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Keiko Tanabe | Course

This workshop is designed for those who would like to gain a better understanding of methods and techniques to make watercolour paintings that are simple yet strong. The goal is to develop an eye for a potentially good subject and capture the essence of it through the simplification process. You will paint different subjects every day, including landscapes, cityscapes and waterscapes, en plein air, weather permitting. Each day there will be a small exercise which will then be applied to a painting later in the day. Keiko will do two demonstrations a day. There will be plenty of one on one guidance and a question and answer session daily. A class critique will be conducted at the end of each day. The process of simplification begins with visualization. Through various exercises and step by step demonstrations Keiko shows how you can take your initial inspiration through the simplification process to create an expressive painting that is simple in content and strong in composition. All levels welcome on this workshop but previous experience is strongly recommended.

  • Course arrival date 13th May 2018
  • Course departure date 19th May 2018

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Keiko Tanabe | Workshop

Watercolours

Keiko was born in Kyoto, Japan.  As a child growing up in an art-loving family, she always enjoyed drawing and painting and won many awards in children’s art contests.

  Keiko knew there was in her heart the growing desire to someday become an artist. That, fueled by her love of travel and strong interest in other cultures, eventually found its way out in 2003.  After learning basic drawing and watercolor painting skills at a local community school in San Diego, she took on her first project as an artist together with her father, a renowned scholar of French literature in Japan. From then on, she intensely taught herself to be fluent in watercolor painting, just as one would do to master a foreign language.

Mostly self-taught, Keiko embarked on a professional art career in 2005 and started exhibiting publicly.  In the same year she took a workshop from Alvaro Castagnet and discovered the joy of plein-air painting.  Since that year her paintings have been juried into many exhibitions across Americas and in Asia and Europe.

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 The tutor will give a demonstration, either in the studio or within the gardens. After which you will find your own spot in the garden, with guidance, to paint later.

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 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 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

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 8:30.

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, 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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