SPAIN - "Modern Watercolor in Mallorca", Tips and
Techniques for Beginners with MONICA KANE
Dates: March 25 - 31, 2023
Medium: Watercolor for BEGINNERS.
Price: $ 3,440 after Early Bird Discount
Monica Kane will be our instructor in Mallorca! Monica is a freelance illustrator and textile designer obsessed with watercolor. Originally from Venezuela, Monica now calls Kansas City home, after relocating from Philadelphia with her family.
She graduated with a BFA from Temple University, Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA and worked as a designer for Hallmark for nearly a decade, exploring art everyday alongside so many fellow creatives.
Creating patterns, painting flowers and inventing new color schemes are what she loves doing the most, always mixing up the classics with a bit of whimsical imperfection.
Her inspiration comes from nature and traveling. Her motto, in the words of her all time favorite artist William Morris: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." To see more of her work visit her website at monicakanedesign.com.
ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
This watercolor workshop in Mallorca is intended for anyone getting started with watercolor painting and who would benefit from a better understanding of watercolor techniques to gain confidence. In this beginner class you will learn a multitude of techniques as we explore beautiful Mallorca and get inspired by our surroundings.
To help facilitate the learning process, we will do demos, practices, warm ups, and complete simple projects each morning so that you can test your skills on your own and bring your new work back for afternoon critiques and conversations.
The medium of watercolor can be challenging and has a reputation for not being as “forgiving” as other mediums – but by learning the basic techniques early on, students will be able to avoid making many of the mistakes that beginners often do. You will be watching daily demonstrations, learning many basic techniques, practicing what you have learned on location in the small villages of Mallorca, and enjoying the camaraderie with fellow beginner painters!
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 Monica, fellow artists, trip leader and 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.
This immersive Mallorca workshop will be packed with confidence-building tips on color mixing, composition, and more that you can apply to your paintings back home!
Please see some of Monica's beautiful art below:
Early Bird Discount $200 when booking by 11/30/2022.
FACTS ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
Tour: Modern Watercolor in Mallorca, Spain
Dates: March 25-31,2023
Teacher: Monica Kane
Lodging: Hotel Es Petit, Valldemossa
Closest airport: Palma
Price: $ 3,440 after Early Bird Discount
6 night lodging in shared double room
6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Wine included with dinner
Excursions to various parts of the island
All entrances and other programs during the week.
All local transportation including round trip airport transfer.
Folding chairs to use in Mallorca.
Single supplement: $ 395
Terrace supplement: $ 375
Transportation to and from your departure airport
Any pre-tour hotel costs
Meals not listed above
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.
Itinerary for our week in Mallorca
We will meet you at the Palma airport to go to our hotel
Meet our instructor, fellow students, trip leader 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 Fornalutx, set in a lush valley with orange groves between the mountains and the sea, with its small main square where locals and tourists gather
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 three picnic lunches together, three lunches will be on our own
- 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.