Painting Holidays in Spain
Along with my friend and host Katja, I am now running sketchbook holidays at her beautiful Andalusian avocado farm. 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 uses the farm’s produce as much as possible in her wonderful Andalusian cookery.
The elegant but homely Cortijo (farmhouse) sits in an elevated position, at the centre of the farm and has far-reaching panoramic views to the valleys and mountains beyond. Lush gardens and a pool area surround the house and 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 too!
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.
Take a look at www.labonitahacienda.com for more details.