Painting Holidays in Frigiliana, SpainDiscover the rustic charm of Andalucía through the eyes of a painter and the coloured magic of the impressionists.
Frigiliana – the base for your painting holiday in Spain. Set in Andalucia is the typical pueblo blanco of Frigiliana which sits high on a mountain ridge overlooking the Mediterranean with spectacular panoramic views. Voted the ‘prettiest village in Andalucía’ by the Spanish tourism authority, it is a tangle of narrow cobbled streets lined by whitewashed houses, their wrought-iron balconies filled with planters of brilliant red geraniums. Small plazas provide shady seating amidst the original Moorish architecture. With approximately 320 days a year of sunshine this must be one of the top ten places for a painting holiday in Europe. All year sunshine makes this a perfect destination for painting holiday throughout the year.
Exceptional Tutoring on Your Painting Holiday in Spain
Frigiliana is the base for your painting holiday in Spain. We have the sole use of a stunning Moorish style house set in large grounds with pools and fountains, rose gardens and a Romanesque courtyard – our own Little Alhambra. The surrounding region has unspoilt beaches, mountain landscapes of the Sierras de Tejeda, and the spectacular botanical gardens and palatial fortification of the Alcazabar in Malaga. We are spoilt for choice for painting holiday locations. Experience the lush landscape of the Axarquia.
Throughout the painting holiday you will be guided through spectacular landscapes punctuated by the colour of local flowers, and our resident artist Anna Martin will assist you to capture the scenery in a quick and effective way. Anna will guide you to develop your style and technique during the painting holiday. The groups are kept small to allow for individual tuition. We paint for some days in the quiet retreat of Little Alahambra with stunning views over the Mediterranean and mountains that provide a backdrop to the white washed village of Frigiliana. We also set out to new locations in the area during the painting holiday to inspire your creativity and return to Frigiliana to eat in specially selected local restaurants and on the quiet terrace at Little Alhambra. Click here to view a gallery with some of Anna Martin’s paintings.
Sharing Delicious Mediterranean Cuisine, Making Friends, Having Fun
What's Included in your Painting Holiday
- Seven night’s accommodation (no single supplement).
- Full programme of tuition.
- Breakfast each morning on the terrace.
- Four lunches (including wine.
- Five dinners (including wine).
- Transport for visits each day.
- Transfers from/to Malaga airport (at set time).
- Use of equipment (chairs, boards).
- Flights: the nearest airport is Malaga.
- Travel Insurance: It is advisable for all guests to take out travel insurance for their trip.
- Private transfers from the airport if you are not able to make the set transfer time.
- Extras e.g. drinks, ice creams on location. Lunch and dinner on the free day.
- Paints and paper etc. Participants should bring their paints, paper, brushes etc. A full equipment list is provided on booking.
Accommodation and Travel
The setting is stunning with the backdrop of the mountains of the Parque Natural Sierras de Tejeda intricate mazes of white-washed Moorish houses along cobbled streets. We stay at Little Alhambra, a stunning Moorish style retreat for our sole use set in large Mediterranean gardens with fountains and swimming pools.
A Typical Itinerary for your Painting Holiday in Spain
Typical daily schedule
Breakfast: 8.30 am – 9.30 am Painting on Location: 10.00 am – 13.00 pm Lunch: 13.00 pm – 14.00 pm Painting on Location: 14.00 pm – 16.30 pm Pre-Dinner Drinks: 19.30 pm Dinner: 20.00 pm
A Typical Week
Day 1: Arrival Day
we will meet you at Malaga airport and take you to your hotel in the pretty mountain village of Frigiliana with panoramic views over the Mediterranean. After settling into the hotel you will have time to explore the village before a delicious meal in a friendly local restaurant in the village.
Day 2: Painting in Frigiliana
Exploring the maze of cobbled streets in this charming white village you will have the chance to paint the village houses decked with colourful Mediterranean flowers or the spectacular views up to the surrounding mountains. Lunch on the terrace at the hotel and an opportunity to swim in the afternoon. Dinner in an intimate tapas restaurant in the village.
Day 3: Painting an unspoilt beach and cliffs
Capturing seascapes and fishing boats. Dinner in a local village restaurant.
Day 4: Landscape painting and wine tasting at local bodega
Experience the lush landscape of the Axarquia. You will be guided through spectacular landscapes punctuated by the colour of local flowers. Our resident artist Anna Martin will assist you to capture the scenery in a quick and effective way. Wine tasting in local bodega with lunch. Dinner in local tapas restaurant.
Day 5: Free Day
You can continue to paint, just relax and explore, or we can arrange a trip for you e.g. to Granada to visit the impressive Alhambra palace.
Day 6: Botanical Gardens, Malaga
Be inspired by the Impressionists in capturing the delightful botanical gardens. Dinner in restaurant near the beach.
Day 7: Landscape or village painting
Painting in the valley or village of Frigiliana. Finishing paintings from the week and brushing up on techniques. Lunch in delightful village restaurant followed by sharing paintings from the week. Dinner in local bodega restaurant.
Day 8: Farewell to Andalucia
After a leisurely breakfast we take you back to Malaga airport for your flight home or onward journey.