Tuition Courses/Painting Holidays

 

 

 

 NEW COURSES FOR 2015!

 
1)    SPRING IN ANDALUCIA - wild flower heaven!

APRIL 17TH - 7 DAYS

 

This week is designed for beginners and improvers. It is course and a painting holiday combined, so no matter what stage you are in your pastel studies you will be able to take the vital lessons on board and fill in the gaps in your knowledge, and enjoy the sun!   It is especially useful to those of you interested in becoming a pastel tutor at some point.  

 

Everyone wants to paint well - and develop their own style.   In the beautiful Andalucian countryside we learn not only about pastel techniques but also important aspects of how to put a good painting together.   - composition, recession, simple colour theory etc.   These aspects of a good painting are also important to portaiture and still life.     Having good pastel skills mean very little without understanding painting, so I shall cover as much as I can of both because they go hand in hand.    


During the course of the week I shall be demonstrating landscape techniques, explaining the importance of some methods and hopefully completing a full painting - maybe two - for those of you who feel the benefit of watching as well as doing. For those who want to learn more about working 'plein air' - working outside and from life - This is a terrific opportunity - I have been painting and teaching plein air courses for over 20 years.

 

                                    demo:LakeVinuela                                                                                     The Gateway to La Finca del Nino  

 

THE VENUE   Is the fabulous Finca del Nino in Andalucia - 5 minutes from the beautiful Benajarafe beach - is less than one hour from Malaga. Will and I have been presenting painting holidays and course here for over 15 years, because it is possibly the best venue I know, with a fabulous house party atmosphere.   Dennis and Sally (herself an artist) host painting holidays year round; it is a great place with a very special ambience.   La Finca also specialises in Spanish regional cuisine at its best.

 

La Finca is set in over 12 acres of countryside and is a working a mango farm.   There are 4 separate houses (linked by one central Andalucian courtyard), which contain 12 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and 4 kitchens!     The gardens are fabulous, with attractive patios and terraces and a large swimming pool; providing a variety of wonderful secluded shady painting spots and areas where we can work outside. There are wonderful country walks and always something for non painting partners to enjoy.

We have our own transport and will visit some amazing sleepy white Spanish villages, the wonderful Lake Vinuela - (the subject of many of my own paintings) , and a visit to my own mountain studio.

 

What is Included:

*Transfers to and from Malaga airport

*7 nights accommodation in a twin or double room - There is no single room suppliment!.  

*All meals in and out of La Finca - including wine(!)             * All local transport as required.  

* unless travelling with your own plein air equipment - easels and stools are provided at La Finca.   (Materials advice will be issued on enrolment - Materials can be purchased from Heather)

* Tuition - with enough time off in the afternoons for rest and relaxation(!).  

 

Not included:

*Flights from your regional airport to and from Malaga - (advise given on enrolment re timings).

* Alcohol which is not served with meals (each house has a full kitchen with fridge).

 

COST:   £ 895 per person sharing a double or twin room.  

               Non painting partners:   £795.

Payment Details: by bank transfer or paypal - details on enrolment.   An immediate deposit of £250 - which is non refundable. Balance payable by 14th February 2105.     ** It is possible to pay for this holiday in four separate instalments to be made and completed before mid February 2015 at no extra cost. Contact me for details.

 

( In the event the course is cancelled for any reason the deposit and instalments will be refunded)

 

 

 OCTOBER 3 - 14 days  - 2015   Golden Andalucia

What is Included:

*Transfers to and from Malaga airport

 

*7 nights accommodation in a twin or double room - There is no single room suppliment!.  

 

*All meals in and out of La Finca - including wine(!)             * All local transport as required.  

 

* unless travelling with your own plein air equipment - easels and stools are provided at La Finca.   (Materials advice will be issued on enrolment - Materials can be purchased from Heather)

 

* Tuition - with enough time off in the afternoons for rest and relaxation(!).  

 

 

 

Not included:

 

*Flights from your regional airport to and from Malaga - (advise given on enrolment re timings).

 

* Alcohol which is not served with meals (each house has a full kitchen with fridge).

 

 

COST:   £ 1,765  per person sharing a double or twin room.  

 

               Non painting partners:   £1,565

 

Payment Details: by bank transfer or paypal - details on enrolment.   An immediate deposit of £450- which is non refundable. Balance payable by 14th February 2105.     ** It is possible to pay for this holiday in four separate instalments to be made and completed before mid February 2015 at no extra cost. Contact me for details.

 

 

 

( In the event the course is cancelled for any reason the deposit and instalments will be refunded)



For brochures which have been recently updated please email to : heatherandwill@hotmail.com