On most courses good quality accommodation and a chance to get to know the typical catalan cuisine during included welcome and farewell dinners including wine. The use of chairs and boards. Transfers between local airports or stations to the hotel on your day of arrival and departure. Each of our holidays is slightly different, so please look at the individual brochures for each course.
You will need extra money for the non-organised meals and all lunches, any optional excursion on your free day and extra drinks or any shopping you want to do.
We organise light lunches when we are painting on location at good prices for those who wish to join the group, offering local dishes presented to you on arrival with drinks. You only have to tell us the same morning if you want to join.
No, just mention it in your booking form and we’ll organise special menus at the hotel for you.
Of course you can stay at the hotel or do your own thing if you prefer to do so, just let your workshop manager know.
Lunches, some dinners (read the brochure for more info). Flights to holiday destination from your home. Travel, cancellation, personal/health (required) or travel insurance. Personal art material.
We only go to safe locations but in bigger towns we recommend you only take your painting gear and enough money for the expenses of the day. Don’t carry your passports with you in case you lose them or there’s an unforeseen circumstance. Only carry a photocopy of your passport with you. Hotels provide safes to keep your personal items.
The holidays are planned at good weather periods when it’s not too hot or too cold, however you can check the weather info underneath the menu panel.
You should bring thin clothes for warmer days, a couple of thicker sweaters for the evenings and some light waterproof jackets in case of wind or rain. Remember that evenings by the sea can be chilly. Don’t forget your swimsuits as well as you’ll have the opportunity to have a swim in the sea or in the hotel swimming pool normally. Please remember to take a hat and some sun screen.
Non painting partners or friends are very welcome to join the courses. We’ll suggest activities to do while you are painting and they can join in all excursions. They have a discount according to every course.
The big advantage of our painting holidays is that they’re suitable for couples, groups of friends or single people. There’s always a very friendly atmosphere between course members as you share a common interest and you’re made to feel at ease from the first moment. At the end of the week you will have made many friends and treasure the memories. We have special prices for groups.
All hotels have nice en-suite rooms but prices are based on a double occupancy, therefore we charge only the amount that the hotel charges extra for single occupancy.
The workshops have been priced on the basis of a minimum number of students. If fewer artists have confirmed their booking 8 weeks before the start of the course, EPC reserves the right to cancel the workshop giving a full refund of monies paid or to offer a place on another course equal in price. Please contact EPC before you book your flights to make sure your course is going ahead.
Your painting holiday begins when you are met at the airport but you can stay longer or arrive early if you wish. We will be pleased to organise your extra nights or transfers for you at no extra cost but these are not included in the course price. Let us know about your travel plans in advance.
Some painters use their cars or vans to come to the painting destinations. We will send you some travel instructions on demand.
Our coaches leave us as near as possible to your painting locations, however there’s usually a little bit of walking involved but on easy levelled ground. If you have some mobility problems please contact us and we’ll advise you if that particular course is suitable for you.
We will be pleased to book your flights for you at no extra cost. You can phone us and we will do it over the phone.
Transfers are arranged. Pick up time from Barcelona airport is 2.00 pm and Girona airport at 3.00 pm. On the last day you will leave at 8.00 am in order to be at Girona airport at 9.15 am and Barcelona airport at 11.00 am. Please book your flights accordingly.
Some tutors welcome beginners and are happy to guide you through your drawing or painting even if you haven’t been painting very long. These courses are mixed ability classes and the tutors are well experienced and able to cater for individual requirements. Other tutors only accept intermediate or advanced painters. Please check each course brochure for more details or contact us for more information.
Prior to your course we will send you a list of art material that your tutor recommends.
No, EPC provides Light weight easels for rent at €5 a day and chairs and boards free of charge so you can travel light and pay no extra charges at the airport. You only need to book them.
Yes, we provide half sheets of Saunders Waterford rough 300 grs. at 2.50€ each. We don’t provide paints.
We sell a range of Escoda Signature Collection brushes of our tutors at different prices.
Our tutors set the ideal size for their groups, but normally they’re between 10-15 people. If that’s one of your concerns please contact us about each tutor.