Andalucia

OVERVIEW Join me for an unforgettable art experience in the heart of Andalucia.

Be inspired by the rich cultural legacy of the Moors and visit the historic cities of Granada and Cordóba. Discover ancient olive groves, wild mountain scenery and hidden white villages in the unspoilt Sierras Subbéticas whilst being cared for by Tim and Claire Murray-Walker in their comfortable country casa – perfect for relaxing and peaceful R&R.

The trip is open to a beginner, intermediate or advanced artist using any medium.

I am a graduate of the National Art School and conduct courses in drawing, portraiture and printmaking as well as plein air art classes.

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‘Group Response to Andalucia’

TESTIMONIALS Art tour to Andalucia – April 2012.
I was lucky enough to attend an art trip with 9 other students to Spain during April, 2012. This trip was organised by Cilla Campbell, a WEA art teacher. As I had participated in a number of art courses run by Cilla I was keen to be part of this tour. It was left to the students to arrange their own travel arrangements to Cordoba but Cilla had organised for a travel agent to come along and discuss various options on the best way to travel from Sydney to Spain. This was useful and a number of the students took advantage of the fares offered by the agent. I was met at Cordoba railway station by Cilla where a taxi van was waiting to take us into Cordoba. This was the start of what turned out to be a great week, mostly spent in the beautiful countryside of Andalusia. The accommodation was at Casa Olea, a tastefully renovated farmhouse run by an English couple. The bedrooms all had en suites and were very attractive and comfortable. The food was wonderful; all meals at the casa prepared by Claire, one of the owners. Every day was thoughtfully organised by Cilla. Activities included trips to places of interest such as the Mezquita de Cordoba and Alhambra in Granada, walks in the hillsides visiting ancient towers and sketching along the way, visits to some of the small picturesque villages in the area where we would relax over lunch followed by sketching or painting. Cilla was always attentive and helpful during these outings, offering us guidance and instruction in a relaxed and fun filled way. At all times Cilla seemed to be thinking of our comfort and enjoyment using her teaching skills to help us improve our artwork whenever and wherever she could. Nothing was too much trouble. I can thoroughly recommend an art trip organised by Cilla. Not only does she try to provide an inspiring environment for art students but she backs it up with enthusiasm and a professional attitude to teaching art. I will always remember my art trip to Andalusia with very fond memories and would be happy to participate in another art tour organised by Cilla Campbell. – Pam McBride 2012 ANDALUCIA, SPAIN:  A wonderful, well planned trip.  Claire and Tim of Casa Olea were great hosts making our stay a memorable experience.  Ruby the dog added a homely touch.  Cilla, your enthusiasm was an inspiration to both the established artist and the beginner. – Lorna Bassett 2012 I went with Cilla’s group to Andalucia in April 2012.  I found this a great way to improve drawing skills and at the same time experience Spain and enjoy the company of people with similar interests.  I recommend this to anyone, regardless of their level of skill or experience in are, who wants to travel and encounter something more than the standard tourist trip provides. – Robert Kitson 2012 As a beginner, I have participated in Cilla’s Learn to Draw, Portrait and Life drawing classes.  I am now on my 4th semester of en plein air mornings.  I have been very fortunate to find an encouraging and patient teacher who is happy for me to explore and develop my own style.  The excursions to Cockatoo Island and Spain have been wonderful as they were very thoughtfully organised.  I would encourage any beginner who feels that they want to draw and paint and can’t imagine where to start, to enrol in at least one of Cilla’s classes.  Don’t be afraid, at the very least you will have lots of fun. – Julie York 2012

 

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