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Painting holidays in Andalucia


We are opening the studio at Casa Rosa in late April for an exciting fortnight of art courses. Spring at Casa Rosa is particularly lovely and we look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful, ruggedly rural corner of Andalucia.

In late April and early May join us for art and culture in the Axarquía, the mountainous area to the north east of Malaga. The hills and orchards of Andalucía will be ripe with citrus fruit and wild flowers. Nestling into the landscape, Casa Rosa will have olives, garden flowers and fruit growing in the orchards and around the houses. 

“Andalucia is one of the most beautiful corners of Europe, where the excesses of modern life do not seem to have taken root and travellers are welcomed as honoured guests. Beloved by Orson Welles and Ernest Hemingway, it is the Spain of Carmen, Figaro and Flamenco. Rich with the legacies of the Moors and Romans its charm and serenity will captivate you.” Sunday Times


What to expect for both weeks in the Spring 2022

Enjoy the the friendly, supportive, house party atmosphere of art retreats at Casa Rosa. Whether you come on your own, with friends, family, or partners, you will be part of a group. If you want to spend some quiet time on your own there are walks through the countryside or up to Periana. The rooms are quiet and extremely comfortable. We endeavour to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as we can.

Food, fresh from the orchards and markets

 Casa Rosa sits in the middle of its own orchards and the Spring will see these bursting with fruit blossom. The house and cottages are  full of delightful surprises, pictures, pottery and antiques collected locally and from years of travel.

Have a look at the facilities of Casa Rosa Estate – tennis court, pool, ping pong table – freely available and the nearby village only a walk away.



To register an interest in joining us at Casa Rosa or to just find out more, please contact km@casarosaart.com

Beginners Oil Painting courses I and II with Kate Measham



If you are new to oil painting, it has been a very long time since you picked up a brush, or you need a reminder to boost your confidence these are the classes for you. Join me, Kate Measham at Hampshire Art studio to learn the basics on this Beginners Oil Painting I and II.

Follow this link to HAMPSHIRE ART.studio for more information and to buy the courses directly online.

Course I
Thursday 5th September, 10.00am – 4.30pm
£110/day, to include all materials and a light lunch.


Course II
Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th September, 10am – 4.30pm
£195/course. To include a light lunch each day.


The Basics, Course I

Beginners Oil Painting course I will cover your first steps with oils.

There is a mystique about oil painting. I think it is more forgiving than both watercolour and acrylic painting with endless options. It is a bit like driving a car – when you start you can not believe you will ever master hill starts and changing gear. Once you have mastered the basics of painting with oils there will be no stopping you.

You will learn about the different bits of equipment: supports, paints, mediums, solvents, palettes and palette knives, brushes, and how to use them. This day will be about basic mixing and tonal work. You will start the day with charcoal drawing and then paint the same picture with oils.

I will provide the equipment for this course. If you could bring an apron, and some rags.

A delicious light lunch will be provided, and essential coffee and tea throughout the day.

The Next Step, Course II

Once you have been introduced to oil painting with the very basics of course I, your dilemma is what to do next. Course II will cover two entirely different approaches.

The first of the two days will be a painting using a very restricted palette. You will learn about mixing to create new colours.

Day two will be a painting thinking about the tones of different colours. This is an exciting and surprising day with you thinking about your own palette.

You will need your own equipment for these two days. We work with CASS Art to develop a basket of equipment for the course. click here BASKET. If you have any of the items please feel free to remove them from the basket. Equally, if you fancy a few other things add them in. You will receive a 10% discount on whatever you buy in this basket. You will find it is applied automatically – you don’t have to add a code.

A delicious light lunch will be provided, and essential coffee and tea throughout the day.

Oil painting for beginners
Spanish Biscuits, Casa Rosa

For more information, or to book a place on this course contact@hampshireart.studio

Painting, Painting, Painting


Practise, Practise, Practise

January 18th, February 1st, 15th, March 1st and 15th

£250  for whole term

Ramshill, Easton Common Hill, East Winterslow

10am – 4.00 pm

This will be a relaxed day with a different theme to each class including mark making,  cloth, glass, reflective surfaces, shape and tone – normal stuff.  You can work in any media.

The guiding ethos will be about making your work exciting, and interesting.

It hope this will become a regular fixture on  alternate Thursdays.  They will be full day  sessions. There is a limited amount of space so there will be a max of 6 per class.