Lefkara – painting holiday and weekend courses throughout the year.
You’ll be encouraged to try new skills and mediums, concentrating on local architecture, still life or natural scenery, all of which are abundant in Lefkara.
You won’t need to think about where to find your next subject, as you will be taken to a new location daily to soak up sun and new ideas. As well as the opportunity to paint ‘en-plein air’, you will have our art studio at your disposal throughout your entire stay just over the road from your accommodation. You’ll be free to come and go as you please to making those final touches or get creative when the mood takes you.
Your live-in art tutor has been practicing and refining her art for years, and is always on hand for 1 on 1 guidance or to help you produce art in a new form. Skilled in a range of mediums, she will help you explore everything from pencil to oil, and help you find the best medium for you. She is the perfect tutor for any artist in a rut, or in need of a nudge in a new direction.
Each morning, after a lovely breakfast, you will head to the studio to discuss the day ahead. You will then be taken to a new location as you prepare to paint ‘en plein air’ using different aspects of the beautiful island for inspiration. While out, you will enjoy either a picnic on site, or head to a local taverna and have lunch with the locals. Each day will bring new places and experiences, sights, tastes, sounds and smells, and it will be your choice what to capture whilst on the beautiful island of Cyprus.
Suitable for all levels of painting experience from beginners to advanced Minimum age 16 (If you would like to bring young children, please check with us for room availability)
Courses have a maximum of 14 people in each group and singles are very welcome as you'll meet others with a passion for painting
The course is mainly focused on drawing, watercolour, oil and acrylic painting All art and paint supplies of the highest quality will be provided
What To Bring:
It can get very hot in the summer so please take sun cream, mosquito repellant and a hat
Swimwear is also required for an outing to the beach
Conversely, in the winter and spring time, some warm clothing and an anorak is required.
Painting holiday itinerary: (start every Saturday)
Day 1 - arrival day
Registration and dinner
Day 2 - introduction to Lefkara
Walkabout in the village and 1st studio session
Day 3 - perspective and depth
Tackling village architecture and alleys
Day 4 - mixing colours
Plein-air session in the Troodos foothills
Day 5 - direct observation and composition
Exploring the island’s Venetian and Ottoman legacy
Day 6 - capturing light and shade
Plein-air session of nearby exceptional vista
Day 7 - depth, scale and tone
Ancient Greek perspective and seascapes
Day 8 – departure
Breakfast and transfer to the airport
Weekend courses itinerary (starts Friday)
Registration and our first group dinner
08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast
09:30 - 13:30 Art lessons
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch (a la carte)
15:00 - 18:00 Art lessons
08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast
09:30 - 13:00 Art lessons
13:00 - 15:00 Lunch and checkout
- 10 hours painting tuition (combination of studio and plein-air time)
- Fully equipped studio
- All materials provided
- En-suite accommodation
- Choice of breakfast