prev next

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

 

                Keith Hornblower



                          Course start date 22nd July 2018

                          Course finish date 28th July 2018 

 

The Distinctive Dalvaro Experience 

As one of the best known painting vacation providers, we believe in offering you extraordinarily well-designed painting workshops that bring you closer to your own .......Read more  


First and foremost we need to recognize the reason why a painting vacation is necessary. We paint to relax, to understand how to use colour, to create and to satisfy our .....Read more

The Art Lovers Painting Vacation

Our intimate, individual, inclusive itineraries are designed to help you explore the subtleties of your chosen media while relaxing and being captivated by the local food, culture, people and customs of this rural Valencian community. Here are some ideas......Read about the Distinctive Dalvaro Experience:

Keith Hornblower

    

Keith Hornblower has been an Architectural Illustrator for 30 years and is a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Illustration, but he is also a passionate painter in watercolour, entirely self-taught.


Because of his deep understanding of buildings and the principles of perspective, he paints them frequently, with a freedom not allowed in his illustration work and he is keen to pass on this knowledge to his students. But subject matter is not restricted to street scenes and he is equally at home painting landscapes or flowers, always with an infectious freedom and passion.


Students are often intimidated by watercolour and the fear of white paper; Keith manages to dispel this fear and inspires his students to let loose, have fun and produce great paintings. Ultimately, it’s not about the tutor, but all about what he can bring out of the students.


Keith says:

“I will show you how to reduce a scene to its essentials, so that anything can be painted relatively simply and spontaneously. Tonal values and light are everything; if the values are right, we can have a lot of fun with the colours! Mistakes are not a big deal; that’s how we learn and the more we paint and the more mistakes we make, the better we become as painters. 

Mistakes are good; they mean we are willing to try something different.”

 

 

 

Arrival day Sunday 22nd July, with transfers from Alicante airport included. 

 
 
 

To see more of Keith Hornblower's work please go to 

                     Keith Hornblower 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 22nd July 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 23rd July 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 Keith 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 24th July 2018

Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:00

9:00, meet ready to leave for a trip to La Albuferra de Valencia, the largest freshwater lake in Spain. The waters from which are used to irrigate the infamous rice fields. The crop is then used for the real Paella dishes. A mornings painting of the waterways, boatmen and boats.

Lunch in a typical Valencian Paella restaurant followed by a boat trip around the lake for some inspirational photographs.

Returning to Las Orquideas for our evening meal

 

Wednesday 25th July 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.

Return to Las Orquideas at 1:30 in time to prepare for lunch at 2:00. Free time until 5:00, then into the studio to finalise the mornings work.

7:30 aperitifs then evening meal at Las Orquideas.




Thursday 26th July 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.

 
 

Friday 27th July 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.





Saturday 28th July 2018

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.

 

2018 price

Single private room

     1525€

Shared two painters

      2925€

Shared painter + non-painter

     2675€

Previous painting vacation

Viktoria & Slawa Preschedko

 

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.