SPAIN - Plein Air Painting in Mallorca, Spain with CHERYL ST JOHN

Join Cheryl St John as she will take a group on a plein air painting adventure to the alluring island of Mallorca.

Cheryl is a fourth generation Colorado native, with a great appreciation of nature and the environment and the preservation of both.

Working as a plein-air and studio landscape artist, Cheryl’s inspiration comes from the wide, open spaces of Colorado, New Mexico and Europe. Cheryl is known for her use of color and luminous light and shadow. She is a signature member of American Impressionist Society and Plein Air Artists of Colorado. Her work has been accepted in numerous national juried exhibitions and she currently shows in 4 galleries. She is very excited about taking a group of plein air painters to Mallorca. Read more about Cheryl on the About Us page.




This plein air painting adventure will take us to one of the most scenic spots in the world; Mallorca, Spain! 

Painting in ancient olive groves, above spectacular vistas of the Mediterranean, amongst quaint fishing boats in Puerto de Soller, swaying palm trees in the Botanic gardens and down winding streets and alleys of Fornalutx, Deia and Valldemossa. A total immersion into the most intimate scenes of the area with our paint boxes and canvas in hand!


We will focus on simplifying the scene and creating enticing compositions en plein air. We will explore the principles of painting: composition, values, edges, color mixing, color temperature and achieving depth.


Working in the morning and afternoon on one or two paintings per day will give each student plenty of reference for future works in the studio and plenty of experience in the field. 

Early Bird Discount of $200 if you  book by 3/1/2020.


Tour: Oil Painting in Mallorca

Dates: Monday October 5-Sunday October 11, 2020

Lodging: Hotel Es Petit, Valldemossa 

Closest airport: Palma

Price: $ 2,995 per person

Price includes

6 night lodging in shared double room

6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Wine included with dinner

5 days art instruction

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

All local transportation including pick up at the airport in Palma.

Single supplement: $ 495

Terrace supplement: $ 375 per room for the entire stay

Not included:

Airline tickets

Transportation to and from your departure airport

Any pre-tour hotel costs

Travel insurance

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. 


Mallorca has a Mediterranean climate, with 300 sunny days per year. Spring and fall are the best times to visit the island. October is usually nice and warm with plenty of sunny days. The daily top temperature in October averages at around 74 degrees.

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 $375 for the week.

Itinerary for our week in Mallorca


Arrival Day, October 5, 2020

  • We will meet you at the Palma airport to go to our hotel

  • Welcome dinner

  • Meet fellow students, teacher and staff

  • Presentation of the week


Painting Days

  • Breakfast

  • 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…)

  • Each morning will start with a painting demo by Cheryl

  • We will enjoy four picnic lunches together, one lunch will be on our own

  • Several days we will get together for a critique back at the hotel
  • Three dinners are included!


Departure day, October 11, 2020

  • After breakfast we will say our farewells and coordinate transfers to the Palma airport



                                                                                                We reserve the right to change the itinerary if needed.

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