A Creative Week in Spain

Highlights

  • Learn to craft in small tuition groups in a beautiful off the beaten track location
  • Spend a week in luxury accommodation in a scenic Spanish setting
  • Enjoy time with likeminded travellers and take home some amazing craft pieces
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What you'll do

Overview

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Experience a new destination, meet locals and indulge in your creative side during this 1-week craft taster course, learning a new skill each day in beautiful cortijo, Andalucía. Have the perfect balance of experiencing a new culture and craft techniques with relaxation in an idyllic location. If you struggle to sit still on holiday, this will be perfect for you!

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Arrival Day

Pick up from Almeria airport or transfer from Murcia Airport (we can arrange this for you, just ask!). Upon arrival at the Cortijo we will have welcome drinks, lunch and time to get to know each other.

The afternoon will be free for you to start enjoying your surroundings.

Dinner will be served in the early evening. Afterwards, you can relax and chat to your new friends.

Accommodation

At the Cortijo there are three types of accommodation, each with double bedroom, ...Read All

Crafting Mosaics

After a leisurely breakfast we will start our mosaics. You can choose to use a moulded pattern or go freeform with mosaic mesh backing.

Lunch will be served in the shade under the pergola, weather permitting.

We’ll head back to the craft room for the afternoon to finish our mosaic pieces.

Dinner will be served at the Cortijo in the early evening.

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Organic Soap and Greetings Card Workshop

Wake up to a delicious breakfast, and afterwards we’ll enjoy a day at the Cortijo, making organic soap in the morning. A perfect gift for a friend, partner family member!

After lunch Julie will come to run a handmade greetings card workshop, using wet on wet ink techniques.

Dinner will be served at the Cortijo in the early evening.

Accommodation

Either the Casita, Cabin, Guest Room

Meals 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit to Clare's Studio

Today you will meet Clare at her home studio, Castellon de Bedar.  Here you will learn how to make a silver ring using traditional methods.

A delicious lunch will be served at Castellon de Bedar and you will be picked up and transferred back to the Cortijo in time to relax before dinner and celebrate your finished jewellery with a glass of cava.

Accommodation

Either the Casita, Cabin, Guest Room

Meals 

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Cyanotype Prints and Paella Demonstration

Today you have free time to practise your crafts.  We have a large collection of crafts for you to try.  Why not set up an easel and sketch one of our beautiful landscape scenes, or pick up one of our group crafts.

This afternoon we will make cyanotype prints. We need to have a sunny day for this activity to take place. If the weather is inclement, we will try our hands at pyrography!

​Tonight we will eat delicious paella and drin...Read All

Metal Clay Workshop

Today we have the precious metal clay workshop where you will learn how to work with PMC which is a clay containing silver particles, they are shapes and fired before being polished into amazing jewellery for you to take home.

You will  design your own unique pendant, earrings, bookmark or even a silver name tag for your pet!

Then in the evening enjoy a delicious dinner at the house.

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Visit Mojacar

Today we will visit the picturesque local whitewashed hillside town of Mojacar, where you can shop in the boutiques and share tapas on a terrace.

Tonight we will eat our farewell dinner and show and share the works we’ve created throughout the week.

Accommodation

Either the Casita, Cabin, Guest Room

Meals 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Farewell

An early breakfast will be served to accommodate the airport transfers to Almeria or Murcia airport.

We hope to see you again soon!

What's included

Included

  • Airport transfers and all transportation during the week
  • Welcome drinks and canapes
  • 6 nights accommodation in luxury bedrooms with ensuite shower room
  • All Crafting materials and Tuition
  • Robes and slippers
  • All breakfasts , lunches and dinners including a restaurant meal on day out
Your local host

Kathryn and Karen

Karen and Kathryn have been running craft holidays for several years now and both enjoy being creative in their own ways. Karen’s passion is for silver clay and Kathryn enjoys mosaics, soap making and book binding. Both share a passion for great food and general life enjoyment.

We have lived in Bédar for ten years and have met many local artisans who enjoy joining us at Creative Escapes to share their passions and skills with our guests.

On our holidays you can expect to have a good balance of learning new skills and improving existing skills while having fun, eating great food and meeting new people. Our holidays are for all abilities.

 

Karen and Kathryn have been running craft holidays for several years now and both enjoy being creative in their own ways. Karen’s passion is for silver clay and Kathryn enjoys mosaics, soap making and book binding. Both share a passion for great food and general life enjoyment.

We have lived in Bédar for ten years and have met many local artisans who enjoy joining us at Creative Escapes to share their passions and skills with our guests.

On our holidays you can expect to have a good balance of learning new skills and improving existing skills while having fun, eating great food and meeting new people. Our holidays are for all abilities.

 

Location

The holiday is centred around the village of Bédar with most activities taking place at the Cortijo.

We provide a free in-person pick up and drop off from and to Almeria airport on the start date and end dates.

If a guest prefer to travel to a different airport we will help arrange a transfer and we will pick up and drop off at the specified location.

FAQs

What food is included?

Your stay includes a full board!

Breakfast includes homemade granola, fresh baked bread, jamon, cheeses, seasonal fruit from our orchard, eggs from our hens and Kathryn's homemade whisky marmalade.

Depending on the day, lunch is served at the Cortijo or at local restaurants.

Home cooked evening meals using locally sourced ingredients are served with Spanish wine or beer.

What are the facilities?

Our facilities include a beautiful craft room, superb swimming pool, amazing views, patios and terraces, wifi throughout the property, well stocked honesty bar and a comfortable lounge.

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