El Reposo del Arte

An active holiday in Spain

In Archidona,

Andalucia, Spanje


El Reposo del Arte s.l.

Apartado postal 83,

29300 Archidona


0034 620369077

Classes given in english

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from beginners to advanced



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You do not need to bring anything!

We provide all the basic materials necessary to follow the lessons.

If you feel you would want to work with more sophisticated materials like e.g. professional paper or a canvas, you can buy this from us.

We provide:



Soft pastels

Wax pastels

Ecoline (coloured ink)

Chinese ink

Acrylic study paint

Regular drawing paper

Photo carton


 Malleable eraser

And of course easels, fishing chairs drawing boards etc.

Note: No oil paint, due to the unpractical drying time.

 This painting was made on photo carton with acrylic paint, after 5 days of the beginner course.

On Saturday morning we bundle all your work in one easy travel package.

If you have work that would not be easy to transport home, we will send this by mail, charging you the postage and packaging fee.

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We always start with an “intake session” of an hour, on the first day.

This is to get insight about your level of drawing experience, after which we will be able to start your lessons tailor-made, and you will be able to develop your talents in a very satisfactory way.









Even total beginners! You will be amazed about your advances made in just one week!












This image to the left was made by somebody who, according to his own words, “could not even draw a strait line”. 



The course-fee is Euro 400, -- for a one-week course.


Classes from Monday up to and included Friday, and optional Saturday morning.

Everyday from 10.00 h. till 14.00 h. (with a coffee break)

Lunch and siesta on your own

Afternoon from 17.00 h. tot 20.00 h.: workshop open to finish work from the morning or to start a new lesson theme (with coffee or tea break)

This depends on your energy level and commitment; you can also use the afternoon to explore the region.

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The Spanish way of life means that restaurants open at 20.00 h at night, and serve until deep into the night.