Creative Colour Mixing with Coloured Pencils in Andalucia with Ann Swan

Fancy some winter sunshine with some drawing, sight seeing and good food? Then join me in Spain at the beautiful and very peaceful Hotel Finca el Cerrillo. Situated near the mountains close to the traditional villages of Canillas de Albaida and Competa in the foothills of the Sierra Almijara, Southern Spain.

From the terraces there are sweeping views of the valley below and the pretty Moorish village of Archez with its 13th century tower. To the north are spectacular views of Mount Maroma (2080m) and of the nearby national park.

Botanical Drawing in Andalucia with Ann swan

A 200 year old converted olive mill, the hotel is small and intimate (14 rooms) offering a high standard of comfort. Owned and managed by Sue and Gordon Kind who like to ensure that their guests are well looked after and the atmosphere is relaxed and unpretentious. The charm and character of old Andalucia has been carefully retained throughout.

En-suite bedrooms are spacious and individually styled with tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and central heating to ensure that you will remain comfortable whatever the time of year. There is a dining room, small library and ‘honesty bar', open all day and the large, comfortable lounge is kept cosy on winter nights with a blazing log fire. Outside a beautiful and quirky terraced garden, swimming pool and fantastic views.

To further enhance your relaxation you can book reflexology, massages, facials and manicures and pedicures.

The hotel is well placed just one hour's drive from Malaga airport and 30 minutes from the coast and the attractive seaside town of Nerja, with its golden sandy beaches and amazing caves. Granada and the magnificent Alhambra Palace is a 2 hour drive away through impressive scenery.

£850 per person for a shared room with ensuite (single room supplement £125)

£575 - (Non-painting partners)

NEW DATES FOR 2016/2017

26th November - 3rd December

15th-22nd February 2017

25th November - 30th November 2017  - 5 nights 


Booking just opened so now is your chance!!! Book soon as this is such a popular location.

 Prices will be the same for February 2017


Price for 5 nights for a single room ensuite plus tuition

£825 - shared £725 (non-painter sharing £475)

Not Included

  • Flights are not included and should be booked independently. 
  • Drinks
  • Outings
  • One lunch


  • All tuition
  • Full-board accommodation
  • Transfers from airport (assuming that you arrive on the suggested flight – guests arriving at other times will have to transfer by taxi at their own expense) 

The Course: Most mornings will be spent with me in the spacious, airy studio focusing on local flora, fruits and vegetables and then afternoons can be spent working independently or exploring the local villages and countryside; you choose. There are wonderful walks all around the area and interesting Moorish villages to explore.

I hope this will be a productive but relaxing and enjoyable holiday in beautiful surroundings with good company and excellent food.