Artist trip to Andalucia, Spain

Join us for a painting trip to Southern Spain

Explore sunny Andalucia, the gem of southern Spain. Paint amazing vistas, white villages and beautiful landscapes of olive groves.  Experience authentic Spanish food and culture, and relax in a small hotel in the hills.

The town of Zahara de la Sierra, the center point of this tour, is a classic, white Spanish village. It enjoys fabulous views across a valley and lake and is capped by a Moorish castle.  This “Pueblo Blanco” owes its history to a strategic position between Seville and Ronda. This central location, and its breath-taking setting, makes Zahara an ideal home base for this tour.

Zahara sits on a north-facing hill, providing lovely views over the lake to high hills beyond. The scenery offers many options for painting, as does the town itself, with its picturesque church in the village center and the castle tower above.

The town lies about 2 hours from the modern airport in Malaga, where you will arrive. The town is half an hour from Ronda, a town that sits on an extraordinary cliff and was first made known to many Americans by Ernest Hemmingway.

What’s included in the cost of the trip:

  • Art instruction by professional instructor
  • 7 nights lodging
  • Breakfast and dinner each day
  • Pickup and drop off at Malaga airport
  • Local transportation by van and driver
  • Excursions to Seville and Ronda
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Flamenco show

Dates: April 14-21, 2018
Cost: $2600
Maximum group size: 11
Tour history: Read about our past trip to Andalucia
More information: Download Tour Brochure (PDF)

 

Your instructor

Andalucia is the perfect setting to be inspired to create with the aid of instructor Mary Giammarino

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Mary’s devotion to light and color is evident in all of her paintings. While her work is influenced by the impressionist palette of the Cape School of Art, her work is less idealized and more contemporary by design. Mary’s plein-air paintings reflect her passion and devotion to capturing the exquisite drama of nature’s fleeting moods.

Mary has had numerous solo shows and exhibitions in Provincetown, Philadelphia and Vermont. Her work is in private collections and museums all over Europe. Mary makes her home in Vermont where she lives with her husband, the sculptor John Cassin, their two dogs, Paris and Janet, and their cat, Seamus.

Mary studied fine art at Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts and continued her art studies with a scholarship at the University of Massachusetts. Being drawn to plein-air painting, Mary sought out the Cape School of Art in Provincetown on Cape Cod. She studied with Hilda Neily, John Ebersberger and Cedric and Joanette Egeli. Today, Mary carries on the tradition by teaching plein-air painting classes on the Cape, in Vermont and on trips to Italy, Mexico and Spain.

More information about Mary and her work can be found on her site at: www.mary-painting.com


Reserve your place

To reserve your place on this tour, send a check for $350 (or $2600 for full trip), payable to Travel Fever Tours LLC to:

Travel Fever Tours LLC
8 Garden Lane
Putney, VT 05346 USA

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Trip details

 


Trip costs:

  • Total cost of the trip is $2,600
  • Supplement for single occupancy of $350
  • Deposit required to reserve a place on the tour: $350

What’s include in the cost of the trip:

  • Art instruction by Mary Giammarino
  • 7 nights lodging
  • Breakfast and dinner each day
  • Pickup and drop off at Malaga airport
  • Local transportation by van and driver
  • Excursions to Seville and Ronda
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Flamenco show

What’s not included:

  • Airfare
  • Lunches
  • Admission to museums and local sites
  • Art supplies
 


Your deposit:

Places on the tour are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. A deposit is required to reserve our place. This deposit is non-refundable, unless of course the trip is canceled for any reason by Travel Fever Tours. Natural disasters, political instability or low enrollment form the basis for canceling a trip. You will be contacted once the trip reaches minimum enrollment so that you can proceed with purchase of your flights and make other travel arrangements. In all cases, review of enrollment numbers will not take place any later than the date of the First Installment payment.

Payment schedule

  • $350 non-refundable deposit (participation is first come first served)
  • $1125 First installment (Due December 15, 2017)
  • $1125 Final installment (Due March 1, 2018)

Single occupancy supplement: $350