From £449 - 4 to 7 nights
Holiday reference: PLA
Arrival Day: You can check in to your room from 2.30pm onwards. Tea and coffee are available throughout the afternoon in the lounge. We invite everyone to our drinks reception at 6.30pm. This is the first occasion when everyone meets together – an opportunity to meet your leader and fellow guests, and find out more about your holiday.
On other days the holiday itinerary is broadly as follows:
09:30 – 17:30: painting activity
Evening before dinner: Introduction to next day’s activity
Departure day: Depart after a leisurely breakfast
European holidays will have individual itineraries but still broadly follow the UK programme set out above.
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Sunday: Today we will look at the interior architecture of the capital city of Valletta, an open air museum with plenty of opportunities for architecture drawing and painting landmarks. We shall work "plein air". The city is approx. one square mile so everywhere is within easy walking.
Monday: Today we paint the exterior of the old Medivial city of Mdina (below the city walls) and later we go into the interior of the city to paint plien air.
Tuesday: Our whole day is dedicated to touring and visiting places on Malta's sister Island, Gozo. We take the ferry across to Gozo, where we paint plein air at azure Window Gozo. We take the many opportunities along the way to sketch and paint in our sketch book.
Wednesday: Free for you to explore the local area or relax at the hotel
Thursday: Paint plein air at Marsaxlokk fishing village, with the most colourful boats in the world and then transfer to the three cities.
Friday: Today we admire Valletta from across the water. We will be able to sketch and paint the west side of Valletta, enjoying a perspective and architecture challenge.
Saturday: Departure day
Sunday: After breakfast we explore on foot the delightful town of St Ives and it’s surroundings - they will give us many opportunities to develop painting and drawing skills as well as our individual approach to landscape.
Monday: After a leisurely breakfast we drive to explore the coastal areas of Godrevy Point and St Agnes, observing the land and seascape and then interpreting these ideas into images.
Tuesday: Today travel to Larmorna Cove and then on to the fishing village of Mousehole, subjects that will enable us to explore full use of our sketchbooks, viewing elements of the coast, architecture and the surrounding area in our studies.
Wednesday: This is a free day for you to independently explore the Cornish coast or to relax and enjoy the facilities at Chy Morvah
Thursday: A day of dramatic coastlines and seascapes as we travel off to Cape Cornwall and St Just.
Friday: We spend the day around the house and grounds, finishing our work and preparing for an informal (and entirely optional) display of our work this evening.
Monday: After breakfast we travel to San Giovanni d’Asso, Pienza and Montepulciano where we will be afforded many opportunities to develop approaches and painting and drawing skills.
Tuesday: Today we explore the small villages and surrounding hillsides of Spedaletto, Monticchiello and La Foce, observing the landscape and interpreting our ideas into images.
Wednesday: A free day to explore the local area or to relax and enjoy the facilities at the hotel.
Thursday: After breakfast we travel to Siena on a sightseeing tour that also enables us to explore use of our sketchbooks, using architecture and the surrounding area in our studies.
Friday: Today we stay in the locality of San Quirico, walking around the town and the local countryside and exploring further ways of interpreting the Tuscan landscape.
Saturday: After breakfast we travel to Montalcino and to the Abbey, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo. Here we explore this abbey and its surrounds, then it's on to Bagni Vignoni via Castiglione d’Orcia.
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Our lines are open:
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13.00