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Pablo Ruben | Course

Pablo will show you how not to be intimidated by the first sight of a large sheet of blank paper. Enjoy learning everything you ever wanted to know about watercolour; tricks, trade secrets, fast painting techniques and a variety effects.

Your painting knowledge will significantly improve during this course with Pablo Ruben. He will teach you, in an easy and fun way, how to paint watercolour using reference photographs and also his secret technique of watercolour painting outdoors.

  • Course arrival date 26th June 2018
  • Course departure date 2nd July 2018
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Pablo Ruben | Workshop

Watercolours

Come and paint with this highly talented artist, Pablo Ruben, whose speciality is painting en plein air in large format. Each year, his prize list grows considerably as he enters competitions from the USA, Canada, Asia and all over Europe.

 

These are just some of Pablo’s exhibitions in 2016.

International Watercolor Young Masters Exhibition, Handan (China) 2016

Taiwan World Watercolor Exhibition (Taiwan) 2016

International Watercolor Contest Esdé Gallery, Cagliari (Italia) 2016

 Love United. 1st. International Watercolor Biennale of Hong Kong (China) 2016

 Watercolor Biennial” Les Aqua’rêves” Saint Chamond (France) 2016

1st. International Watercolor Biennale of Canadá 2016

  Pearls of Peace. 1st. International Watercolor Biennale of Pakistan 2016

 Shenzhen Watercolor International  Biennial 2016

 Fabriano in Aqcuarello (Italy) 2016

International Watercolor Exhibition in Moscow (Russia) 2016

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 Pablo 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 8:00

9:00, meet ready to leave for a trip to Denia on the coast, for a days painting.

Lunch in a local restaurant. With more painting or a demonstration.

Returning home in time for a dip in the pool and aperitifs before the evening meal at Las Orquideas.

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

9:00 meet ready for a trip to Valencia city. Starting with a morning session around the “Plaza de la Virgen” with the cafes, bars and umbrellas making for ideal painting scenes.

Lunch in Valencia then a short afternoon session near the park and the “Torres de Serrano” an ancient gateway to the old city.

Returning for the evening meal at Las Orquideas.

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

10:00, meet in the studio or gardens for a chance to catch up with any questions or completion of any unfinished work from the previous days.

 Lunch at 2: 00 at Las Orquideas. Followed by siesta or free time to relax by the pool until about 5:00. Then a quick trip to Guardasequies, a nearby town where we actually paint another town, Sempere, which sits on a hill in the distance.

 Returning to Las Orquideas in time for aperitifs before the evening meal.

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

10:00 meet for a morning trip to “La Cova Negra”.  A Municipal Nature Park and a Cultural Heritage Site, in a long valley which follows the course of the river Albaida. Plenty of natural views for the artist.

Returning to Las Orquideas in time for lunch 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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