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Painting Workshops and Short Courses

I teach painting workshops from time to time, which range from one day En Plein Air (outdoor) and indoor courses to weekend and full week holiday workshops. 

Details will be added as dates are arranged.  You can register your interest in future workshops by joining my mailing list (see home page) or contacting me directly.

Portugal Painting Holiday in the Algarve

Olhao near Faro, Portugal.

September 19th to 26th 2024 (Fully Booked)
May 14th to 21st 2025 (spaces available)

I’m excited to be leading painting holidays in the beautiful Casa Rosa Villa Hotel. 

This 7 night painting retreat includes:

5 days of painting tuition, 7 buffet breakfasts, 4 lunches at hotel or picnic, 5 dinners with 1/2 bottle of wine per person

Return ferry boat ticket to local islands with 2 course lunch included

Double or twin room for sole use or discount for two painters sharing (or with non-painting partner)

May 2025 – Single occupancy from £1595 including flights and transfers

Friendship Travel book the entire package for you – tel 0289 4462211

or visit

casa rosa villa olhao
Casa Rosa Villa Olhao

UK Painting courses and workshops tutored by me

Future courses to be confirmed. If you’d like to be informed when these are arranged or to book me as tutor please use this CONTACT FORM and put UK Workshops as the subject.

Demonstrations and Workshops for Art Clubs and Groups


Faceby Art Group, North Yorkshire – Painting demo – Wednesday 8th May at 1pm
Hartlepool Art Club, Teeside – All day workshop – Saturday 11th May from 9:30am

Colin Joyce sketching in Venice
Red roof cottage

Book me for a Demonstration or Workshop for your Art Group

Do contact me to arrange a visit to your art club or group anywhere in the UK for either a workshop or demonstration. We have a motorhome and love to explore new places.

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