How early do I have to book?
Most courses fill up quickly and it is advisable to book as early as possible - especially for Morocco. Do enquire about late availability, however, as there may be some places left nearer the departure date.
Can I bring a non-painting partner?
Yes, non-painting partners are welcomed at a discount. Prices and booking arrangements are detailed in the brochures.
Do I need to have any painting experience?
No, the courses are suitable both for beginners and for accomplished painters - and all levels in between!
Do I need to bring my own equipment?
Yes. If you would like a list of things to bring, please contact Bettina.
Will I be picked up from the airport?
Yes, you will be met at the arrival's gate by Bettina or one of her colleagues (holding a sign), who will take you to the course location in time for refreshments.
How many students are typically on a course?
Typically, there are between 8 and 14 students on each course.
Is the course price fully inclusive?
Yes, only the odd optional excursion might incur an extra cost. All painting trips are included in the course price. You can come on the course and not spend a penny more than you've already paid!
I have difficulty in walking long distances. Will this be a problem?
No, everything is organized around the participants' needs, and trips to painting locations necessitate very little walking. Painting locations are selected, moreover, for their proximity to conveniences and places of refreshment, so you won't have to suffer for your art! However, if you'd like more information about getting around on your Bettina Schroeder painting holiday, please contact Bettina.
Can you cater for my special dietary needs?
Yes, just let Bettina know about these when you make your booking.
In 2017 Bettina is going to the following locations: in the UK there’s Devon and Scotland, in Italy there’s Cotto, Tuscany and Sicily of course, in Portugal there's the Algarve, and for the more adventurous there’s Morocco.
"Very enjoyable company, and as usual your sense of humour (and style!) made it a memorable week with a strong fun element."
"You were so good at finding suitable little nooks for beginners with easy subjects to paint."
"We both have gained competence and confidence. We also found your vibrant interpretation of the landscape invigorating."
"A bit of sparkle in the sun after a long, cold winter!"