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Sue Bradley | Course

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 fourth visit to Dalvaro.

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  • Course arrival date 3rd June 2018
  • Course departure date 9th June 2018
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Sue Bradley | Workshop

Watercolours

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.

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 Sue 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 Albaida for a mornings painting.

Returning to Las Orquideas in time for lunch at about 2:00.

Time for siesta or resting by the pool before we continue painting  in the studio or the gardens.

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

10:00 meet in the studio 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 monastery.

Finishing 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 out to  Albufera de Anna.

The Albufera de Anna is a natural fresh water lake fed by mountain springs, the complex houses a purpose rock built bathing pool filled by the natural springs.  Small row boats are available for hire to explore the small lake and there are number of resident water foul and fish.

Picnic lunch at about 2:00.  Then continue painting from another viewpoint around the lake before 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 Bellús, a small town next to Benigánim, with a river nearby.

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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