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FAQs

  • Is the course price really fully inclusive?
    Apart from air fares, travel and medical insurance yes. Leave your wallet at home.
  • Do I need to bring my own equipment?
    All materials you will require are provided studio in your art pack, paints, paper, ect, but some people prefer to use their own personal items.
  • How many students are usually on each course?
    We never have more than twelve people staying with us at any one time. Some of these are non-painters, so we usually expect to have between four and ten art students.
  • Although I am quite fit, I have difficulty in walking very far, will this be a problem?
    No, although the locations are generally within walking distance we provide transport to and from if required. We should be notified of any such medical conditions at the time of booking.
  • Do we go out painting every day?
    We generally go out every day with the advanced/masterclasses, and at least twice with all other groups.
  • I have very little painting experience, is it still worth me coming?
    Yes, so long as you choose one of our beginners weeks. All our tutors are very good at encouraging total beginners and at finding students hidden talents. In one week you will not become an expert but you will enjoy learning something.
  • Would I have to start very early every morning?
    No, this is Spain. We like to start at about 10.00 am but it is up to you, it's your holiday. If one day, you do not feel like painting, then just relax by the pool. Of course we start earlier when going out on location.
  • Although I have painted for many years in watercolours, I would like to try oils.
    No problem, part of our teaching format is to encourage students to try new mediums and techniques.
  • Can I use the studio in the evenings?
    The studio is there for you to use at any time that suits you between 10 am and 7 pm.
  • Some of the courses I have been on I only saw the tutor for a few minutes a day. Are your courses the same?
    All our tutors are solely committed to each group of students and does not do any other work during the week and as we only have a few students at a time we are able to give personal, individual attention to each student. Sometimes this may includeextra one to one sessions.
  • I do not want to be tied to a course structure, can I come with my friends and just paint?
    We do offer non-tuition painting weeks, where groups of friends, art club groups or individuals can come and paint, draw or just talk art at their leisure.
  • Are there any hidden extra costs?
    All meals, snacks and drinks throughout the day are included.
  • Which airport do I fly to?
    We include transfers from and to Valencia and Alicante airports, within the all-inclusive price.
  • What time are the pick-up and drop-off times at the airport on the first and last days of my holiday?
    We prefer pm arrivals and am departures. We will always try to accommodate different arrival times but there may be a wait if two arrivals or departures are close together. Transfers at different times can be arrange but there may be an extra charge.
  • Can I come by car?
    Yes, we recommend car hire from the airport,especially for groups of non-painters.
  • Can I come by car?
    Yes, we recommend car hire from the airport,especially for groups of non-painters.
  • Do I need to bring linen or towels?
    No, all linen and towels are provided including swimming pool towels.
  • What is the standard of accommodation that you provide?
    We consider that our accommodation is of a high standard; all rooms are en-suite and cleaned on a daily basis, with full use of the house and amenities. If there is anything extra you require, just ask.
  • Is there anything that I should bring?
    You should bring comfortable walking shoes and shoes for indoors, sun cream, insect repellent, personal toiletries although shampoos ect. are supplied in all the bathrooms.
  • Will I have to share?
    No, this is optional;we provide single and shared accommodation. We also have a separate self-contained annex, for anyone wanting a little bit more privacy.
  • What if I am travelling alone?
    We find that we usually have at half of the group are singles, and we ensure that no one is left out.
  • Can you cater for special diets?
    We are quite used to catering for vegetarians, also vegans, as well as personal dislikes, provided that we are notified at the time of booking. Remember that this is rural Spain, therefore it may be difficult to cater for very special diets, but we always do our best.
  • Are any evening activities organised?
    Extra activities can be organised but are decided by each group. Our regular Friday night critique is usually followed by a trip out to a local restaurant or tapas bar.
  • I am hoping to persuade my non painting husband to come with me, what can he do?
    He can always join in the class, he may like it, or within the garden there is a swimming pool, tennis court and petanque pitch. There are many places just to sit and relax, read or chat. We are able to provide other activities, such as cycling, walking, photography, cooking or sightseeing.
  • Do non-painting partners join us for meals?
    Yes, we offer all inclusive activity/relaxation holidays and we all eat our meals together.
  • Is there Wi-Fi in the house? Can I bring my laptop?
    We do have internet connection, which is usually very good, but it can be intermittent at times.

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