Urban sketching and painting in Trujillo ~

ITINERARY: taught in English

DAY 1 : TRAVEL DAY : We personally meet you from Madrid airport (terminal 1) and drive you to Trujillo. Time to relax before drinks and DINNER at 20.30.

DAY 2 : DRAWING : 10.00-14.00 - We start the week with a guided tour of Trujillo. Lunch is a healthy salad with local cheeses and cold meats. After lunch time to relax or sketch. 18.00-19.30 - Session of observational drawing. I have taught life drawing and observational drawing for more than twenty years and developed a way to help you look more carefully and draw what you see more accurately. This is a good basis for the week, however you choose to sketch or paint. 20.30 - drinks and Dinner

DAY 3 & 4: URBAN SKETCHING AND PAINTING : 10.00-14.00 - We start each morning with a brief workshop eg - finding a good composition, colour and tone, mark makig etc. The rest of the morning is spent sketching or painting in Trujillo with your media of choice and guidance from Noelle. Lunch. Time to relax or sketch. 18.00-19.30 - tutored session sketching and painting. 20.30 - drinks and Dinner.

DAY 5 : CULTURAL TOUR OF CÁCERES* : 10.00-16.00 - We visit this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage town with Gisela Radant Wood. We walk through the medieval town and gain a real understanding of its long history and cultural heritage. After a relaxing tapas LUNCH there is time to sketch, relax or explore. 20.30 - drinks and Dinner (transport provided). *If we have returning guests in the group we choose a different town to visit.

DAY 6: URBAN SKETCHING AND PAINTING : 10.00-14.00 - Sketching and painting in Trujillo with your media of choice and guidance from Noelle. Also an opportunity to visit the weekly market if you wish to. Lunch. Time to relax. 18.00-19.30 - tutored session sketching. 20.30 - drinks and Dinner.

DAY 7 : URBAN SKETCHING AND PAINTING : 10.00-14.00 - Sketching and painting in Trujillo with your media of choice and guidance from Noelle. Lunch. Time to relax. 18.00-19.30 - review of week's work with tips and advice about developing work after the course. 20.30 - drinks and FAREWELL DINNER.

DAY 8 : FAREWELL AND DEPARTURE after breakfast.

08.30: Breakfast. 14.00: Lunches are simple plentiful salads, cheeses and cold meats. 20.30: Delicious dinners with wine. Please note: Lunch on Day 5, drinks and refreshments at cafes and bars are not included in the price.

"Our day out in Cáceres was conducted in impressive style by Gisela - knowledgeable and clear.  Cáceres is bigger than Trujillo, and has a longer history, so there was plenty to see and learn." John Kelly, UK

VENUE for groups of 4 - 8 we stay in the PALACIO de PIEDRAS ALBAS one of Trujillo's most beautiful 16th century buildings with a stunning portico overlooking the vibrant main square. The Palacio is a private house with beautifully preserved historical features, offering guests the unique opportunity to stay in an exclusive historic Extremadura Palacio. For smaller groups we stay at an alternative villa in Trujillo and follow the same itinerary.

PALACIO de PIEDRAS ALBAS : Three double bedrooms. Three twin bedrooms. Four bathrooms with WC, basin, bath and/or shower. All rooms suitable for single or shared occupancy. Private gardens with swimming pool.

Not all of the rooms in Palacio de Piedras Albas are ensuite. It is possible to reserve an ensuite bedroom, but these have to be allocated on a first come first served basis.