Painting holidays in Spain, Extremadura

“Escape to a finca in rural Extremadura for seven days to develop your artistic skills, inspired by nature and fuelled by excellent local food.”

Highlights

Minimum 22 hours tuition | Small group with max 10 participants | Tuition in small groups and one to one | Artists' studio | Materials and equipment included | Paint the natural landscape and local village | Life drawing | Based in a country house with outdoor pool | Option to work on your own projects | Excellent weather year round | Wonderful food on full board basis |

Description of Painting holidays in Spain, Extremadura

Develop your artistic skills and enjoy a week’s break in the unspoiled heart of Spain on this painting holiday in Extremadura. Beautiful countryside and rural villages provide an abundance of subjects to paint or sketch, and groups are limited to a maximum of 10 participants. During the week, you will receive a minimum of 22 hours tutoring and have 24 hour access to the studio.

This is a friendly, relaxed and creative holiday, with a flexible selection of options scheduled for the week so every student’s needs and interests are met. We are based in a country house, surrounded by stunning nature and excellent weather. It’s a wonderful location for a creative break. There are six bedrooms, with en-suite bathrooms and great views over the countryside from balconies. The house has a large living room, dining space and cozy kitchen. There’s an outdoor pool and, next to that, a wooden gazebo with deck chairs, so there are plenty of places where you can relax or paint and recharge the creative batteries.

There is a culinary as well as a creative element to this holiday. The region has a host of wonderful ingredients, with its legendary Pimentón de la Vera a holder of ‘Protected Denomination of Origin’ status. In addition, expect to enjoy delicious Serrano ham, olives, paella, cheeses and wonderful fresh fruit and seafood. This week is a chance to celebrate all the tastes and traditions of Extremadura, while developing and enjoying painting guided by inspiring local hosts.

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2020: 16 Mar, 13 Apr
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Painting holidays in Spain, Extremadura

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

The transfer of the main group from and to the train station in one vehicle minimise the CO2 impact.

In addition, our excellent chef will provide some delicious vegetarian dishes with plenty of locally sourced vegetables and fruits, which will be a good opportunity to encourage our clients to opt for a more sustainable diet.

Environment

Growing up in connection with nature has made us to be actively involved in the conservation of our surroundings and the planet. The house where the creative holidays are held is located in the countryside. The energy used in the house is mainly provided by solar panels, therefore the environmental impact is kept to a minimum. We pay attention to the recycling of all waste and water usage. We also minimize the use of printed merchandising.

During the holidays, we will encourage our guests to be off the grid by proposing them different creative activities, walks, free time to read, relax in the swimming pool, to enjoy the benefits of siesta or to talk to each other.

We absolutely love our natural surroundings and we will make sure that our guests will get enough information about the local flora and fauna so that they will share our excitement.

In the trips to the countryside to paint and to draw the many motifs around, we will enjoy the rich landscape and we will have the opportunity to build a stronger connection with Nature and its beauty. We will make sure that we are responsible with nature and no waste is left after us, taking whatever litter we see around to keep our landscape clean and free from human footprint.

Community

We have specifically chosen to run the creative holidays in our area because we want to bring prosperity to the local businesses, as much as to show our spectacular region to international travellers.

The poor infrastructure of our region results in an economy based in agriculture and with a high level of unemployment. We are helping the community by sourcing to our business with as many local and quality products as we can, thus investing in the local commerce. Meals are prepared by local businesses and the houses maintenance are carried out by local workforce. We are always interested to hire local guides to give specific sessions such as astronomy, hiking trails, etc.

Western Spain has many secret corners, off the radar for main stream tourists and we would like to show them to the knowledgeable traveller who wishes to experience first-hand the culture and the live in places that have not become a set for tourists.

We know all the local traditions and gastronomy and we would like to give to our guests a real taste of our unspoiled area. We will give detailed information about local customs and attend to local events whenever they happen. We will visit local businesses and stores in an informal way and also have a little store in our premises where our guests can buy not only local food products but also cosmetics and crafts.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Fantastic meal times - great food & company. Lots of breaks in the day & opportunities for different types of art experiences.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Perhaps hire a car, to explore the area more

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Not many recycling collection points in evidence but we definitely got to see and
enjoy the local area

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Relaxing & such fun; everything included, so worth what we paid.

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