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Painting in Venice with Ken Howard OBE, RA

29th August - 5th September 2015
5th - 12th September 2015

One of the most renowned figurative artists of his generation invites students to paint alongside him in Venice.


Painting Venice with artist Ken Howard


Painting Venice with Royal Academy artist Ken Howard is a unique opportunity for painting enthusiasts and art students, not to be missed.

Venice has always inspired Ken. As author of the book ‘A Vision of Venice in Watercolour’ he has spent a lot of time in the city, capturing it in all it’s glory. With it’s myriad of canals, unique architecture and atmospheric lighting conditions  – there really is nowhere else quite like Venice, making it the perfect location for this painting holiday.

As an expert on painting Venice, Ken Howard has his favourite locations and works from dawn to dusk, following the best light as it moves across the city. Ken will share his knowledge and experience in informative talks and presentations (he does not provide tuition, demonstrations or critics). Ken will be working in oil paints but all mediums are welcome and you may choose to work alongside him or independently.

St Marks Square in Venice - Perfect location to paint


Our central hotel accommodation is on Dorsoduro, near the Galleria dell’Accademia. It has a private courtyard which is perfect for painting and group meetings. Traditional Venetian suppers will be taken in a delightful nearby ristorante. Piazza San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge are just a short walk across the Grand Canal and vaporetti can take you further afield.



Ken in Venice with students on 2014 painting holiday

Ken Howard with students in Venice 2014

29 August – 5 September &

5 – 12 September 2015

Price per person : £2,995.00

Single room supplement: £200.00

Number of students:   7 – 11 per week

Price includes: Direct scheduled flights on British Airways, 7 nights hotel, breakfast and dinner daily, accompanying travel escort and guest artist.

Picturesque Venice - paint gondolas by the harbour

This painting holiday is offered in association with The Artist & Leisure Painter magazines.

Painting in Venice with Ken Howard OBE, RA

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