Painting holiday

Andalucia, Torrox, Spain

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Holiday Itinerary

This unique painting holiday in the heart of Andalucia, Spain, aims to develop your drawing and painting skills whilst you develop your own personal interpretation of the beautiful Andalucian landscape.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced painter, the course will be tailored uniquely to you to help improve your techniques, learn new skills and increase your confidence through expert tuition and advice.

This holiday will be offering different guest artists for each date. They are all extremely passionate and have a wealth of experience in art and painting. Please see below for more information.

By combining your painting holiday with visits to a beach, tropical garden, mountainous villa, castle, local towns and just simply relaxing, this inspiring painting holiday promises not just a creative experience but also a cultural one.

Who is it suitable for?
- Suitable for all from budding artists to experienced painters
- Painting holidays make great singles holidays and there is no single supplement on this course if you are travelling solo
- Those who do not wish to take part in the painting lessons are welcome if travelling with a painter, please email for a quote for an accompanying non-painter

Typical itinerary
Please note this itinerary is an example only and may change slightly due to time of year and weather conditions:

2019 schedule:
9 October - Robert Dutton: pastels

2020 schedule:
5 June - Dawn Oliver: watercolours
12 June - Klaus Hinkel: watercolours
8 September -
Klaus Hinkel: watercolours

For more information, please email

Day 1 - Arrival day
- You will be collected from Malaga airport (please see below for more details) and taken to the charming village of Torrox where your course and hotel accommodation will be based
- Enjoy a welcome lunch in the beautiful Plaza de la Constitución with your fellow guests
- After lunch, take time to settle in and stroll around the village
- In the evening you will meet your guest tutor, who will lead a brief introduction on the objectives, materials and itinerary for the painting and drawing week
- Enjoy dinner at a local Spanish restaurant hosted by Paul and Victoria

Day 2 - Day at Casa Maria, a mountainside villa
- Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before being picked up from the village and taken to Casa Maria to spend the day there
- You’ll all discuss your individual aims for the week so that your tutor can tailor the course to suit the group
- Enjoy an al fresco lunch in the garden
- Sketch, draw and paint in the garden of Casa Maria
- In the evening you will enjoy dinner at an excellent local Spanish restaurant

Day 3 - Peñoncillo beach and picnic lunch
- Enjoy breakfast at your leisure before heading to the beach for more painting and sketching. You will enjoy a picnic on the beach at lunchtime.
- In the evening you will head to a local restaurant in the village for dinner

Day 4 - Alcazaba or castle visit
- After breakfast at the hotel you will visit Malaga where you will enjoy painting and sketching either the famous Alcazaba or castle.
- You will enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing to work on your painting and drawing skills.
- In the evening you will head to a restaurant in the village for dinner

Day 5 - Free day
- Today is a free day for you to continue painting or simply relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. In the evening you are again free to do as you please such as sampling one of the many restaurants of your choice

Day 6 - Botanical Gardens in Malága
- Enjoy breakfast before heading to the gorgeous botanical gardens of Finca La Concepcion where you will have the opportunity to paint the most beautiful tropical gardens of Spain
- Picnic lunch will be provided in the beautiful gardens 
- After lunch you will carry on painting, followed by an evening dinner at a local restaurant

Day 7 - Torrox
- After breakfast and throughout the day you will have the chance to finish your work, ask questions, receive feedback and learn new techniques
- Lunch will be provided at Paco's restaurant in Torroz
- For your final evening the group will enjoy a farewell meal together in a village restaurant to reflect on your new found painting skills over a glass of good Spanish wine and delicious meal

Day 8 - Departure day
- After breakfast you are kindly asked to check-out of your room at the hotel ready for your transfer to Malaga airport (please see below for more details), taking home with you new, creative painting skills and an insight into Andalucían life that will stay with you long after the holiday is over

What will I learn?
- At the start of your course the group will meet with your tutor and you can discuss your own personal goals and aims for the course
- If you have some painting experience your tutor will help you to develop your existing painting and drawing skills as well as giving you useful tips to help you develop new skills and techniques
- If you are a complete beginner your tutor will help you with the basics and will set you off on a path to developing your own artists personality
- Your tutor will be on hand to advise you on light, space, lines, balance, weight, saturation, tone, shine and colour
- You’ll also learn how to eliminate creative blocks and draw out your unique painting style
- You must bring your own brushes and paints (you will be sent a materials list prior to your holiday via email)

Where will I be staying?
- You will stay in either a charming renovated Moorish houses or a hotel in the beautiful village of Torrox
- The village houses are well equipped with all modern conveniences, including washing machine, fridge, iron, ironing board, hairdryers and showers
- You will share the house but you will have your own private bedroom and bathroom
- Guests must vacate their room by 10am on departure day
- There is also the option to upgrade to Hotel La Casa; please email for prices and availability

Hotel La Casa
- Set in the town of Torrox
- Free WiFi
- Rooms have double/twin beds, ensuite bathrooms & air-conditioning/heating
- There is a shared lounge and TV area
- Breakfast is served and there is a lovely terrace with mountain views

Restricted mobility access
Please find below some information regarding the accommodation and location of the holiday which may be useful when deciding if this is the right holiday for you; should you have an further questions, please contact us and we will be happy to help
- We generally do not recommend this location for those with restricted mobility
- The holiday is based in a mountain village with steps, narrow streets and guests stay in Andalucian style house, all of which have stairs in
- If a person is able to walk but has 'some' restrictions then we would need further information concerning their needs and would be very honest if we felt the person could not participate in the activity holidays

Are meals included?
- Breakfast is included daily for this holiday and will be served at the hotel restaurant
- All lunches and dinners are also included except for on your free day
- Lunches and dinners will be taken at local restaurants

Complimentary airport transfers
- Your hosts offer a courtesy transfer to and from Malaga Airport to Torrox
- If you would like a courtesy transfer, please note that transfers from Malaga to Torrox leave the airport at 12 noon (your flight must arrive before 12 noon) on arrival day and transfers from Torrox to Malaga airport leave Torrox at 9.00am (your flight must depart after 12 noon)- If you are unable to make the times for the courtesy transfer, a private transfer can be arranged and costs 60 Euros which is payable to the driver