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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 in Austria with David Bellamy and Jenny Keal

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Vals Valley
Hotel Edelweiss
Hotel outdoor pool
  Grawa Waterfall
Demo on location with David

You are warmly invited to join tutors David Bellamy and Jenny Keal on this, our third, organised painting holiday to the Austrian Tyrol. In total, this will be the 75th tutored painting holiday we have organised since we began our overseas Painting  Holiday Programme………. so it’s a very special landmark occasion for us and one that we very much hope you will be able to celebrate with us!

For 2019 we have chosen the Hotel Edelweiss as our base, a privately owned four star property situated on the outskirts of Neustift which is set in the very heart of the Stubai Valley. The moment you arrive the overwhelming feeling here is welcoming, comfortable, stylish and relaxed. This, combined with the stunning scenery which surrounds us, promotes an irrepressible sense of wellbeing! Pine forested slopes, meadows and the breath-taking mountain scenery are all, quite literally, on our doorstep!

Our hotel offers all the usual facilities one would expect, including a choice of indoor or outdoor swimming pools - towels provided in Wellness area. There is a fitness room, sauna and a Wellness Centre offering a variety of  natural beauty treatments. Our accommodation has been arranged on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis and the modern, well appointed rooms are all ensuite. 

The painting programme for our week has, as always, been thoughtfully designed to provide not only an interesting  variety of subject matter to keep the artistic juices flowing but, also, to give a genuine feel for this area of outstanding natural beauty. With that in mind, the intention is to go high by cable car once or twice (weather permitting) together with private coach excursions to our carefully chosen locations which will include valleys, mountains, waterfalls and some townscape/architectural opportunities!

As with all our overseas holidays there will be one half day, from a tuition point of view, for a little sightseeing, retail therapy and general relaxation. That said, you are, of course, welcome to opt out of the non-compulsory structure any time you wish!  

David and Jenny invite you to join them painting in the media of your choice. Individual tuition can be provided in any media, however, group demonstrations by David and Jenny will be in Watercolour and Pastel respectively.

There will be an element of walking involved but always at a sensible, leisurely, pace – it is, however, worth bearing in mind that some of our planned locations are not ideally suited to wheeled ‘painting kit’ trolleys and a comfortable pair of sturdy walking shoes are highly recommended! 

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

>   More information about David and Jenny

Tutors:   David Bellamy and Jenny Keal
Date:      21st - 28th September 2019  (Saturday-Saturday)
Fee:        £2295.00 per person

The fee is per person based on sharing a twin/double room. The supplement for sole occupancy of a twin/double room is £395.00 for the week.


The fee for the week includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck, airport/hotel transfers, excursions, cost of cable cars, Stubai Super Card, 7 nights Half Board (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) accommodation, and tuition throughout. 

Lunches and drinks are not included in the fee.  
We are always close to cafe's for coffees, lunches and toilets when on location during the painting day.

Non painting partners are welcome - £150.00 reduction on the fee when sharing your accommodation - subject to availability.

A deposit of £200 per person is payable at the time of booking. The balance of fees is payable eight weeks prior to our departure date at which time we will send you joining instructions, a suggested list of art materials and itinerary for the week.      

As with all West Norfolk Arts Centre painting holidays, Richard Cartwright will be on hand to deal with any non-painting aspects of the trip leaving your tutors free to provide the high standards of tuition you expect.

If you have any queries regarding this painting holiday, or would like to book a place, either call us on 01553 631689 or email us - we will be pleased to help. 

This holiday has been arranged for West Norfolk Arts Centre 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 must be agreed to and signed 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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