Art Holidays Romania provides art courses in Maramures, the beautiful and relatively undiscovered north western area of Transylvania

“In Europe you can barely find a place where ancient traditions are so respected as in north-western Romania, where the customs and domestic universe remain unchanged”. Romania Travel

Lonely Planet listed Transylvania at Number One of the best places in the world to travel in 2016 and National Geographic named Maramures as one of best European destinations in 2015.

The house itself is situated on a hill at the edge of the village of Cupseni, in Lapus County, surrounded by hills which are either forested or used for agricultural land.  There is a 20 minute walk into the village where there are still to be seen local people in traditional garb and horse-drawn carts. You will be enchanted by the village traditional wooden church dedicated to St Elijah (“Sf Ilie”) build in XVIII century.

Fresh farm food is delivered to the house and our wonderful cook Raveca will delight you with savoury traditional dishes.

In a typical week, five hours of tuition daily will be provided for five days.
There will be two outings, which take up much of the day, to explore this mythical realm and its UNESCO sites. There are plenty of opportunities for sketching and painting on these trips.

The courses cater for painters at all levels and the numbers are restricted to maximise individual tuition. Non painters are also welcome to enjoy the wonderful surroundings.

2019 was our fourth year and it was as enjoyable as the previous years when we had with us the wonderful artists David Caldwell,Rupert Record and Matthew Berry. In 2019 Matthew returned as tutor having been enchanted by the landscape, people and traditions of the village and the ‘Land of Lapus’ while tutoring last year.

Please have a look and enjoy our previous years works: 2016, 2017,2018, 2019.

We strongly recommend you to spend at least 2 days at the end of your trip in the beautiful city of Cluj-Napoca.

Unfortunatelly due to Coronavirus our course for 2020 was cancelled.






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