Painting on Menorca
About our painting holidays on Menorca
Our painting holidays on Menorca take place in stunning locations on one of the Mediterranean's best kept secrets. We place a total emphasis on enjoyment and the holidays are open to all levels. Denise Allen, our course tutor, has a gentle and informative teaching manner, believing in creating a light, no stress atmosphere in order for creativity to flourish. All of our painting sites are easily accessible, unique from one another and close to the all important toilets. Subjects during the painting holiday include peaceful bays and coves, traditional Menorcan villages and lush, flower filled, countryside. During the holiday, you’ll enjoy 5 personally tutored painting sessions, based from 5 stunningly diverse locations. We also organise a first night briefing and last day critique. Our holidays are not just about painting. During your time with us on Menorca you'll enjoy fantastic Mediterranean lunches in the company of your fellow guests and tutor. We welcome small groups and couples alike. We are also a singles friendly company and no single supplement is payable above the basic price of your holiday.
Your painting tutor on Menorca
Our course tutor is the remarkable Denise Allen and we are delighted to welcome her back to work with us again this year. In the same way that famous footballers don't always make great managers, artists need more than just talent to be the best teachers. The ideal painting teacher should be a combination of creative brilliance and outstanding communication skills. In Denise we have that person and many of our painting holiday guests describe their experience on Menorca as like being taught to paint by your best friend. Whilst being a professional working artist, she is just as at home when passing on her skills to our painting holiday guests. Her attitude to teaching is refreshingly honest and unpretentious. She says - "Whether you've worked steadily for years to develop your drawing skills or haven’t picked up a brush since leaving school, I believe that I can provide new insights and tips on techniques that will enable you to make progress as an artist." Denise has previously appeared on the Painting and Drawing Channel, when she featured in a series called "Fraser & Friends". Take a look at a clip here.
Accommodation 1 - The Hotel Menorca Patricia in Ciutadella
From an environment perspective, Ciutadella on Menorca is a perfect base for a painting holiday. If you decide to join us, you'll be surrounded by old churches, local squares, ancient palaces and wonderful harbour views. The Hotel Menorca Patricia is a 3 star "superior" hotel offering lovely bright clean rooms, each en suite and with air conditioning. There is a small gym and also a small swimming pool surrounded by its own private courtyard. It's perfectly positioned as well, only a 5 minute walk to the harbour promenade and even closer to the quaint and classy town square, with its wide selection of up market, bars and restaurants.
Accommodation 2 - Girasols Apartments in Son Bou
Girasols Apartments in the popular resort of Son Bou, once again play host to our late summer painting week. Set in their own well kept gardens with private swimming pool, each en suite apartment has 2 bedrooms, a small lounge, equipped kitchen and 2 terraces. Whilst situated in a quite secluded corner of Son Bou, the spectacular beach is only a short stroll away and the small commercial area is even closer.
- Friday, 1st June 2018 - based at Hotel Menorca Patricia
- Friday, 7th September 2018 - based at Girasols Apartments
7 night’s bed and breakfast accommodation (at Girasols a complementary breakfast bag will be supplied in the apartment)
5 tutored painting sessions with all required transport
5 wonderful 3-course lunches at a different restaurant each day (including wine)
First night get together tapas meal
Free airport transfers, plus meet and greet
End of week critique
Tea/coffee every day, plus all required drinking water
You may be interested to know that, during week of 1st June 2018, we are also running a cycling holiday
based from the same accommodation and during week of 7th September 2018 the painting will run alongside a walking week
. So, if you have a partner that likes to cycle or walk, you could both enjoy your individual activities during the morning, coming together to share a group meal at lunchtime.
General Holiday Info
Please take a look under our ‘General Holiday Info.’ tab above for more information about flights to the Balearics, weather, what to bring, etc.
We would love to hear from you with any queries or questions you may have or if you wish to enquire after availability or make a booking. Contact us now
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