Igor Sava | Course

1,745.00€ – 3,365.00

This workshop is suited to the more advanced student who is familiar with and comfortable with the basic uses of watercolour paints and techniques and is not intimidated by plein air painting in busy thoroughfares, but wishes to advance their understanding even further with one of the present day masters of watercolour.

This will be Igor’s fourth visit to Dalvaro, his previous painting holidays at Dalvaro have been filled quite quickly, therefore early booking is advisable.

  • Course arrival date 9th September 2018
  • Course departure date 15th September 2018
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Igor Sava | Workshop

Watercolours

Igor Sava was born May 16, 1973 in Kotovsk, a small town in Moldova. In 1993 he attended the School of Arts “Ilya Repin” in Chisinau, the current capital of the Republic of Moldova. In 1999, after graduating in Graphic Design at the University of Timisoara, he moved to Rome. He attended the School of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, now he primarily lives and works in Rome participating regularly in solo and group exhibitions. Dalvaro Art feel immensely privileged that Igor has become a regular visitor to our venue.

Igor Sava is considered one of the best watercolourists of the present time. He participates in, and gives lectures and workshops in some of the world’s most respected central classes. Igor Sava paints with great ease; his paintings of landscapes flow from his brush as if by magic, and his paintings of nude figures are admired by a large number of followers. Igor has been awarded in several prestigious events and is frequently invited to perform demonstrations of his watercolour techniques around the world.

Itinerary

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This is a guide only. Days out and locations my change.

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 Igor will give a demonstration of his 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.

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.

Trip to Valencia city
Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:00.
9:00 meet ready to leave for a day in Valencia city.
A possible quick visit to the indoor market with its fantastic coloured glass domed roof. Then into the central plaza for some serious cityscape painting.
Lunch at 2:00 in a restaurant.
Then a final painting session from 3:00 before the journey home for aperitifs and the evening meal at 8:00.

Breakfast, buffet style at Las Orquideas. From 8:30
9:30, meet ready to leave for a trip to Gandia on the coast for a mornings painting.
Lunch at about 2:00 in a fisherman’s club for the most perfect feast of the freshest ingredients you can imagine, cooked to perfection as would only be acceptable to the people who caught it. Meat dishes available for those who have a dislike of fish.
Continue painting after lunch, returning in time for aperitifs and 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 Igor 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 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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June

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