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in oil

4th - 11th April 2020




4th - 11th April 2020.


• Full-board accommodation in private ensuite twin bedroom

• 5 days’ painting tuition (average 4 hours per day)

• A tapas tour in Granada city

• An opportunity to display your work at local exhibition

• Excursions

• Transfers to and from Granada Airport

Flights are NOT included.


Paul Finn


Moclín, Granada


Andalucia in April is a great time to paint landscapes, when the Spring light brings everything into vivid relief and the colours are fresh. Spring flowers will be appearing in hedgerows and meadows, and the hillsides will still be flushed with green. This course, aimed primarily at first-time users of oil as a painting medium, will furnish participants with the techniques used to mix paints and work up a painting from back to front, ignoring details and creating layers.

Rather than working from photographs, participants will be encouraged to draw inspiration from the stunning landscapes surrounding them, poetic images and the work of other artists who have been similarly inspired. The week will include a visit to the Museo de Bellas Arte set in the Palacio de Carlos V, Granada.


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Paul Finn has been a painter and teacher for nearly 40 years. He studied Fine Art, initially at Ravensbourne School of Art where he gained a first class honours degree, and then at the Slade School of Fine Art as a postgraduate. After his MA Paul was offered the Brinkley Fellowship at Norwich Art School.

His passion is the landscape, and Paul has worked in the UK Italy, France, the USA, South East Asia and, of course, in Andalusia. He has exhibited his work widely and has been supported by the British Council to exhibit in Europe and the Far East. Closer to home he has exhibited with the New English Art Club, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the London Group. In 2017 Paul was invited to become a member of the Arborealists. He is represented by the Rowley Gallery in London and the Water Street Gallery in Yorkshire.


Price per person 1350€ for the week (approximately £1250) to include 5 days’ tuition, full-board accommodation and materials. Participants can, of course, bring their own materials if they wish.

Flights and Alhambra tickets are not included.

Only 6 participating places available on this course.

Non-participating partners, friends and family are more than welcome, and the price is 950€ per person sharing a twin ensuite room.


Accommodation is on a full-board basis in a private home located in the very historic village of Moclín, about 35 minutes’ drive from Granada city and airport. Guests will have private twin or double ensuite bedrooms. All classes will be held in a studio nearby, and there will be plenty of opportunity to get out and explore the glorious surrounding countryside.


The nearest airport is Granada. Both EasyJet and British Airways fly direct from London and Manchester.

The dates of the course have been scheduled to coincide with EasyJet flights from London Gatwick Airport direct to Granada Airport.

For more information please contact us