Anne Kerr – Watercolor & Pastel – August 19th 2018
This is a guideline only, as there maybe factors outside our control which can easily force changes to be made.
Get to know each other. Morning usually begins in the studio with an introduction to the course, presentation of your free art pack and a discussion about the materials you will be using. Followed by a demonstration showing the process Anne uses to produce her paintings.
After lunch each student decides on a location within the gardens to make a sketch ready for a painting of their choice.
After breakfast a mornings trip out to La Albuferra de Anna or Xativa castle , lunch at the lake or castle, we will continue our session within the grounds before returning to Las Orquideas.
Painting Holidays in Spain with Dalvaro Art Courses - La Albulfera de AnnaLake Albufera is 1 km away from the town of Anna. Multiple births of water in its depths made possible human settlement in this place since the Mesolithic, as evidenced by the sites found.
Painting Holidays in Spain with Dalvaro Art Courses - La Albulfera de AnnaIts waters are directed towards the town, forming several branches. One runs along the site of L'Assut to rush into the Gorgo Gaspar, others arise in laundries and troughs, while the old part of the town, crossing the Acequia Madre Marsh Avenue and the Plaza de la Alameda, reaching the river.
Painting Holidays in Spain with Dalvaro Art Courses - La Albulfera de AnnaBack in the village Almohad Muslim period it became a reservoir in order to water the nearby lands, a mission that has continued to have throughout the centuries, but since the mid-twentieth century was conditioned to turn Albufera also in a tourist destination.
Painting Holidays in Spain with Dalvaro Art Courses - La Albulfera de AnThe lake is bordered by pine trees and banana trees that allow visitors to enjoy pleasant walks under the welcome shade. Ducks, geese and herons nest on the island emerging from the center of the lake, while in its depths are carp and catfish.
Painting Holidays in Spain with Dalvaro Art Courses - XátivaXàtiva was founded by the Iberians, as Ibi, Tibi, or Saiti. It grew during the Greek and Phoenician times. During the Roman Empire he was called Saetabis and added the title of Augusta in honor of the emperor. It was very important as a communications hub. During the Visigoth time your bishops attended the councils of Toledo.
Painting Holidays in Spain with Dalvaro Art Courses - Xátiva ViewDuring the Muslim era was called Medina Xateba, belonging first to Toledo, then moving to Cordoba. He was also part of Almería, of the kingdom of Taifa of Denia, of Murcia and Valencia. During his recent times as Islamic city, it was capital of a Kora: province on some 50 populations. In the Muslim period Xàtiva is known by some as the cradle of paper in Europe, Abu MASAIFA hand. After the conquest (Jaime I respected the mosque) became the capital of the Interior of the Júcar, which lasted from 1244 to 1707. The border with the government of Valencia was the Júcar River and reached as far south and Jijona Villena. Several of their populations were distinguished at this time, such as Gandia or Denia.
Painting Holidays in Spain with Dalvaro Art Courses - Xátiva HospitalDuring the War of Spanish Succession in 1707, Xàtiva suffered the siege and subsequent attack of the Bourbon troops under General d'Asfeld on the orders of Philip V. The city was prepared for the worst with the help of the people in the villages adjacent, peasants, setabenses own, many other austracistas supporters and a regiment of British troops. Leading the defense was General Purroy offering great resistance during the early days but to no avail because the guns brought from Almansa and the regiment of 12,000 French achieved their goal, not without heavy casualties on the French troops caused by courage and commitment of these people, Maulets. When they managed to create a breach in the wall in the Portal dels Banys, at the height of what is now the Plaza de la Bassa, and there came Sant Francesc street address and south on the street that leads to St. Augustine. Much blood and dead in the streets there was, highlighting the killing of women and children in the church of St. Augustine and an exemplary punishment was burned, people exterminated and his name changed to Nueva Colonia San Felipe. The city was left in ruins and almost uninhabited for a year until it began to repopulate and recover some of its luster. Today we still have great monuments that have survived the slaughter of this character Philip of Anjou, Felipe V. He became provincial capital of 1822 to 1833, thanks to the perseverance and work of one of its illustrious sons: Joaquin Lorenzo Villanueva, who also contributed to recover the September 28, 1820, the name of Játiva to the population.
Today we stay close to home, to paint at one of the many wonderful locations within a short drive of Las Orquideas. The afternoon session is spent in the gardens and/or the studio.
A full day trip, either to Valencia city, Alboraya or Bocairent. Painting in the morning, which is continued after lunch or we spend the afternoon sightseeing.
Valencia Photos Gallery
Alboraya Photos Gallery
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Bocairent Photos Gallery
Bocairent - Valencia
Watercolor in Bocairent - Dalvaro Art CoursesBeautiful viewpoints where you can enjoy drawing and painting. Clean and fresh air, relax listening to the sound of nature. Off ... Enjoy.