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Sue Bradley | Course 2019

Sue’s painting journey began as a teenager with oils and ‘poster paints’. She has painted in most mediums, including acrylics and on-glaze bone china and porcelain. Sue’s favourite medium these days is watercolour, “as I love its freshness and vibrancy”. She enjoys ‘traditional’ landscape scenes while also being very interested in creating pattern and textural effects and experimenting with semi-abstract themes. Her favourite subjects are landscape, flowers and animals. The superb studio facilities coupled with the magnificent scenery around Las Orquideas act as inspiration to all of Sue’s classes. Sue’s approach to tutoring is for everyone to relax, enjoy, progress individually and above all, have fun! This holiday is suitable for beginners as well as the more experienced painter wishing to improve in relaxed environment.

Course Outline

Whether you are a beginner or improver, we will practise the major watercolour techniques, studying colour and tone, composition and some of the more specialised watercolour effects. There will be plenty of opportunity to sketch and paint en plein air and in the studio covering subjects such as landscape, floral, still life and Sue’s favourite themes such as dancers and ‘loose’ flowers, etc.

 Our easy going programme is loosely based on having alternate days of painting within the studio and gardens of Las Orquideas and plein aire painting trips to some of the wonderful locations around Valencia, which are an artists delight.

  • Course arrival date 23rd June 2019
  • Course departure date 30th June 2019
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Sue Bradley | Workshop

Watercolour & mixed media Techniques

Sue Bradley worked as a scientist for many years, before training as a primary teacher in science, art, design and technology. Now Sue tutors adults at weekly painting classes, and provides workshops and demos to art clubs and societies

Sue Bradley has had paintings selected for major exhibitions including the 2012 Artist and Leisure Painter magazine annual Open Exhibition at Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham and the Royal Society of Marine Artists Exhibition at the prestigious Mall Galleries, London. This will be Sue’s third visit to Dalvaro.

Itinerary

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This is a general guide to our workshop itinerary schedule.

Each of our painting workshops is different and the actual schedule is decided by each art tutor individually according to the needs of the group and course structure.

Generally we would go out painting plein air every other day that would be one day at Las Orquideas, either painting in the gardens or the studio. The following day would be a trip out, varying between short travelling distances, to local sites, medium distance, 20 to 50 minutes travelling and longer distances, about an hours drive.

A typical weeks itinerary for a painting workshop would be:

Complimentary transfer from airport to your accommodation at “Las Orquideas”, Dalvaro Art venue for painting workshops in the Valle D’Albaida, Valencia, Spain. Please check timings for pick-ups.

After breakfast, meet the tutor. Days instruction in the studio or around the gardens.  Lunch and evening meal at Las Orquideas.

Breakfast followed by our first trip out, usually to one of our fabulous mid distance locations, as shown below, as decided by the tutor and the needs of the group. Lunch may be at a restaurant in the chosen location or we may return to Las Orquideas.

Leisurely breakfast followed by a day at the venue, in the studio or the gardens.

Slightly earlier breakfast today as we prepare for one of our longer distance trips.

Day in the gardens of the venue or finishing work in the studio.

Final painting day so a local painting location today and back to Las Orquideas for lunch. Late session in the studio finalising the weeks work.

Breakfast then your complimentary transfer to the airport. Please check timings for drop-offs.

The above is just a guide to our schedule, as items outside of our control can change and some groups or tutors prefer to spend more time in our magnificent studio and gardens.

What we include for this workshop?

  • A seven night stay at Las Orquideas, the Art Retreat venue for Dalvaro Art Vacations.
  • Shared or single accommodation in twin or double rooms. All rooms are private and air conditioned.
  • Full use of purpose built art studio with your own space.
  • Complimentary airport transfers.
  • Daily art instruction from Sue Bradley.
  • Evening meal on arrival day. Breakfast on departure day. Three meals on every course day.
  • Free Dalvaro Art carry bag and artists apron.
  • Early booking discount.

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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