PAINTING HOLIDAY ITINERARY
This is a guideline only as sometimes matters outside our control force changes to be made.
Sunday April 30th
Afternoon/evening transfer from airport, Alicante 85 minute journey time, or Valencia 70 minute journey time. On arrival at Las Orquideas you are shown to your room, followed by a tour of the grounds and facilities, with drinks before the evening meal at about 8:00.
Monday May 1st
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 Sue Bradley, regarding the week ahead and the expectations of the course, Sue will also discuss the way she works and maybe give a short demonstration. A break for tea or coffee will be followed by practicing some of Sue’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.
Tuesday May 2nd
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.
Wednesday May 3rd
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.
Thursday May 4th
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.
Friday May 5th
Morning spent either in the town, it is market day, 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.Saturday May 6th
Breakfast followed by morning transfers to the airport for your flights home.