every year.
> www.paintpaleochora.com/
Inspired by Gardens - Devon - UK
Five Day fully residential painting holidays with experienced tutor Catherine Stott, AA 4 star accommodation and painting visits to wonderful English gardens in Devon and Somerset. Residential painting weekends, and a programme of day workshops also available. Suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience. Teaching ratios are small, receive plenty of individual attention, tuition in watercolour and pastel techniques.
> www.inspiredbygardens.co.uk/
Paint Andalucia - Painting Holidays - Spain
Based in the typical white Andalusian pueblo of Torrox, 50 km east of Malaga, we offer painting holidays for small groups of artists.  Our objective is to improve your technique, regardless of your starting point. Our resident professional artist, Anna Martin provides expert advice and commentary and will introduce you to new techniques to enhance your skills.  Accommodation is in comfortable village houses with delicious local food in a friendly and inclusive environment.  Discover the hidden Spain, the scenery, flora and fauna, architecture and culture.  Suitable for beginners and experienced artists.
> www.paint-andalucia.com/
Art Vacations in Spain
Painting Holidays in Extremadura - SW Spain and Wales
Beginners and experienced welcome. 7 nights : Stay in a Conquistador Palace, painting and drawing in and around the magical town of Trujillo. Or 4 nights : Stay in a Country Finca, painting and drawing amidst the beautiful landscape listening to the birds. Idyllic locations with experienced tutor, enjoying fine food and wine! Non painting partners and friends can join creative cookery classes or simply enjoy the wonderful locations in Spain and Wales.
> www.art-paintingholidays-spainwales.co.uk/
Art Vacations in Spain

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Inspired by Gardens - Devon - UK
Inspired by Gardens runs a variety of Art Courses and workshops at Weston House in Bampton, mid-Devon, UK. Courses vary in length from afternoon courses and day workshops to Art holiday weeks and weekends. Take a look at our Courses and Workshops page for more information...
> www.inspiredbygardens.co.uk/
Vegetarian Bed, Breakfast and Art -
Los Gatos Valencia, Spain.
Los Gatos is a vegetarian B&B in Spain, run by artists and not only offers friendly, alternative accommodation but also private art classes and art workshops.
> www.bblosgatos.com
Courses - Holly Somerville Botanical Artist - Ireland
We are now taking bookings for botanical watercolour painting courses in our newly refurbished studio, an old two-storey millhouse. Set in the rolling West Wicklow mountains, just one hour from Dublin, Mount Slaney is eleven acres of artists’ paradise.
> www.hollysomerville.com/courses

Scottish Painting Holiday -
Scotland
Your opportunity to experience a Scottish Painting Holiday in the dramatic scenery of the Trossachs. A Painting Holiday with Lochs, Glens, Mountains and comfortable surroundings.
> www.paint-landscape.com/ScottishPaintingHoliday.html

Paint in Scotland
We invite you to join us in the spectacular landscape of the Scottish Highlands, where you can interpret this wonderful scenery in all its extraordinary and varied moods.
> www.spanglefish.com/paintscotland/
Montanaro Circle - Italy
Montanaro Circle offers specialised courses in art, nature and spirituality. Whether it is carving your own wooden bowl, learning the art of Zen meditation or walking the pilgrims route through the Sibillini mountains, we want you to feel truly enriched.
> www.montanarocircle.com/

Holiday Art Courses - Scotland
Be inspired by the beautiful country side of Scotland and enjoy holidays in a relaxed and creative atmosphere. The surrounding landscape at Ballochruin Farm and the nearby river offers scope for wonderful outdoor paintings. Whether you are looking for an art course for the whole family, or just want to spend a week on your own course, we have plenty to suit.
> www.art4youscotland.co.uk
Painting holiday in Piemonte - Italy
Fully inclusive painting and drawing courses in the beautiful Monferrato Hills in Piemonte northern Italy. Located between Turin and Asti we are in the foothills of the Alps. Professional tuition is provided by Joy Moore, an English painter resident in Italy since 2006.

Art Holiday - Scotland
This summer we are offering four Painting and Drawing weeks and our two week-long Summer School, an amazingly good value experience for all level of skill.

