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Residential art courses Spain

Al fresco painting in the sun

Duration: 5 Days

Price: £680

Book with: Sue Paddon
at Sue O'Mara Art


Course Start Dates

Monday 17th February 2020
Monday 24th February 2020
Monday 2nd March 2020
Monday 9th March 2020

About the Course

Come and paint in the warmth of the sun in southern Spain. Banish the blustery British blues of winter and join us for an all inclusive, exclusive and strictly limited residential art course. Learn how to start or improve your painting and drawing skills whilst enjoying being outside in the delightful Spanish countryside where the orange, lemon and olive groves nestle on the sides of the mountains.

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What's included in the price?

Day 1 Monday pm
Arrive Malaga airport, private transfer to villa, you can then relax and unpack. We will have welcome drinks and an evening meal with a review of what we will be doing during the week.

Day 2 Tuesday
Morning Breakfast in the villa.
Short drive to the charming and award winning local mountain town of Comares, coffee in a café where we spend time sketching or painting the scenery. I will be on hand at all times to guide and assist you.
Lunchtime Lunch in local restaurant.
Afternoon Return to the villa and work on the mornings’ study pieces.
Evening Dinner at the villa.

Day 3 Wednesday
Morning - Breakfast at the villa.
We drive to the the local village of Benamargossa and enjoy creating mosaics or pebble painting. We have a delicious lunch and if time permits we have a walk around the local gardens which are excellent for some sketching and photo opportunities.
Afternoon - Drive back to the villa.
Evening - Working on our paintings or sketches from the morning.
Dinner at the villa.

Day 4 Thursday
Morning Breakfast at the villa.
A short and scenic drive to the village of El Borge or Cutar to sketch and paint the beautiful flower strewn buildings of one of these picturesque villages.
Refreshments in a local cafe.
Drive back to the villa.
Lunchtime Lunch at the villa.
Afternoon Continuing our mornings work.
Evening Tonight we eat at the lovely El Molino Los Abuelos in Comares for a celebratory dinner and recap of our inspiring and productive week.

Day 5 Friday
Breakfast at the villa and private transfer to Malaga airport for your return journey home.

£680 per person 4 nights accommodation based on 1 or 2 people sharing a double or twin room (no supplement for single occupancy)

All breakfasts, dinners and lunches are included with drinks, including local wine for dinner.
Morning and afternoon painting and sketching sessions.
Private transfer from and to Malaga airport.
All transport to the local towns/villages for painting.
Most painting and sketching materials, please let us know if you intend to bring all your own materials.
Travel easels.
Full use of all the facilities at the villa.
Rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
A minimum of 15 hours of tuition and guidance from Sue.
Please note that this course does not include flights.

You may bring a non-painting friend or partner who will share your room and spend their time as they choose while we paint, draw and enjoy our excursions. Cost for this person is £395

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Accommodation offered
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Evenings
  • Events & groups
  • Intermediate level
  • Residential
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends

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