Gozo Painting Holidays

  • Daily painting excursions/lessons
  • Great for singles
  • Great for couples
  • Great for groups
  • Professional art tutor
  • Great chance to explore Gozo

Ta Xmun farmhouse offers an amazing painting experience in Gozo;  aimed mostly at beginner and intermediate level students. A holiday of drawing, watercolours & exploring with a top experienced artist, providing superb artistic training in lovely weather & surroundings.

Your accommodation has been specially chosen for its charm and inspiring surroundings. Ta Xmun Farmhouse is a large, beautiful, 300 year old restored house of character and is located in the hilltop village of Zebbug, Gozo.  When the house was restored, all works were carried out with great care, so retaining as much of it's original character as possible.  As a result the property is a perfect example of a Gozitan character house,  having very high ceilings on the first floor, with metre thick walls on the ground floor, arches, 2 loggias, stone floors, and patterned tiles through out.  This attention to detail has contributed to the overall atmosphere, keeping it relaxed and romantic.

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Located near Zebbug's village square, Ta Xmun farmhouse is a perfect base for some magical Gozo artistic experiences. 

With 3 bedrooms available in this traditional farmhouse, and the opportunity of a second farmhouse for larger parties, makes this experience suitable for singles, couples or groups alike.

If you are a couple or group but only one of you wants to participate, there are reduced rates available. For those who want to stay without taking part in the artistic activities (can still travel out on excursions with the group), please contact us for reduced rates and quotations.

There are single or double rooms available, the double rooms will sleep a maximum of two. Guests will have their own rooms but will be sharing the farmhouse with other guests booked on this holiday.

Breakfast and a packed lunch / light lunch (teas and coffees will be complimentary between meals), and of course your painting course is included in this package - your art teacher guarantees individual attention and works with beginners, intermediate and also advanced artists who would like to learn new techniques and glean some new ideas.



Your daily lessons will commence at around 10.00 am upon arriving and setting up on the day's chosen location. The day will be broken up for a quick packed lunch at around 12.30 pm while the painting session will then carry on until around 3.30 pm. You will be then taken for a little sightseeing and somewhere to have a tea or coffee to unwind before your return to your accommodation where you will have a chance to relax and enjoy the quiet surroundings of Ta Xmun Farmhouse and Zebbug itself. 

Your painting holiday has also allowed for one free afternoon to explore Gozo on your own.


A Note From Your Artist - Doranne Alden Caruana

As a professional artist/art teacher with over 30 years experience in the arts, I have hosted my own groups of aspiring artists for a few years now - I am known as a dedicated teacher who loves sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm while encouraging her students, by using positive criticism as her main method of teaching art - My own work is vibrant and bold and I like to think that it is a reflection of my personality and philosophy on life. I firmly believe that, as Matisse once said, 'There are always flowers for those who want to see them.' 

Free Wi-Fi available

Disabled Facilities: there is no wheelchair access though it is possible to have less mobile guests using the ground floor quite comfortably as there are all the facilities there such as showers, WC and bedrooms.

Check In - 12:00
Check Out - 12:00

Zebbug is situated in the northern part of Gozo and is about 3.5 km away from Victoria (Rabat). A steep road from the village leads downhill to the lovely bays of Marsalforn, Qbajjar and Xwejni. These bays, apart from sheltering local fishing vessels, are excellent swimming and diving zones, popular amongst locals and tourists alike. 
Built on a hill “iz-Zebbug” is considered to be the highest village in Gozo, and enjoys impressive vistas of the Gozitan landscape, the Citadel and Mediterranean.
Francesco’s, a little bar set in the village square, enjoys glorious sunset scenes from it terrace – as well as delicious pizzas. There is only one small grocery shop in the village with irregular opening hours, however the village is still frequented by a couple of hawker vans selling bread, local vegetables and many household goods – they usually announce their arrival by tooting their car horns!
There is a regular bus service to the island's capital, Victoria.

Chairs, umbrellas, easels and boards for working on will be provided but painting materials are extra and they can be pre-ordered prior to travel at an extra cost if required.

Full board accommodation includes continental breakfast, a packed lunch and then supper at the house (teas and coffees will be complimentary between meals


Your Teacher - Doranne Alden Caruana

With regards to teaching art, I have been an art tutor since 1999 working both privately in a school, in an art supplies outlet, and once again privately at home. Also since 2012 I have been holding art workshops, residencies and painting holidays, on Malta and Gozo.

My own work is vibrant and bold and I like to think that it is a reflection of my personality and philosophy on life. I firmly believe that, as Matisse once said, 'There are always flowers for those who want to see them.'

Any meal services as described are only a guide and may change without notice. 

Some facilities may incur a local charge.

We have no control over listed services and facilities; they are listed for guidance only and may be withdrawn or amended without prior notification.

Please note bedroom and outlook images are for illustration only. Holiday accommodation varies and the rooms allocated may differ to the images shown.

Hotel Amenities
  • Ta Xmun farmhouse offers an amazing painting experience in Gozo; aimed mostly at beginner and inter
  • Rooms: 4
  • Floors: 2
  • Board Basis: FB
  • Accommodation type: Farmhouse
  • Nearest Town: Zebbug
  • Large Bedrooms
  • CD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioned Public Areas
  • Bath with Shower Attachment
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Car Parking
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Central Heating
  • Couples
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Good For Walking
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hob
  • Laundry service
  • Nearest Airport: Malta International Airport
  • Outdoor Pool: Outdoor Pool (fresh water)
  • Oven
  • Single traveller
  • Sun Terrace
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Trouser Press/Iron
  • WI-FI / Internet Point

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