SPAIN - Art Immersion Mallorca, Spain
An Independent Artist* Retreat
Dates: March 11 - 18, 2023
Medium: Acrylics, pastel, sketching, watercolor, photography
Price: $ 2,900 after Early Bird discount
* AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST RETREAT, MALLORCA
Bring your art supplies, travel sketchbook, your pens, pencils, paints, and/or camera for this week of creativity in beautiful Mallorca. The region will provide a colorful palette, inspiring you to create in the moment.
Our INDEPENDENT ARTIST retreats are geared towards the intermediate and advanced artist who likes to work independently, but who wants to benefit from the structure and organization of a group trip.
Please note that no art instruction is given on this tour.
ABOUT THE RETREAT:
Come with us as we journey to Spain and experience the splendor of Mallorca for a week of art! Using your sketchbook, you will draw and paint from observation daily as we visit hill towns or coastal villages, markets, cafés and gardens. Mallorca will provide a colorful palette, inspiring you to sketch that “moment in time”, creating your own visual memories in your sketchbook.
You will be met at Palma Airport, and we will travel to our hotel in Valldemossa. The first evening we will have a get-together where we go through the program of the week and you get a chance to meet fellow artists, the trip leader and the hotel staff.
During the week we will explore the island, its many scenic areas - from the gorgeous views over the Mediterranean Sea to the small quaint villages in the Tramuntana mountain range.
Some of the places we will visit are:
Fornalutx, one of the prettiest villages of Spain, with its cobbled streets and terracotta roofs, surrounded by well tended orange and lemon groves. The artist town of Deia, home to celebrities such as Michael Douglas, perched in a ravine at the foot of the Teix mountain, with views out to the Mediterranean below and with an interesting museum dedicated to the writer Robert Graves. Valldemossa, once a home for Frederic Chopin and George Sands, with art galleries, a 400 year old olive estate, outdoor cafes and restaurants. Soller, a charming town with an impressive cathedral, dating from the 1200s and a botanical garden with many endangered local plant species. Puerto de Soller, a fishing village that can be reached via a vintage train that travels on a wooden narrow-gauge electric railway, which crosses the Sierra de Alfàbia mountain range with a series of tunnels, bridges, viaducts and bends. Palma, once a laid-back capital, now a cosmopolitan city, with a bustling city center and a preserved old town.
Join Miro, Chopin and all the other artists that have been lured to the beauty of Mallorca for a week you will never forget, keeping the color fresh and our brushes wet!
FACTS ABOUT THIS TRIP:
Tour: Art Immersion, Mallorca
Dates: March 11-18, 2023
Lodging: Hotel Es Petit, Valldemossa or similar
Closest airport: Palma
Price: $ 2,900 after Early Bird discount
7 night lodging in shared double room
7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Wine included with dinner
All excursions, museum entrances and other programs during the week.
All local transportation including round trip airport transfer.
Folding chairs to use in Mallorca.
Single supplement: $ 495
Terrace supplement: $ 495 per room for the entire stay
Transportation to and from your departure airport
Any pre-tour hotel costs
Meals not listed above
Early Bird Discount $200 when booking by 1/10/2023.
The island of Mallorca has always attracted painters, writers, poets, musicians and other artists. Some famous historical people who have chosen to make Mallorca their home include Frederic Chopin, Joan Miro, Robert Graves and of course current day tennis champion Rafael Nadal!
The island offers everything from large city living in the capital Palma to quaint village life in small towns like Deia, Fornalutx and Valldemossa.
Our base will be in Valldemossa, one of the small, picturesque towns in the Tramuntana mountain range on the west coast of the island, in the middle of orange groves, olive trees, and open terraces.
Lodging: Hotel Es Petit
Es Petit Hotel is a small hotel with a perfect location in the center of Valldemossa. Coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries are located right outside the hotel.
The building has been totally renovated and has modern facilities and amenities.
The deck with magnificent views overlooking the valley will be our gathering point in the afternoons as we return from our daily painting excursions.
Rooms: All rooms have private bathrooms and air conditioning.
Upgrade: There are two rooms with terraces overlooking the valley. Please notify us if you would like to reserve one of these rooms. Upgrade cost is $495 for the week.
Itinerary for our week in Mallorca
We will meet you at the Palma airport to go to our hotel
Meet fellow students and staff
Presentation of the week
Excursions by minibus to our paint out locations, among them:
The beautiful town of Valldemossa, one of the prettiest villages on the island with a rich cultural heritage and with shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants lining its car-free cobbled streets
The town of Soller, set in a lush valley with orange groves between the mountains and the sea, with its main square dominated by a stunning cathedral
The artist village of Deia, situated high on the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, a town that has had a magnetic effect on creative figures over the years, attracting icons from the world of art, literature and music
The capital of Palma, with its picturesque old town with many scenes to paint (and maybe stores to explore for some shopping…)
We will enjoy several picnic lunches together, some lunches you are on our own
- Several days we will get together for a critique back at the hotel
Three dinners are included!
After breakfast we will say our farewells and coordinate transfers to the Palma airport
We reserve the right to change the itinerary if needed.