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Paint Gorgeous Unspoilt, Gozo with Paul O'Kane

11 September 2021 7 nights

Painter Price £1860 Fully Inclusive

Non-participating partners sharing a room have a special 40% discount £1116

For this fully escorted painting trip, we are staying in truly beautiful cottages all close by with every amenity you could wish for. The trip is ALL INCLUSIVE of food and wine, tuition and travel. We will be staying in the quaint outskirts of Xaghra village with a beautiful, scenic cliff edge setting which is a short walk to Xaghra, with shops and cafes and restaurants. Each 3 or 4 bedroom cottage has it's own private pool. We are not charging a single person supplement and everyone will have their own private bedroom. There is a 40% discount on non-participating parters who wish to come and join in the fun and share a room with their partner or friend.

Beautiful villages to paint, and seascapes, boats, harbours - all you could wish for on a 'Plein Air' painting trip. There are lots of festivals on covering all tastes in September, including fireworks, processions and music events.

What the week will offer!

There will be 5 1/2 days of painting and sketching during this 7 night stay. Paul will be setting the itinerary each day with different locations, near to the villages and towns, and some beaches and harbours.

Gozo Malta residential painting course with Paul O'Kane

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

Included in the course price

All accommodation, meals and wine.

All cottages have air conditioning, and free WiFi, cable television, freshly laundered bedlinen and towels. Everything to ensure your total comfort.

All demonstrations, painting and tuition from Paul O'Kane.

A boat trip around Gozo and to the little island of Comino with snorkelling and swimming and an indulgent picnic lunch.

An open top bus tour of Gozo.

Meals at our accommodation, and also visits to local restaurants. Sometimes we will have a barbecue with fresh fish, meat and vegetables to relax in the evening with wine, beer and soft drinks.

All you need to do is book your flights and we do all the rest and look after you. We have you collected from the airport and transported by private taxi to take the little ferry to take you across to Gozo where we will greet you at the accommodation. You just need to concentrate on your painting and enjoying yourselves. You can easily fly to Malta cheaply from the United Kingdom.

What is not included in the price

Your air travel to Malta and your fully comprehensive, health and travel insurance.

Paul is a member of our team and will be there every step of the way to guide you with your painting, enrich your expectations and impart his knowledge and skill, in both Oil and Watercolours. We know Gozo well and we are all very excited about this trip.

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

Relax in Gozo Malta, painting holiday in 2020

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 Mediterranean culture. During the day we will be exploring, quick-sketching, taking photographs, and taking tea and coffee breaks.

Materials List

Paul 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


Gozo has been inhabited since 5000 BC, when farmers from nearby Sicily crossed the sea to the island. Due to the discovery of similar pottery found in both places from the Għar Dalam phase, it has been suggested that the first colonists were specifically from the area of Agrigento; however, it is currently unknown exactly where in Sicily the farmers came from. They are thought to have first lived in caves on the outskirts of what is now known as San Lawrenz.

Gozo painting holiday with Painting in Europe

Gozo was an important place for cultural evolution, and during the neolithic period the Ġgantija temples were built; they are among the world's oldest free-standing structures, as well as the some of the world's oldest religious structures. The temple's name is Maltese for "belonging to the giants", because legend in Maltese and Gozitan folklore says the temples were built by giants. Another important Maltese archaeological site in Gozo, which dates back to the neolithic period, is the Xagħra Stone Circle. Also, native tradition and certain ancient Greek historians (notably Euhemerus and Callimachus) maintain that Gozo is the island Homer described as Ogygia, home of the nymph Calypso.

Gorgeous Gozo with Paul O'Kane

11th September 2021 7 nights

Painter Price £1860

Non-participating partner sharing a room £1116

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Photo Gallery

To tempt you to this exciting opportunity to visit this region, here are a few photographs of the area. Please click on any of the small images to see a larger picture.