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Why not benefit from professional tuition and enjoy personal care and attention from 'beginning to end' on one of our painting holidays abroad?


Painting Holiday in Andalucia with David Bellamy and Jenny Keal

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Puente Neuvo,
Hotel Reina Victoria
White Villages
  White Villages
Demo on location with David

You are warmly invited to join tutors David Bellamy and Jenny Keal on our fifth painting holiday to this beautiful region of southern Spain. In order to paint, enjoy and explore some of the most dramatic scenery Andalucia has to offer we have, again, chosen Ronda as the perfect place to take full advantage of the many painting opportunities which abound right on our doorstep.

Perched atop the rugged El Tajo gorge Ronda commands spectacular views across an amazing expanse of lush open landscape. The celebrated Puente Nuevo (completed in 1793 and towering some 390 ft above the canyon floor) took over forty years to build and stands sentinel over the ravine which separates the old Moorish quarter from the new town.

Situated in an elevated position, with views to match, our hotel is set in beautiful private, tree shaded, gardens amidst this truly inspiring landscape. The hotel Reina Victoria is a beautiful four star property having been completely refurbished in 2012. The hotel has a classic modern decor theme throughout with a very high standard of guest facilities including a spa, gym and outdoor swimming pool. We have arranged for dinner to be included in the hotel on the day of our arrival following which our accommodation has been arranged on a Bed and Breakfast basis allowing us to enjoy the hospitality and huge variety of local restaurants. All rooms are ensuite and include:

Air conditioning and heating
Free Wi-Fi
Hair dryer

LCD screen with satellite TV
Shower or bath

David and Jenny invite you to join them painting in the media of your choice in and around Ronda town and our chosen locations. Individual tuition can be provided in any media, however, group demonstrations by David and Jenny will be in Watercolour and Pastel respectively.

The programme for our week has, as always, been thoughtfully designed to provide not only an interesting variety of painting subject matter, but also to provide a genuine feel for this most captivating region of southern Spain. To that end, the intention is to include coach excursions to a couple of nearby celebrated ‘white villages’.

There will be an element of walking involved but always at a sensible, leisurely pace. It is, also, worth bearing in mind that some streets are uneven and cobbled so suitable ‘sturdy’ footwear is strongly recommended.

In order to ensure you get the absolute maximum from your week, David and Jenny will organise a structured daily painting routine with group demonstrations and one to one guidance in your chosen media, as appropriate. All our overseas holidays include one half day from a tuition point of view for a bit of sightseeing, relaxation by the pool or a spot of retail therapy – that said, you are, of course, very welcome to opt out of the non-compulsory structure any time it suits you!

You will love this Painting Holiday if you enjoy:

  • Learning in a relaxed, holiday environment
  • Expert guidance in any media from leading, professional artists and tutors
  • Improving your skills and socialising in the company of a likeminded group

>   More information about David and Jenny

Tutors:   David Bellamy and Jenny Keal
Date:      9th - 16th September 2018  (Sunday-Sunday)
Fee:        £2195.00 per person sharing

Single supplement for sole occupancy is £295.00 for the week.

The fee for this holiday includes daytime return flights from Gatwick to Malaga, airport/hotel transfers, excursions, 7 nights Bed & Breakfast accommodation, dinner at the hotel on the first night and tuition throughout. 

Lunches, drinks and dinners (with the exception of the evening of our arrival) are not included in the fee.  
We are always close to cafe's for coffees, lunches and toilets during the painting day.
Just because we are booked at the hotel on a B&B basis does not mean that you will necessarily need to fend for yourself in the evenings.  For those wishing to get together with other members of the group we will arrange a table or two at a local restaurant - always an enjoyable way to round off the day!

Non painting partners are welcome - £150.00 reduction on the fee when sharing your accommodation - subject to availability.

A deposit of £200 per person is payable at the time of booking and a further £200 per person payable on December 1st. The balance of fees is payable eight weeks prior to our departure date at which time we will send you joining instructions, a suggested list of art materials and itinerary for the week.      

As with all West Norfolk Arts Centre painting holidays, Richard Cartwright will be on hand to deal with any non-painting aspects of the trip leaving your tutors free to provide the high standards of tuition you expect.

If you have any queries regarding this painting holiday, or would like to book a place, either call us on 01553 631689 or email us - we will be pleased to help. 

This holiday has been arranged for West Norfolk Arts Centre by Travel Editions Ltd who are ABTA and ATOL bonded agents.  

If booking direct through Travel Editions website you will be sent a booking form setting out West Norfolk Arts Centre  terms and conditions which must be agreed to and signed prior to us confirming your reservation.

We research all our foreign trips thoroughly, checking hotels and suitable painting locations well in advance. We do not run 'an opportunity to paint along with...' trips. Unless otherwise specified, all our painting holidays are tutored by the tutor(s) in the morning and afternoon (eight-day courses abroad include one half day for retail therapy / relaxation). 

Please Note:
On all painting holidays the tutor will organise a daily painting routine with demonstrations and one-to-one guidance as appropriate.  Richard Cartwright of West Norfolk Arts Centre, will be on hand to deal with any non-painting aspects which may arise ensuring the tutor is free to provide the high standard of tuition you expect. Costs do not include transport from West Norfolk.
Comprehensive travel insurance is available through Travel Editions.

Please make cheques payable to Travel Editions Ltd. Travel and accommodation arrangements are being professionally organised for us by Travel Editions who are ABTA (V3120) and ATOL (3525) bonded tour operators.  To ensure you enjoy the benefits and financial security of these bonding arrangements the contract for your painting holiday is with Travel Editions.

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