Watercolour painting in the Alpujarra, Andalucía

Enjoy a fabulous tutored course in one of the most beautiful parts of Spain – prices from £940 for six nights. Date: 6 to 12 May 2018.

What’s included?

Your break in the Alpujarra region of Andalucía includes painting, transfers to locations, meals and accommodation.

  • 4 days’ tuition from professional watercolour artist Klaus Hinkel
  • 6 nights’ accommodation in a stylish 200-year-old farmhouse
  • pre-arranged airport transfers
  • all meals (except mid-week ‘free day’)
  • transfers to and from painting locations

Groups are small (up to 8 people) with around six hours of group tuition per painting day. Beginners to experienced are all welcome – as are non-painting partners.

Painting locations

The Alpujarra is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Granada province and is regarded as one of the most romantic and stunning landscapes in Andalucía. With echoes of its Arabic past – from the architecture to the food – it’s famous for its traditional ‘white villages’.

Set up in a quiet, shady backstreet draped in bourganvillea and geraniums – or perhaps capture a shop scene of colourful rugs and ceramics.

You’ll also paint at Almond Hill House where there are various nooks and crannies and amazing mountain views.

About the tutor

Klaus Hinkel is a renowned artist with over 25 years’ experience in watercolours, linocuts, sculptures and acrylics.

His subject matter is broad – from landscapes to still-life – but his passion is painting the beautiful ‘white villages’ and cityscapes of Andalucía, capturing the incredible light here.

Klaus works with the group throughout the day so you’ll get plenty of one-to-one guidance on techniques, subject matter and approaches to watercolour painting – all at your own pace. There’s also the opportunity to discuss the work of the group as a whole – a great way to learn!

Comfortable, stylish accommodation

There’s plenty of space to relax at Almond Hill House:

  • two acres of private grounds with stunning mountain views
  • five beautiful en-suite bedrooms, individually-designed
  • large, solar-heated pool
  • wi-fi throughout
  • the Olive Hut – a 40 sqm wooden space for table tennis or painting
  • a well-stocked library of books
  • Granada and the Alhambra less than an hour away

See the room details and house layout (opens new window).

Delicious food and wine

Every day during your stay you will enjoy a freshly-prepared breakfast on the terrace (or inside) before the day’s painting begins.

Lunch will either be at the house or in a good-quality restaurant near to the painting location.

Similarly, your evening meal will be cooked by a chef at the house or we’ll visit a local restaurant. See the itinerary below.


This is a basic itinerary; full details about arrival times, airport transfers (if required) will be included in the booking contract.

Day Information
Sunday – Arrival Day Collection from Málaga airport and arrival late afternoon at Almond Hill House – enjoy welcome drinks and traditional snacks, followed by an evening meal cooked by our private chef.
Monday Breakfast then a morning painting session at Almond Hill House. After a freshly-prepared lunch either more painting or leisure time. Evening meal at a local restaurant.
Tuesday After breakfast you’re taken to Pampaneira, one of the beautiful ‘white villages’ for a day of painting, interrupted only by a delicious lunch with great views of the Poqueira gorge. Evening meal cooked by our private chef.
Wednesday After breakfast the day is yours. Enjoy exploring the local area or perhaps a visit to Granada. You could do some guided walking with local experts or horse riding above the spa town of Lanjarón.
Thursday After breakfast you’re taken to the stunning La Taha area for another day of painting – with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. In the evening you’ll be taken to nearby Lanjarón for a fabulous dinner.
Friday After breakfast you’re taken to Lanjarón for another day of painting – with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Lunch and evening meal will be cooked by our private chef.
Saturday – Departure Day Following breakfast a taxi will take you to Málaga airport.

We reserve the right to make minor amendments to the itinerary, if required.

Prices and how to book

Prices per person are £1240 (single room occupancy) or £940 (sharing a double/twin room).

Prices in Pounds Sterling £. Payment accepted in Euros (rate based on interbank exchange rate on date of booking).

To reserve your place on the course please contact us using the form below or call on +34 627 599 331 for more information. Numbers are limited.

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