Thailand Painting Holidays

paint on the banks of the Mekong River

A wonderful combination of painting tuition and Thai culture in a small guest house on the banks of the Mekong River at Phon Phisai in NE Thailand.  During the dry cool months of October to January each year the guesthouse provides a combination of painting tuition and Thai rural culture experience to 4 guests each week.

The visits are individually tailored to provide the level of tuition and Thai experience that each visitor seeks.  This website contains details of the tuition, experiences and facilities together with prices and booking facilities. 

 

Painting tuition and workshops

Guests at Thailand Painting Holidays painting in the garden

Guests at Thailand Painting Holidays painting in the garden

Painting Tuition

We provide in-house tuition from well established professional artists and art teachers who will give you personal one to one painting tuition during your holiday. 

From beginner to experienced artist

If you are just starting out on your artistic journey, we will help you to discover your path. 

If you already have art skills and experience we will assisting in taking your work to a new level and discover new ideas, imagination and enthusiasm in your journey.

Jeremy Holton Our tutor main tutor is a very experienced artist in a variety of mediums and will assist you in developing your techniques and style on a one to one basis.   Jeremy is a well established artist in Western Australia with well over 1,000 paintings sold throughout the world.  With his Thai wife Waree they operate the guest house. Click to learn more about Jeremy his varied career and many exhibitions.

Jeremy Holton

Our tutor main tutor is a very experienced artist in a variety of mediums and will assist you in developing your techniques and style on a one to one basis.   Jeremy is a well established artist in Western Australia with well over 1,000 paintings sold throughout the world.  With his Thai wife Waree they operate the guest house. Click to learn more about Jeremy his varied career and many exhibitions.

Waree Holton While Jeremy is the tutor, his wife Waree will look after you during your holiday.  She will introduce you to her village and find out about any interesting activities you can experience.  She will show you how to pay respect to Buddha at the wats, give alms to the monks, buy from the markets or street vendors, order food you can eat, cook an Isaan dish, say hello to an old man in the street,  and find the nearest toilet.  Click to see more of Waree

Waree Holton

While Jeremy is the tutor, his wife Waree will look after you during your holiday.  She will introduce you to her village and find out about any interesting activities you can experience.  She will show you how to pay respect to Buddha at the wats, give alms to the monks, buy from the markets or street vendors, order food you can eat, cook an Isaan dish, say hello to an old man in the street,  and find the nearest toilet.  Click to see more of Waree

Discoveries in Oil Pastel Jeremy teaches oil pastel and ink mixed media painting regularly at Murdoch University in Australia as part of the Extraordinary Minds Project . The basic course takes 4 three hour sessions. It is suitable for artists at all levels from beginners to experienced who wish to extend themselves and learn to take risks to reach their full creativity. The technique is demonstrated in this article in the magazine Artists Palette. In Australia the class sizes are over 12 people, however at the guest house we limit it to a maximum of four. As partners often don't paint, this usually means only one or two artists are painting, so you are guaranteed individual attention. You will learn to destroy and recreate your work. In our experience nearly every student who does this course produces original paintings of a framable standard. Click to see more

Discoveries in Oil Pastel

Jeremy teaches oil pastel and ink mixed media painting regularly at Murdoch University in Australia as part of the Extraordinary Minds Project . The basic course takes 4 three hour sessions. It is suitable for artists at all levels from beginners to experienced who wish to extend themselves and learn to take risks to reach their full creativity.

The technique is demonstrated in this article in the magazine Artists Palette.

In Australia the class sizes are over 12 people, however at the guest house we limit it to a maximum of four. As partners often don't paint, this usually means only one or two artists are painting, so you are guaranteed individual attention. You will learn to destroy and recreate your work. In our experience nearly every student who does this course produces original paintings of a framable standard.

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Jeremy's oil pastel technique is described in detail in this edition of Artist's Palette.  Click to read it

Jeremy's oil pastel technique is described in detail in this edition of Artist's Palette.  Click to read it

Photography NE Thailand is such a unique place with ancient customs and superstitions which have been practiced for thousands of years.  It is untouched by tourists and the people are open, generous and friendly.  These people are ethnically Lao and speak a combination of Lao and Thai.  It is a wonderful place for photographers.  Click for more. 

Photography

NE Thailand is such a unique place with ancient customs and superstitions which have been practiced for thousands of years.  It is untouched by tourists and the people are open, generous and friendly.  These people are ethnically Lao and speak a combination of Lao and Thai.  It is a wonderful place for photographers.  Click for more

Creating in oils At our holiday guesthouse you will learn to take your art to a new level in a master class environment. In it Jeremy works with the artist to teach them his techniques in oils and acrylics. Typically this involves letting yourself go to become completely immersed in the painting process to the point where you have no idea what you are doing. This is done in textured acrylics. Then the painting is developed further in quick drying oils so that new breathtaking images emerge full of idiosyncrasies and imagination. Paint is dragged over texture using colour shapers and then colours are enriched and modified with multiple layers of glaze. The results can be seen in Jeremy’s gallery at jeremyholton.com. This course has no fixed timeframe and Jeremy is available to work with you whatever hours you wish.  Click for more details

Creating in oils

At our holiday guesthouse you will learn to take your art to a new level in a master class environment. In it Jeremy works with the artist to teach them his techniques in oils and acrylics. Typically this involves letting yourself go to become completely immersed in the painting process to the point where you have no idea what you are doing. This is done in textured acrylics.


Then the painting is developed further in quick drying oils so that new breathtaking images emerge full of idiosyncrasies and imagination. Paint is dragged over texture using colour shapers and then colours are enriched and modified with multiple layers of glaze. The results can be seen in Jeremy’s gallery at jeremyholton.com. This course has no fixed timeframe and Jeremy is available to work with you whatever hours you wish.  Click for more details

Materials We provide a wide range of painting and drawing materials including alkyd oils, oil pastels, acrylics, water colours, modelling paste, painting media, varnishes, pencils, charcoal, conte, paper and canvas.  If you require special materials please let us know and we will see if we can make them available or you can bring your own

Materials

We provide a wide range of painting and drawing materials including alkyd oils, oil pastels, acrylics, water colours, modelling paste, painting media, varnishes, pencils, charcoal, conte, paper and canvas.  If you require special materials please let us know and we will see if we can make them available or you can bring your own

Artists who have stayed with us

Subjects

We provide tuition in a wide range of subjects and styles

Landscapes: You will be surrounded by exotic landscapes to paint.

Flower studies :  Many tropical flowers are available especially orchids

Figure studies: The most challenging of all subjects.  We can arrange for male or female models to pose for us.    

Imaginative:  It takes time for artists to escape from reality and paint or draw from their imagination but this is the most rewarding subject of all.