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Painting in Granada with Kevin Scully in 2018

We have fallen under the spell of Granada and we are returning with Kevin Scully May 12th 2018

An opportunity NOT to be missed! Trust us.

Granada is in the south of Spain and is capital of the province known by the same name, and is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

What the course will offer

There will be 6 days of painting and sketching during this 7 night stay with Kevin around different locations in Granada, we will be visiting the stunning Alhambra palace and other beautiful sites. (Tickets included within the price).

We estimate between 8 to 12 painters, plus partners on this course.

You are welcome to spend as much time painting as you desire, or you can take advantage of sightseeing and wander around the local sites and immerse yourself in the local Spanish culture. During the day we will be exploring, quick-sketching, taking photographs, and taking tea and coffee breaks.

A Fully Inclusive price of £2500 for a painter and £1250 for a non-participating partner sharing a room with a painter. (50% discount but including all the trips and meals!) to make this trip relaxed for you as we look after everything. All you need to do is arrive at the airport and we will be with you all the way.

No single person supplement!!!

What is included in the price!

Included in this price is your travel from London to Granada, flying to Malaga with a coach to take everyone to the hotel in Granada. (All flights are economy, should you wish to upgrade to First or Business Class please contact us for the additional charge.).

7 nights Bed and Breakfast at the hotel situated in the historical centre of Granada, within walking distance of all major sites and attractions. This area is mainly pedestrianised for safety and pollution free.

7 dinners with wine at specially selected restaurants.

Guided tour of the Alhambra Palace.

An authentic Flamenco evening with dinner.

All transports costs within Granada that are course related.

All demonstrations, painting and tuition from Kevin Scully.

All you need to do is turn up at the airport in London and we do all the rest and look after you. You just need to concentrate on your painting and enjoying yourselves.

Your tutor and a member of our team will be there every step of the way. We know the city well.

Are you dreaming of the extraordinary? Join us and fulfill your dreams!

Artists materials lists

Kevin has listed some items to bring along on this course, click on the links below to view the pdf of each list.

Acrylic materials list

Oil painting materials list

Watercolour materials list


Saturday 12th May

Take your flight to Malaga and transfer to Granada by coach where you will be met at our hotel by your hosts to assist with booking in and helping with any other matters. There will be an introduction welcome drink in the hotel bar prior to eating at the hotel restaurant for the first night.

Sunday 13th May

Breakfast is at 9am.

At 10am, Kevin and your guide will escort you to your first painting location for a short demonstration and help select locations to suit you.

1pm break for lunch, which is down to your choice for whatever takes your fancy.

2.30pm recommence painting until about 5pm'ish and return to our hotel to freshen up before going to our restaurant for dinner. We will meet up in the bar for an aperitif at 7pm.

Monday 14th May

Breakfast at 9am.

As above but another beautiful location. En-route we will visit the famous Granada Cathedral, Santa Maria de Encarnation.

Tuesday 15th May

Breakfast is at 9am.

As above but with a new location and restaurant/Flamenco evening in the Sacramento neighbourhood.

Wednesday 16th May

Breakfast is at 9am.

As above but, with another new location and different restaurant in the evening. Prior to eating, we recommend a stroll around the Arab/Moorish Spice markets and Souks.

Thursday 17th May

Breakfast is at 9am.

As above, but another new restaurant for dinner. We will be taking our private Guided Tour around the Alhambra Palace late afternoon.

Friday 18th May

Breakfast is at 9am.

More wonderful locations and the hotel restaurant for our last 'Farewell' dinner. Kevin will be holding a group 'critique' on the last night.


Breakfast, followed by check out and taxis to the airport.

About the artist

Kevin trained at Wimbledon School of Art, and has worked for many years as a successful illustrator in advertising and publishing, He is an award-winning artist and qualified tutor, and experienced in teaching in all mediums. His tuition is relaxed and supportive, and he encourages students to progress at their own pace, whilst learning new skills, and of course to also have fun.

He especially enjoys sharing his vast experience with others, and his work encompasses a wide range of subject matter where he concentrates on working from direct observation to produce paintings that contain just the bare essentials, and devoid of too much unnecessary detail.

He writes regular articles for the leading UK art magazines, and is the author of several books on painting, including ‘Drawing and Painting on Location’, and ‘Landscape Painting'.


lncluded is your return flight from a London airport to Malaga and coach transfers to your hotel.

Granada's Climate

Painting in Granada in 2017

Granada's climate is friendly and dry, the air clean and healthy, with clear and cheerful skies. In May the temperature averages 24 C perfect for painting outside.

The Granada region offers Spain's richest variety of climate and landscape, from the alpine vegetation of the Sierra Nevada to the tropical coast of Motril.

Granada's Geography

Granada is situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada between two hills, separated by the Darro Valley, which cast their views over the wide vega. The River Darro flows through the centre of the city, dividing the hills of Sacromonte and Albaycin, that of the Alhambra.

Granada's flora comprises a wonderful botanical mix, with tropical plants growing but a short distance from alpine slopes.

We will be staying in a lovely hotel in the center of the city, a few minutes walk to the centre and close to the Alhambra Palace.

Painting and art courses in Granada

Kevin Scully

Date: May 12th 2018

Place: Granada

Tutor: Kevin Scully

Duration: 6 day painting course 7 night stay

Beginners to experienced artists welcomed

Cost: £2500 for a painter

£1250 for a non-participating partner sharing a room with a painter. (BIG DISCOUNT!)

No single supplement!

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Photo Gallery

Here are a few photos of Kevin's work and Granada in Spain, please click on the thumbnail to see a larger picture