Art Academy

Art Academies in Beautiful locations

Our Art Academy holidays are all different, we tailor them to suit the dynamic locations we host them in. We are committed to focusing on improving skills and developing each painters style with focussed tuition.

We choose beautiful locations with luxury accommodation and have plenty of fabulous painting opportunities on offer.

We have several exciting trips planned for 2024 as travel opportunities arise.

The Art Academy tutors draw on their 20 years of teaching experience to provide expert tuition and painting support during the trip.

We will recommend a light travelling kit that is easy to carry that is useful for both paintings in a studio and working Plein air.


Peugia Italy

Ocy 8th – 16th – 2024



The ancient city of Perugia is a great painting location

 for ited  We choose beautiful locations with lovely hotels, in towns and cities that have plenty of fabulous painting opportunities on offer.

Perugia is a beautiful fortified walled city, standing proud on the top of a hill with dramatic views of the valleys beyond. It is the capital of Umbria and known as a city of art. Full of ancient buildings narrow alleyways the streets and squares have so much character. the museum is a feast of paintings, icons and ancient artefacts. 

It is only a short bus ride to the beautiful city of Assisi. very picturesque with the wonderful basilica and pretty streets. 


Ancora de chianti

May 5th – May 15th  – 2024



Ancora De Chianti 

A beautiful location only forty minutes from Florence.

a tewo centre retreat, six nights in Chianti and four nights in Florence.

We choose Ancora because it is a beautiful location with stunning long views of the Tuscan hills.  it is  nestled in olive groves and surrounded by a beautiful vineryard, owned by Laura and Phillipe Rotani. We love it because there are  plenty of fabulous painting opportunities on offer and it feels like oyu are staying in a beautiful italian family home.

The accomodation is an eco BNB with beautiful guest rooms with dining on the terrace. We are served with authentic cuisine made by a local chef. We drink the  wine from the vineyard in which we paint.

The famous Chianti Classico  – Verrazano vineyard is nearby and we like to visit for lunch and for a wine tasting and tour experience. Its a beautiful old building with so many photo opportunities. Plenty of painting and sketching inspiration to work on, back in the studio.

We dont buy flights but reccomend arrival and departure times as we collect* and return all guests from the airport.


2023 Art Academy Prices

Chianti – and Florence  5th  – 15th May 2024

  • group size  max 8
  • all media all styles
  • all level of painters
  • transfers included*
  • own ensuite room
  • all meals**
  • tour and lunch at Castello Verazanno
    • amazing deal – new price single painter fee: £3495.00 tbc

Brambles Amalfi – Italy

June 2019 -Sylvia. UK

There were inspirational views of Naples’ Bay to sketch and paint, from the hotel. Painting trips provided diversity in the ruins of Pompeii, the gardens of Ravello, the churches, and the ancient streets of Positano and Amalfi. Expert tuition was provided by our hosts Janet and Peter. A delightful trip.

Brambles – Japan

March 2018-Birgit. UK

I’ve got lovely memories that have established themselves now I’m thinking back to all the lovely things we did.

Brambles – Corfu – Greece

June 2014 – Judith – Canada

 “Lovely holiday, lots of great moments – Old Perithia, Thanks, Janet and Peter.”

          June 2014 – Roy – UK

“A fantastic experience! Brilliant location and great company. really feel that I have learnt something. thank you so much Janet & Peter.

Brambles – India – Darjeeling

October 2012 – . UK

“Best course I have been on, easy-going, good teaching.”

               Brambles – Devon

        August 2010 – C.R. from UK

“Thank you for taking a total novice and giving me techniques, encouragement and confidence!”