Sunday Times Travel, 19th May 2013
"The Art of Learning"
Written by Sean Newsom, he talks of his latent love for painting, and that it's never too late to indulge in your passion! At age 47, he's left it rather late, admittedly, but then so many of our clients are 'older' and now have the time and money to treat themselves to wonderful painting holidays abroad. He travels to St.Ives, Cornwall - an obvious British location to reinvigorate his love of art. It was, of course, the driving force of abstract art on an international stage at one time, and was home to Ben Nicholson, his wife (and twins) Barbara Hepworth, who welcomed Mark Rothko from New York as their house guest during this remarkable period.
Similarly, if you're looking for a reintroduction to painting a little closer to home, Authentic Adventures offers painting holidays to Jersey, but also further afield to Gozo, Morocco, Sardinia, Italy, Madeira, Southern Spain and more. We are in the process of defining our 2014 itinerary, with some exciting new additions! We will keep you posted for more news!
Our holidays are designed for novices aswell as those with more confidence - our friendly and professional tutors are on hand to give as much or as little guidance as required, and the holiday is designed to be fun, insightful, relaxing and engaging. Clients come back to us year after year, some who have made good friends who reunite once a year with Authentic Adventures to discover a new destination, or to be guided by a new tutor. We've been running our trips for fifteen years, so we've got a great deal of experience and fantastic contacts in all our locations. We know that the details and personal touch really make a holiday special, and that's why care is taken with each itinerary to take you off the beaten track, away from obvious tourist routes, and get a feel for the culture through food, landscape and meeting the locals where possible.
Forthcoming trips include:
A week in Grazalema, Andalucia with Kevin Scully - 2nd June
Painting in Sardinia with Brian Steventon - 29th June
Painting in Tuscany with Kate Bentley - 14th September
Painting in Jersey with Roger Jones - 18th September
A two week painting trip to Rajasthan with Christine Russell - 17th November (including a day trip to the Camel Fair in Pushkar - unmissable!)
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