Casa Marron

The Living Room

Building work on Casa Marron started in 2006 and was completed in 2008. Accomodation is in two buildings seperated by a wooden walkway and a covered seating area. The three guest bedrooms, one double and two twins, are all en-suite and are fully equipped with air conditioning, window mosquito screens, heaters, hairdryers, night lights, plug adaptors and access to tea and coffee making facilities. The studio which can be accessed at all times has supplies of soft drinks, snacks, beers, wines and a wide selection of paperbacks.

Casa Marron is situated at one end of 2600 square metres of land; the remainder is planted as an orchard garden and includes a pentanque court for guests use.  There are many established Olive and Almond trees and newly planted, cherry, lemon, apple, pomegranate and figs.

The Course

One of the Twin Rooms

Robin and Jean, your hosts, ran a successful function catering business for many years and their Spanish dream is to host watercolour painting courses for groups and individuals, providing a country house party atomosphere for their guests, with excellent food and hospitality. Daily tuition, both in the studio and on field trips, is with Robin, an enthusiastic water colourist.

Your one week holiday will start as soon as you are collected from the airport

Lessons are held each morning in the studio where you'll learn or practice, in a group of six or less, the techniques and skills that you'll need throughout your journey as a water colourist.

The Painting Area

Every day after some work in the studio you'll be taken for the rest of the day on a field trip, still with instruction, where you'll draw and paint in the open air. Each day you'll be drawing and painting different subjects and practicing different skills. So that by the end of the week you'll have practiced and refined all the tools you'll need to develop as a painter.

Of the six daily field trips two will be local to Casa Marron, one will be a full day in historic Granada, one will be to the beautiful, Casillo De Los Fajardo, in Velez Blanco, one will be to the fabulous Monastery at Saliente and one will be in the picturesque Mojacar Pueblo, where students have the option of an afternoon on the beach or in the shops and bars, of the nearby Mojacar Playa.


Field Trip

The Centre is Robin and Jean's home and guests and hosts will eat together during the holiday.

Breakfast: A full English breakfast will be served each morning, together with cereals, toast, preserves, yoghurts, fruit and fruit juice.

Lunch: One of the criteria for selecting the sites for your field trips is the access to a tapas bar or restaurant where refreshments will be available, chargeable to your hosts.

Dinner: Your hosts will provide and share an international cuisine 3 course dinner, an example of which can be seen in the gallery.

Guests who are vegetarian or who have other special dietary requirements must discuss their needs with the hosts prior to making their booking.

Smoking is not permitted in any of the buildings at the centre. Smoking in the grounds must be well away from other guests.


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