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

Your teacher Susan Hartjes Lips


from beginners to advanced



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Susan Hartjes-Lips (born 1952 Haarlem, Netherlands) finished her professional education at R.K. Pedagogische Akademie St. Paulus in Arnhem, Netherlands in 1973 with specialisation "The didactics for drawing classes". Her graduation paper in those days had already the title "Everybody is able to draw", with which a good and systematic drawing method was developed with proven results.

After 3 years as a teacher in Arnhem and Akersloot, Netherlands, she resided for an almost 7 year period in Guatemala, Bolivia and Ecuador. During this period she dedicated herself and educated thirds in design of fashion and furniture.

The following 3 years back in the Netherlands mainly were consumed by the education of her daughters. Spare time was intensely used for private classes and the design and manufacturing of fashion.

During the following 4 years, residing in Miami, she studied at the Art school of the Metropolitan Museum in Miami. In particular the teaching principles as developed by Kimon Nicolaides y Betty Edwards.

As of 1989 back in Bussum, Netherlands and initially active as a teacher in the public sector, she decided in 1995 to dedicate herself entirely as a painter and giving drawing- and painting classes on a private basis. Her individual work has been sold in general to thirds and in the business sector. Next to that, she was active in graphic designs en the development of WebPages on a commercial basis, as well as designed and produced the entire wardrobe for some theatre productions.

Expositions in "le Cadre" 1997, Bussum, in "Le Petit Fleur" 1998 Zevenaar, In "Medisch Centrum" 1999 Bussum and in "Data soft" 1999 Zeewolde, all in the Netherlands.

Since the end of 2000 residing in Spain in the heart of Andalucía, Antequera (5 years) also known as "City of Arts", she dedicates herself full-time to private drawing and painting classes, as well as continuing her own works of art.

As of January 2006  in Archidona

Exposition 2001  in "Artes", Antequera,

Exposition 2002  in de plaza de toros, Antequera

Exposition 2003  in “La Espuela”, Antequera

Exposition 2005 at Conexanet, Antequera

Exposition 2005 in “Il restorante della Artista”, Archidona

Exposition 2007 in Hotel restaurant “La Escua”, Archidona



  1. We developed our own premises, based on Susan’s creative and teaching qualities, a huge hall to enjoy, as well as the lovely landscape.
  2. And with the help of Frans, her husband, who built an impressive outdoor area with plaza, summer kitchen, wading pool and Jacuzzi, to enjoy in the hottest months of the year.
  3. On request we also do one-day workshops.


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Susan Hartjes Lips


On this public page you will find photo albums of work of our students and a portfolio of work of Susan.


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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.