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Keith Hornblower | Course 2019

Keith Hornblower has been an Architectural Illustrator for 30 years and is a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Illustration, but he is also a passionate painter in watercolour, entirely self-taught.

Because of his deep understanding of buildings and the principles of perspective, he paints them frequently, with a freedom not allowed in his illustration work and he is keen to pass on this knowledge to his students. But subject matter is not restricted to street scenes and he is equally at home painting landscapes or flowers, always with an infectious freedom and passion.

  • Course arrival date 17th April 2019
  • Course departure date 24th April 2019    
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Keith Hornblower | Workshop

Watercolours

Students are often intimidated by watercolour and the fear of white paper; Keith manages to dispel this fear and inspires his students to let loose, have fun and produce great paintings. Ultimately, it’s not about the tutor, but all about what he can bring out of the students.

Keith says:

“I will show you how to reduce a scene to its essentials, so that anything can be painted relatively simply and spontaneously. Tonal values and light are everything; if the values are right, we can have a lot of fun with the colours! Mistakes are not a big deal; that’s how we learn and the more we paint and the more mistakes we make, the better we become as painters.

Mistakes are good; they mean we are willing to try something different.”

This is an exclusive watercolour art workshop, where the student places is limited to just 5 participants, an ideal art course for the single traveller who may be intimidated by some of the larger groups. Non-painting partners are welcome but we are limiting the actual painters to just five spots. The seven nights inclusive stay in private, en suit, air conditioned rooms will include all meals plus a minimum 35 hours of tuition and demonstrations from this wonderful, highly experienced and patient art tutor.

Early booking is highly recommended for a guarantee of not being disappointed.

Included in the workshop will be seven nights stay in private, en- suite, air conditioned room. All meals, breakfasts, lunches and evening meals. A minimum 35 hours of painting tuition and demonstrations from one of best tutors in watercolor around today, including a minimum of three trips out to some fabulous painting location within the Valencian area.

Itinerary

+ Information

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

Complimentary pick-up from Valencia airport

On arrival at Las Orquideas you are shown to your room, followed by a tour of the grounds and facilities, with drinks before lunch at about 2:00 or the evening meal at about 8:00.

The buffet style breakfast is from 8:45.  Meet in the studio at about 10:00. Presentation of free art pack and “get to know each other” talk from Keith Hornblower, regarding the week ahead and the expectations of the course, Keith will also discuss the way he works and maybe give a short demonstration. A break for tea or coffee will be followed by practicing some of Keith’s techniques in the studio or the grounds. Lunch at 2:00 is followed by a relaxing time before continuing painting around the villa. Aperitifs are served before the 8:00 evening meal.

After breakfast a fifteen minute drive to Xativa, with a visit to the castle for a mornings painting followed by lunch in the castle restaurant. Then a trip into the town for sightseeing or more painting before returning to Las Orquideas for our evening meal.

A five minute drive to the grounds of the local monastery for short sketching exercises in and around the Ermita of San Antonio Abad. Followed by lunch in the town before returning to Las Orquideas to prepare for tomorrows trip out.

A forty minute drive, starts the morning, to La Albuferra de Anna, a small but interesting lake for reflections, shadows, rowing boats, trees and ducks. A picnic style lunch breaks the day before finishing the day’s work and returning to Las Orquideas to prepare for the evening meal.

Morning spent either in the town or in the studio finalising any unfinished work from the previous four days.  Lunch is followed by an appraisal of the week and the work accomplished.

Breakfast followed by morning session painting in the gardens or studio. Lunch will be followed by free time or finishing off any works.

Departure day.

Complimentary drop off to Valencia airport

What we include for this workshop?

  • Included in the workshop will be seven nights stay in private, en- suite, air conditioned room.
  • All meals, breakfasts, lunches and evening meals. A minimum 35 hours of painting tuition and demonstrations from one of best tutors in watercolor around today, including a minimum of three trips out to some fabulous painting location within the Valencian area.

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.

Not included

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

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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April

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