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8 days
Available in English, Dutch, Hebrew
All levels
Max. 12 people
Watercolors
Landscape, Townscape

What's included

  1. 7 nights of accommodation
  2. 7 breakfasts, 6 picnic lunches, 2 dinners
  3. Painting and drawing classes, workshops and demonstrations with artists Tali Farchi and Royce Deans
  4. Admission to a flamenco performance
  5. Transport to and from painting locations/excursions
  6. Art supplies kit (tote bag, sketchbook, 6B pencil, sharpener, and eraser)

 

Not included

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • 5 dinners served at local restaurants
  • Entrance to Alhambra
  • Additional art supplies (a list will be provided upon booking)
BEST PRICE GUARANTEE ● FREE CANCELLATION ● $100 DEPOSIT
Tutored painting vacation

Through painting demonstrations and individual guidance adapted to suit guests' ability levels, your tutors will expand your knowledge on artistic concepts and techniques. The marvelous city of Granada will provide endless sources of inspiration and subject materials.


Your artistic creations will be enriched by new concepts of perspective, proportions and panoramic as you explore Granada and its vibrant architecture, sweeping views, and flamenco performances.

Guests can do as much or as little painting as they wish.

Drawing Safari is an artistic exercise designed by your tutors in order to develop your attention and observation skills starting from the ever-present inspiration around yourself.


Drawing Safari will walk you through the charming surroundings of Granada and you will do quick stops for rapid drawing sessions.

08:00 a.m. – Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – Painting session in the city or in nature

12:00 a.m. – Picnic lunch on location

02:00 p.m. – Painting session in the city or in nature

05:00 p.m. – Free time at leisure

07:00 p.m. – Dinner

Participants are engaged in approximately 5 hours of art activities per day. All activities are optional.
Standard room
Double / twin bed(s)
Private bathroom
Toiletries, towels
A/C
WiFi
Room cleaning

Your accommodation throughout the painting vacation will be at Sacromonte Hotel, situated in the lively heart of Granada. The hotel is equipped with 31 elegant rooms ready to provide comfort and remarkable services.

Rooms are available for both double and single occupancy. No single supplements are required.

Throughout your stay in Granada, you will enjoy seven café-style breakfasts, six picnic lunches while painting on location, a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner, both served at local restaurants. Five dinners at local restaurants are not included in the package.

Breakfast optionsBreakfast will be served at local cafes and will include an assortment of pastries, bread, cheeses, fresh vegetables and fruits, eggs, yogurts, fresh juices, tea, and coffee
Lunch optionsVarious breads, hams, cheeses, vegetables, fruits, salads, water, and juices
Dinner optionsMeals will be served in local restaurants and will include local and international cuisine
Regular / Vegetarian / Vegan meals
Please get in touch in advance to discuss your specific dietary requirements.

The painting vacation takes place in Granada, Spain. An inspiration for Salvador Dalí and many other artists, Granada is home to passionate flamenco shows, culinary delights, exquisite architecture, and breathtaking views.


How to get there:

Please book your flights to arrive at Malaga Airport - Costa del Sol (AGP), then take the bus to reach Granada central bus station. The bus journey lasts two hours and 15 minutes and costs approximately USD $16. To get to your accommodation, you can take a taxi or the bus for approximately USD $1.6 for a one-way ticket. Any other airport that has a connection to Granada central bus station is an option to consider.

Tali Farchi
Tutor

Originated from Israel, Tali’s artistic vision was shaped by the ardent sun from the motherland. Inspired by the Dutch landscapes, Tali’s artworks test the limits and harmony of the structures and shapes. The world created by Tali is built with dynamic brushstrokes and lively textures. She is passionate about both figure and landscape painting, and expresses her aesthetics in various mediums – oil pastels, aquarelles and charcoal. Tali will be your tutor during your painting vacation.

