This tailor made high quality budget holiday encourages you to tap into you artistic talents in a relaxed and sociable environment, with locally sourced healthy meals and activities. Price is £500 per person per week, including tuition, meals and accommodation.
Art With Interest would suit anyone with an artistic interest past or present. At the end of the week you will feel refreshed and inspired.
The enthusiastic experienced tutors, Jude and Kay, will bring out the creative in you, advance your knowledge, and give you confidence. Unlike many other art courses, the interesting options allow for days packed with tuition in the morning and activities that interest you - such as kayaking, sailing, horse riding, walking and yoga - in the afternoon. Or stay in the studio and carry on drawing!
The courses are based in beautifully restored historic buildings in the Algarve in Portugal, and Gascony in France.
Olhao is the perfect place to feel far away from the international tourist crowd. It is an old working fishing town with the largest fish market in the Algarve, has great local character and faded grandeur from its prosperous past as a major sardine canning town. (If you think that you might like Havana, then this is the town for you).
Sos is in the old province of Gascony which is still relatively undiscovered and therefore the “tourist industry” in the area is relatively underdeveloped. It is a typical French Village on a hilltop in Gascony surrounded by forest and sunflower fields.
You will have a really enjoyable and sociable week where you can take a refreshing break from the pressures and demands of working life and kick back to a relaxed pace looking at colour, light, and form - not just in art work, but in everything around.
Wow! What a great week, I learned a lot about art techniques, whilst being in a relaxed environment, allowing creative juices to flow! Jude, the teacher, was perfect, her lessons tailored to all our needs. The food was fresh and delicious, with a strong Portuguese influence. Olhao is safe, slow-paced with the odd bar and excellent restaurants.
If you want a friendly, flexible holiday with plenty of Vinho Verde... this is it. I am going again in 2017!
(Charlotte, former student, 2016)