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Impressions of Mallorca 

A Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop with Dena Peterson

Join Dena Peterson, painter for the 2018 Oscar-nominated film, Loving Vincent, as she paints the beautiful scenery of Mallorca, Spain. “My goal for this workshop is to help you to simplify the magnificent vistas before you, in order to capture the essence that is Mallorca.” Lectures, demonstrations, and painting on location will be the daily itinerary as you learn the basics of painting en plein air in a supportive environment with lots of personal attention. 

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Dena Peterson

An award-winning artist, Dena Peterson’s paintings have been exhibited in regional, national, and international shows. She received her training at the Loveland Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Students League of Denver, and the Scottsdale Artists School, where she was selected for the prestigious Wade Fairchild Memorial Scholarship.


Our lodging: 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 deck with magnificent views overlooking the valley will be our gathering point in the afternoons as we return from our daily painting excursions.


About the area

The island of Mallorca has always attracted painters, writers, poets, musicians and other artists. Some artists who have chosen to make Mallorca their home include Frederic Chopin, Joan Miro,  and the writer Robert Graves! 

The island offers everything from large city living in the capital Palma to quaint village life in small towns like Deia, Fornalutx and Valldemossa.


Please find some of Dena's paintings below.


Workshop: "Impressions of Mallorca", Spain

Dates: 3/9 - 3/16, 2024

Instructor: Dena Peterson

Medium: Oil painting, acrylics

Lodging: Es Petit, Valldemossa, Mallorca or similar

Closest airport: Palma, Mallorca

Price: $ 3,890 after Early Bird Discount

The price includes: 

7 night lodging in shared double room

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Wine with dinner

6 days art instruction

All excursions, museum entrances and other programs during the week.

All local transportation including round trip airport transfer to and from Palma.

Folding chairs to use in Mallorca.

Single supplement: $ 550

Not included:

Airline tickets

Transportation to and from your departure airport

Any pre-tour hotel costs

Travel insurance

Meals not listed above

Please note that we recommend using water soluble oils for this workshop. Many people are switching to these type of oils today and they are perfect for traveling.


During this week in Mallorca, we will explore the island, its many scenic areas - from the gorgeous views over the Mediterranean Sea to the small quaint towns in the Tramuntana mountain range:​​

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. Palma, once a laid-back capital, now a cosmopolitan city, with a bustling city center and a preserved old town.

For questions or to sign up: please contact us at

Early Bird discount of $200 if booking by 11/30/23.

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