Spain Painting Trip Information and Sample Itinerary
The special light, panoramic vistas, unique architecture and climate of Andalucia makes it the perfect place for you to explore your creativity under the guidance of our resident artist.
Small, comfortable Groups!
Solo travelers are very welcome! No single supplement!
Suitable for all skill levels - beginners & advanced!
Everything is included so you can enjoy a European holiday without worrying about the exchange rate!
JOIN US FOR YOUR SPECIAL HOLIDAY
"Everything is included. Don't have to worry about driving, finding a restaurant, excellent value for money." Mandy Thank you for everything... enjoyed every minute" Carys
"What an excellent painting teacher - I felt I learned a lot during the week, something new every day." Rose
When you come on our painting holiday in Spain we offer: Full week program of activity - please note that all of our instruction is in English Transfers to and from airport at specified times Comfortable accommodation in beautifully restored village houses All lunches and evening Meals including wine (excluding rest day) Breakfast starter pack in all the houses The opportunity to meet new friends in a friendly and inclusive social setting Small groups Experienced teachers to help you enjoy your holiday
Painting materials provided:
Easels Drawing Boards Lightweight folding chairs Water jars Sun shades We will have a supply of paper & canvasses for sale at cost when you arrive.
What is not provided:
Paint, brushes, paper, canvases, sketch books We will be happy to discuss equipment with you before you leave and a full listing of suggestions will be provided prior to your departure in your information packet.
SAMPLE PAINTING ITINERARY
Please note that this itinerary is a sample only - our program is very flexible and you have the option to stay in the village and continue painting if you choose not to join the trips on any day.
Day 1: Arrive at Torrox Pueblo Blanca
You are collected from Malaga airport and taken to the charming village of Torrox Pueblo. After lunch on our terrace, settle in with a stroll around the village to get an initial feel for your location. Evening - brief introductory session, with discussion of objectives, materials, and format for the week followed by dinner at local Restaurant. In the summer months you will have an opportunity to wander around and enjoy our local craft market where you will find a wide range of local produce and goods.
Day 2: After breakfast, we get together to meet your hosts with your painting tutor to discuss what you wish to achieve from the week’s tuition. This session will allow people to discuss their existing painting experience and style and to request any particular help and direction. For people with no painting experience additional tuition and guidance will be provided. Lunch Afternoon – Break for siesta followed by an introductory painting session in the village of Torrox. Dinner at local Restaurant
Day 3: We continue today with our painting in our lovely village. On Monday mornings there is a colorful local street market in Torrox with an opportunity to paint stalls, people, etc. After a picnic lunch we suggest a short siesta. In the late afternoon, we will drive to the house of a friend where you will be able to laze around the swimming pool whilst she will prepare a traditional Andalucian meal consisting of home made cuisine. The Cortijo is located in the hills above Torrox, with stunning views of the sierras, Frigiliana, Nerja and the coast (take your camera and sketch pad!). We will enjoy al fresco dining and swimming!
Day 4: This morning we go to La Caleta de Velez - a pretty town with superb beaches and an impressive marina and a working fishing fleet with repair yard where the fishermen mend their nets etc. Caleta has a village atmosphere with an attractive promenade, lined with palm trees and nesting green parrots. The vibrant fish market and harbor are attractive and will provide lots of opportunities for your painting and sketching. Picnic Lunch Return to village Vegetarian Banquet
Day 5: FREE DAY
Spend the day at the beach on Torrox Costa where you can continue painting or simply relax on the beach.
Enjoy the culture of Malaga.
Take a cooking class.
Evening free. Enjoy the evening in Torrox Costa where there are restaurants and a lovely bustling promenade with lots of activities including street stalls, street theater etc. if you so choose.
Day 6: Morning trip to Acebuchal a pretty mountain village nestled in a charming valley where you will have an opportunity to paint the mountainous location, hidden corners and delightfully restored village houses. Lunch – at Bar Restaurant Acebuchal, renowned for its home-cooked often locally procured meat and game dishes (vegetarian options available). Return to Village Evening Tapas meal at Antonio's in the Plaza de la Constitucion.
Day 7: We get together for more painting tuition with the option to paint a still life, or drop down into the grounds and paint the resident mule amongst the other pets. You will also have the opportunity to finish some work, ask questions and get any additional tips or feedback you require. Your last chance to try out new techniques! We have lunch together again, and in the afternoon there is the opportunity to continue painting and finishing work. Later in the afternoon your tutor will hold a discussion of the week’s activities, and discuss whether individual’s objectives have been met. We have our final evening meal together at village restaurant.
Day 8: Adios and safe travels from all of us at Travels Together!