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Painting holiday near Nerja, Andalucia

The Andalucían mountain village of Torrox, located between Malaga and Nerja, is the setting for your painting course where you’ll immerse yourself in Andalucían life whilst brushing up on your painting skills on this week long painting holiday.


  • Accommodation in Torrox for seven nights/eight days
  • Your own private room and bathroom
  • Terrace, kitchen & lounges are shared with others on the course
  • Painting tuition throughout the week from resident artist Anna Martin
  • Painting equipment – easels, drawing boards, lightweight folding chairs
  • Paper and canvasses are provided at an extra cost to you
  • It is recommended you bring your own brushes
  • Transport to the beach on your free day
  • All transport to the Finca and Marias & painting locations
  • All lunches and evening meals during the activity programme (please note meals will not be provided on the free day)
  • Note: A breakfast pack is provided every morning in your accommodation for you to make your own breakfast
  • Return transfer from Malaga airport at set times which are: 11am-12.30pm from the airport and 8am-10am back to the airport (private transfers can be arranged outside of these times for an additional cost of around £45-65 each way)
Day one

You will be collected from Malaga airport and taken to the village of Torrox where your course and accommodation will be based. Have a welcome lunch on the terrace of the host building, the after lunch, take time to settle in and stroll around the village. In the evening you will meet the resident artist, Anna, who will lead a brief introduction on the objectives, materials and itinerary for the painting and drawing week. Take dinner at a local Spanish restaurant.

Day two

Finca visit and afternoon painting class - Have a leisurely breakfast before meeting at nearby Finca la Paz, your host’s house, with your painting tutor, Anna - Note: Breakfast is provided in a pack to your accommodation kitchen area each morning of tea/coffee/breads/fruits etc... for you to make your own breakfasts, it may be necessary to supplement the pack during the week. You’ll all discuss your individual aims for the week so that Anna can tailor the course to suit the group. Have lunch at Finca la Paz. Relax with an afternoon siesta before taking your first painting lesson in the village of Torrox. In the evening you will have dinner at a local Spanish restaurant

Day three

Street markets of Torrox and home made Andalucian dinner. Have breakfast at your leisure before continuing with your painting course in the village. On Monday mornings there is a colourful street market in Torrox that will give you the opportunity to capture the stalls, produce and people. Have a picnic lunch in the village and take a short afternoon siesta to rejuvenate yourself for the afternoon’s activities. Late afternoon you will be driven to Maria’s Cortijo where you can relax around the swimming pool or paint the views from this hilltop location, so remember to take your sketchpad and camera. Maria and her friends will prepare you a traditional homemade Andalucian evening meal eaten al fresco (weather permitting).

Day four

Visit the pretty seaside town of Caleta de Velex. After breakfast you will visit the seaside town of La Caleta de Velez where you will paint and sketch the beaches, marina, working fishermen’s yard, fish market and much more. You will have a picnic lunch before returning to Torrox. This afternoon is free to relax or to work on your painting and drawing skills. In the evening you are invited to Finca la Paz where your host will serve you a vegetarian banquet.

Day five

Burriana beach free time - Today is a free day but transport is provided to Burriana beach where you can choose to continue painting or simply relax and enjoy the surroundings. In the evening you are again free to do as you please but transport can be provided to Torrox Costa where you can sample one of the many restaurants and walk along the promenade.

Day six

Mountain village visit. Enjoy breakfast before heading to the mountain village of Acebuchal nestled in a charming valley where you will have the opportunity to paint the mountainous location, village houses and cobbled streets. Lunch will be provided at Acebuchal’s local bar restaurant where they serve home-cooking including local meat and game dishes (vegetarian options are available). After lunch you will return to Torrox and have time to relax before an evening tapas dinner at a local restaurant in the main square.

Day seven

Spanish mules and other pets. After breakfast you will meet at Finca la Paz where you will have more painting tuition with Anna before having the option to paint still life or you may even decide to paint the resident mule or any of the other pets at the Finca. Throughout the day you will have the chance to finish your work, ask questions, receive feedback and learn new techniques. Lunch will be provided at Finca la Paz. For your final evening the group will have a farewell meal together in a village restaurant with a glass of Spanish wine and meal.

Day eight

Departure day - After breakfast you will check-out of your room ready for departure.
You will stay in one of the eight Moorish houses in the village of Torrox. The houses have between one and three bedrooms and you’ll have your own private bedroom and private bathroom. Each house has a small shared lounge, kitchen and terrace with views over the village and mountains. Each house is well equipped with all mod cons and you’ll have a washing machine, fridge, iron, ironing board and hairdryers. Wi-fi is available in the accommodation and is also available in cafes and bars in the village. Your hosts have dogs therefore we suggest you warn them beforehand if you have any allergies.

Please note that all transport is included to and from your hosts house, any painting locations so you don’t have to worry about driving or taxis during your stay. All main meals are included except on your free day. You can check in anytime on your arrival day and check-out by noon on departure day.

NOTE: Breakfast is provided in a pack to your accommodation kitchen area each morning of tea/coffee/breads/fruits etc... for you to make your own breakfasts, it may be necessary to supplement the pack during the week

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