Anne Kerr | Course

1,525.00€ – 2,925.00

Anne Kerr is a professional artist and qualified teacher with over 30 years teaching experience in Further and Higher Education.  Anne runs classes at her home studio and teaches on painting holidays in several European countries. Having worked in all painting mediums, she now specialises in watercolour, line and wash and soft pastel. She strongly believes that painting and drawing must be fun.  Many of her students return year after year as they know they will have, not only a very informative time but it will also be conducted in a relaxing and fun atmosphere.

  • Course arrival date 19th August 2018
  • Course departure date 25th August 2018 
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Anne Kerr | Workshop

Watercolours and pastels

These are some of Anne Kerr’s tips;

I firmly believe that anybody can paint. You just need the desire to want to paint together with a little basic instruction.

I wonder how many of us can relate to the following;

You read a book about painting, you buy all the recommended brushes and paints, you have a go but it doesn´t work very well. So, you buy another book that recommends completely different brushes and a new range of colours. You purchase all these and have another go – that didn´t work either.

So, you buy another book that recommends completely different brushes and a new range of colours. You purchase all these and have another go – that didn´t work either. You buy yet a third book and buy yet another recommended range of brushes and colours. Still not happy with the results you give up, convinced that you will never be able to paint. (you are now also very poor!)

Every book you read will suggest different materials and different methods. The secret of learning to paint is to decide on your medium, decide on a few basic brushes, decide on a few basic colours and stick to them like glue. When and only when you feel confident, move on to using more colours and trying new techniques.

This course is for all levels, beginners will find Anne Kerr the ideal teacher with her laid back fun but highly instructive approach.

Itinerary

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Transfers from Alicante airport. We offer two pick up times.

On arrival at Las Orquideas you will be shown to your room to get settled in. After which there will be a tour of the grounds and a “get to know where things are” guide.

For the morning arrivals/later arrivals this will be followed by aperitifs and lunch/evening meal.

Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:30

10:00 meet in the studio. Get to know your tutor. Who will explain the way they work, the materials going to be used and the expectations for the week ahead. You will be given your paints and paper for the week and after a short break Anne will give a demonstration of her style.

Aperitifs will be followed by lunch at 2:00. After which there will be free time for siesta or relaxing by the pool.

A final painting session from 5:00 to 7:30 will be followed by aperitifs and the evening meal at 8:00.

Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:30.

9:30 meet for a trip to the castle of Montessa, a ruin now but at one time a fortress of the Knights Templars.

Lunch at the local restaurant, next to the castle, for typical Valencian paella.

Returning to Las Orquideas in time for siesta or relaxing by the pool, before the final critique or even a demonstration  and assessment of the week.  This will be followed by aperitifs and our final evening meal at 8:00.

Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:30

10:00, meet for a mornings painting in the gardens of Las Orquideas.

Lunch at about 2:00,  Free time until 5:00, then painting in the gardens or at the local manastery.

Finnishing in time for a dip in the pool or aperitifs before the evening meal at Las Orquideas.

Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:00

9:00, meet ready to leave for a trip to Bocairent, the town built on the hillside. Firstly a view of the town from the other side of the valley, this is followed by trip around the town,  guided by Anne who will point out the best viewpoints for painting later.

Returning to Las Orquideas for lunch.

Free time until 4:30 then into the studio to learn how to turn your photographs into paintings.

Finishing in time for aperitifs before the evening meal.

Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:30

10:00, meet for a mornings painting in the gardens of Las Orquideas or go to the town.

Lunch at about 2:00,  Free time until 5:00, then painting in the gardens and finalising any works in the studio with an assessment of the week.

Finishing in time for a dip in the pool or aperitifs before the evening meal at Las Orquideas

Breakfast, at a time suitable for the earliest departure.

What we include for this workshop?

  • Airport transfers from and to Alicante, choice of two pick up and drop off times.
  • Six nights stay
  • Five days tuition, a minimum of thirty hours.
  • Six breakfasts
  • Five lunches
  • Six evening meals.
  • Drinks with all meals taken at “Las Orquideas”
  • Drinks and snacks throughout the day at “Las Orquideas”
  • A paper block of 12 sheets of quality watercolor paper
  • A selection of six artists quality paints
  • A set of viewfinders.
  • A palette.
  • An apron.
  • A carry bag.

You will also have the use of the large, purpose built, air conditioned studio, light weight field easels, folding chairs, sunshades, boards and waterpots.

Not included

Brushes. Most people prefer to bring their own, but they can be purchased from the studio.

  • 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 sufficient 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

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.

Departure times.

Journey time approximately 75 minutes.

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.

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August

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