Join artist tutor Penelope Anstice in “Spain’s Tuscany” for a unique painting holiday. This wild area in Aragon maintains its traditional way of life with agricultural communities nestled around medieval villages surrounded by vast cliffs, acres of almond and olive groves and pine forests.
It was this dramatic backdrop of limestone mountains and glorious flower meadows that inspired a young Pablo Picasso and influenced his early works.
In addition to painting sessions based at the masia, there will be excursions to some of the local medieval villages and surrounding countryside.
‘I paint in both oil and watercolour. My aim when teaching is to show people as much technique as possible; with sound knowledge of technique, students can begin to find the confidence to put their own stamp on their work. I do quite a lot of demonstrating, often this is the easiest way to explain the process in practice. I concentrate on the fundamental and key elements of painting, namely composition, drawing, colour mixing, tonal contrast and mark making. I do not leave the students just to ‘express themselves in paint’; without the necessary basics this can lead to frustration and despondency. Self expression is something an individual develops over time as their confidence and understanding grows and they are able to move away from the purely representative.’ – Penelope Anstice
All inclusive: full board, transfers, tuition & activities
Booking rates :
Full Rate: £2650 / person in private room £2250 / person in shared double.
Early booking rate: £2350 / person in a private room . £1950 / person shared room. (book before 1st March 2023)
Joining Point: Barcelona Airport.
The price does not include flights & insurance. We will advise on flights after the booking is confirmed.