SWEDEN - Watercolor Impressions of Sweden

This tour is for a private group.



We will cover all aspects of plein air watercolor painting, including choosing a subject, composition, value, colors, atmospheric perspective and technique. Each day will begin with discussion about plein air painting followed by a demonstration. While each student-artist works on a painting, we will provide personal attention and instruction about the painting process.

The workshop is open to all levels of painters from beginner to advanced.


Tour: Watercolor painting in Båstad, Skåne

Dates: May 18-25, 2019

Teacher: TBD 

LodgingHotel Hjorten

Closest airport: Copenhagen, Denmark

Price: $ 2,975 per person

Price includes

6 night lodging in shared double room

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

1 glass of wine with dinner

6 days art instruction

All excursions, museum entrances and other programs during the week.

All transportation including pick up at the airport in Copenhagen.

Single supplement: $ 495

The southernmost area of Sweden is Skåne, home to many painters, writers, poets, potters, glassblowers and other artists. The area has a rich, cultural heritage and you will find numerous galleries, art studios and workshops all over the region. One of the daughters of this region is the world-famous opera singer Birgit Nilsson.  A wonderful museum has been dedicated to her life in her small home village of Svenstad.


The sea is omnipresent and is dotted by beautiful beaches on the Bay of Skälderviken, the Bay of Laholm and on the uninhabited island of Hallands Väderö, also one of the richest wildlife sanctuaries in Sweden. The region is an area of ancient settlements and some prehistoric relics on the peninsula witness that fact. The largest and most famous of these relics is Dagshög, the largest Bronze Age grave mound in Skåne.


At the north side of the peninsula runs the mountain ridge Hallandsåsen, which forms fascinating cliffs at the head of the peninsula, known as Hovs Hallar. On the way towards the head of the peninsula there is the award-winning park Norrvikens Trädgårdar, one of the most beautiful parks in Europe. The area offers almost unlimited opportunities for plein air painting excursions!

Lodging: Hotel Hjorten

The Hjorten hotel is situated in the town of Båstad, specifically in the area of Malen. The hotel is one of those places where you instantly feel at home. Several common areas where the guests can linger, have a cup of coffee or just relax in the atmosphere makes this 100 year old hotel warm and friendly.

The hotel is situated a short walk to the beach (100 meters) and to the beautiful promenade that runs along the sea.

Itinerary for our week in Sweden


Arrival Day

  • We will meet you at the Copenhagen airport to go to our hotel 

  • Welcome dinner

  • Meet fellow students, teacher and staff

  • Presentation of the week



  • Breakfast

  • Excursions by minibus to our paint out locations, among them:

  • We will paint in the idyllic town of Båstad, situated on the beautiful western coast, with its preserved street of Agardhsgatan - the oldest street in town with small, beautiful houses

  • Hovs Hallar Nature Preserve – a gorgeous spot on the steep coastal section overlooking the Kattegatt Sea, described as a magical, almost otherworldly place

  • The small fishing village of Torekov with its winding cobblestone streets, a beautiful church dated from 1860 and a picturesque marina with boats going to and from the neighboring islands

  • Norrvikens Trädgårdar – the most beautiful place you can imagine with gardens of several different styles and characters. Norrviken has been chosen as the most beautiful garden in Sweden and the second most beautiful in Europe!

  • The Skottorp Castle, one of the best preserved Empire palaces in the country where you can feel the history of the kings and queens of Sweden – this is the place where King Carl the 11th married Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark in 1680!

  • Three of the days we will have lunch together. The other days everyone will pick their own lunch spot

  • Every afternoon we will meet for a critique back at the hotel

  • Three scrumptious 3-course dinners are included!


There will be opportunities to visit the spa at Skansen, including the cold bath house where you sit in a hot sauna and look out over the Kattegatt sea before cooling off with a dip in the sea. The light Nordic design and the large panorama windows, combined with the wide seascape and the hot sauna, are a balm for body and soul!


Departure day

After breakfast we will say our farewells and coordinate transfers to the Copenhagen airport.

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