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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Translation from Dutch:

We just did a one-week course with Susan, and it exceeded al our expectations. Instead of a normal course we enjoyed a programme absolutely tailor-made: the course was totally adapted to our skills and needless to say, to our wishes.

Besides practising various painting techniques in the workshop we had the opportunity to see nice sites in picturesque Antequera (and to paint of course).

Susan and her husband Frans told us a lot about Andalucía and even a trip to Seville and Cordoba fitted in the programme.

Resuming all, we have learned a lot (our paintings made after the Seville trip, will certainly decorate our walls at home) and we had a lot of fun with Susan and her multifunctional husband Frans (spouse, chauffeur, guide, entertainer…the only thing he could not do was painting…)

Effi & Mariëlle.

We did the two of us, as a “mother-daughter-thing”, a workshop of three days. We learned an amazing lot, in just three days, and it fitted in perfectly in our own roundtrip through Andalucía.

Jeanne en Anouck


I went a week on my own, but was never lonesome, Susan and Frans took care of that... besides of course, that we worked very hard, and I can honestly say that I advanced tremendously in my painting skills.



I did a one week course of portrait and model painting. Susan thought I was quite advanced already, and gave me ample time and opportunity to make my “kilometres”, as she called it. There was quite a lot I knew already but it was wonderful to address all the difficulties once more.




…thanks again for the beautiful experience at El Reposo del Arte. We have not felt any minuses. You were very sweet and hospitable and we have learned a lot, have seen a lot, and could become totally unstressed.


Many, many thanks and....

 till we meet again,


Rene en Rita


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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!



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.

How to book? Follow this link for more information.

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