Charles Harris explains…

Charles Harris describes how he teaches and how to describe and understand what we each see

"I do not make decoration and the art of instant gratification, instead my art takes time. And I teach how to describe and understand what we each see. As I believe, it is through intense observation with the work of making a drawing or a painting, that we understand the world and paint it for others to see

"For it is within that great tradition of classical art, which allows us all to marvellously see the world through somebody else’s eyes, and bridge that gulf of unspoken thought between people, which exist for us always as human beings.

"This is what we all visually recognise, as quality in art always was, and still is instantly recognisable as art for all with sight, not requiring any words whatsoever, and which I passionately believe we must insist upon again."

Painting and Drawing Retreats in ANdalucian, Spain

Join Charles in his new week long intense art retreats in Andalucia, Spain and learn the tradition of the Great artists

Let us pamper YOU!

Sometimes you just need a little bit of “me” time.   Why not let someone else look after you and pamper you for a change?


Come and join us for a relaxing holiday in the dreamy Andalucian hills of Southern Spain.  

Enjoy an all inclusive, luxurious spring break.   We will pick you up from your airport,  transfer you to an exquisite villa, provide outstanding Spanish cuisine, tranquil and inspirational scenery, massage and daily yoga.
It couldn’t be better.  Bring a friend or join a group.  Contact us directly  or visit our website for more.

The barometer never lies…

The peace and tranquillity of the Andalucian hills was quite disturbed over the weekend. After a couple of wonderfully sunny days on Wednesday and Thursday the barometer took a tumble to itself and showed the pressure dropping fast, really fast.

No I thought, it must be a mistake we have just escaped the greyish days of February and had leapt full on into a sunny and warm March. The pastel pinks and purples of the almond blossom was dotting the hillsides, the days were longer and the birds were loud and excited – and I was feeling pretty relaxed.

But the barometer never lies…

Friday morning was cooler and overcast and then bang! The wind got up the skies went black, the clouds moved at speed and suddenly we were in the middle of thunder and lightening, gale like winds and…hailstones, seriously – hailstones!

Now we are back to normal with sunny skies, yoga by the pool, lunch in the sun, ducks quacking, painters painting and the barometer says…fair and dry…and as it never lies we can relax back to lazy, peaceful, tranquil Andalucian days.

Don’t delay come and join us – book now

10% off your first course booking

With Spring just around the corner we are gearing up for a very busy season of luxurious, all inclusive, inspirational courses that we are delivering in the picturesque hills and olive groves north of Malaga, Southern Spain.  We provide all materials, visits, transport and tuition as well as outstanding Spanish cuisine and drinks.

Our flagship Masterclass art course with Professor Charles Harris is a must for novice and experienced painters alike. Our New Traditional Art™ Masterclass offers a groundbreaking programme for you to fully develop your talent for painting.   You will learn how great classical art was made and how to make it., how to see and create life and 3D,  and how space, tone and temperature are all linked in the pursuit of excellence.

New Traditional Art™ Masterclass
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