19-25 MAY WITH KARI NORDNES
Do you dream of painting by the Mediterranean? We offer different painting vacations with amazing and experienced painters from Scandinavia. In this workshop you will meet Kari Nordnes, who is an experienced artist and teacher. The workshop is a perfect opportunity to gain inspiration and develop your painting skills in a unique and peaceful atmosphere. The lessons takes place in the mornings and the afternoons and during the course we will visit the villages, go on excursions and enjoy organic cuisine with local food made by our private chef. Join in and experience the magic of this painting workshop!
THE ART CLASS
TEACHER: KARI NORDNES
We invite you to a painting vacation with the visual artist Kari Nordnes. Kari is a figurative artist inspired by Odd Nerdrum, with whom she has been a student. The artist has studied at the figurative art school the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, among Europe's most prestigious art academies. Between a number of exhibitions and assignments in Norway, Nordnes teaches both portrait, landscape mainly in oil. She has many years of experience as a painting teacher, and is a great inspiration for her students.
Maybe you are curious to learn some of the secrets of the old masters? Then this is a workshop for you! The main focus in this workshop is portraits and how to paint "skin." The students will paint according to photos that they bring with them. The photos are portraits of someone you know, or it could be a photo of a painting by an artist you are inspired by. You can choose to paint a portrait, a nude, or a full figure in a landscape or interior. You can also be inspired by the surroundings of the fantastic garden at Finca Parilla, if you want to paint motifs around you, such as houses, flowers, trees, etc... The course includes color theory, theory on both body and portrait and you will get practice in the most important color mixtures. The course teacher will also review the equipment used in oil painting and you will learn the whole process of painting a picture with oil paint. We will work with perspective and depth.
Kari will provide individual guidance along the way and the day ends with a joint review of the participants' work. The course is based on the level of everyone, both beginners and experienced are welcome. A 5 hour painting class is given every day.
One of the days is set for excursion for those who want to explore this beautiful region. Or maybe just spend a relaxing day on one of the small Mediterranean beaches?
VISIT GRANADA & ALHAMBRA (8 HOURS)
• Join us on an excursion to Granada and Alhambra. Starting off visiting Alhambra, the 13th century old palace and gardens are among the finest Islamic constructions in the world. Set on the footsteps of the Sierra Nevada peaks, it is a true jewel. Next up, we explore the old Arabic architecture and narrow streets of Granada (Albaicín), filled with tapas bars and Spanish/Moorish culture. Finishing off with a delicious lunch overlooking the beautiful views of Alhambra and the old city of Granada, it will leave you wanting to come back again and again.
• Price: 180€ per person, 10 hours, minimum 4 people.
HIKING TO ACEBUCHAL, THE HIDDEN VILLAGE IN THE MOUNTAINS
• This is a guided hiking tour in the Alhama Natural Park, walking in spectacular landscape with breathtaking views along the way. Our end destination is a small, white village which is hidden in a valley on the other side of the mountain range. Here we enjoy a local meal made by the owners of the village. It is also a great chance to learn about the rich history of this secret village, especially during the Spanish Civil War.
• Price: 95€ per person, 4-5 hours duration, minimum 4 people.
The excursions are not included in the price and are paid separately upon registration.
08:30 - Yoga class
9:00 - Breakfast
10:00 - 13:30 - Painting classes
14:00 - Lunch
16:00 - Painting classes
17:30- Free time
20:00 - Evening meal