Fantastic painting holiday in La Herradura!
Discover the painter in you! Suitable both for beginners as for more experienced painters.
I am a professional artist and writer and I love teaching my skills to others. For images of my work please visit the home page on this website and then the various sections which include slide shows of my art.
What can you expect:
I really like to bring out the best in people and for this reason there will be an introduction morning, on Monday, where you will learn about the basics of setting up a painting and about colours. It will also give me a chance to get to know you, and to find out what your strengths and weaknesses are. On Tuesday morning we will all paint the same subject, for example a flamenco dancer. Wednesday and Thursday we will work on a subject that interests you. This can be a landscape, portrait or even a mandala or intuitive painting. On Friday we will work in the afternoon instead of the morning which will give you a chance to have a morning off to explore the village or the near surroundings. For example, there is a great, typical Spanish market on Friday mornings in the (very)nearby town of Almuñécar. Saturday is our last painting day and we will again work on a subject of your choice.
Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced painter… I will help you to get in touch with your creativity and get you to your next level.
You will stay in a nice hotel or apartment of your choice in the province of Granada only a few minutes walking from the beach in the beautiful fisherman’s village of la Herradura. There are different types of hotels in La Herradura and the price of the hotels do of course vary. Because I would like you to choose your own level of comfort the price of the accommodation is not included in the painting week. However, I can send you information.
About la Herradura
La Herradura is a nice, still very Spanish oriented coastal village with a lot of beach restaurants and bars. In the province of Granada it is still custom to be served a tapa with each drink, for example fish, meat or a tortilla… it is always a surprise! In addition you are only an hour away from the beautiful city of Granada . A real must!
Programme of the painting week
All materials and coffee/tea and refreshments are included.
Monday: arrival at the hotel and in the early evening a drink and a tapa in one of the sea-front bars in the village.
Tuesday: All classes take place in my studio in the village. This first painting class is from 09.30 to 13.30. On this day you will be introduced to setting up a painting, how to make a sketch, why observation is so important and much more, including how to mix colours. The last half hour of this session you will be served a drink and a tapa. You have the afternoon off to explore the village and relax.
Wednesday: Painting day from 9.30 to 13.00 and again from 16.00 to 18.30. There are plenty of nice restaurant in the village. Many offer a ‘Menu del Dia’ which usually consists of a starter, a main dish and a dessert or coffee for a price below 15 Euros.
Thursday: painting morning. from 09.30 to 13.30. In the afternoon you can enjoy the beach or the village or visit one of the nearby towns, for example Nerja or Almuñécar.
On Friday the class is in the afternoon, from 15.00 to 18.30. (see information at the top of this article)
Saturday: last painting morning – from 9.30 to 13.00 followed by lunch on the seafront.
Sunday, Monday or Tuesday (your choice) departure. La Herradura is a beautiful little village and close to very interesting towns such as Nerja, Almuñécar… You can also go to Granada for a day, there are regular bus services and this is highly recommendable
The price for this fantastic week is € 525.– per person, (excluding hotel, transfer, flights). This includes the 3 painting sessions of 4 hours each, 3 painting sessions of 3.5 hours each and one painting session of 2.5 hours, plus all materials. It also includes the introduction drink and tapa on the day of arrival and lunch on the seafront on the last day.
You need to book your own flight and take care of transport from the airport to la Herradura and back. There are regular flights to Malaga. For information about hotels and apartments you can contact me here: Contact
Minimum participation 6 people, maximum 8. (Smaller groups are possible but a different fee will be applicable. Larger groups are also possible, but then the programme will slightly change and some days might be at a different location – weather dependent)
- During high season (July/August) there are no painting weeks, however, one day painting workshops or four-lesson packages can be arranged. See painting classes on this website. Painting classes
Would you like to know more about a flamenco painting workshop, check out my blog here
For more information please send me an email: Contact