Painting holidays Maca - Dubrovnik, Croatia

About us

Painting with Maca in her country home has been enriching people for 28 years. Maca has designed and built the house some 35 years ago on the family land in a small village just outside Dubrovnik (see location »), where her husbands family has been since 1450-s. Maca is an acknowledged artist with individual and collective exhibitions behind her. She was born in Zagreb and came to Dubrovnik after finishing the studies of Art and History of Art. Maca's daughter, Silva is also leisure painture.

Macas home is known as the place of the first Dubrovnik artist colony. It all started one Autumn day when the vine leaves were turning red and falling on the walled courtyard. Awarded, acknowledged academic artists painted together with leisure painters and amateurs. Since than dozens have passed throe gardens and studios of this lovely house. We offer friendly and comfortable accommodation in single and double rooms. Some days there will be day trips and the food will be included in local idyllic country restaurants*, and on all other days you will have the opportunity of enjoin a fresh home cooked, traditional Croatian meal on home made Olive oil, and depending on the season, fruit and vegetables from organic garden. Once a week alongside with Maca, we organize "guest" tutor days.

On this day a local awarded academic artist comes and guides you throe a motive or a scene throe his eyes and helps you find the way that you see it. This gives you a unique experience and opportunity to learn from acknowledge artist. We offer one and two week holidays and specialise in smaller groups, so you get a personal touch.

This can be a perfect Autumn holiday, when the days are still long and the weather is warm and lovely to sit and eat outside, or Winter break when you can sit around the open fireplace in the middle of the house and have potatoes from the ash and sausages on the spear. Spring is a especially spectacular time when all our fruit is in blossom.

*Drinks are not included when having a meal out.