Painting on Mallorca
About our painting holidays on Mallorca
Our 2020 painting holiday based from Cala Figuera is the first time that we’ve hosted a painting holiday from here and we can’t remember being as excited about a new project in years. As with our other painting holidays, our course tutor will be Denise Allen, who we’ve worked alongside for many years due to her ability to teach all levels of painter from a keen scribbler to the King/Queen of the local painting club. The area from which we’re based is in the least commercial part of Mallorca and is, quite simply, a paradise. Our painting subjects during the week will range from the Monastery at the top of San Salvador, to the village square in the charming village of Sant Llorenç. The harbour of Cala Figuera de Santanyi is a subject all of its own - a charming, working fishing village that has a surprise around every corner. The holiday accommodation is set right in the middle of the village and offers spectacular views of the harbour itself and out to sea. As with all of our holidays, food and drink are a big part of the holiday experience and we can assure you that you won’t be disappointed with this aspect of the painting holiday.
Your painting teacher on Mallorca
The course tutor is the remarkable Denise Allen and, as always, we are delighted to welcome her back to work with us on this new holiday project. Famous footballers don't always make great coaches and artists need more than just talent to be a great teacher. The perfect painting tutor should have a mixture of creative brilliance, along with an ability to motivate their pupils to be the best that they can be. With Denise we know that we have this type of person and many of our painting holiday guests say that it’s like being taught to paint by your best friend. Whilst being a professional working artist, she is just as comfortable passing her skills on to our painting holiday guests. Her philosophy to teaching is both 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". She regularly works with the SAA and also demonstrates at the "All About Art" show in London.
Our Cala Figuera de Santanyi painting holiday base is the wonderful Hotel Villa Serena. This stunning little hotel is just 10 metres from the sea and all of our rooms have stunning sea or harbour views. Cala Figuera de Santanyi is a working fishing village, from which a small fleet leaves and returns on a daily basis. In recent years, it's been discovered by discerning tourists searching for a more peaceful and authentic holiday experience. Although the general feel of the village is one of peace and tranquility, there are enough bars and restaurants to keep our guests entertained in the evenings.
Date for 2020
- 7 night’s bed and breakfast
- First night welcome tapas supper
- 5 fully tutored painting sessions at 5 different sites
- 5, 3-course meals (these will be mainly lunches, plus a supper, with wine included)
- Tea, coffee and biscuits during every painting session
- All transport, including airport transfers
- Use of folding chairs for the week
General Holiday Info
Please see General Holiday Info for more information about flights to the Balearics, weather, what to bring, etc.
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