JOANNE BOON THOMASWATERCOLOR PAINTING HOLIDAYS

From August 27 to September 2, 2020.

Join Joanne Boon Thomas for a unique week of painting with Watercolour and Brusho, this very generous Artist will guide you through her loose style of Watercolour painting while on location sharing her invaluable tips and techniques that will leave you feeling confident and inspired. As always there will be demonstrations and lots of one to one tuition.

Workshop Information

Joanne derives immense pleasure from helping others to discover the endless joys (and occasional frustrations) of painting, and to progress, whether they are taking their first tentative steps or are seeking to develop their technique and style. Her goal is to do so much more than demonstrate and pass on her knowledge.  She gets to understand her students’ aims, and fears, to help them to achieve the former and to lose the latter, to encourage, and to make it fun.  She gets unbelievably excited and proud when she sees her students blossoming. Her patience is endless and her enthusiasm is infectious, because of her belief that “anyone can paint” it just takes the desire, some good tuition and plenty of persistence, coupled with the knowledge that art is so very good for the soul.

A well as Watercolour Joanne will also be demonstrating Brusho painting. Brusho literally causes a visual and sensory explosion on the page enough to drive the most sane and sensible wild with excitement and delight at its sheer boldness and astonishing reaction to water. There will be opportunities to go out on location, not only to take photographs but also for plein aire painting studies. Within the week there will be a mix of studio work plus painting and sketching within the local towns and castles of this inspiring area.

A rare chance to receive one to one tuition with this truly inspiring Artist on a daily basis.

  • A seven night stay at Las Orquideas, the Art Retreat venue for Dalvaro Art Vacations.
  • Shared or single accommodation in twin or double rooms. All rooms are private and air conditioned.
  • Full use of purpose built art studio with your own space.
  • Complimentary airport transfers.
  • Daily art instruction from Michal Jasiewicz.
  • Evening meal on arrival day. Breakfast on departure day. Three meals on every course day.
  • Free Dalvaro Art carry bag and artists apron.
  • Early booking discount.

Airport transfers new info:

We offer complimentary airport transfers from Valencia and Alicante.
We like to be as flexible as possible on these, while understanding that flight arrival times are in the hands of the airlines and not the artists coming to us. At the same time we have to consider the journey times between the airports and our venue, not forgetting, of course, our driver’s hours on the road.
Therefore we cannot give precise timings, as we have no way of telling far in advance the arrival times or the chosen airport of our art course participants.
We will do our best to meet you as near to your arrival time as possible. The absolute maximum waiting time would be under 4 hours. Usually this would be much less, average time is 30 minutes, most of the time we are there waiting for you.
Obviously this is not always within our control, due to flight delays etc.
For departures, our aim is for two morning departures from the venue. The first would be early and the second before midday.

Materials, we do not give materials for 2019 courses
Participants will be sent a material list two months before course start date, as suggested by the tutor. Any extra requirements can be purchased in our local art shop.
We will be giving our Art pack, = A Dalvaro Apron and A Dalvaro Art Bag

    • Materials.
    • Flights.
    • Medical/travel insurance.
    • Staff gratuities.

Breakfasts

A variety of cereals, nuts and dried fruit. A selection of breads, marmalades and preserves. Yogurts, tea, coffee and fruit juices are also available.

Materials

You will be given paints and paper for the week ahead. Extra paint and paper can be purchased from the studio if required.

Drinks

Snacks and drinks are made available throughout the day from the breakfast bar area.

Pick up times

Departure times.

First pick up; Between 10:30 and 11:30. We leave the airport according to the later arrival between these times. The driver will not wait after 11:30, arrival time to Las Orquideas approx 12:45. 

Second pick up: Between 21:30 and 22:30. We leave the airport according to the later arrival between these times. Arrival time to Las Orquideas approx 23:45.

Pick ups outside of these times are charged at 70 Euros per person up to a maximum of 140 Euros for 2+ people. The same charges apply to pick ups from Valencia airport. Private taxis are available from the airports. Charges will be at the discretion of the individual driver but should be in the region of 110 Euros from Valencia and 130 Euros from Alicante.

We offer two departure times to Alicante airport.

First departure from Las Orquideas between 07:30 and 08:30. This will be for flights between 10:30 and 14:30, this will be determined by earliest flight requirement.

Second departure from Las Orquideas between 11:30 and 12:30. This will be for flights after 14:30, this will be determined by earliest flight requirement.

Departures outside of these times are charged at 70 Euros per person up to a maximum of 140 Euros for 2+ people. The same charges apply to departures to Valencia airport. Private taxis are available.  Charges will be at the discretion of the individual driver but should be in the region of 110 Euros to Valencia and 130 Euros to Alicante.

JOANNE BOON THOMAS WATERCOLOR PAINTING HOLIDAYS

From August 27 to September 2, 2020.

PRICES > ALL INCLUSIVE

All inclusive: Tutoring, outings including lunches out, transfers, single on-suite rooms, drinks & snacks, breakfast meals and dinners