Take a unique adult education holiday with GO/CTE


Residential adult education for retired people for fun in Italy.

Watercolour Painting
- Italy 2018

Matelica, Italy

From £850 | Half-board | 7 nights

Single Supplement applies


Matelica is a commune of the province of Macerata, located within the region of Marche. The town has a population of approximately 10,000 and is steeped in history.


Specifcally chosen for the course, there are many potential subjects here for the watercolour painter. These include beautiful old buildings, several churches and a picturesque local park. The town also has an interesting weekly street market on Thursdays. Transfer time from Perugia airport to your hotel is circa 40 minutes.


The Hotel

Accommodation will be provided at the Hotel Forriti, which is ideally situated in the middle of Matelica. The hotel was selected following a review of several establishments in the area: it boasts a ‘very good’ Trip Advisor rating; has comfortable en-suite rooms and the adjoining restaurant provides excellent authentic Italian Cuisine.


Watercolour Course Details

Your Tutor - Melvyn Randall


Melvyn is a watercolour artist from Wiltshire, England. He has sold paintings and help workshops across the UK and Internationally. Melvyn specialises in a fairly loose style of painting and as a self taught artist is ideally placed to help you hone your skills by drawing on his own experiences.


This course will be tailored towards those with some basic experience of painting in watercolour, as well as those with a little more experience seeking to improve their style.

We will endeavour to paint outside and on location wherever possible. Melvyn will provide a demonstration each day where he will work closely with you and happily answer any questions or queries that you may have; why a particular scene has been chosen, how to sketch the scene, compositional advice, colour mixes, brush selection and much more...

The aim is for everyone to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of Matelica, enjoy a unique Italian experience and ultimately produce some memorable works of art that can be taken home.


The hotel contains a covered courtyard and Melvyn will be equipped with numerous reference photographs and teaching information, should the weather prevent us from painting outdoors.


Materials are not provided but should you require more advice on what to bring or more information on Melvyn see details below.


The price includes flights, transfers, half-board and hotel accommodation.


Website: www.melvynrandall.com


Email: melrandall@hotmail.com


Phone: 01249 653790



We stayed at the hotel as part of a trip to Tuscany and Liguria.


We had chosen the half board option which turned out to be a great choice.


The good:

  • Family run hotel with heart warming hospitality; almost like you're part of the family :).
  • They take pride in their business and are very professional and very friendly ....

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