Drawing and Painting Retreat at Casa Rosa Estate, Andalucia, Spain

Sunday 29th September – Sunday 6th October, 2019

Full Board and tuition, £1,550 per person.

No single supplement, own room and en suite bathroom.

When the autumn landscapes of inland Andalucia are at their warm, and inviting best, Casa Rosa Arts are offering a week of painting and drawing, tuition and accommodation in the luxurious surroundings of Casa Rosa Estate ( for an all inclusive fee of £1,550.

In late September join us for art and culture in the Axarquía, the mountainous area to the north east of Malaga. The hills and orchards of Andalucía will be ripe with autumn fruit. Casa Rosa, nestling into the surrounding hills, will have pomegranates, garden flowers and persimmon fruit growing in their orchards and gardens.

When you join us at Casa Rosa you can expect a week with an intensive painting and drawing programme, a week of delicious, healthy food made from local produce, and a week in one of the most delightful, comfy, luxurious houses in southern Spain.

About the week

For an inclusive fee of £1,550, all meals will be provided, together with drinks and snacks, as well as transport to and from Casa Rosa. No hidden extras. The course will be based at Casa Rosa using our studio and enjoying the panoramic views of dramatic mountains, olive covered farmland and mature, colourful gardens and grounds. The week will have a house party feel. You will eat most meals together with Kate, Rosie and the other students. Casa Rosa sits in the middle of its own orchards and autumn will see the orchards groaning with fruit. The house and cottages are full of delightful surprises collected locally and from years of travel.


Kate Measham, Artist & Tutor

Kate will tutor the group from the exquisite setting of Casa Rosa with me (Rosie) welcoming you to my home!

Kate has been teaching and running courses in Hampshire for over 10 years including regular courses on the Greek Island Zakynthos. She has exhibited at Josie Eastwood Gallery, The Angelus Gallery, Fisherton Mill, and other spaces.

Having studied ‘Visual Art through Drawing’ at Winchester School of Art, Kate has since expressed her ideas through a range of media in painting, drawing, printing, wood turning and teaching, always using her imagination and expressing those ideas figuratively, or semi abstractly. Drawing is the cornerstone of Kate’s work. She is keen to encourage her students to explore, investigate, be intuitive and imaginative through drawing. Despite the energy, strength and colour of Kate’s artistic style, she is not interested in creating a house style, but in encouraging students to find their own voice and helping them to develop the necessary skills to explore it.


Delicious, nutritious food by rad.ish

Jessica, a Ballymalloe trained chef and regular visitor to Casa Rosa, will delight you with her delicious and beautiful food, sourced from local markets. Rad.ish is her health and eco conscious catering business.
Her approach is to serve warm salads and raw food and to combine that with other very comforting solutions to restore the heart and soul after a day of hard labour at the easel. We will attempt to accommodate any nutritional requirements but please give good warning before you arrive.


Locally Sourced Food & Wine

Casa Rosa’s orchards produce the olives, almonds, honey, pomegranates, citrus fruit and olive oil used in our catering. And in the evenings, you will be tempted with cocktails made from Casa Rosa fruit.

The week will have a relaxed house party feel. Meals are a relaxed social event, eaten together with the team. Excellent Spanish wines will be available plus copious amounts of tea, coffee and other soft drinks.


What to expect on the course

The week will be suitable for everyone, from beginners to the experienced. Projects will be personalised to meet all skill levels. You will work on both quick sketches and paintings and longer projects, looking at how to capture a feeling of place and atmosphere. Colour, palette, tone, mark making, and composition will form the basis of the week.

The Artist’s Day

  • Breakfast will be a rolling affair from 8.30 – 9.30am.

  • From 10.00 until 1.00pm there will be a three-hour, taught morning session in the studio followed by a delicious and healthy lunch, a possible siesta and time for you to work on your own projects.

  • Tuition will resume from 5.00 until 7.00pm for a further 2 hours of painting, or drawing.  After the evening session, you will gather for drinks and supper.

  • There will be many opportunities for discussion and analysis – if you want to – over wine, olives and food.


Casa Rosa Estate

For more information about the luxurious Casa Rosa and its extensive facilities, visit the website by clicking below.

There is a tennis court, swimming pool, delightful gardens and table tennis to divert you (if you need diverting). Rosie can advise you about walks in the area. You can use the studio at anytime.

There will be a rest day in the middle of the week. Various activities will be on offer such as walking, or visiting the village of Periana. You may prefer to sit by the pool, catch up on a painting project, or read a book. Participants are free to join in the lessons as much as they like, or to sit some of them out and enjoy the facilities offered at Casa Rosa and its surrounding area, the Axarquía.

Partners may accompany artists and simply relax and enjoy Casa Rosa. The group will not exceed 12 artists but non-painting partners are welcome.

The Boring Bits

Sunday 29th September – Sunday 6th October, 2019.
£1,550 includes full board, with your own room and ensuite and tuition.
There is no single supplement.
However, if two artists book together, and share a room, they will get a £200 reduction, each. For a non-participating partner sharing a room there is a fee of £1150. A deposit of £300/person secures a place on this course.
Collection and return to Malaga Airport at the beginning and end of your stay are included in the price  if you choose to book our suggested flights. If we need to book a taxi to collect, or deliver you to an alternative flight this will be at your cost.
Transport as necessary to the sites we visit will also be included. For any further errands a taxi service is available.
If you wish to be more independent there are a number of car hire companies at Malaga airport.
What do I need to bring with me?
Nearer departure Kate will send a list of suggested equipment. We can supply some art equipment such as solvents, paints, canvas etc at local prices (to leave more space in your suitcase), and arrange for a courier to bring back your work – please tell us what you want.
There will be cartridge paper, drawing boards, and easels available free of charge.
We advise you to have travel insurance.
Booking Terms and Conditions

Places on the  course are limited so allocation will be made on a first come, first served basis according to deposit paid. Kate Measham at Casa Rosa reserves the right to cancel for whatever reason. In the event of cancellation you will be advised of vacancies on alternative courses. If you do not wish to book on an alternative course, a full refund for the course will be given when Kate Measham at Casa Rosa cancels.
In the event of cancellation by the student, we will endeavour to fill your place and if successful we will refund your deposit, if we are unable to fill your place the deposit will be non-refundable.


If you want to chat about the trip please contact:
Kate Measham on or T: +44 01980 863155
Or Rosie Tatham on or T: 07940 833025

OR, click below.