Watercolour Painting Holidays
in Greece on the beautiful Aegean Island of Alonissos
with Christopher Hughes
info@chrishughesart.com or telephone (044) 07922120417 or (0044) 07766906483


2018 Painting Courses
Week 1 - 03. 06.18 - 07.06.18
Week 2 - 10.06.18 - 14.06.18
Week 3 - 17.06.18 -21. 06.18
Week 4 - 24.06.18 - 28.06.18
Week 5 - 02.09.18 - 06.09.18
Week 6 - 09.09.18 - 13.09.18
Week 7 - 16.09.18 - 20.09.18

Your Painting Tuition on Alonissos
As featured in Sunvil Specialist Greece
"Welcoming complete beginners or more skilled artists, I will share with you my own style and painting techniques, whilst helping you to develop and improve your own drawing and the application of watercolour paint. You will achieve in a relatively short time, results you will be more than satisfied with. Having first taught painting on the island over 25 years ago and now having my own house and studio there, I have a great affinity with Alonissos and will enjoy sharing my knowledge and experiences of the island with you during your holiday".

Follow the link above to see a 3 minute video of painting locations
Tuition normally starts on Sunday as most guests arrive on the island sometime during Friday and prefer to have a day to settle in . We will start at my home and studio near Patitiri where I will give a demonstration of my own painting style, before discussing your requirements and expectations for the coming week. This session concludes with a complimentary lunch at Carob Tree House to which non painting partners are welcome.

Afternoons are your own to either continue painting, relax, or explore and become bewitched by this beautiful island. Other Alonissos activities include scuba diving, homeopathy, walking trails, kayaking, yoga and massage or you could join a class teaching the Alexander Technique. Boat trips are available to the marine park and the monastry at nearby island Kira-Panagia or simply to explore the picturesque town and churches of neighbouring island Skopelos.

The rest of the week's itinerary is flexible endeavouring to explore as much of the island as possible whilst accommodating the differing painting styles of the group. We will probably spend at least one morning exploring the picturesque old town of Alonissos with its picture postcard windows, doorways and alleyways, then maybe a sleepy fishing harbour, spectacular clifftops or one of the many idyllic bays with seafront tavernas, always returning to a pre arranged meeting point so that you can spend your afternoon relaxing as you choose.

Cost of Tuition
Course consists of 5 morning sessions (10am - 1pm) £250 per person
Additional sessions cost £50 each

Accommodation on the island can be simple rooms, smart hotels or villas depending on what you are looking for.
Take a look at our
Carob Tree House Studio Apartment

An idyllic location for (1 - 2 persons only so early booking is essential) only a short walk from the main harbour of Patitiri
Art Courses on Alonissos

Alonissos, third in line after Skiathos and Skopelos is the quietest inhabited island in the Northern Sporades group. It offers many small deserted beaches with crystal clear waters, sleepy harbours with colourful fishing boats, and a rugged natural landscape with spectacular views. The island is a perfect location for a painting holiday. Although certainly not flat there is a tremendous variety of scenery from mountainous wooded slopes, a hilltop village, unspoilt ancient houses, wonderful seascape vistas, traditional working harbours and wildflower and fauna to make you want to return again and again.

Usual arrival/departure day is Friday with classes starting on Sunday

How to book your 2018 painting holiday

please email me on info@chrishughesart.com or telephone
UK 01684 591456 - Greece 0030 24240 65124 - UK mobile 0044 07766906483 to reserve your place

Steps to book your painting holiday:-

First reserve a place on the course, I can hold this for you whilst you decide and book accommodation & flights either independently or through a tour operator (Skiathos is the closest airport but some people prefer to travel via Athens or Thessaloniki), either way if you give us an idea of your dates and airport preference we are happy to look for you and give you an idea of whats on offer.
Then confirm your place it's as simple as that.
We will of course keep in touch to offer advice on transfer details and materials to pack.

You may find using tour operators are currently more economical than booking independently, plus their representatives will guide you through the transfers to and from Alonissos
after you land at Skiathos airport.

A bit about me.....

After leaving Swansea University in the 1970's I trained as a ceramic artist with Royal Worcester Porcelain quickly becoming one of their leading painters. I left Royal Worcester in 1980 to become a full time freelance artist and since then my watercolours, oils and ceramics have sold to galleries and collectors in the UK, Japan, USA, Australia, the Middle East and Europe.
Together with my wife Jane, I am now lucky enough to spend the summer months painting and holding watercolour painting courses from our home on the Greek Island of Alonissos. Whilst there I work in watercolour and oils as I attempt to capture the wonderful colours and light of the Aegean.
We return each Autumn to our UK home to catch up with family and friends and of course continue painting.
Greece (0030) 24240 65124 UK 10684 591456
UK mobile 07922120417 Greek mobile 0030 6978645776
Paintings for Sale

" Alonissos is the most perfect place to relax and paint. Chris teaches his technique with patience, humour and generosity; he gave me the confidence to develop a style of painting I can enjoy and develop." Diana B

"If you are considering a painting holiday in the future I hope this has provided you with enough information to choose Alonissos and my course. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your tuition further give me a call "
07922120417 or 01684 591456

Materials List

Usefull Links


Scuba Diving on Alonissos
The Alexander Technique
Yoga & Massage