Special light, astonishing mountainscapes, the Andalucian sky, unique architecture - the people, colour, traditions and easy climate all combine to free your spirit and creativity.
Saturday 23rd - Saturday 30th March, 2019 or Wednesday 20th - Saturday 30th March for our extended Andalucian visit (*see below)
In March join us for art and culture in the Axarquía. This week is a chance to explore and paint this unspoilt, spring landscape. All artists, regardless of ability, from beginner to the more experienced artist will enjoy the beautiful challenge.
The hills and orchards of Andalucía will be alive with the signs of Spring. The countryside will be covered in spring flowers and blossom, with farming villages, and the ancient cultural centre of Malaga showing signs of the change of seasons.
For an all-inclusive week fee of £1,550 all meals will be catered by the house chef, drinks and snacks provided as well as transport to and from Casa Rosa, an elegant and beautifully appointed country mansion.
Kate Measham, an experienced artist and teacher, will tutor the group from the exquisite setting of Casa Rosa, with our host, Rosie Tatham welcoming you to her home.
There is the opportunity to explore the area in greater depth by joining us a few days before the start of the Painting Week.
You arrive on Wednesday night, to be taken by taxi to Granada on Thursday morning. A visit to the Alhambra with a pre-booked visiting time, and guide, followed by time to walk around some of the sites of this fascinating city. Supper will be back at Casa Rosa.
Friday will be devoted to the olive which is at the heart of the Andalucian rural economy.
There is a guided walk around the most ancient of our local trees, some more than a thousand years old. This will be followed by a tasting of various oils. Olive oil from our local village recently won an international gastronomy prize in New York. The olives from the Casa Rosa estate go to the local cooperative. We use our estate oil in all our cooking. The cooperative sells other local produce such as honey, cheese and meats. Saturday will be a day of relaxation whilst the rest of the group arrive, and before the beginning of the painting week.
Kate has been teaching and running courses in Hampshire for over 10 years including regular courses on the Greek Island Zakynthos.
Having studied ‘Visual Art through Drawing’ at Winchester School of Art, Kate has since expressed her ideas through a range of media in painting, drawing, printing, wood turning and teaching, always using her imagination and expressing those ideas figuratively or semi abstractly.
Drawing is the cornerstone of Kate’s work and she is keen to encourage her students to explore, investigate, be intuitive and imaginative through drawing.
Despite the energy, strength and colour of Kate’s artistic style, she is not interested in inculcating a house style, but in encouraging students to find their own voice and helping them to develop the necessary skills to explore it.
She has exhibited at Josie Eastwood Gallery, The Angelus Gallery, Fisherton Mill, and various other exhibition spaces.
Locally Sourced Food and Wine
The week will have a house party feel with most meals being eaten together.