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Avocados, Olives & Honeybees- Botanical Art Retreat in Spain

10th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 13th October 2019 @ 5:00 pm

“Avocados, Olives and Honeybees”


10th-13th October 2019

Dreaming of escaping to a place where you can paint surrounded by the scent of orange blossom, birdsong and the soft rustle of leaves?

Why not join botanical artist Shevaun Doherty on an Andalusian art workshop?

Surrounded by orchards of avocados, lemons, olives, and oranges, this workshop will focus on the watercolour techniques needed to capture the rich colours and textures of fruit picked fresh from the trees.

Each day there will be guided tuition on the techniques needed to create realistic form and colour, with demonstrations and individual support. The course will cover observational drawing, watercolour techniques (washes, glazes, and dry brush), colour mixing, creating realistic form through tones and colour, and finishing (corrections, contours and adding the fine details).

Tuition will take place in the morning and afternoon. A home-cooked lunch will be served under the shaded verandah. Those wishing to take a dip in the pool are welcome to do so, weather permitting. The cost of lunch, refreshments and use of pool is included in the price of the workshop.

Shevaun’s friendly approach to teaching and the tranquil atmosphere of Hacienda la Bonita will make this an experience to enjoy and remember.

This workshop can be booked as a residential or non-residential course:
  • Residential — stay at Hacienda La Bonita on a full-board basis for a 6-day retreat, arriving on 9th October and leaving 14th October 2019. Tuition will take place in the mornings and afternoons on 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th October.
  • Non-residential — stay at one of the numerous hotels and B&Bs in the Coin area, and attend the workshop from 10th to 13th October, enjoying a home-cooked lunch every day.

WORKSHOP — Price per person for the non-residential 4-day workshop is 560€.

  • Includes — 4 days’ open-air tuition with Shevaun; paper and materials for drawing; lunch and
  • Does not include— Accommodation; flights; transfers to and from finca; travel insurance.

RETREAT – please note: A small number of rooms are available at Hacienda La Bonita for those wishing to book a 6-day retreat, arriving 9th October and departing 14th October Anyone reserving Shevaun’s art workshop AND full board and lodging at La Bonita should contact Katja for prices and availability. Prices start at €980 per person sharing. Single occupancy rooms ensuite also available.

Bookings are on a first come, first served basis.

For further enquiries or to make a reservation please email Shevaun at shevaun.doherty@gmail.com

Alternatively, if you wish to stay at Hacienda La Bonita, email Katja at cerrolosboyeros@hotmail.com


10th October 2019 @ 10:00 am
13th October 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Hacienda La Bonita
Malaga, Spain
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