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
Discover the beauty of the Italian Riviera and Lake Como on our art travel journal Workshop in Italy with teaching artist Anne Leuck
Experience the best of Switzerland on our guided, small group walking vacation through Zurich, Lucerne, and Jungfrau region.
September 20-30, 2021 Mary Beth Shaw invites you to this very special mixed media, art journal workshop in Italy. Visit Northern Italy’s most loved destinations and lesser-known treasures.
November 7-13, 2021 join Mary Beth Shaw for a mixed media workshop in Santa Barbara, California
May 17-29, 2022 12-day travel photography workshop in Greece with Jeff Hirsch. From Athens, island hop to Amorgos, Naxos, and Santorini.
Join Sketchbook Skool’s Koosje Koene October 5-17, 2021 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 November 1-7, 2021. An Art Walk 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 9-16, 2022 art workshop in Paris, France. Learn sketching, water color, ephemera collecting and more with Pam Garrison.
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.
2021 Art Walks
Art Vacations and Workshops
- September 20-30: Mixed media travel journal vacation in Italy with Mary Beth Shaw from $4295 (10 nights) 2 SPACES LEFT
- October 5-17: Sketchbook vacation Art in Greece with Koosje Koene from $3995 (12 nights) SOLD OUT, WAITLIST AVAILABLE
- October 18-25: Sketchbook art vacation in Italy with Angela Fehr from $3350 (7 nights) 2 SPACES LEFT
- November 1-7: Sketchbook and watercolor journal vacation in Santa Barbara, CA with Jane LaFazio WAITLIST AVAILABLE
- November 7-13, 2021: Mixed Media Workshop in Santa Barbara with Mary Beth Shaw from $3150 (6 nights)
2022 Art Walks
Art Vacations and Workshops
- April 9-16: Mixed media travel journal vacation in Paris, France with Pam Garrison from $3795 (7 nights)
- May 17-29: Art Walk Greece Photography tour with Jeff Hirsch from $4195 (12 nights) LIMITED SPACES REMAINING
- June 5-12: Travel Journal Workshop in Italy with Anne Leuck from $3535 (7 nights)
- June 12-19: Art Walk Switzerland Alumni $3595 (7 nights)
- October 18-30: Art Walk Greece - teacher TBA, (12 nights)
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.