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May 2024

Join artist Georgina Bown and award winning photographer, stylist and foodie Amanda Farnese Heath for a week long gathering in Olvera Andalusia Spain.

Join us in the beautiful region of Andalusia, where we will explore the unique intersection of art and food. Our daily schedule,( listed below), includes morning yoga sessions to awaken your senses and prepare you for a day of exploration. We'll walk through historic sites and immerse ourselves in the rich culture of the region.

Take this opportunity to indulge your senses, connect with like-minded individuals, and broaden your horizons. Each guest will have their own room and bathroom in the local hotel and each morning breakfast will be served at Casa 21 which provides a comfortable and beautiful base from which to explore the region, with stunning views and a laid-back atmosphere that will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the experience.

Georgina Bown is an accomplished artist with a passion for sharing her skills and knowledge with others. Her workshops will cover a range of techniques and mediums, including watercolour, drawing, and mixed media.

GB passion for seeking out light and shadow
You will consider: Your chosen Medium, Light, Subject matter, composition, format and narrative. G work and teaching focuses on expressive mark making and drama, whatever your style she will seek out your strengths to build upon to make unique artworks.
Georgina also has a background in Architectural design and illustration. She divides her time in her professional fine art practice between Drawing, Printmaking and Sculpture. GB teaches regularly from art groups, personal one to one coaching and running workshops for all ages and abilities.
Whatever your creative experience is prepare to be challenged! Here individuals can work together whether you’re a seasoned professional or complete beginner, we can all learn from each other. Materials will be supplied, however you are most welcome to bring along anything else you may need.
Materials provided: A3 drawing boards, A3 paper, charcoal, graphite, basic watercolours, rubbers, tape, glue and pastels
The work covered over the week will range from street scenes, architecture and still life but constant social sketching will be encouraged as much as possible, bring a sketchbook! We will always work from life to assist in the art of observation.

There will also be plenty of time for relaxation and reflection, whether you choose to lounge by the pool, take a stroll through the picturesque streets of Olvera, or simply soak up the stunning natural surroundings. Whatever your interests and passions, this retreat promises to be an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling inspired, rejuvenated, and connected. Book your spot today and join us for "Where Art Meets Food" in Andalusia.

Full Itinerary



Arrive on the 23rd in Olvera Andalusia, where we we settle you into your hotel room, (each guest has their own room and bathroom and exclusive use of the hotel swimming pool).
That evening Amanda and Georgina will host a vegetarian feast at Casa 21 where you will be-able to meet the other guests and we will talk through the weeks activities.

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All Information And Costs

Included In The Price

- Accommodation atTugasa Hotel Sierra y Cal,

(a lovely local hotel in Olvera). Each guest will have their own room with private bathroom and exclusive use of the hotel swimming pool.

- All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), except for Seville trip, prepared by Amanda using fresh local ingredients.

- Wine and cheese tasting

- All lunches and dinners listed in the itinerary

- Spanish Flamenco dance lesson

- Transportation to all scheduled activities

- Art workshops and guidance with Georgina Bown

= All art materials

- Bicycle rental

- Cocktail and nibbles in Seville

- Farewell Cava celebration at Casa 21

Not Included

- Flight to Malaga airport

- Travel insurance

- Personal expenses outside of the scheduled activities

Cost Per Person

Cost per person with your own room, bathroom and exclusive use of the hotel swimming pool £1400

To secure your place we will require a £300 deposit.

You can't use up creativity, the more you use, the more you have

Maya Angelou

Georgina Bown SSA

Georgina studied at the Chelsea School of Art and is a professional member of The Society of Scottish Artists. She exhibits at the Royal Scottish Academy, Fidra Fine Art and Royal Glasgow Institute in Scotland and in London at the Bankside Gallery, The Royal society of British Artists and Royal Society of Marine Artists. Throughout her thirty years of experience she has supplemented her visual art with teaching.

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Gallery Of What To Expect During The Week