The perfect course for you

Freedom of thought promotes creativity as creativity promotes freedom of thought.

An artists biggest enemy is fear, I will help you break down the fearful boundries that stop you from making great art.

Each course lasts seven days with tuition very morning from 10:00 – 14:00. You will stay in a stunning Spanish villa with the art studio on site allowing you to continue working on your projects as and when you want to. 

The villa offers both indoor and outdoor work space so you can enjoy the views as you work. Afternoons may be spent painting or enjoying what the area has to offer. 

The courses are set in the traditional village of Benidoleig. The villa is situated at the top of a mountain covered in pine forests with some of the most beautiful views in Spain. 

The village itself is nestled at the bottom of the mountain offering bars and restaurants and a taste of true village life. It is a wonderful area for walking with many routes on offer.

We want your time here to be as comfortable and relaxed as possible while you learn. We offer airport pickups and will organise car hire if you wish to explore the area further. We offer both fully catered and self-catering options and are happy to accommodate special dietary requirements.

Double and twin rooms are available each with their own bathroom. The villa is equipped with a large swimming pool so you can take a dip in-between brush strokes. There are other extras on offer such as yoga classes and guided landscape walks.

All courses have the option of an afternoon flamenco workshop. A live, professional, flamenco dancer will perform for you. When she displays a pose that you like you simply shout “stop” and she will hold the pose for you as you sketch or paint. We also have a live flamenco guitarist as she dances: a truly inspirational workshop. Photography is allowed so you may carry on any work at a later date.

Each artists is individual as every painting is unique. I like to structure the courses to in individual and take students of all levels of abality. As the groups are small I am happy for students to work on individual projects. I hold a structured course for complete beginners but if you have more expierence I will get to know you over a series of emails before the course starts so that I can create the perfect course for you.

So you Think you can’t draw?

Courses for complete beginners

With Julia Evans

This 7 day painting and drawing course is aimed at those who have never picked up a paintbrush.

Julia Evans has years of experience teaching complete beginners with outstanding results. She believes that everybody has the ability to paint and draw – they just need to be shown how.

Learn the basics in a friendly environment while Julia builds your confidence whilst teaching you all the skills you will need to produce impressive finished pieces and start you artistic journey.

Drawing and painting is easy. This course will show you the secrets behind brushstrokes, breaking it down into simple step by step instructions.

Once the drawing is completed the artists will go on to produce one figurative and one landscape painting followed by a painting of their chosen subject matter.

You will start the course with drawing exercises that will allow you to understand basic properties of producing any piece of artwork

Artists will be able play with a variety of materials helping them to discover which medium works best for them.

Below are examples of work by students of Julia Evans. These are all first and second paintings by artists that had never picked up a paintbrush before working with Julia