Art course in Romania
Description of Art course in Romania
Head to beautiful Transylvania to join an art course in Romania's stunning medieval city of Brasov. Receive expert tuition from a professional artist, helping you to become more competent and confident in your painting abilities.
This course is an intensive introduction to drawing and painting. It is is aimed particularly at beginners and intermediates, although competent artists will also benefit from learning in a new way, in a new location and with different people. The course takes place in an airy studio in the medieval centre of Brasov, although there may be times when outdoor painting is embraced too.
Towering mountains and stunning forests surround Brasov, making this a perfect location for natural inspiration. You will be in Romania for one week, with the course taking place for 4 days, with 6 hours of instruction each day. During the other days you can join a half-day trip to Dracula's Castle and take a tour around Brasov. The rest of your time is free to enjoy this wonderful location.
All art materials are included in the course. The teacher will adapt her guidance to the specific experience of individuals. The teacher is a passionate international artist with over 10 years of experience teaching art to all ages and abilities.
The course covers:
- Drawing techniques
- Introduction to the theory of composition and colors
- Introduction to charcoal, pencils, watercolour, oil and collage
- Different types of painting, from naturalistic to abstract
- 24 hours of training over one week
Accommodation and food
You will be living in a hotel in the centre of medieval Brasov. Breakfast is included. It is possible to prepare lunch at the art studio, or eat out if you wish. WiFi is available in the hotel and at the art studio.
1 Reviews of Art course in Romania
Reviewed on 31 Aug 2018 by Mirjam Pennings
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Lovely city and a lovely art teacher.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
It made us travel to Brasov, what we otherwise not have done. So I guess it's good for the local economy and to support this organization in other projects.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
PlanetSupporting local wildlife
We work with a bear sanctuary and dog shelter close to Brasov to offer our support to local wildlife conservation. We encourage participants to visit the bear sanctuary as tourists to learn more about the fate of bears in Eastern Europe.
Protecting the world
We are passionate about encouraging our travellers to be kind to the environment as they travel. Each participant receives advice about how to care for the environment whilst they are away. This includes water usage, how to avoid single use plastic, and electricity usage.
We insist that all participants bring their own water bottles when they travel with us, and clean free water is always available. We have even created a water bottle that can be purchased before departure and encourage people to use it at all stages of their journey including at the airport, on flights and whilst on their project. We are striving for all of our projects to be free of single use plastic.
PeopleMeeting local needs
We have been running programmes in and around Brasov since 2000 and have long-standing relationships with local people. We try to spread the employment opportunities around local people, and employ a representative, a teacher, transfer drivers and other helpers to make our projects possible.
The project also helps the local economy. Our participants spend money on food and leisure; we pay rent to a local landlord and we arrange day trips and meals out in local attractions. In addition, we donate money regularly to the various charitable projects that we work with in response to their needs.
Our pre-departure briefing includes a special session entitled ‘Responsible Tourism’ where we discuss cultural differences and sensitivities as well as advising volunteers on appropriate conduct. People a briefed on what is considered polite in terms of eating, greeting and dressing. It is encouraged that all volunteers learn some Romanian prior to departure, and they get a helping hand whilst out there as well.
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