Painting at Finca el Cerrillo

Finca el Cerrillo is a great place for a Painting Holiday. There are many interesting objects and vistas that can be painted in and around the Finca. The 200 year-old building is steeped in charm and character providing a wealth of subjects for those looking for inspiration.

The three nearby villages of Canillas de Albaida, Competa and Archez are all Moorish style 'Pueblos Blancos' (white villages) with colourful, flower-decked balconies and narrow winding streets. In the unspoiled Natural Park there are rock pools with running water and walnut and fig trees provide plenty of natural shade.

The Studio is light and airy and air-conditioning ensures a comfortable temperature year-round: it leads onto a courtyard patio that can be used as extra space for those who want to paint outdoors. There are also mature gardens surrounding the Finca, a swimming pool and lots of shady terrace areas. A treehouse in the olive grove provides another shady spot to sit and paint.

We have portable easels, stools and drawing boards for participants to use. We also have a limited supply of materials to buy but this varies according to each course - please check at the time of booking.

Join a Painting Holiday

Our painting holidays are usually of 7 nights duration. They are sociable, friendly and fun with excellent tuition from experienced teachers. Many guests return year after year! Non painting partners or friends are very welcome and are encouraged to join any excursions, meals out etc.

There is one free day mid-week when guests often choose to join an excursion - others prefer to do their own painting or relax by the pool with a good book from our library.

The price includes:

  • Tuition and some materials.
  • Accommodation in a spacious
    air-conditioned room.
  • Buffet lunch served under the carob
    tree on 5 days.
  • 3 course dinner every evening - some in local village restaurants.
  • Airport transfers from Malaga airport (as long as your flight arrives to meet the standard transfer) Private taxi transfer can be arranged to meet other flight times.

The price does not include flights, insurance, drinks, optional excursions or lunch on the free day.

Painting Courses

Ali Hargreaves
Facebook: ALISART
Tel: 07890 425544

Ali Hargreaves

Ali is both an Artist and qualified teacher. Her enthusiasm for Art comes through very strongly in her colourful and exciting lessons. She is a lively and enthusiastic teacher with lots of energy, using innovative ideas for teaching her students in a fun way. "Alisart" started small, with commissions from friends, which lead to others! Subsequently, she was asked to teach privately and this eventually lead to the thriving classes she runs today. She is a lively and enthusiastic teacher with lots of energy.

Ali teaches regular adult Art classes in Watercolours, Acrylics, Mixed media and Textiles art. Ali also demonstrates and runs workshops for Art groups and societies. She runs day workshops once a month and now tutors for painting holidays as well.

Pam Smart

Pam Smart

Pam is an award-winning artist and specialist art tutor with over 25 years of experience. She has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe including at the prestigious Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours exhibition in London. She has created a vibrant body of work taking inspiration from both the natural and built environment, painting flowers, landscapes and architecture. Working in watercolour, acrylics and drawing media her teaching is focused on sharing ideas, enthusiasm and techniques, in a relaxed and fun way. Tuition is tailored to the class and adapted for each individual which means everyone gets a chance to develop their own personal approach.

"Pam gives you confidence, a real lift, helpful tips and invaluable teaching. She structures her lessons so that you invariably leave on a high, having been challenged in new and exciting ways. A very skilful and generous teacher"

For further information you can contact the Tutor of the course that interests you or you can contact Sue Kind at Finca el Cerrillo (0034 952 030 444)