Sketchbook Retreats in Andalusia, Southern Spain.



Have you ever wanted to paint abroad? Would you like to learn how to capture your holiday memories in a travel sketchbook?

I am now running sketchbook retreats at a beautiful Andalusian avocado farm which enjoys panoramic views over the orange groves below and mountains in the distance. Within striking distance of Malaga, Katja’s family-run farm produces avocados, lemons, oranges, mandarins and pecans as well as a host of kitchen garden goodies. Farmer’s wife, Santi cooks for us and uses the farm’s produce as much as possible in her wonderful Andalusian dishes.

The elegant but homely Cortijo (farmhouse) sits amongst lush terraced gardens and a hidden pool area; below that lie the fruit trees, laid out in terraces.

Our main area of study is sketching and painting in various media and I will work with you to produce a unique and personalised visual memoir of your stay. This is a perfect experience for those of you who have never done any art and I am very experienced at working with complete beginners. You’ll get lots of attention and have fun one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places I have visited!

All materials are provided and on certain retreats a daily easy-going yoga class takes place in the grounds courtesy of visiting teacher, Susanne Tanzinger.

Accommodation, home-cooked meals, drinks, local excursions as well as the art and yoga tuition are included in the price.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

4 nights accommodation in twin or double room, some ensuite; 3 days full board and 1 day half board.
Wine and other drinks with meals.
A meal at a local restaurant.
Drinks in a local bar.
3 days art tuition.
Art materials
A farm tour.
Use of the pool.
Transport throughout your stay but NOT airport transfers or flights (these can be arranged at a lower rate by the host)..


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  • Residential
  • Romantic
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