Plein Air Painting with Sam Clayden

Join Sam Clayden at Casa Rosa for a busy week. Sam’s charm, energy and bounce infuse his teaching style and readily transfer themselves to his loyal band of students. On this autumn landscape course his sensitivity to his surroundings will inspire your creativity and you may even feel the bounce too.

  • Tutor, Sam Clayden
  • April, 2024
  • £2,225 full board, single occupancy, en suite
  • £1,825 each, full board, shared occupancy, en suite
  • Taxi to and from the airport is included if you arrive at Malaga Airport by the time suggested. There are many car hire companies if you wish to travel under your own steam.
  • Suitable for all abilities

Please take time to read our terms and conditions. These are designed for the benefit of the whole party, students, tutors and staff. 

What to expect on Spring Landscape, Andalucia

The Spring Landscape, Andalucia, Painting workshop is designed for artists of all levels. The course will cover everything from composition, colour mixing and colour theory to drawing, brushwork and battling the potential impracticalities of working outside.

This intensive workshop will focus on capturing fleeting moments of light in the beautiful Andalucian landscape. Casa Rosa sits in a rural idyll surrounded by mountains, distant villages and olive groves. Students will paint multiple studies per day, of a variety of scenes and at a range of sizes. In addition there will be a few larger projects to work on over the course of two days. You can expect to be equipped with knowledge of the key principles of oil painting and experience of picture-making outside in constantly changing light conditions. 


A more comprehensive materials list will be issued with booking.

  • Canvases or panels
  • pochade box with tripod or field easel (optional, we have easels in the studio there)
  • Brushes 
  • Solvent + jar/tin (solvent available at Casa Rosa)
  • Linseed or safflower oil + jar
  • Kitchen roll/rags
  • Backpack or means of carrying materials 

It is possible to have materials delivered to Casa Rosa if ordered some time in advance.

Sam Clayden

Sam Clayden is a portrait and landscape artist working in London.

Alongside working on commissions and personal projects for exhibition, he is an experienced teacher having run drawing and painting workshops for some time. He regularly exhibits at the Mall Galleries with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and others. He was also a finalist in this year’s international Art Renewal Centre Salon. 

When painting landscapes, Sam is primarily interested in capturing moments of light and atmosphere through attention to colour harmony, tone and shape. Having painted hundreds of landscape sketches whenever he has a spare moment, Sam believes anyone can learn to paint convincing impressions of nature so long as they are prepared to fail a lot along their journey.