The city is situated in a narrow valley surrounded by olive tree lined hills and the mountain scenery of the Middle Atlas. It sits on the old crossroads of caravan routes linking ancient empires from the Sahara and the Mediterranean, trade between whom was the source of the city’s prosperity and growth as a centre of learning and spirituality. Around every corner there are architectural treasures – palaces, museums, mosques, courtyards and fountains whose construction and elaborate decoration bears tribute to Morocco’s incredibly skilled craftsmen. The meandering medina alleyways hum with activity and local life – donkeys carrying supplies, lively cafés, and colourful souks
Where better to study painting on location than in the home of some of Britain's best loved plein air painters? West Cornwall offers a unique quality of light and stunning coastline that has attracted artists for two centuries. The fishing villages remain as characterful as ever, and the beaches are still as idyllic as they were when the Newlyn School was founded, almost 140 years ago. This is one of my favourite places to paint, and I can’t wait to share its treasures with a group of up to 10 people.
Our beautiful and historic watermill stands beside the River Rosaro in the small village of Posara. Peaceful and secluded, yet part of the village, the mill is just a mile or so from the walled medieval town of Fivizzano with its cafés, restaurants and shops. This is the heart of Lunigiana, in the North-west of Tuscany, a truly unspoilt part of Italy.
Shropshire's rolling hills, deep river valleys and medieval market towns will be the location for our 5 days of painting on location. Join us at harvest time as we explore one of England's most beautiful and best kept secrets. With it's diverse landscape and wealth of historic buildings, we will base our week around Ludlow and Church Stretton, using the lovely Westhope College as our base.
Join us painting in big sky country!
An historic land of windmills, waterways, beach huts and fishermen, Norfolk has appealed to artists for centuries with some of the most distinctive and picturesque landscapes in Britain.