Painting Holidays in Spain

At Cortijo Las Salinas we run regular art and painting retreats. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist Steffi will help you to develop confidence and a personal direction in your artwork as you paint in the warm sunshine surrounded by spectacular scenery, landscapes and sunsets. The areas chosen to paint are always inspiring, very peaceful with fantastic light, with plenty of time to paint in the large, bright, fully equipped studio.

Painting holidays are designed for everyone, mixed ability groups are no problem. If you are an experienced painter you can paint independently if preferred and the format can be flexible to suit individual requirements.  Non painting partners are also welcome where they can sit by the pool or go for a swim, take a walk or just relax with a book.

You will be amazed to see what you can paint and how you heal when you drop expectations and allow the creative process to unfold. Deep down we are all artists who have whatever it takes to express our inner world through art, the only thing holding us back is the limitations we place upon ourselves.

Art is a therapy in itself and the artistic and creative processes are crucial to our holistic well-being. Intuitive Art, sometimes called Intuitive Process Painting, is a very powerful spiritual and creative practice. By clearing the mind and painting without an ego you allow the piece to naturally emerge as the painting’s journey unfolds, changing with every layer. It is a very exciting way to paint – oh and the use of a paintbrush is kept to the absolute minimum! Hands and mark making tools are much more fun! We will also be incorporating some creative writing into the programme, which can help the creative process along.  So no need to be afraid of that paintbrush or blank canvas.

On an art and yoga holiday we often go out to make the most of the fantastic scenery, old ruins, interesting rock formations, waterfalls and wild flowers, wild orchids can be seen from March until May.  Alternatively, there are many other workshops which can be incorporated into a week including Collage Workshop, Abstract Painting, Texture and Colour workshop, Art with meditation, Hamsa Workshops, to mention a few……..

On an art and yoga holiday, your day would start with some yoga, take a relaxed breakfast, then gather in the studio to plan the day ahead. A break for lunch is usually around 2.00 pm and is taken at the cortijo by the pool, or as a picnic on location. Siesta follows lunch until 5.00pm, where you can swim, sleep or do more sketching, and for those who want, we can incorporate some more yoga and stretching.   Every day is flexible and will take its lead from the group.

The evening meal usually takes place around 8.00 pm and then retire as early or late as you prefer. All meals are prepared using locally sourced produce with a Spanish theme and are cooked at the cortijo.   All dietary requirements and vegetarians are catered for.

Bespoke art holidays can be organised for Art Groups, i.e. a long weekend or Monday to Friday or longer, just email me with your requirements and I will see what I can do to accommodate you or alternatively most yoga retreats have a workshop running simultaneously.
It is recommended you take out your own personal travel insurance

For further information email: steffi@steffisartwork.com

Or Telephone 0034 638494361 to discuss any part of the art holiday or to discuss bespoke art holidays 

Information about Cortijo Las Salinas and the accommodation go to Cortijo Las Salinas


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