artistravel international

Our selection of art breaks and creative holidays

Within just 8 years artistravel has created the market-leading offer of German speaking creative holiday workshops. Despite growing quickly we’ve always remained a small, passionate family business, treating our tutors as family- members and guests as friends. more

It was passion and curiosity which drove us from offering a few dozen painting, photography and sculpturing courses in 2010 to more than 400 classes all over Europe in 2018. And now again curiosity and passion are driving our interest towards the international market with its English speaking offer of creative holiday courses and tours across Europe.

We were interested to learn from the best for our own business in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and so after months of research came up with what we personally think are the top 100 English speaking tutors and their very best classes, trips and holidays in some of the most beautiful spots in Europe — Enjoy a beautiful range of creative art breaks carefully selected by artistravel international!

If you have further suggestions or recommendations on amazing tutors, wonderful destinations or great workshops that we need to add to our artistravel international shortlist YOU are warmly invited to share YOUR experience with us!
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Upcoming Tours

01. - 02.02.2019

Paint your own old masters portrait

Jo Pickering will guide you through traditional techniques and methods in creating your own oil portrait. She will provide you a selection of suitable images. ...

North Yorkshire | GB
90 GBP
03. - 06.02.2019

Bright colours in a dark month - Paintin...

This short break art holiday gives artists the ideal opportunity to explore Derwent's Inktense blocks on Canson's Moulin du Roy paper, (all provided) utilising Robert's expressive use of colour using this very different media on top quality watercolo...

Lake District | GB
339 GBP
07. - 09.02.2019

Winter Wildlife 3 Day Special

Winter is arguably the best season to photograph many of the speciality species of the Scottish Highlands. The wildlife is in fine fettle with pristine plumage and thick winter coats and tends to be more approachable, allowing for exciting close-up e...

Cairngorms | GB
395 GBP
08. - 10.02.2019

Drawing made easy

A relaxed, friendly course for beginners and improvers alike. Learn the fastest, most accurate drawing methods, then enjoy putting them into practice and see how quickly your work can improve....

Lake District | GB
164 GBP
10. - 13.02.2019

Oil Painting

Join us as we take a relaxed, methodical approach to this versatile traditional painting medium. There are many ways to use oil paint and we will learn how to apply, control and enjoy all of its capabilities....

Lake District | GB
226 GBP
13. - 17.02.2019

Printmaking Workshop

Explore a wide range of techniques: woodcut (cutting in plankwood); engraving (on endgrain hardwood or plastic); drypoint (drawing on metal with steel); and etching, (using acid to etch on a zinc plate). Make handmade prints to your own design. Begin...

Lake District | GB
418 GBP
13. - 17.02.2019

Glencoe, Glen Nevis and Ardnamurchan - P...

Our base at the Holly Tree Hotel in Kentallen affords the best accommodation and cuisine in the area and facilitates our opportunities for dusk and dawn photography. In Februarya civilised 7.00 a.m. departure will comfortably take us into Glencoe or ...

Western Scotland | GB
1 395 GBP
17. - 19.02.2019

Acrylics Flexibility is the Key - Option...

*NEW* Produce small, quick impressions along with an expanded project, broadening your skill base and taking your work forward through a selection of pieces. Open your mind to choices so you can grow as an artist. Work from life in and around Higham ...

Lake District | GB
231 GBP
19. - 22.02.2019

Watercolour Laid Bare

*NEW* Simple elements of paper, pigment and water offer so many alternatives for the artist to create individual work. Brian can show you the many options available with quick exercises and detailed examination of choices to create striking, successf...

Lake District | GB
324 GBP
22. - 23.02.2019

ACRYLICS - Landscapes & Expressive Skies...

Mark will demonstrate how to incorporate coloured line, texture and a sense of distance within a chosen scene. You will experiment with vibrant and expressive colour combinations which are painted onto coloured grounds. Using coloured pastel paper to...

Dusseldorf | DE
229 EUR
23. - 01.03.2019

Carnival in Venice

I have made some amazing contacts during the many photo workshops I’ve conducted in Venice, and this means that my groups get unbelievable pictures during this 7 day trip — as you can see when you visit the photo gallery. We shoot costumed models in ...

Venice | IT
3 750 USD
25. - 03.03.2019

Lofoten Winter Photo Tour: Winter's Drea...

Visiting the Lofoten Islands during winter time is a dream for each landscape photographer. At this time of the year, the mighty waves of the sea break on sparkling, snow covered beaches. At the same time, the colourful rays of the enchanting Aurora ...

Lofoten | NO
3 420 CHF
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