Manolo Jiménez Sánches watercolour masterclass in Spain 2019
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A painting week at Dalvaro Art with Manolo Jiménez Sánches in 2019


Course title:

Watercolour Techniques in "Conquistalacuarela" 


Arrival day; Sunday May 12th 

Departure day Sunday May 19th  

Seven nights inclusive stay.                                                               

This painting holiday is organised by Dalvaro Art in conjunction with the painting tutor Manolo Jiménez Sánches.


The painting holiday venue is the home of Loli and Harold. The villa “Las Orquideas” overlooks the rural pueblo of Benigànim and the Valle D’Albaida, Valencia, Spain. This area of rural Spain set amidst the orange and olive groves is also an area of vineyards and fine wines. Being almost central between the main airports of Alicante and Valencia it is well situated for visits to many of the ancient Moorish towns, both inland and on the coast, well away from the touristic areas usually associated with the Costa Brava, making for ideal locations for any artist. 


 ‘Las Orquideas’ is a colonial style, white villa with magnificent views across the valley to the mountain range of Benicadell, the sierra de Marriola and several towns in the Valle D’Albaida.

The very well-appointed villa’s accommodation comprises two twin and two double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. With a further three twin bedrooms and two double bedrooms, all private and en suite, in a separate annex. An enclosed naiya, which includes a self-service breakfast/snack bar area, plus an outside summer kitchen, plus, of course, many outside dining areas.


Breakfasts, lunches and evening meals, with drinks, are all included within the cost of this painting holiday.

The well-planned and beautifully landscaped gardens surround the villa and cover an area of 5000 square metres or just over 1 acre and offer many shaded and reflective places to sit, paint, read or just relax and take in the tranquil surroundings. For the more athletic, there is the opportunity to play tennis or petanque (boules) as well as the use of the cascade swimming pool.

The villa is well situated for walking, hiking, cycling, photography etc. particularly for any non-painting partners. 


Manolo Jiménez Sánches

Join us and Manolo Jiménez Sánches for a unique experience for a week of watercolor practise with this master of explanation and encouragement.

You really do not want to miss this golden opportunity, not only for the art but also to enjoy the fabulous garden of "Las Orquideas", at what is probably their finest month of the floral year. The spectacular gardens, which were designed from the outset with the artist in mind, contain numerous quiet shady places amongst the terraces of geraniums, roses, bourganvillas and palm trees, an absolute wonderland of inspiration and relaxation, overlooking the town in the valley and beyond to the mountains of the Sierra Mariolas. 


Manolo will hold nothing back on this workshop and will eagerly share with you the principals of his own method "Conquistalacuarela", as he himself has baptized it. Whatever your level of experience you are certain to thoroughly enjoy and learn from Manolo's style of teaching.  

He will, initially, identify the common concerns of the participants, conduct exercises based on those individual concerns while giving understandable theoretical explanations to expedite those concerns in his imitable easy going approach. 

Manolo has created a format of personalised set of exercises ,designed and structured so that you will be easily able to synthesise, simplify and achieve an extraordinary speed of your learning time. He will explain for you to know how to identify the appropriate mental mechanisms to be able to control watercolor with ease and imprint your own personal stamp upon all your paintings. 

Our easy going programme is loosely based on having alternate days of painting within the studio and gardens of Las Orquideas and plein aire painting trips to some of the wonderful locations around Valencia, which are an artists delight. Some of the locations we use are shown below. 

What is included in this unique watercolor experience?

A seven night stay at Las Orquideas, the Art Retreat venue for Dalvaro Art Vacations.

Shared or single accommodation in twin or double rooms. All rooms are private and air conditioned.

Full use of purpose built art studio with your own space.

Complimentary airport transfers.

Daily art instruction from Manolo Jiménez Sánches.

Evening meal on arrival day. Breakfast on departure day. Three "magnifico" meals on every course day.

Free Dalvaro Art carry bag and artists apron. 

Early booking discount. (see below for details).


Painter, single or shared €2145.00 per person.

Book before December 2018 and save €350 (pay only €1795)  

Painter shared with a non-painter: €3645.00

Book before December 2018 and save €700 (pay only €2945) 

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