Workshops in the Province of Valencia, Spain
PAINTING AND ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOPS IN SPAIN : 2020
The Art of Observation and Imagination
May 30th-June 6th, 2020
$2500 if paid in full before December 1st, 2019 *
$2700 on or after December 2nd, 2019 *
*full refund for cancellations made by Nov. 1st, 2019. 50% refund for cancellations made by Jan. 1st, 2020. No refund for cancellations made Jan. 2nd or later.
partial scholarship available. To submit, send 7 jpegs (approx 7x9 inches, 72 dpi) and a 500 word statement of your artistic goals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline November 20th. Notification Nov. 25th.
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Stepping out of familiar surroundings and away from established painting habits is essential to the creative process. This week-long workshop provides students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of perspective drawing, atmospheric light, and color temperature. We will work outdoors, painting the nature and architecture of Valencia Province from observation, and in the studio, using these studies as basis for experimentation in composition and design. Demonstrations and exercises in drawing and color mixing are given each day. Small class size allows for plenty of one-on-one instruction. Students will work with the instructor for 6 hours each day and may use the studio at their leisure.
Class size is limited to 7. Students must be 21+ and should have some drawing/painting experience. Instructor has over 25 years of teaching experience and has worked with students of all ages and skill levels.
We'll be staying within walking distance of historic Benigánim, and paint the nearby Xátiva Castle and medieval town of Bocairent.
Price includes instruction and some materials, use of outdoor easels, chairs, palettes: transportation from Valencia airport: private en suite bedroom (cleaned daily) in home with lovely gardens and swimming pool; dinner/drinks on day of arrival, three meals per day* (includes table wine and beer, * with the exception of two lunches out), breakfast on day of departure, transportation to painting sites. (ages 21+) Airfare not included. Ages 21+
*not included are traveler's insurance (highly recommended) and airfare. Refunds not available unless your space is filled by someone on the waiting list. (traveler's insurance recommended for trip cancellation); laundry service not included, customary tips for housecleaners and driver not included
Our hosts have been hosting painting workshops for 12 years and have created a paradise of flower and vegetable gardens. They serve delicious meals using local produce, meats, and seafood. All bedrooms have private bath and are cleaned daily.
A few snapshots of the main house and gardens:
town of BOCAIRENT
castle of Xátiva: