The Joy of Plein-Air

Tutor: ANNA GALEA

Dates: October 22 – 29, 2016

Destination: MotovunCroatia 

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This is a painting holiday aimed at people with a passion for painting, as well as those who would love to learn, but never had the time or opportunity to do so – under professional guidance. This tour will be a highly entertaining and enjoyable learning experience, combining travelling around the Croatian countryside and villages, with getting to know more about the art of painting. Those without any painting experience can join and will have a chance to appreciate what painting is all about. The workshops and demonstrations will be conducted by professional artist Anna Galea who will be accompanying us throughout the tour and will discuss inquiries and potential difficulties in a friendly, informal, yet expert manner.

Anna says:  BREATHE SPIRIT INTO YOUR PAINTINGS …. My preferred painting medium is watercolour …. it has certain magical qualities no other painting medium can offer – nothing beats its translucency and immediacy.  Watercolour offers an exciting precarious balance between accidental and carefully-planned art.  The trick is to learn to ‘listen’ to the painting and react.  I find that when I accentuate and exaggerate what strikes me in what I’m painting – that’s when the magic takes over. Hey, and you have to really know all about the subject you are painting to be able to capture its spirit into your painting!
You can join me on this holiday painting trip to Croatia where we will explore how to make the most of the JOY OF PLEIN AIR.

 

Package Price: 1.575 €

Rate per Person, 8 days (7 nights), Accomodation in 3*Hotel (double occupancy) with Breakfast and Dinner

Single supplement 180 €
Non-painting partner 1.280 € (double occupancy)*

Included: Professional artist tuition (minimum 25 hours), Group transfers from/to Zagreb Airport, 3 Excursions, 2 Lunches, 7 Dinners, Free usage of indoors swimming pool with hydromassage, Free WiFi

* Painters have priority, but non-artist partners are also welcome.

 

Anna Galea ARTISTours instructor Watercolor Painting Holidays Croatia

Anna Galea ARTISTours instructor Watercolor Painting Holidays Croatia

 

Day 1 – Arrival Day

Zagreb Airport Pick-up. Group transfer (3-hour drive) to Motovun. Check into the Hotel Kastel. Dinner. Tour Orientation Briefing and Introduction.

Day 2 – Motovun

Breakfast. Morning Painting Workshop. Lunch break. Afternoon Painting Workshop. Free time activities from 5pm (sightseeing, walking, sketching, hotel pool & spa, etc.). Dinner.

Day 3 – Spinovci Trip

Breakfast. Morning Painting Workshop. Short Drive to village Spinovci on the opposite hill. Traditionally home cooked Lunch at Agrotourism Farm & Wine Tasting on the terrace overlooking Motovun. Plein air Painting of Motovun hilltop town and Landscape. Free time evening activities in Motovun. Dinner.  

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Day 4 – Motovun

Breakfast. Morning Painting Workshop. Lunch break. Afternoon Painting Workshop. Free time activities from 5pm (sightseeing, walking, sketching, hotel pool & spa, etc.). Dinner.

Day 5 – Rovinj Boat Trip

Breakfast. Half hour transfer to Porec for a Full Day Boat Tour, sailing along the coastline and by the picturesque islands to visit the nature reserve and protected area of Lim Bay (10 km estuary – fjord) and then the beautiful town of Rovinj. Lunch on Boat. Few hours free time in Rovinj for walking, sightseeing and sketching. Sail back and return to Motovun. Free time evening activities. Dinner.

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Day 6 – Groznjan Trip

Breakfast. Half hour transfer to Groznjan, a charming little medieval fortified hill town, internationally known as the “town of artists” and a cultural center, with spectacular views all around.  Plein air Painting Workshop Activities with Lunch break. Free time evening activities in Motovun. Dinner.

Day 7 – Exhibition & Farewell Party

Breakfast. Final Exhibition Preparation. Exhibition Opening. Final Review of the work, Debrief & Reflection. Free time activities. Afternoon Closing Ceremony and Aperitif Party. Farewell Dinner. Exhibition Closing.

Day 8 – Departure Day

Breakfast. Group transfer (3-hour drive) to Zagreb Airport.

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Accommodation

Hotel Kastel – Motovun, Croatia
Former palace of noble Polessini family

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Disclaimer

The tours have been priced on the basis of a minimum number of painting participants. If fewer guests have confirmed their booking 60 days before the tour start, ARTISTours reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of the paid tour amount, or to offer a replacement tour equal in price.

 

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