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Dalvaro Art Paint on Holiday proudly presents art tutors for the 2018 season continuing with;

 

              Joanne Boon Thomas



                          Course start date 15th April 2018

                          Course finish date 21st April 2018 

 

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Joanne Boon Thomas

    

Join Joanne Boon Thomas for a unique week of painting with Watercolour and Brusho, this very generous Artist will guide you through her loose style of Watercolour painting while on location sharing her invaluable tips and techniques that will leave you feeling confident and inspired. As always there will be demonstrations and lots of one to one tuition.  


Joanne derives immense pleasure from helping others to discover the endless joys (and occasional frustrations) of painting, and to progress, whether they are taking their first tentative steps or are seeking to develop their technique and style. Her goal is to do so much more than demonstrate and pass on her knowledge.  She gets to understand her students’ aims, and fears, to help them to achieve the former and to lose the latter, to encourage, and to make it fun.  She gets unbelievably excited and proud when she sees her students blossoming. Her patience is endless and her enthusiasm is infectious, because of her belief that “anyone can paint” it just takes the desire, some good tuition and plenty of persistence, coupled with the knowledge that art is so very good for the soul.


A well as Watercolour Joanne will also be demonstrating Brusho painting. Brusho literally causes a visual and sensory explosion on the page enough to drive the most sane and sensible wild with excitement and delight at its sheer boldness and astonishing reaction to water. There will be opportunities to go out on location, not only to take photographs but also for plein aire painting studies. Within the week there will be a mix of studio work plus painting and sketching within the local towns and castles of this inspiring area.


A rare chance to receive one to one tuition with this truly inspiring Artist on a daily basis.

 

 

 

Arrival day Sunday 15th April 2018, with transfers from Alicante airport included. 

 
 
 

To see more of Joanne Boon Thomas' work please go to 

                     Joanne Boon Thomas' gallery.....

 
 

Itinerary.       Please note this proposed itinerary is only a guide. The final course structure and locations will be determined by the tutor and dependent on the groups preferences. 

 


Sunday 15th April 2018


Transfers from Alicante airport. We offer two pick up times. 

On arrival at Las Orquideas you will be shown to your room to get settled in. After which there will be a tour of the grounds and a "get to know where things are" guide. 

For the morning arrivals/later arrivals this will be followed by aperitifs and lunch/evening meal.  


Pick up times.

First pick up; Between 10:30 and 11:30. We leave the airport according to the later arrival between these times. The driver will not wait after 11:30, arrival time to Las Orquideas approx 12:45. Second pick up: Between 21:30 and 22:30. We leave the airport according to the later arrival between these times. Arrival time to Las Orquideas approx 23:45.

Pick ups outside of these times are charged at 70 Euros per person up to a maximum of 140 Euros for 2+ people. The same charges apply to pick ups from Valencia airport. Private taxis are available from the airports. Charges will be at the discretion of the individual driver but should be in the region of 110 Euros from Valencia and 130 Euros from Alicante.


Monday 16th April 2018

Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:30

10:00 meet in the studio. Get to know your tutor. Who will explain the way he works, the materials going to be used and the expectations for the week ahead. You will be given your paints and paper for the week and after a short break Francesco will give a demonstration of his style.  

Aperitifs will be followed by lunch at 2:00. After which there will be free time for siesta or relaxing by the pool.

A final painting session from 5:00 to 7:30 will be followed by aperitifs and the evening meal at 8:00. 



Tuesday 17th April 2018

Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:30

9:30, meet ready to leave for a trip to Xativa castle for a mornings painting.

Have a delicious lunch in the castle restaurant grounds, followed by a short painting session before returning to Las Orquideas.  Free time until the 7:30 aperitifs then evening meal at Las Orquideas.

 
 
 
 

Wednesday 18th April 2018

 Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:30

10:00, meet for a mornings painting in the gardens of Las Orquideas.

Lunch at about 2:00,  Free time until 5:00, then painting in the gardens or at the local manastery.

Finnishing in time for a dip in the pool or aperitifs before the evening meal at Las Orquideas.








Thursday 19th April 2018

Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:30

9:30, meet ready to leave for a trip to Albaida for a mornings painting.

Returning to Las Orquideas in time for lunch at about 2:00. 

Time for siesta or resting by the pool before we continue painting  in the studio or the gardens.

 
 
 

Friday 20th April 2018

Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:30

A mornings painting in the gardens and studio of Las Orquideas.

Lunch at about 2:00. 

Time for siesta or resting by the pool before we continue with our final painting  sesion of the week.





Saturday 21st April2018

Breakfast, at a time suitable for the earliest departure.


Breakfasts;   A variety of cereals, nuts and dried fruit. A selection of breads, marmalades and preserves. Yogurts, tea, coffee and fruit juices are also available.

Materials;  You will be given sufficient paints and paper for the week ahead. Extra paint and paper can be purchased from the studio if required. See more details below.

Drinks;    Snacks and drinks are made available throughout the day from the breakfast bar area.

 
 
 
 
 


Departure times. Journey time approximately 75 minutes.

We offer two departure times to Alicante airport.

First departure from Las Orquideas between 07:30 and 08:30. This will be for flights between 10:30 and 14:30, this will be determined by earliest flight requirement.

Second departure from Las Orquideas between 11:30 and 12:30. This will be for flights after 14:30, this will be determined by earliest flight requirement.

Departures outside of these times are charged at 70 Euros per person up to a maximum of 140 Euros for 2+ people. The same charges apply to departures to Valencia airport. Private taxis are available.  Charges will be at the discretion of the individual driver but should be in the region of 110 Euros to Valencia and 130 Euros to Alicante.


 

What we include for this workshop;

Airport transfers from and to Alicante, choice of two pick up and drop off times.

Six nights stay

Five days tuition, a minimum of thirty hours.

Six breakfasts.

Five lunches.

Six evening meals.

Drinks with all meals taken at "Las Orquideas"

Drinks and snacks throughout the day at "Las Orquideas"



Not included;

Brushes. Most people prefer to bring their own, but they can be purchased from the studio.

Flights.

Medical/travel insurance.

Staff gratuities.

 

A paper block of 12 sheets of quality watercolour paper

A selection of six artists quality paints  

A set of viewfinders.

A palette.

An apron.

A carry bag. 

You will also have the use of the large, purpose built, air conditioned studio, lightweight field easels, folding chairs, sunshades, boards and waterpots.

 
This workshop is now full

2018 price

      spaces available for the October workshop

Single private room

     1525€

Shared two painters

      2925€

Shared painter + non-painter

     2675€

         

 

For more information about this workshop or to check availability please use the form below. If you include a telephone contact with a best to call time we will get back to you.