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October 2018 Pastel and watercolour Painting Holiday in Spain with ‘Paint Andalucia’

Art holiday now fully booked! New October '19 date to be announced soon

Torrox, Southern Spain

Based in the lovely, white Andalusian village of Torrox some 57 km east of Malaga, this fantastic watercolour and pastel art holiday is all about discovering the hidden Spain, finding out about the ancient history of this region, enjoying life in a traditional Spanish village, savouring the wonderful gastronomy of Andalucia and of course having a great enjoyable art holiday learning lots together.

The choice of media to bring is your own. Choose from watercolour, pastel...or both! each will be taught with the same enthusiasm as you will have for what you learn between all your Andalucian adventures! See you all soon!

‘Paint Andalucia’ is a fantastic Spanish art holiday destination with a superb reputation for the highest standards of excellence set within magnificent unspoilt mountain scenery - perfect for the pastel and watercolour artist wanting to explore new and exciting creative directions with daily inspirational locations with our popular and experienced art tutor Robert Dutton.

About your painting loctions in and around Torrox
Situated in a most beautiful part of Southern Spain with stunning mountain ranges, beautiful flora and fauna, fascinating places to paint and only 6 kms from the warm Mediterranean sea.

Torrox enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year. The olive, lemon, almond and orange tree groves make it a beautiful place to paint, with stunning landscapes and fantastic coastal locations - very inspirational indeed! We regularly venture into the mountains travelling short distances to quiet and unspoilt locations to hidden villages and hidden gardens. Superb and relaxing locations to get the 'real Spain' painted on paper!

Your accommodation
A choice of selected different local accommodation within Torrox area to suit your budget: (See prices below).
All the accommodation has been carefully selected by Paul and Vicki (your hosts) for the highest standard of excellence that each provides.
All your accommodation is situated close and within easy reach of the 'Plaza de la Constitución' in Torrox (the main square) where there are bars and restaurants and where we often meet for our wonderful evening meals together. 

For the single traveller
We particularly welcome single people on our friendly and inclusive tours. Your hosts, Paul and Victoria, or your tutor Robert, will accompany you every evening for dinner. Paul will be your driver everyday to take you to our beautiful locations…..everyone soon makes new friends!

What’s Included
Full week programme of activity, with one rest day.
Transfers to and from airport (at specified times).
Excellent accommodation in beautiful hotels.
All main meals (excluding your 'free to explore' Day).
Fresh picnic lunches (inc. variety of salad, fresh fruit and a homemade chutney using seasonal fruit or vegetables grown in our garden).
The opportunity to meet and make new friends in a friendly and inclusive social setting.
Small groups welcome too - if you'd like to come on holiday together.
Lots of one to one and group tuition with informative demonstrations each and every day
Lots of carefully chosen inspirational painting locations to visit close to Torrox we get to in the airconditioned Paint Andalucia minibus!

Extra information
Your flexible art days start at 10:00am
Dinner is taken as a group each night except on the rest day when you are free to choose your own.
Non-painting partners will join us for all evening meals at no extra cost if they choose to come with you.
For vegetarians there is a vegetarian option every night and also for picnic lunches. We provide a delicious salad and fresh fruit with all our picnics.
Other dietary requirements are also catered for and we ask that you advise us on making your booking.
We have guests of varying ages and abilities on our holidays and everyone is welcome - Robert is a great supportive and experienced art tutor!
Pastel and watercolour demonstrations with indepth tuition given regularly throughout each painting adventure.
Lots of group and one to one tuition each and every day.
Please note:
You may choose to paint with either pastels or watercolour or both. The choice is yours on this flexible and relaxing art holiday in wonderful Southern Spain!

Transfers from Malága leave the airport at 12.00pm and leave Torrox at 09.00am on departure day.

Transfers by private taxis can be arranged at other times – please ask for details.

What is provided for guest artists
Drawing Boards
Lightweight Folding Chairs
Food, drink (and shade) throughout the day

What is not provided for guest artists
Paper/canvasses/sketch books
Pastels etc

For any further advice on what art equipment to bring call me on 0113 2252481 or email

How to book, who to contact
You can call Paint Andalucia on Free phone (0)808 1349913 or + 0034 618 234 367
For all email enquiries please follow this link

The respective accommodation as listed will be sold subject to availability.
Please contact Paint Andalucia directly to see what is available for the 5 remaining places left now only!


