View from Rosita, Chris Davis

Join Kate Measham to learn how to paint with oils, extend your skills, taking inspiration from the colourful surroundings at Casa Rosa. The spring blossom in the orchards, wild flowers across the countryside and abundant flowers in the gardens will be a starting point for all work.

We are delighted to have Kate Measham joining us at Casa Rosa for Week One. She is a wonderfully talented artist who teaches regularly for Hampshire Art studio. She is best known for landscapes, and quirky still life. This is a perfect opportunity to take a course with Kate who is an extremely knowledgeable, intuitive, and patient teacher.

Have a look at our website for Art Retreats at Casa Rosa

If you join us for this tutored week at Casa Rosa you can expect an intensive painting and drawing programme, a week of delicious, healthy food made from local produce, and a week in one of the most delightful, comfy, luxurious houses in southern Spain.

Class Dates and Prices

Oil Painting with Kate Measham

  • 24th April – 1st May, 2022
  • £1, 650 use of studio, tuition from Kate Measham, full board in double room with ensuite. If you wish to share a room with a friend there is £150 discount per person.

Flights are not included. There will be a taxi service to and from Malaga Airport included in the cost of the holiday if you take the flights we suggest.

If you would like to spend two weeks with us at Casa Rosa, first, a week with Kate Measham as tutor, and the second week to put into practice everything from week one (Artists Take Over Casa Rosa), we will give you a £150 discount/person/week. This means two weeks for one person in their own room for £2,550, or if you share a room, £2,250 per person.

What to Expect on this Art Retreat at Casa Rosa

The week will be suitable for everyone, from beginners to the experienced. Projects will be personalised to meet all skill levels.

The course will be based at Casa Rosa using their studio and enjoying the panoramic views of dramatic mountains, olive covered farmland and mature, colourful gardens and grounds.

Orange and blue still life

You will work on both quick sketches and paintings and longer projects, looking at how to capture a feeling of place and atmosphere. Colour, palette, tone, mark making, and composition will form the basis of the week.

Risks, experimentation and new approaches will be encouraged.

A sketchbook diary of the week will help you to recall all when you return home.

In the middle of the week there will be a rest day.  Various activities will be on offer such as walking, or visiting the village of Periana.  You may prefer to  sit by the pool, catch up on a painting project, or read a book.

Artists are free to join in the lessons as much as they like, or to sit some of them out and enjoy the facilities offered at Casa Rosa and its surrounding area, the Axarquía.

Partners may accompany artists and simply relax and enjoy Casa Rosa.

The group will not exceed 12 artists but non-painting partners are welcome.

If you would like more information about this course

Sun hat and easel

The Artists’ Day

Breakfast will be a rolling affair from 8.30 – 9.30am.

From 10.00 until 1.00pm there will be a three-hour, taught morning session in the spacious studio, or outside. This period will focus on exercises covering: tone, markmaking, composition, and colour.

A busy morning will be followed by a delicious and healthy lunch, a possible siesta and time for you to work on your own projects.

Tuition will resume from 5.00 until 7.00pm for a further 2 hours of painting, or drawing.  Kate will direct you on longer projects.

After the evening session, you will gather for drinks and supper.