Sue Bradley – Watercolor for beginners – (08-10-2015)
This is a guideline only, as there maybe factors outside our control which can easily force changes to be made.
Wednesday 7th October;
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 demonstrations and and practising some of the techniques Sue 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.
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 or Bocairent. Painting in the morning, which is continued after lunch or we spend the afternoon sightseeing.
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.
Valencia Photos Gallery
Morning is spent finalising the weeks work. Lunch is followed by a presentation of the weeks work and evaluation of the course. This is followed by an evening meal in the town.
Wednesday 14th October;
Sue is an excellent teacher, taking time to explain each aspect. I am thoroughly enjoying the watercolour classes which Sue tutors.
Sue is an encouraging, relaxed, well-informed tutor and makes my weekly session most enjoyable
Sue explains techniques on a level that is easy to understand and is very encouraging. She always makes me feel that I want to go on and learn more
Sue’s classes are just so enjoyable that I wish they were longer. She encourages all of us and always finds something good in our painting attempts which spurs us on. I would not hesitate to recommend Sue’s classes