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Painting in Seville with Yara Damian in 2017

Yara Damian is leading this painting week in Seville, a native Spanish speaker but fluent in English. Yara loves to paint but she equally loves to teach. Please have a look at her website where you can find further information about her, her studies and her latest work.

One of the most important cities in Spain, Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region and a hotbed for flamenco dance, especially in the Triana neighbourhood. The city is known for its ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and its 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza. The massive Gothic cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and a famous minaret turned belltower, the Giralda.

Seville Spain with Painting in Europe May 2017

Some cities have looks, other cities have personality. The sevillanos – lucky devils – get both, courtesy of their flamboyant, charismatic, ever-evolving Andalucian metropolis founded, according to myth, 3000 years ago by the Greek god Hercules. Drenched for most of the year in spirit-enriching sunlight, this is a city of feelings as much as sights, with different seasons prompting vastly contrasting moods: solemn for Semana Santa, flirtatious for the spring fiesta and soporific for the gasping heat of summer.

Like all great cities, Seville has historical layers. Roman ruins testify the settlement’s earliest face, memories of the Moorish era flicker like medieval engravings in the Santa Cruz quarter, while the riverside Arenal reeks of lost colonial glory. Yet, one of the most remarkable things about modern Seville is its ability to adapt and etch fresh new brushstrokes onto an ancient canvas.

The week is tailored around you. You are welcome to dip in and out of painting with Yara or do some more sight seeing. We have arranged a couple of trips during the week. We have dinner one night at a local hotel to experience the magical world of Flamenco dancing.

What the course will offer

Yara Damian is leading this painting week in Seville, a native Spanish speaker but fluent in English. Yara loves to paint but she equally loves to teach. She is a regular contributor to Artists & Illustrators magazine. Please have a look at her website where you can find further information about her, her studies and her latest work. http://yaradamian.com

Cadiz

All breakfasts and two dinners are included in the week. Sample all the local delicacies and wine. Enjoy the weather. All this as well as enjoying your painting with Yara to help, encourage and enhance your preferred style. There will be 6 days of painting and sketching during this 7 night stay with Yara and Painting in Europe around different locations in Seville, we will be visiting the stunning Gothic Cathedral and other beautiful sites.

Yara will be working alongside and will offer every guest lots of one to one tuition. You are welcome to spend as much time painting as you desire, or you can take advantage of sightseeing and wander around the local sites and immerse yourself in the local Spanish culture. During the day we will be exploring, quick-sketching, taking photographs, and taking tea and coffee breaks. There are two excursions arranged, to be decided with Yara nearer the time and a visit to the see the best, most authentic Flamenco dancing in Seville. (Tickets included within the price).

We will be there to greet you and will be joining you for breakfast and dinner and to help in any way we can.

Painting in Europe with Yara Damian 2017Travel

We arrange a collection from the airport, San Pablo Airport which is the main airport for Seville and is Andalusia's second busiest airport, after Malaga.
It is one of many bases for the Spanish low cost carrier Vueling and Ryanair.

Seville's Climate

Seville has a subtropical Mediterranean climate. Like most Mediterranean climates, Seville has a drier summer and wet winter. The annual average temperature is 25 °C (77 °F) during the day and 13 °C (55 °F) at night. Summer is the dominant season and lasts from May to October.

Hotel and Accommodation

We will be staying at a central boutique hotel in walking distance of major sites.

Breakfast will be at the hotel and it offers all the expected amenities in the room including television and WiFi.

Yara Damian

Yara Damian will be running a course in Seville with Painting in Europe 10 May 2017

Date: 10 May 2017

Artist: Yara Damian

Duration: Six Days Painting

Place: Seville Spain

Be seduced by Seville with Yara Damian

Yara Damian is leading this painting week in Seville, a native Spanish speaker but fluent in English. Yara loves to paint but she equally loves to teach. She is a regular contributor to Artists & Illustrators magazine. Please have a look at her website where you can find further information about her, her studies and her latest work. http://yaradamian.com

Cost

The totally inclusive price for the week (without airfare or travel insurance) is £1750. This includes all your painting tuition, accommodation and breakfasts and 2 dinners with wine. Sample all the local delicacies and wine. Enjoy the weather. All this as well as enjoying your painting with Yara to help, encourage and enhance your preferred style.

There will be 6 days of painting and sketching during this 7 night stay with Yara and Painting in Europe around different locations in Seville, we will be visiting the stunning gothic Cathedral and other beautiful sites.

Yara will be working alongside and will offer every guest lots of one to one tuition. You are welcome to spend as much time painting as you desire, or you can take advantage of sightseeing and wander around the local sites and immerse yourself in the local Spanish culture. During the day we will be exploring, quick-sketching, taking photographs, and taking tea and coffee breaks. There are two excursions arranged, to be decided with Yara nearer the time and a visit to the see the best, most authentic Flamenco dancing in Seville. (Tickets included within the price).

Non-painting partners, sharing a double bedroom are welcomed at the very special 40% discounted price of £1050

I would sooner be a foreigner in Spain than in most countries. How easy it is to make friends in Spain!” George Orwell

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