Come be with us for an exciting week painting over looking the Vall d’Albaida and the city of Beniganim, Valencia, Spain.
Artists of all varieties and from all countries and all walks of life join on our trips. We have those that are daily painters and those that are very new to painting. Experience has shown us that as we work side by side with others that the adventure becomes very rich for all involved.
If you like to save a little bit of money we do have early bird pricing. If you register and pay your deposit before 07 February 2020 you will not only be one of the first to be a part of this terrific adventure, but you will also save. Schedule a call with us and lets talk about!
Can you imagine a week with no worries? All you need to be concerned about is to draw and paint in the most beautiful places in all of Spain, the Vall d’Albida in the provence of Valencia. You will get to hang out with good company that speaks your artistic language.
We will begin the week with a ArtisTTable exclusive Drawing Safari around the grounds of Las Orquideas. This will familiarize us with our surroundings and getting us drawing right off the bat. Throughout the week we will have plenty of time to draw and paint from the beautiful gardens that are at our immediate disposal, and we will take some trips to other places to work as well. Visits to the beach, and markets will be scheduled in too so that we can get the full Valencian art retreat experience.
Give yourself this present, it will, believe it or not, change your life, and jumpstart your creativity!
- A week Las Orquideas Art Villa Beniganim, Spain from 16 – 23 September 2020
- 7 nights overlooking the Vall d’Albaida, Valencia, Spain
- Breakfast buffet each morning
- Lunch prepared daily by the in-house chef
- Dinner every evening prepared by the Las Orquideas in-house chef
- Drawing Safari
- ArtisTTable goodie bag with sketchbook
- Instruction & artistic guidance by Tali Farchi and Royce Deans
- Demonstrations in acrylic, gouache, and oil pastel
- Muse & Usability Workshop
- Daily Show & Tell
- Transportation to and from airport to Las Orquideas
- Transportation to all locations we will visit and paint
- A week you will never forget!
- Participants will be given a free 5 image gallery in our Table Top Gallery.
What’s not included:
- Health/Travel insurance
- Your own art materials
This Vall d’Albaida, Valencia art retreat in Beniganim, Spain from the 16 -23 September 2020 includes everything listed above and more. If you act before 07 February 2020 by securing your place with your deposit payment, you will take advantage of our early registration special pricing.
Early Registration: (Deposit paid by 07 March 2020)
$1950.00 / €1760,00
Full Price: (Deposit paid after 07 March 2020)
$2100.00 / €1900,00
$250.00 / €250,00
“Re-learning to simply sketch turned out to be a gift in which I continue to pursue. Using quick sketches helped me to loosen up my technique. The collective meals were a great way to end each day at dinner together. Also, learning from other artists from several parts of the world with a variety of experience levels, and Tali and Royce are fabulous artists to learn from, we are still connected.”
–Cas from Texas
“I am part of a Vincent VanGogh group on Facebook called VanGogh Inspires. Back in February of this year I read about the Artist’s Table retreat the day after I saw the film Eternity’s Gate on this Facebook group. I immediately contacted Royce and Tali to see if they would let someone who was not an artist accompany them on their trip to Provence to walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh and Cezanne. They welcomed me with open arms. I had such a fabulous time on this trip. Not only did they take me to magical places, they also inspired me to create a few paintings of my own. I had a great time. They also prepared home cooked meals that were works of art themselves. I highly recommend a retreat with Royce and Tali for creating art and memories that will last a lifetime.”
–Annie from Chicago
We will be staying in the Art Villa – Las Orquideas in Beniganim, Spain near Valencia. The grounds are wonderfully inspirational on their own with spectacular views.
The ArtisTTable is operated by two artists, Royce Deans, from Michigan, USA and Tali Farchi, from the Netherlands. We eat, drink and sleep art and love to share the experience of creating art and travel with everyone. We have been leading workshops and retreats together for the last 12 years.
Tali started her professional art training in Amsterdam at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in the field of animation. From there she worked on many projects from Sesame Street to feature length films. Her career as an animator and art director, gave way to art projects involving multi-media, multi-disciplines that included working with dancers, musicians, poets, choirs and orchestras. Her ability to think and work fast has been one of her greatest assets when it has come to the improvisational nature of the types of paintings she would create in these situations. More recently, she has taken to the much more quiet environment of painting the landscape. It is easy to recognize the vast experience she has had when you look at her work.
Tali’s main focus of late has been painting the landscape with acrylic and with oil pastels. Typically she choses to work with each of these mediums while she on location. When working with Tali, you can expect that she will be able to help you pull your creativity directly from your heart and soul. Her enthusiasm for unlimited creative solutions is contagious. Whether hearing her comments on your work to watching one of her oil pastel demonstrations, you are sure to catch some of that from her.
Royce grew up in Chicago and graduated from the American Academy of Art in graphic design and illustration. His experience in the art world is also wide and varied as he has done work for clients large and small and has been publisher and art director for an art and music magazine, and also ran a record label. Through the entire maze of his career he has continued to paint.
Nearly 20 years ago Royce began unwinding himself from the design and publishing world and started to focus solely on painting. As this second career that was the one he really only ever wanted in the first place allowed life has a painter to unfold. Splitting painting time between working with figure and painting the landscape there has been many opportunities for finding ways that each of these interests can indeed inform the other. While in his studio Royce works most often in oil, and paints the landscape on location in both gouache and acrylic. Teaching drawing and painting from his studio and at other institutions has given him the experience to look at students work and offer unique and individualize suggestions to how they might discover the solution that will best work for them. You can expect that during the retreat that Royce will give painting demonstrations and be available to assist you with any of your artistic challenges.
The instruction we offer comes in the form of painting demonstrations and personal instruction that is tailored to the individual’s needs. One of our goals aside from taking you to amazing places to work, is to help your see you subject matter in a whole new way. Instruction is optional, although we are always available and willing to help and assist in any way that we can.
Our recommendation is to fly all the way to Valencia. If you can get a direct flight there it would be wonderful. If direct flights are not available from where you are coming from, you may arrange connecting flights through Madrid, Paris or Amsterdam.
We have made arrangements to have you picked up at the airport and shuttled directly to our location at Las Orquideas in Beniganim, Spain.
Once your application is reviewed, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on how you may make your payment and secure your place in the ArtisTTable’s 2020 Vall d’Albaida Valencia Art Retreat.
A deposit of $250 or €250 is required to reserve your place in this retreat. The deposit is due upon receipt of the deposit invoice that you will receive after we confirm that we have your registration form.
An invoice for the remaining amount of the retreat will be sent out on 15 June 2020, and will be due within 10 days of the receipt of the invoice, 01 July 2020. (Unless otherwise arranged.) If a reservation is made after 01 July 2020, the entire retreat amount of the retreat will be due with the initial invoice.
Paying with an installment plan is also available. Ask us for details. Final payment is due by 01 July 2020.
In the case of cancellation: If you cancel within 14 days of registration you will receive a complete refund including deposit. Beyond 14 days after registration until July 1st, you will be refunded what you have paid, less the deposit amount. After July 1st, there are no refunds.
All payments are processed through secure transactions via PayPal. (You may use your PayPal balance, or Visa/Mastercard with these PayPal transactions.) If you would like to make other arrangements for payment, please contact us via email at info@ArtisTTableOnline.com
We recommend that you take out your own travel and personal insurance.
Email us: info@ArtisTTableOnline.com
+31 6 24903316 (Tali in Europe)
or +1 231 883 1681 (Royce in USA)