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. 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 - Hotel Loar in Ferreries
The holiday base is the delightful Hotel Loar in the typical Menorcan village of Ferreries. This little gem of a holiday centre is situated in the centre of Menorca and has easy and comfortable access to all of our painting sites. It also boasts a fabulous roof terrace, with pool and Jacuzzi for you to relax in at the end of a hard day’s painting. Ferreries is not a typical holiday resort, but a proper working village where people live and work and we view this as very much a part of the holiday experience. The hotel is just off the main square with its shops bars and restaurants, all of which are frequented by friendly locals. The bars that punctuate the town square are to sit and watch the world go by and interact with the local community.
Accommodation 2 - Tramontana Park in Playa de Fornells
The Tramontana Park hotel is new for 2019, but has very much been on our radar for a number of years. Set in the charming and typically Spanish resort of Playa de Fornells, the hotel almost has the feel of a village within a village. Right on the water’s edge and only a short walk from the nearest beach, the hotel is a perfect base for a painting holiday and the surrounding area is a subject in itself. Everyone has their own modern apartment, with kitchen/diner, bathroom and a small terrace. The hotel has a small classy bar and there are 3 or 4 bars and restaurants close by. Just around the corner is the famous Isabella’s
offering stunning sunset views to be enjoyed with a drink or two in hand. The beautiful fishing village of Fornells
is only a short bus ride away or by foot along the coast. Here’s a link
to the hotel’s home page which contains a short video showing the accomodation in all its glory.
Friday, 7th June 2019 - based at Hotel Loar in Ferreries
Friday, 6th September 2019 - based at Tramontana Park in Playa de Fornells
What's included at Hotel Loar
- 7 night's bed and breakfast
- All necessary transport including free airport transfers.
- 5 fully tutored painting sessions with back up (carrying of chairs, changing of water, etc)
- 5 fabulous lunches taken in a different restaurant at the end of each day's painting (wine included)
- 7 light evening meals taken in the hotel with wine included
- Chilled drinking water
- Tea, coffee and biscuits during each painting session
What’s Included at Tramontana Park
7 night’s bed and breakfast apartment accommodation
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 supper
Free airport transfers, plus meet and greet
Tea/coffee every day, plus all required drinking water
You may be interested to know that, during week of 7th June 2019, we are also running an archaeology holiday ba
sed from the same accommodation and during week of 6th September 2019 the painting will run alongside a walking week
. So, if you have a partner that doesn't paint, 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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