Royce Deans
Tutor

Graduate from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Royce will be your tutor for the duration of your painting vacation. Royce’s experience is torn between his glowing passions: drawing, illustration and painting. Experimenting the link among visual art and music, Royce is endlessly looking for more profound means of expressing abstract work. You can expect to be revealed valuable notions on landscape, abstract and figurative painting, as Royce masters these techniques.

Is this painting vacation available to all levels? 

The vacation is available to all ages, experience and ability levels, suitable for complete beginners and painting enthusiasts looking to practice and improve their technique. Painting sessions are adapted to suit guests' needs and all participants will receive individual attention.


When is the painting retreat available?

The next available dates for the painting vacation in Spain will be available soon. Please get in touch to join the waiting list.


Are there any check-in and check-out hours?

Please make your travel arrangements to arrive for check-in after 03:00 p.m. Check-out is no later than 12:00 p.m.


How far in advance should I book?

With only one date a year, the program is in high demand. Please make sure to book well in advance.


Is WiFi available?

Yes, WiFi is available at the hotel accommodation.


I am vegetarian / vegan. Can I book this painting vacation?

Yes. Please get in touch to discuss your dietary requirements.


Where should I land? Are airport transfers included?

Please book your flights to arrive at Malaga Airport - Costa del Sol (AGP), then take the bus to reach Granada central bus station. The bus journey lasts two hours and 15 minutes and costs approximately USD $16. To get to your accommodation, you can take a taxi or the bus for approximately USD $1.6 for a one-way ticket. Any other airport that has a connection to Granada central bus station is an option to consider.


What should I pack?

Guests are responsible for bringing their own art supplies. Please bring your own specialist materials, paint, paper, canvas, brushes (as much as travel plans allow). Due to working in narrow areas, large canvas and oils are not recommended. If travel is restrictive or you don't know what you want to use, there are also supply packages available for sale onsite. Please make sure you pack light and warm clothes, a sweater, a hat, trainers or walking boots/shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent. You might want to bring a camera and an old shirt or apron for painting.


What’s the weather like in Granada? 

September is a hot month, but temperatures become warm by the beginning of October. The average temperatures are approximately 24°C / 75°F during the day and drop to around 14°C / 57°F during the night. Expected temperatures in October are 21°C / 70°F for the day, and 9°C / 48°F for the night.


How many people are to be expected in a group painting session?

There is a maximum number of 12 participants.


Are there any age restrictions?

Absolutely not. However, please keep in mind that you must be 18 years of age to travel independently.


What language is used during the painting classes and other activities?

The entire experience is available in English. Instructors speak Dutch and Hebrew as well.


Can my non-painting partner join me?

Yes. Designed for solo travelers, the program is also available to non-painting partners who can join the group at lunchtime, dinnertime or for daily excursions.

Claudia, US:

“I enjoyed the opportunity to retire from the world for a week and concentrate on art. A lovely retreat, and Royce and Tali did a great job of organizing.”

 

Belinda, Singapore:

“A retreat in every sense of the word. A real getaway from it all. My very first retreat with a bunch of incredible people from all over the globe; and what an exuberant experience it was — just soaking in the atmosphere of the countryside that a city dweller like me needed, but most of all, doing what I love best!”

 

Jacquie, US:

“What a joy it was to always find someone to converse and to paint with. I am so grateful to have met each of you and look forward to seeing you in the future! Thank you Tali and Royce for arranging all of it and supporting us in our art. Thank you, everyone else for an intense week full of communing and art!”

 

Ilana, Israel:

“First of all - I want to thank Tali and Royce for an unforgettable week. As an instructor myself- I know that the personality of the instructors is one of the most important contributors for the success of a workshop. Tali and Royce I love you!!!! You are such beautiful, gentle, modest and human people. That is beside your talent and passion’ curiosity and experimental and open mind which are vital in my eyes. Thank you so so much!!”

 

Lisa, US:

“Art Retreat was the highlight for me! Thank you for the opportunity to expand my creativity, both in art and sharing my passion for personal growth and wellness. You and Tali make a fabulous team and I look forward to participating and working with you both in the future.”