Equine Oil Painting Workshop with Steve Godfrey

This workshop is a wonderful opportunity to express your fascination for horses in the dynamic and luscious medium of oil paint. It is also an opportunity to exchange ideas with a group of artists who share similar interests and goals. Come to Cortijo Segura and learn the techniques and process of creating timeless works of art. All materials are supplied on the workshop and the artist can take away anything they produce.







Cortijo Segura Horse painting workshop is open to all levels of artist from complete beginner to more experienced painters.



This exclusive workshop week is packed with lots of useful information, techniques and tips from an experienced full time artist.

Daily Programme

Arrival Day: After you settle in, we start with an introductory session to meet Steve and your fellow students.


Welcome dinner.


After breakfast on Day 1, Slide show presentation and a run through equipment and materials.

Tea, Coffee and snacks are available all morning with a half hour break at 12:00


The workshops run from 9am until approx. 2pm each day. Depending on the itinerary, workshops will be at La Casa or at Cortijo de Segura.


After we have had lunch, there is the opportunity to relax by the pool back at La Casa or Steve will be available for advice if you wish to continue painting.


One afternoon we will visit Granada just an hour’s drive away, followed by dinner in a local restaurant.



6.30 p.m. End of day. Dinner and relax for the evening.



  • Sun-hat and tough shoes/boots.
  • Notebook and pen
  • Water bottle
  • Sun-tan and Insect Creams
  • Swim-suit
  • Towels and Bedding Provided


April Course Dates:

Arrival: from 2pm 7th April

Tuition Days: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, April

Departure: 12pm 13th April


June Course Dates:

Arrrival: from 2pm 17th June

Tuition Days: 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 June

Departure: 12pm 23rd June






Price Includes:


  • 5 FULL days tuition
  • All oil painting and charcoal materials supplied.
  • 6 nights accommodation in a shared room (max 3 per room).
  • Use of Centre horses and facilities
  • Trip to Granada
  • All meals, including unlimited wine with evening meals.
  • Optional meal at traditional Spanish restaurant one evening (pay your own costs).
  • Full use of our beautiful villa, with garden and solar-heated swimming pool.
  • Transfers from Granada Airport and Loja Bus Station (Express Coach from Malaga)


Not Included: Flights, travel costs etc to the Centre (except transfers from Granada Airport and Loja bus station), Compulsory Travel Insurance.



Book Your Place

Oil Painting Workshop

7th - 13rd April 2019

Oil Painting Workshop

17th - 23rd June 2019

About Steve



Apart from drawing and painting for most of his life Steve Godfrey has been a full time artist for over 15 years, his works have featured in many exhibitions here in Spain and the UK.  His paintings can be seen in collections all over the world.

He has been teaching workshops and painting holidays since 2009 and lives in an old Spanish Finca near Malaga, with his partner, their son and a host of animals.


“I have travelled widely to study with master artists over the last 15 years. In the beginning, The Edinburgh College of art opened up my mind and pallet and influenced a deeper understanding of light and colour. Study with Zhaoming Wu, Juliette Aristides and Casey Baugh have also provided rich example and guidance in my quest for great quality art.”


“I use luxurious oil paints, with deep, saturated colour to communicate on canvas the nuances of light and colour that I see all around me. To me painting is about showing the viewer your own interpretation and feeling for a subject, either with painting techniques, enhancement of colour or creating a particular mood. I enjoy teaching this impressionist way of seeing and conveying of light with colour, to new and experienced artists.” 


“I have had horses at my home here in Spain for nearly 10 years, they have featured in my work on many occasions throughout my career. I find horses challenging, fascinating and rewarding to study. Seeing horses play and interact with each other against the backdrop light and landscape of Andalucía is such a delight, it always has me reaching for my sketchbook and dreaming of new painting ideas.”





Whilst teaching drawing, charcoal, colour mixing, brushwork, values, edges, and composition along with how to paint from photo reference, Steve will guide and answer any of your painting questions, with helpful suggestions, demos and practical advice to enable you on your journey to becoming a better artist.  


Transfer information for courses held at Cortijo de Segura


From Malaga Airport:


ALSA bus company runs buses from Malaga Airport and Malaga Bus Station:

You can buy tickets on line: it’s best to book in advance to be certain of a seat.

www.alsa.com   -   then search for buses from Malaga to Loja.

There is also an ALSA ticket office directly outside Malaga airport arrivals. (Be aware that not all buses leave from and terminate at the airport – there are more frequent buses from the bus station).

We will meet you at Loja by arrangement. Please confirm your arrival time with us.


Our preferred pick up time is 16:00 at Loja and we would ask you to organise your travel accordingly. We can arrange alternative pick up times but - as you may appreciate – courses are busy and staff and transport availability limited.


Similarly, for drop off for your return flight from Malaga, the first bus leaves Loja at 8:40 (arriving Malaga Airport at 10:30) so you will need to arrange your flights to suit. Check ALSA website for all journeys – times subject to change.


Should you wish to travel from Malaga Airport to Malaga Bus Station, there is a regular shuttle bus that leaves from directly outside arrivals (3 euro). Frequency – approx. 15-20mins -  leaves from a blue stand (autobus aeropuerto).


Similarly, at Malaga Bus station the airport bus leaves from blue stand at right angles to main bus stands. There is a left luggage facility at Malaga Bus Station.


Transfers from Granada Airport.

Granada is the nearest airport to Cacin and is 40 minutes by car. We can meet your flight.

You should book flights to ensure arrival in Granada between 15:00 and 18:00 on the start date for the course.

We will accommodate alternative pickups by arrangement if this proves difficult.


Car Rental


Both airports have car rental. We can put you in touch with other course participants - with their permission – so you can co-ordinate car hire share if you wish.

Book Your Place

Oil Painting Workshop

7th - 13rd April 2019

Oil Painting Workshop

17th - 23rd June 2019

"Best learning experience ever!" - Jan Wilkinson, UK