Cuba Art Adventures is a one-week immersive tour for artists to explore Cuba. Local guides offer daily cultural excursions providing the opportunity to an authentic experience in the heart of Havana and its surroundings. We welcome artists of all kinds including painters, dancers, architects (ages 18 through 95) to join us in discovering the beauty of Cuban culture. Our small group sizes of no larger than 10 people allow for one-on-one help with painting, drawing, sketching, and more.
Explore Havana From the Inside
Colorful vintage cars, mesmerizing architecture, salsa's living roots, a proud spirit of communitarianism, white sand beaches, and gorgeous countrysides provide endless inspiration.
Led by charismatic and helpful local guides, daily cultural excursions afford an opportunity to know Havana and its surrounds from the inside. Activities include a walking tour of Old Havana, visits to renowned museums and cultural sites, private gallery tours, a vintage auto and architecture tour, day trips to the gorgeous Vinales tobacco valley and Varadero beach.... and of course mojito-making lessons!
Painting & photo by @jennyrushmore
Let Your Sketchbook Be Your Guide
Activate your senses in Cuba's many-layered environment. Daily urban sketching and watercolor with ink demonstrations are accompanied by accessible prompts and ongoing support to get your creativity flowing and make the most of your time in Cuba. We will work on street-scenes, portraiture, interiors, landscape, and emotion balanced with detail. Individual support from Laura, an experienced and positive teacher, and group sharing are key elements of every day's painting adventure.
Drawing & photo by @jennyrushmore
Accommodation is in Cuba's classic "casa particulares" bed & breakfasts provide an authentic look into Cuban life. Run by local families, these private homes are clean, comfortable, and equipped with kitchens and air conditioning. Bathrooms have showers and hot/cold running water. Casa breakfasts are typically tropical fruit, eggs with or without ham, rolls, coffee/tea, and fresh fruit juice.
Cuban Friends & Family
Our guides for excursions are knowledgeable and give personal as well as historical experience. Our hosts are elegant and welcoming casa owners. Our salsa teachers will make it easy to relax and have fun in Cuba. The Cuban friends who join us for meals will share their life experience and views, and be eager to hear your impressions of the country they love. Most of our travelers to Cuba tell us that in a country of beautiful and compelling sights and experiences, it's the people who leave the strongest positive impression. Here, it will be easy to make Cuban friends and begin to see the country through their eyes.