Learn to Paint

Alan Reed Learn to Paint
Sketchbook of Italy

Learn to Paint

If you would like to Learn to Paint then why not come on one of our Painting Holidays in Umbria, Italy. We stay at Chiesa del Carmine located in Umbria described as the Green Heart of Italy. Our week in June this year was fully booked once again, however we do have one twin room available for our week in September.

This short video on YouTube shows just a few of my sketchbook watercolours which I’ve painted on location in Italy. Whether you are an absolute beginner or a more experienced artist, I have over 30 years experience in teaching art and painting. Many of our guests return year after year to Learn to Paint and to enjoy the delights of Italy. Day trips are organised to hilltop towns like Assisi, Perugia and Gubbio. My wife Susan is fluent in Italian so she likes to accompany those guests who like to go shopping!

Umbria, Italy

We’ve been travelling to Italy together for 28 years. It’s lovely to be able to share our experiences of this wonderful country to our guests. Throughout the week I give demonstrations in watercolour so that guests can Learn to Paint. I’m a great believer in travelling light when it comes to painting “en plein air” so you really don’t need to purchase a lot of equipment to get started. A few pencils, brushes, a box of watercolours and a good sketchbook is really all you need to get going. Paintings like Todi and Montone are the product of my sketchbook watercolours painted on location in Umbria.

Alan Reed Learn to Paint
Todi, Umbria


The dates for September 2019 are 21st – 28th.

If you would like to find out more then please email art@alanreed.com or telephone 01661 871 800 arrange an appointment to visit our Studio and Gallery in Ponteland to have a chat.



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