School Art Trips

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An Afternoon Walk

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Film Project

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Life Drawing Class

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Dinner & Flamenco

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Lead Tutors

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At Play

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Students 2013

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Sanctuary Visit

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Sketching in the Sun

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A Night Out

Based on our successful collaboration with the Head of Art at Skinners’ School, TunbridgeWells. The tutors and their A level Art & Design students have found a significant increase in grades, motivation and the imaginative quality of their students work from attending the field course at Painting in Spain in Alcalá de los Gazules.

Why an Art Course in Spain?

Alcalá de los Gazules is a typically Spanish ‘pueblo blanco’ providing a creative, stimulating environment. The location is exceptional, set at the edge of the Natural Park with spectacular views of the Moorish town and over the Alcornocales Natural Park.

An opportunity to focus totally on art without distraction for an extended period and in a supportive atmosphere. An opportunity for students to boost the amount of coursework they have in preparation for their exam portfolio.

A large spacious studio area, hotel accommodation, leisure facilities and local amenities all within walking distance. A safe and relaxed environment for both teachers and students. An experienced artist and organiser on hand to assist with all aspects of the field trip to ensure a quality experience for teachers and their students.

To help you to decide see what the art teachers from the Skinners’ School Tunbridge Wells had to say about their experience link here

Course Content

The course can be as structured or as open ended as required. The subject matter will not necessarily be based on Spanish themes but rather rely on course work requirements and the new environment to provide stimulus.

Courses can be organised to focus on particular subject areas e.g. Life drawing, abstract, landscape, film making etc. Planned in conjunction with the art staff who are responsible for the student’s syllabus.

The field trip can commence from the following Airports: Seville, Jerez de la Frontera, Gibraltar or Malaga.

The first day of the field trip (or on a day of your choice) can be organised around art galleries, museums and places of interest in the following towns: Seville, Cadiz or Malaga.

The actual content of the course, the number of days and the time of year can be organised around the school term requirements. Please see below the itinerary for last October’s field trip.

DAY 1
Arrival Seville Airport collection by Field Trip Organisers, coach to Seville Centre.

1 st visit: Metropol Parasol (Espacio Metropol Parasol) http://www.jmayerh.de/19-0-Metropol-Parasol.html

2nd visit: Contemporary Andalucian Art Museum followed by a packed lunch in the Museum grounds http://www.caac.es/english/frame.htm

Coach to Alcalá de los Gazules, hotel accommodation.

An accompanied walk around the immediate vicinity, shops, restaurants, etc.

Dinner at the Hotel

DAY 2
09.00 start: Organize equipment and easels for life drawing.

10.00 Life Model 2 x1 hour sessions, including breaks

14.00 Lunch

15.30 Studio, continue with life drawings and working on Independent Learning Plans

18.00 Football or a choice of other sporting activities

20.00 Dinner at the Hotel

DAY 3
10.00 start: Working outdoors in the gardens of the Convent at the top of Alcalá, beautiful gardens and breath taking views. Introduction to Spanish students learning English.

14.00 Lunch

15.30 Studio time and Individual Learning Plans

18.00 Football or a choice of other sport activities

20.00 Accompanied tapas tour with one of the local teachers of English, plus table pool at the young people’s bar (teachers’ night off).

23.30 Students return to the Hotel

DAY 4
10.00 Studio Individual Learning Plans

14.00 Lunch

15.30 Studio ILPs

17.30 Organised landscape walk, photo drawing opportunities.

20.00 Dinner at the Hotel

DAY 5
10.00 Studio ILPs or work on location

14.00 Lunch

15.30 Studio ILPs (clear studio)

17.30 Organised sports, walk or shopping.

21.00 Dinner out – Local Spanish Restaurant (teachers, students & organisers Helen & Andy)

DAY 6
Departure for Seville Airport

09.00 Coach for Airport transfer

For more information or to discuss your individual requirements contact us at helen@paintinginspain.co.uk