Atelier Capelletes offers courses for beginners as well as the more advanced, with a maximum of twelve people in a group. The painting sessions take place mostly in and around the village, for landscape and town scape paintings.
Tuition will be given individually to meet your particular interest and needs. You are free to choose the technique you wish to use. In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to continue working, with an evaluation of each day's work in the studio before supper, as well as demonstrations and tuition on painting and drawing techniques.
We also host art courses for groups with their own tutor.
The courses will be held under the qualified and enthusiastic tuition of Marion Henke who herself is an active painter. Marion studied at the famous 'Gerrit Rietveld Akademie' in Amsterdam. She worked for ten years as an art teacher in a British school on the Costa Blanca, before founding her own art school and starting residential courses.
What you should bring - What we provide:
- You will need a sketch book and drawing materials e.g. pens, charcoal, soft pencils (2B or 4B) and/or pastels.
- For painting bring paints for your preferred medium, such as oils, acrylics, water colours, canvas, board or paper and your own brushes.
Atelier Capelletes will provide easels, stretching and drawing boards, white spirit and stools.
Some basic art materials will be available at a cost in the studio.
Excursions to Ronda - Genalguacil - Genal Valley
Local excursions in the area and to the city of Ronda will be held in the afternoon. You are free to choose to join the excursion or to continue working in the studio.
The famous gorge and bridge at Ronda are a must see ! The village of Benarrabá which is situated between Ronda and Gibraltar, is surrounded by Cork Oaks, Chestnut trees and Olive groves, which cover the steep sides of the mountains and offer a wide range of most contrasting colors which change with the seasons of the year.
In Spring the landscape is converted into a natural garden with a rich splendor of colors and perfumes. Almost 25% of the Andalusian countryside is preserved as a National Park. There is a possibility of excursions to Granada, including the Alhambra palaces, to Cordoba and the Great Mosque and to Seville with the Alcazar and Cathedral.
These can be arranged with a six participants and will be charged extra.
If possible on the Friday night of your painting holiday an evening of Flamenco music is arranged. Luis and Simon Núñez, two brothers from the village will entertain you with traditional Flamenco singing and guitar. They are both very talented and well known in the area. The wonderful rhythms of the Flamenco guitar soon have everyone joining in. The excellent food and drink, set in this beautiful restaurant high in the Andalucian mountains makes for a very memorable holiday.
You will be based in the unspoiled white village of Benarrabá. The Hotel "Banu Rabbah" where you will stay, won the award for "Best rural hotel of 2004".
The hotel has twelve comfortable rooms, each with en-suite facilities and a terrace overlooking the fantastic countryside / gardens. The large swimming pool and pretty gardens offer you a welcome siesta break.
The Restaurant Kábilas is situated next to the Hotel Banu Rabbah where you will stay during your visit. It is a popular restaurant serving excellent quality food and drinks. Here you will eat Breakfast and have your Evening meal. Lunchtime meals are taken in various tapas bars in the village. Here a wonderful selection of local dishes and produce are served in these fantastic traditional bars.
- One week twin-bedded room: 715 €
- One week single room: 815 €
- 2 weeks twin-bedded room: 1385 €
- 2 weeks single room: 1585 €
- Excursions: 95 €
April 13 - July 6
September 7 - November 2
- Full board;
- Painting courses;
- Local excursions.
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2006
Client Request Served: 30
Marion studied at the famous 'Gerrit Rietveld Akademie' in Amsterdam. She worked for ten years as an art teacher in a British school on the Costa Blanca, before founding her own art school and starting residential courses.
Onno Henke is a Graphic Designer he will also ensure that you are very well looked...
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