Urban sketching in Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz ~

ITINERARY: taught in English ~ new course for 2017 ~

DAY 1 : TRAVEL DAY : We personally meet you from Seville airport and drive you to Vejer. Time to get to know your surroundings, meet the other guests and relax after your journey. 20.30 - drinks and DINNER. Or choose to travel independently, full directions are provided.

DAY 2 : TOUR OF VEJER with sketching : 10.00-14.00 - Gisela Radant Wood takes us on a guided tour of Vejer. Lunch is a healthy salad with local cheeses and cold meats. Time to relax or sketch. 18.00-19.30 - tutored session of observational DRAWING. I have taught life drawing and observational drawing for more than twenty years and developed a way to help you look more carefully and draw what you see more accurately. This is a good basis for the week, however you choose to sketch or paint. 20.30 - drinks and Dinner

DAY 3 & 4: URBAN SKETCHING AND PAINTING: 10.00-14.00 - We start each morning with a brief workshop : for example - finding a good composition; colour and tone, mark making etc. The rest of the morning is spent sketching or painting with your media of choice and guidance from Noelle. After lunch you can continue sketching or painting or choose to relax and explore Vejer. 18.00-19.30 - tutored session sketching and painting. 20.30 - drinks and Dinner.

DAY 5 : CULTURAL TOUR OF CADIZ with sketching : 10.00-16.00 - we spend a day visiting the historic port of Cadiz with Gisela and have LUNCH at a local restaurant. Choose to continue sight seeing with Gisela or sketch with Noelle before we return to Vejer with time to relax before dinner. 20.30 - drinks and Dinner. (transport provided)

DAY 6: COASTAL SKETCHING AND PAINTING : 10.00-16.00 - we visit one of the coastal fishing villages for a morning sketching and painting with your media of choice and guidance from Noelle. Lunch and time to relax, explore or continue painting in the afternoon. 20.30 - drinks and Dinner. (transport provided)

DAY 7 : URBAN SKETCHING AND PAINTING : 10.00-14.00 - our final day sketching and painting in Vejer with your media of choice and guidance from Noelle. Lunch. Time to relax. 18.00-19.30 - review of week's work with tips and advice about developing work after the course. 20.30 - drinks and FAREWELL DINNER.

DAY 8 : FAREWELL AND DEPARTURE after breakfast.

08.30: Breakfast. 14.00: Lunches are simple plentiful salads, cheeses and cold meats. 20.30: Delicious dinners with wine. All meals at Casa al-manzil included. Entrance fees, tapas lunches on Days 5 and 6, drinks or refreshments in bars and cafes are not included in price.

VENUE: We stay in CASA AL-MANZIL a traditional 17th century Moorish townhouse with an open central patio and a roof terrace with fine views. This is a private house with beautifully preserved features, offering guests the opportunity to stay in the heart of the historic old town.

CASA AL-MANZIL : Three double bedrooms. Two bathrooms with WC, basin, bath and/or shower. All rooms suitable for single or shared occupancy. Private courtyard and roof terrace. We use local accommodation for additional guests.

Not all of the rooms are ensuite. It is possible to reserve an ensuite bedroom, but these have to be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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