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

 

                        Sue Ford



                          Course start date 23rd May 2018

                          Course finish date 29th May 2018 

 

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Sue Ford

    

Sue Ford is a gifted and experienced artist and established art teacher. Sue has experimented with just about every possible medium in her development as an artist, and is equally at home with watercolour, pastel or mixed media.

Sue revels in a widely varied range of subjects; capturing the unique atmosphere of the small coastal fishing villages in her home county, Sue now lives in North Yorkshire, to the extraordinary beauty of the islands.

During her painting holidays, Sue’s aim is to ensure that all her students benefit – regardless of their experience. The idea is to create a solid foundation of artistic techniques whilst developing their own style in a relaxed and comfortable learning environment.

During each day of these art holidays Sue guides every student gently through each of the painting stages; often with an initial demonstration to get everyone started and to build confidence. These painting demonstrations are followed by patient, professional tuition throughout the holiday so that all paintings created by each student will inspire them to move forward with confidence in their own artistic direction. Participants of all levels will benefit from this five day workshop with Sue Ford.

 

Arrival day Wednesday 23rd May, with transfers from Alicante airport included. 

 
 
 

To see more of Sue Ford's work please go to 

                      Sue Ford 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. 

 


Wednesday 23rd May


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.


Thursday 24th May

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 they work, 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 Sue will give a demonstration of her 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. 




Friday 25th May

Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:30

9:30, meet for a trip out to  Albufera de Anna.

The Albufera de Anna is a natural fresh water lake fed by mountain springs, the complex houses a purpose rock built bathing pool filled by the natural springs.  Small row boats are available for hire to explore the small lake and there are number of resident water foul and fish.

Picnic lunch at about 2:00.  Then continue painting from another viewpoint around the lake before returning to Las Orquideas in time for aperitifs before the evening meal.  



 
 

Saturday 26th May

Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:30.

9:30 meet for a trip to the castle of Montessa, a ruin now but at one time a fortress of the Knights Templars.

Lunch at the local restaurant, next to the castle, for typical Valencian paella. 

Returning to Las Orquideas in time for siesta or relaxing by the pool, before the final critique or even a demonstration  and assessment of the week.  This will be followed by aperitifs and our final evening meal at 8:00.






Sunday 27th May

Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:30

9:30, meet ready to leave for a trip to Gandia on the coast for a mornings painting.

Lunch at about 2:00 in a fisherman's club for the most perfect feast of the freshest ingredients you can imagine, cooked to perfection as would only be acceptable to the people who caught it. Meat dishes available for those who have a dislike of fish.

Continue painting after lunch, returning in time for aperitifs and the evening meal at Las Orquideas.

 
 

Monday 28th May

Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:30

10:00, meet for a mornings painting in the gardens of Las Orquideas or go to the town.

Lunch at about 2:00,  Free time until 5:00, then painting in the gardens and finalising any works in the studio with an assessment of the week. 

Finishing in time for a dip in the pool or aperitifs before the evening meal at Las Orquideas.





Tuesday29th May

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.

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€

 

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.