Our one week painting holidays in Spain take place in the historic Andalusian city of  Cádiz, featured in The New York Times list of 52 Places to Go in 2019.  The workshops are designed for all levels of painters, from pure beginners to the most experienced plein air artists.

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with Tom Hughes

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with Cecilio Chaves

  • Stay in a beautifully restored guest house in the historic center featuring stylishly appointed private apartments for our group
  • Learn from an award-winning painter.  Workshops include demonstrations by the artist, individual instruction and critique, universal encouragement, and lots of laughs
  • Paint the seaside city of Cádiz, one of Spain’s hidden gems, featuring historic architecture, charming small squares and grand plazas, beautiful beaches and ocean promenades surrounding the city
  • Enjoy great tapas bars within an enchanting old town.  Breakfast at hotel, picnic lunches and all dinners at local restaurants included
  • Group exhibition open to public (participation optional) - vernissage at a central location on Friday afternoon to show & sell 

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At A Glance


  • 12 students maximum

  • 7 nights lodging in the historic center of Cadiz

  • Welcome tapas and wine fiesta

  • Daily breakfasts at hotel, delicious picnic lunches and group dinners at favorite local restaurants included

  • Local museums and historical site visits

  • Group exhibition open to public (participation optional)

  • Farewell dinner at top-rated micro gastronomy restaurant


All inclusive cost (see above)

  • Holiday with Tom Hughes: 2750 euros for the week per person, based on double occupancy

  • Holiday with Cecilio Chaves: 2500 euros for the week per person, based on double occupancy

  • Single room option: add 350 euros

  • Early Bird Discount for early registration!

  • 20% Discount for non-painting participants

"What a well organized trip and outstanding workshop. We have became accustomed to that by now! Thank you for the freedom and excellent tuition."

"Thank you Kate for your wonderful organization of our well being for the entire plein air painting holiday. The hotel was absolutely marvelous and the food every night couldn’t have been better.  Thank you Tom for your plein air painting workshop which was instructional and enjoyable. We don’t have opportunity to do that in HK and certainly gained much from your help."