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Keith Hornblower watercolour painting course April 2019


This is an exclusive watercolour art workshop, where the student places is limited to just 5 participants, an ideal art course for the single traveller who may be intimidated by some of the larger groups. Non-painting partners are welcome but we are limiting the actual painters to just five spots. The seven nights inclusive stay in private, en suit, air conditioned rooms will include all meals plus a minimum 35 hours of tuition and demonstrations from this wonderful, highly experienced and patient art tutor. 

Early booking is highly recommended for a guarantee of not being disappointed.


Included in the workshop will be seven nights stay in private, en- suite, air conditioned room. All meals, breakfasts, lunches and evening meals. A minimum 35 hours of painting tuition and demonstrations from one of best tutors in watercolor around today, including a minimum of three trips out to some fabulous painting location within the Valencian area. 


Book before December 1st 2018 and save 200Euros per person.

Early saver price: Painter 1985 Euros / non-painter 1300 Euros

300 Euro per person deposit guarantees your place.


Watercolour painting holiday itinerary



This is a guideline only as sometimes matters outside our control force changes to be made.


Wednesday April 17th 2019  

Complimentary pick-up from Valencia airport

 On arrival at Las Orquideas you are shown to your room, followed by a tour of the grounds and facilities, with drinks before lunch at about 2:00 or the evening meal at about 8:00.

Thursday April 18th 2019 

The buffet style breakfast is from 8:45.  Meet in the studio at about 10:00. Presentation of free art pack and “get to know each other” talk from Keith Hornblower, regarding the week ahead and the expectations of the course, Keith will also discuss the way he works and maybe give a short demonstration. A break for tea or coffee will be followed by practicing some of Keith’s techniques in the studio or the grounds. Lunch at 2:00 is followed by a relaxing time before continuing painting around the villa. Aperitifs are served before the 8:00 evening meal.

Friday April 19th 2019   

After breakfast a fifteen minute drive to Xativa, with a visit to the castle for a mornings painting followed by lunch in the castle restaurant. Then a trip into the town for sightseeing or more painting before returning to Las Orquideas for our evening meal.

Saturday April 20th 2019  

A five minute drive to the grounds of the local monastery for short sketching exercises in and around the Ermita of San Antonio Abad. Followed by lunch in the town before returning to Las Orquideas to prepare for tomorrows trip out.

Sunday April 21st 2019  

A forty minute drive, starts the morning, to La Albuferra de Anna, a small but interesting lake for reflections, shadows, rowing boats, trees and ducks. A picnic style lunch breaks the day before finishing the day’s work and returning to Las Orquideas to prepare for the evening meal.

Monday April 22nd 2019  

Morning spent either in the town or in the studio finalising any unfinished work from the previous four days.  Lunch is followed by an appraisal of the week and the work accomplished.   

Tuesday April 23rd 2019

Breakfast followed by morning session painting in the gardens or studio. Lunch will be followed by free time or finishing off any works.

Wednesday April 24th 2019

Departure day.

Complimentary drop off to Valencia airport


            To book this holiday or ask for more information please contact Loli Alvaro  or use the form below.