Join experienced tutor, Kate Measham, and learn how to paint with oils if you are a beginner, or extend your skills, taking inspiration from the colourful surroundings at Casa Rosa. Autumn fruit in the orchards, wild flowers across the countryside and abundant flowers in the gardens will be a starting point for all work.

Oil Painting with Kate Measham

We are delighted to have Kate Measham joining us at Casa Rosa for Week One. She is a wonderfully talented artist who teaches regularly for Hampshire Art studio. She is best known for landscapes, and quirky still life. This is a perfect opportunity to take a course with Kate who is an extremely knowledgeable, intuitive, and patient teacher.

  • 9th – 16th October, 2022 £1, 650 use of studio, tuition from Kate Measham, full board in double room with ensuite. If you wish to share a room with a friend there is £150 discount per person. 

If you join us for this tutored week at Casa Rosa you can expect 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.

The Artists’ 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 spacious studio, or outside. This period will focus on exercises covering: tone, markmaking, composition, and colour, particularly colour mixing.

A busy morning will be 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.  Kate will direct you on longer projects.

After the evening session, you will gather for drinks and supper.


What to Expect on this Art Retreat at Casa Rosa

The week will be suitable for everyone, from beginners to the experienced. Projects will be personalised to meet all skill levels.

The course will be based at Casa Rosa using their studio equipped with easels, stools, drawing boards etc. The view from the studio is of dramatic mountains, olive covered farmland and mature, colourful gardens and grounds…enough to inspire anyone.

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.

Risks, experimentation and new approaches will be encouraged.



In the middle of the week there will be a rest day.  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.

Artists 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.

Sun hat and easel

If you would like to book, or want more information about this course please email km@casarosaart.com