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Venice with Ken Howard RA

14th - 21st June 2014
21st - 28th June 2014

Ken Howard RA invites you to paint alongside him in Venice

An exclusive and fabulous opportunity for aspiring students and artists to work alongside one of our most revered Royal Academicians in the location he is most famous for.  Capture the light as it moves across Venice.  Enjoy convivial evenings getting to know Ken Howard

Venice with Ken Howard RA

To make an enquiry please call or
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Every day will be spent painting in Venice.  Ken works relentlessly from dawn to dusk, following the best light as it moves across the city.  You will learn much from working alongside him – he is extremely generous in providing information and plenty of encouragement. Ken will give some informative talks and presentations on how he works during the week, but the informal style of this holiday will not include tuition, demonstrations or critics. Ken will be working in oils but all mediums are welcome. You may choose to work alongside Ken or independently.


Ken painting in Venice




Ken Howard is passionate about painting and his work is highly praised throughout the world.   His paintings are in many public collections and he has had numerous one-man exhibitions worldwide. Ken’s most famous paintings are of Venice, where he lives for part of the year.  This exclusive opportunity to work alongside him in Venice is very special. Ken Howard has been an elected member of the RA since 1992 and was awarded the OBE in 2010. His autobiography Light & Dark was published in 2011 and provides a wonderful insight into his life.  Ken paints every day and loves to be inspired by new subject matter at home and abroad. He has hosted painting holidays with us since the 1990’s to India, Cuba, Yemen, Istanbul, Venice, Provence, Morocco and Santorini.   Find out more about Ken Howard.

St Marks



Venice is always spectaular and inspirational.  Ken has his favourite locations and with our central accommodation on Dorsoduro, near the Galleria dell’Accademia, you will be able to walk across the Grand Canal to Piazza San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge or take a vaporetti to the Pescheria (fish market), or stroll over to Santa Maria della Salute, Campo San Trovaso and the Giudecca.  Evening meals will be taken in local restaurants, providing the opportunity to explore more of Venice and to get to know Ken who is a very convivial and entertaining host.

Ken with students in morocco 2013

Ken with students in Morocco 2013


Direct scheduled flights on British Airways, breakfasts and dinners are included. Everything is organised for you and taken care of by an accompanying travel escort from the UK, enabling you and Ken to paint every day without any other concerns.


Per person per week :  £2,995.00   

Single supplement :      £200.00  

Number of students per week:   12 

This painting holiday is arranged in association with The Artist Magazine

Venice with Ken Howard RA

To make an enquiry please call or
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