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Why not benefit from professional tuition and enjoy personal care and attention from 'beginning to end' on one of our painting holidays abroad?


Painting Holiday around the Northern Shoreline of Lake Garda with David Bellamy and Jenny Keal

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Hotel Club Olivi pool
  Riva del Garda
  Mount Baldo cable car

We warmly invite you to join David Bellamy and Jenny Keal on our seventh painting holiday around the beautiful northern shoreline of Lake Garda. The scenery here is breathtaking with the vertical limestone rock face rising dramatically from the water’s edge receding only occasionally to allow small lakeside towns to develop from what would have been very early settlements.  

Staying in an elevated position just outside the beautiful lakeside town of Malcesine, our hotel is set in its own private gardens amidst some truly inspiring landscape.

David and Jenny will organise a structured daily painting format which will include demonstrations, group tuition and one to one guidance as appropriate. Individual tuition can be provided in any media, however, group demonstrations by David and Jenny will be in Watercolour and Pastel respectively.

The programme for our week has, as always, been thoughtfully designed to provide not only an interesting variety of painting subject matter but, also, to afford the visitor with a genuine feel for this most beautiful of the Italian lakes.

In addition to painting around the harbour of Malcesine, with its distinctive pastel coloured Venetian style architecture and distant headlands, we will include full day excursions to a number of other lakeside painting locations and, (weather permitting) via the ‘two-stage’ cable car, to the awe-inspiring heights  of Mount Baldo.

There will be an element of walking involved but at a sensible leisurely pace, it is however worth bearing in mind that some streets are uneven and cobbled and therefore not ideally suited to wheeled 'painting kit' trolleys!

We will be staying at the Club Hotel Olivi in Malcesine on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis.  The hotel is set in extensive private gardens and has a gym, jacuzzi and heated outdoor swimming pool (towels provided). Our accommodation is ensuite with  air conditioning, satellite television, safe, mini bar, hair dryer, bath or shower, free WIFI, living room corner and balcony. The hotel restaurant is influenced by the Italian tradition and inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. Breakfast is buffet style and there is a daily changing four course dinner menu starting with a grand buffet of appetizers and salads and ending with chef’s lavish buffet of desserts.

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The holiday includes:

  • Half Board accommodation (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) at the Club Hotel Olivi, Malcescine. 

  • British Airways return flights Gatwick/Verona.

  • Cable car and private coach transfers and excursions.

  • Group tuition with one-to-one guidance as appropriate. 

You will love this Painting Holiday if you enjoy:

  • Learning in a relaxed, holiday environment.
  • Expert guidance in any media from leading, professional artists and tutors.
  • Improving your skills and socialising in the company of a likeminded group. 

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Tutors:                          David Bellamy and Jenny Keal

Date:                             18th-25th June 2017  (Sunday-Sunday)

Fee:                               £2195.00

Single Supplement:     £255.00his Painting Holiday if you enjoy:

  • Lunches and drinks are not included in the cost of the holiday.
  • Deposit is £200.00pp.  Balance is due eight weeks prior to commencement of the holiday.
  • Non-painting partners are welcome - £100 reduction on the fee when sharing your accommodation - subject to availability.

We ask that you either call us on 01553 631689 or email us to check availability. This holiday has been organised for us by Travel Editions Ltd who are ABTA and ATOL bonded agents.  If booking direct through Travel Editions website you will be sent a booking form setting out West Norfolk Arts Centre terms and conditions which should be signed and returned prior to us confirming your reservation.

We research all our foreign trips thoroughly, checking hotels and suitable painting locations well in advance. We do not run 'an opportunity to paint along with...' trips. Unless otherwise specified, all our painting holidays are tutored by the tutor(s) in the morning and afternoon (eight-day courses abroad include one half day for retail therapy / relaxation). 

Please Note:
On all painting holidays the tutor will organise a daily painting routine with demonstrations and one-to-one guidance as appropriate.  Richard Cartwright of West Norfolk Arts Centre, will be on hand to deal with any non-painting aspects which may arise ensuring the tutor is free to provide the high standard of tuition you expect. Costs do not include transport from West Norfolk.
Comprehensive travel insurance is available through Travel Editions.

Please make cheques payable to Travel Editions Ltd. Travel and accommodation arrangements are being professionally organised for us by Travel Editions who are ABTA (V3120) and ATOL (3525) bonded tour operators  To ensure you enjoy the benefits and financial security of these bonding arrangements the contract for your painting holiday is with Travel Editions.

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