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Keith Hornblower watercolour painting course April 2019


Pastel painting holiday itinerary



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


Saturday October 5th 2019  

Morning pick up from Alicante airport, before 12:00. Afternoon/evening pick up from Valencia airport, before 21:00.

 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.

Sunday October 6th 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.

Monday October 7th 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.

Tuesday October 8th 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.

Wednesday October 9th 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 in the town.

Thursday October 10th 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.   

Friday October 11th 2019

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

Saturday October 12th 2019

Departure day.

Departures to Alicante airport. We leave Las Orquideas between 7:30 and 8:30 depending on the earliest flight requirement. For flights after 10:30.

Departures to Valencia airport. We leave Las Orquideas between 11:30 and 12:30 depending on the earliest flight requirement. For flights after 3:30.


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

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