Jeannette and Suzy set a new high standard of travel. I joined an ArtWalk Greece with 3 girlfriends. We left Greece with a whole new appreciation of seeing the world by traveling “at the speed of you.” They are fabulous tour leaders. They have a depth of knowledge of the local towns and sites that I have never before experienced. We always felt so well taken care of. We did a lot of walking and art-making. I am looking forward to another Blue Walk in the future!
Travel Journal Art Vacations
Create an Experience to Remember
You’ve daydreamed of this: a vacation with time each day to simply create. The destinations are beautiful. The accommodations are welcoming. All the details are taken care of. In the company of like-minded travelers you savor the wonder of the present moment. And you capture it all through your art.
Our Art Walk art vacations are the perfect tours for artists of all levels. Talented and engaging teachers offer daily classes inspired by stunning locations. Equal parts journey and learning, our art vacations are based on a travel journal format. We mostly working on site. Some programs have studio time at our hotels. Sketchbook, watercolor, collage, multimedia, and photography workshops are all represented in our schedule.
Solo travelers love the easy camaraderie our tours provide. First time European travelers and budding artists love the safe, supportive, and welcoming atmosphere.
Travel at the speed of you.
Come walk with us.
Stretch your legs and expand your experience.
Return home inspired, renewed, and feeling better than ever.
Keeping an illustrated travel journal enhances your trip and opens your mind. Everything around me is fresh and beautiful because I’m drawing it, seeing it truly for the first time.
Once you return from your trip, your mind remains full of wonder. A quick flip through your journal’s pages keeps those memories alive.
Explore Our Art Workshops & Retreats
Join Lorraine Bell for her travel journal sketching and watercolor workshop on the French Riviera in June 2021.
Create keepsake travel journals with Kat Kirby in Nice, France September 2021
Join Sketchbook Skool’s Koosje Koene in October 2020 on an island hopping adventure capturing the magic of the Greece in your sketchbook travel journal.
Paint the American Riviera with Jane LaFazio in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA Mar 21-27, 2021. An ArtWalk workshop filled with laughter, fun, and good company.
Experience the immersive beauty of Northern Italy with teaching artist Angela Fehr. Join us on her watercolor sketchbook vacation in northern Italy October 18-25, 2021. Starting in Milan travel to the Italian Riviera and Lake Como.
Laugh, meet new friends, come with us! April 26-May 3, 2021 art workshop in Paris, France. Learn sketching, water color, ephemera collecting and more with Pam Garrison and Courtney Cerruti.
Mary Beth Shaw invites you to this very special art journal workshop in Italy September 20-30, 2021. Create a multi media travel journal. Visit Lake Como, Venice, Verona, Padua, Parma. Still not enough? Extend your ArtWalk for 3 nights on the Italian Riviera visiting Rapallo, Portofino, and Cinque Terre.
Art Vacations Schedule
This is a list of our public art vacations. The Blue Walk offers private and custom small group tours in addition to our advertised tours.
There is a separate Blue Walk schedule for our walking vacations.
- September 5-12: Art Walk Paris with Pam Garrison and Courtney Cerruti from $3795 limited spaces RESCHEDULED TO April 26-May 3, 2021
- September 13-23: Art Walk Italy with Mary Beth Shaw from $4295 RESCHEDULED TO September 20-30, 2021
- October 19-26: Art Walk Greece with Koosje Koene from $3995
- October 19-26: Art Walk Italy with Angela Fehr from $3350 SOLD OUT WAITING LIST AVAILABLE RESCHEDULED TO October 18-25,2021
- March 21-27: Art Walk Santa Barbara with Jane LaFazio from $3150 SOLD OUT, WAITING LIST AVAILABLE
- April 13-25: Art Walk Greece (photography tour) with Jeff Hirsch from $4195 contact us for details
- June 14-20: Art Walk French Riviera with Lorraine Bell from $3195
- June 21-27: Art Walk French Riviera with Jennifer Orkin Lewis from $3195 contact us for details
- September 12-18: Art Walk French Riviera with Kat Kirby from $3195
- September 20-30: Art Walk Italy with Mary Beth Shaw from $4295
- October 18-25: Art Walk Italy with Angela Fehr from $3350 SOLD OUT, WAITING LIST AVAILABLE
MORE DATES COMING SOON!!
Book a Private Walking or Art Vacation
Travel with your own tribe! Friends, family or colleagues with groups from 8-20 can reserve private tours. Special pricing or tour leader rates availble. We will work with you to reserve the best itinerary and dates for your own amazing tour.