Itinerary, there may be variations on Tuesday, for returning guests.

Traditional Spanish Pinchos


You’ll arrive at Casa Marron, with time to settle in before dinner or supper dependent on your arrival time.  No work today, only drinks and chat about the holiday before retiring.


Breakfast at 9.00 a.m. before starting in the studio at 10.00 a.m. A brief discussion and demonstration about perspective and measuring, before a short drive into the village of Oria. You’ll have time for a look around the tiny Spanish market before starting a drawing in the village, or the surrounding landscape, (simple or challenging subjects have been chosen to suit each students ability and confidence). You’ll have lunch back at Casa Marron and then spend some time in the studio to look at mixing paints and textures before returning to the village to continue the painting. Then you are back to the studio to prepare for your day in Granada tomorrow. Time to relax before dinner at 8.00 p.m.

Menu del Dia


An early breakfast at 8.00 a.m. before leaving Casa Marron at 9.00 a.m. Arrive in Granada at about 11.00 o’clock, coffee at a pavement café, a walk past the Cathedral, then through the historic Arab Quarter before painting till 2.00 p.m.  Lunch at The El Candil, (pictured), in the shadow of the Alhambra, followed by some more painting before returning to Casa Marron for dinner at about 8.00 p.m.


Breakfast at 9.00 a.m. followed by some time in the studio looking at more techniques before a short drive to the nearby village of Rambla de Oria, where in peaceful isolation, in the shade of an old church, you’ll make a watercolour of an old Spanish house, framed by trees, with a background of hills and mountains.  A 300 degree panorama provides plenty of opportunity for landscape painting.  You can return to the same spot after lunch to continue your painting, then back home to relax before dinner at 8.00 p.m.

Cafe Bar al Candil


Breakfast at 9.00 a.m. and then time in the studio, trying new things and going over what you have already done before we drive to the village of Velez Blanco, where you’ll look around the famous castle ‘Castillo De Los Fajardo’, before sitting in the shade of it’s walls doing a watercolour of a feature of the castle,  experimenting with textures, or attempting a landscape of the surrounding mountains.   Followed by a typical Spanish tapas lunch, at Casa Antonia. Then a short drive to the town of Velez Rubio to sketch and paint in the church square. Then back to Casa Marron with plenty of time to relax before dinner at 8.00 p.m.

A Traditional Spanish Salad


Chill out day when you’re in charge. After breakfast you’ll leave, when you’re ready, to be driven to the picturesque and historic village of Mojacar where you can choose to wander through it’s narrow streets, sketching, painting, or just being a tourist. You can choose instead to be dropped off at the nearby delightful beach resort of Mojacar Playa where you can spend some time on the beach. Whatever you choose to do, Robin will be around, with all the equipment, if you decide to paint. You’ll be picked up at 2.00 p.m. for lunch at The Koi, a seafront bar, before deciding what you want to do for the rest of the afternoon. Dinner at Casa Marron will be at 8.00 p.m.

Bocadillo de Lomo


Breakfast at 9.00.a.m. before driving to the fabulous Saliente monastery with it’s breathtaking views, where you’ll spend the morning painting a watercolour of the interior courtyard, while sitting in the shade of the ancient cloister. Then back to Casa Marron for lunch, before either finishing any uncompleted paintings, or just relaxing before getting ready for our farewell dinner at a local restaurant at 8.00.p.m.




Departure day, after breakfast, before you leave for the airport, you’ll receive a complimentary CD-rom of all the photographs taken by Robin during your holiday, including all the subjects you’ve worked on.


Weather in Oria



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