Hotel Al Andalus (2 star) - 2 rooms available - can be single or Double occupancy. Price pp - £925.00

Hotel La Casa (Boutique rating) - 6 rooms available - Single occupancy. Price pp - £1,120.00

Hotel La Casa (Boutique rating) - sharing a twin or double room. Price pp - £1,055.00

Private house - 2 bed / 2 baths, kitchen, lounge with great garden (ideal for 2 friends) Price pp - £900.00


I have had some time to think over the course you ran, and I'm still of the opinion that it was pretty much excellent - enthusiastic, individually tailored, aspirational. I'd like to thank you for the considerable effort you clearly put into it, and for the inspiration that I got out of it.- DR - Sunderland

I thoroughly enjoyed your workshop and I was pleased with my first attempt at a pastel landscape with a lot of help and guidance from you! It was a revelation to me to learn this new freer technique and I am keen to do further workshops and residential art breaks with you. Thanks so much Robert- RC – Pickering

Wanted to thank you for a fabulous course at Higham Hall over last weekend. I have learnt so much from you, though I think I am still processing most of it. Woke up this morning to a whole new world of colour spectrum, dark darks, lightest lights and chromatics- CG – Northumberland

You won't even be home yet, but this is to say again, thank you so much on behalf of us all for such a brilliant workshop. You did exactly what it said on the tin, a fun, inspirational day, well taught. Great!! Thanks for your words of wisdom at the end. I've just looked at the photos and am so impressed by all our work.- VS – North Yorkshire

Your presentation was inspirational, informative as well as humorous. As a result, I believe that some Club members and some of the visitors (of whom there were quite a few) will again take up their pastels based on your demo. Thanks Robert!- MR – Leeds, West Yorkshire

Thank you for your interesting and informative demonstration this morning. I have never really tried pastels so I found your talk and style of working most interesting. I am sure that I will give them a try, having seen how you produced such a bright, lively picture in such a short space of time – teaching us all the way through! - DR - Leeds, West Yorkshire

Thanks again for a wonderful course. Truly inspiring. Looking forward to next time!- PD – Castleford, West Yorkshire

A very successful art break Robert and great interaction between everyone. I learnt so much and had a really fabulous time! Thanks- HP – Humberside

The feedback so far to your workshop with us has been great. A really successful, informative day and of you being very energetic, full of enthusiasm and ideas for making imagery using pastels. Come back soon! - DC – North Yorkshire

Thank you so much for the seascape workshop. As I am a beginner in landscape, I was a little apprehensive about attending, but I need not have worried. You are always so patient and kind. I cannot believe how much I have learnt from you already.- BW – North Yorkshire

Thanks so much for todays workshop. It was so wonderful, I enjoyed every minute. Hope to enjoy the experience of another of your courses again VERY SOON!- JF – North Yorkshire

I was inspired by your art, teaching, energy and enthusiasm. I admired the way your work was an expression of your love for the landscape and environment, underpinned by true understanding, knowledge, skill and of course…bags of talent!- CG – Northumberland

This was a very good 'art' day and produced good results with hands on demo and useful tips enjoyed by everyone.- Margaret Smith, Scotton Art Group

Robert's friendly, enthusiastic and encouraging manner brought out the best in our members by instilling, making painting fun and inspirational.- Angela McCall, York Art Society

Robert's workshops are informative with excellent teaching skills and techniques. Well structured and implemented. He relates really well with his students in a very positive way. - Hilary Holroyd, Poppleton Art Society, York

Robert is a very inspiring artist and gives a lot of information, hints and tips in a great way. His use of colour and drawing skills are superb!- Brenda Cooper, Alwoodley Art Group, Leeds

You did a pastel workshop for us which was enjoyed by all who took part. I received a lot of good comments about how much everyone learned from you and requests too for another one in the future!- Pat Jaques, Stockport Art Guild

I've been on many of Robert's art classes over the years and every time he inspires me. He is always encouraging and has shown me how to work through the difficulties in a painting rather than giving up and starting again! A fab tutor! - Helen Patterson (Harrogate)

Great teaching, good company, felt like I got a lot from this great art holiday with Robert- Katy Fortune

Great fun - hysterical at times! So much information and advice - you are a fab teacher Robert...just like I have said before Robert! - Alison Smith

Had a fantastic time. learned a lot of new skills and techniques. Lovely bunch of folk and a great art teacher!! Thanks- Anne Johnstone

Inspirational and entertaining. I feel really motivated to work in a freer more impressionistic style now! Great company, food, accommodation and wonderful painting locations. Will recommend this course thoroughly. Thanks very much!!- Nicky Pritchard

Really appreciate all your hard work and enthusiasm - best course I have been on! Thanks for completely looking after us - Doreen

A great course - so helpful. Hope to see you again soon- Maureen

Tops course, excellent tutor full of humour and knowledge. Inspiring!- Anne

A great course with an inspirational tutor and an enjoyable stay in beautiful surroundings- Peter

An entertaining course, leaving us with plenty to think about and a tutor who passes on masses of useful information on acrylics and mixed media techniques.- Wendy and Noeline

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