June 28, 2011

Painting Courses

We are highly priviledged to be able to offer our clients the services of highly respected Dutch artist Renate Van Nijen, in the form of her One Day Workshop and One Week Inspiration in Andalusia painting course here at Escuela La Crujia.


So if you are dying to be creative, whether you are a beginner, a keen amateur or an established artist, this is your chance to CREATE, meet like-minded people and have lots of fun and new experiences at the same time! All in the peaceful and inspiring environment that we strive so hard to achieve for you at Escuela La Crujia.


An Inspirational Andalusian Journey” – Mondays to Fridays (email us for dates of courses – each course needs a minimum of 6 students, so bring a group!)

This painting week is about the inspiration that can be found in Moorish Arabeque designs and colours found in so many forms across Andalusia and includes a day trip to the great Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada.

Renate’s work

During the week you will also learn essential skills in colour mixing techniques and sketching, the creation of “Mandalas”, and painting on glass and fabrics.  You can also choose to experiment with still life and landscape painting.


Arrive at Escuela La Crujia – latest Monday morning
Monday 13.30 – 17.30 : Painting techniques workshop
Tuesday: Trip to the Alhambra Palace
Wednesday 13.30 – 17.30: Arabesque mandala creation
Thursday 10.00 – 14.00: Painting on glass
Friday: 10.00 – 14.00: Painting on fabric

Stay for the weekend after your course and be further inpired by our breathtaking mountain,  lake  and sealandscapes for a special course-student weekend discount.

For further information, email us with your preferred dates.  We set up a course whenever we have a group of 6 students minimum.

One Day Mandala Workshop

Mandala in blue

A mandala is a design in a circle. With some guidance everyone can enjoy finding creativity and relaxation while creating a beautiful mandala… amaze yourself!

Mandala workshops are great for everybody, with or without so called artistic talent or experience.  The symmetrical form of a mandala helps you in the process of creating your own design.

The workshop includes information on the meaning of colours and some tips to find inspiration

Mandala in orange

and to create your own unique mandala.

Mandalas can be used as an attractive decoration in your home and/or a powerful energy source.

Price € 32.50

Workshops include all materials and a delicious lunch!

This 4-5 hour workshop is conducted by professional Dutch artist, Renate van Nijen

For more information about Renate, visit:



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