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SPAIN - Travel & Urban Sketchbook in Mallorca, Spain with SARAH BRACCO

Come join Sarah Bracco on an unforgettable art workshop on the magical island of Mallorca in the western part of beautiful Mediterranean Sea.

 

Sarah has been an art teacher for over 30 years, teaching in public schools (nominated twice for Teacher of the Year), at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO., and teaching a variety of workshops.  

 

Sarah has participated in many watercolor workshops with well-known artists, enriching her own painting skills, and loves sharing her experiences and knowledge with others! Please go to About Us for more information about Sarah!

ABOUT THE TRAVELING SKETCHBOOK TRIP:

Come with us as we journey to Spain and experience the splendor of Mallorca for a week of art!  Using your “traveling 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.  

Sarah will demonstrate daily and share drawing & watercolor techniques, use of color, perspective drawing, and many urban sketching ideas for you to try.  

 

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: Urban & Travel Sketchbook in Mallorca

Dates: Sunday April 26 - Saturday May 2, 2020

Lodging: Hotel Es Petit, Valldemossa 

Closest airport: Palma

Price: $ 2,795 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: $ 235 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

Early Bird Discount of $200 if you  book by 12/1/2019.

MALLORCA

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 $235 for the week.

Itinerary for our week in Mallorca

 

Arrival Day

  • 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

 

Thursday-Monday

  • 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 Sarah

  • 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

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

 

 

                                                                                                We reserve the right to change the itinerary if needed.