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www.creative-retreat.co.uk

Art Holiday - Greece
An inspirational week or two in the fascinating medieval town of Rhodes. Have the space and freedom to discover your creative potential. All levels welcome, from complete beginners to accomplished artists.
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www.beetlefelt.co.uk/rhodes.html

Painting holidays in Tuscany - Italy
Our relaxing, inspiring and fun-filled painting courses with hand-picked internationally renowned tutors are designed to help both experienced painters and beginners to release their talent and most of all, enjoy their painting. We offer courses in watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics and other media.
> www.watermill.net/painting-holidays/

Paint Andalucia - Painting Holidays - Spain
The special light, panoramic vistas, unique architecture and Climate of Andalucia makes it the perfect place for you to explore your creativity under the guidance of our resident artist, Anna Martin. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists.
> www.paint-andalucia.com/

Painting Tuition Holidays - Menorca
Our art holidays include full painting tuition, art lessons and painting demonstrations. These quality art holidays are open to artists and painters of all levels. Our art tutor Sue Ford is accomplished in all media – from charcoal drawing to watercolour, oils, guache and pastel.
> inspiration-holidays.com/art-holidays/

Painting holidays - France
'Le Studio' is situated close to the Loire Valley in central France in a region noted for Natural Beauty, Wildlife, Historical Architecture, Great Food and Wine.
> www.artbreaksinfrance.com/
Art Holidays in Italy
Painting holidays art holidays and walking holidays with excellent tuition in beautiful surroundings in italy. Learn to draw, paint in acrylics, oils or watercolours, ...
> www.artholidaysinitaly.com/
Art Ways - New Zealand
New Zealand’s amazing and diverse scenery, safe environment, friendly people and relaxed way of life provide ideal conditions in which to explore your creativity and develop and apply your artistic skills, under the guidance, support and encouragement of accomplished local and international artists.
> www.artwaysnz.co.nz/artwaysnz/index.html

Art in the Andes - Argentina
The opportunity to develop your own artistic skills and vision.Tuition by practising artists, tailored to your individual needs .Tuition in english, and/or spanish. Long sunny days working outdoors. Inspiring painting trips to explore the dramatic local landscapes.Warm hospitality. Excellent home cooking and fine local wines.
> www.kate-kirby.com/paintingholidays.html

Artist's Dream Holiday Plein Air Painting in Prague - Czech Republic
OPEN to 10 artists and their guests. Join Artist Rod Cameron and Prague native, Jiri Balej, together with Artist Margaret Stanton.5 days of painting workshops with Rod Cameron in different locations, 2 evening figure painting sessions, Daily sightseeing tours, personal instruction.
> www.margaretstanton.com/Praguepaintingworkshop

Watercolour Sketching Holiday - Spain
This is a watercolour sketching holiday ideal for beginners who have never held a paint brush before or sat outside and sketched, to the experienced painters. This is our first time going to Mazarron where it is unique for a painting holiday of it's kind in this area of Murcia.
> www.murcia-paintingholidays.co.uk/

Watercolor painting holiday - New Zealand
We will provide the painting locations, picnic or box lunches, informal art discussions on everything from composition to galleries, assistance and critiques. Unlike painting workshops where your traveling companion has to find something to do while you're in class, our excursions are also for non-painters.
> adeleearnshaw.com/workshops

Art Holidays on Aphrodites' Island - Cyprus
Taking Cyprus’ stunning landscape as its inspirational starting point, each week focuses attention on particular aspects of painting and image-making - experimenting with different media, the use of colour, exploring tone, painting from collage, printmaking, abstracting from the landscape, skies and seas.
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www.marylynnestadler.com/artholidays.html

Art Courses, Art Workshops, Painting Holidays, Art Breaks - Norfolk UK
Explore ways of creatively expressing yourself through Art or Photography, experiment with different media, develop your skills and confidence, discover personal interests in these very small, friendly Art Classes, Art Courses, Art Workshops or One-to-One Art or Photography
> www.denisealexander.co.uk/

Art Holiday in Scilly Isles - Cornwall, UK
Tutored painting holiday, lovely accommodation, small group, with friendly artist tutor Sue Paton
> www.paintingholidayheaven.com

Art Holiday - Kefalonia, Greece
Art course that includes staying in beautiful apartments near the coast at Koumaros Lassi overlooking the renowned beach of Makris Gialos in Kefalonia where the film, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was shot. The area is of outstanding beauty with features that will stimulate your creative taste-buds.
> www.artist-gavinmayhew.co.uk/greekartholidays.html

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