Costa Brava Painting Vacation

Where you paint it matters!

Costa Brava – Palafrugel and surrounding areas

May 27 – June 3, 2019

Sign up early and save $200!

Painting trip organized by French Escapade

Your watercolor instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev

This pristine coast shore is the perfect environment where color and light meet together to produce stunning results waiting to be expressed on watercolor paper. Join me for 8 days in Costa Brava, Spain and learn how to quickly capture the essence of the scenery with dynamic and powerful impressionistic approach.

Max: 12 Participants

NOTE FROM THE STUDENT: “I took a French Escapade workshop with Vlad last year in France.  Finding him to be the best art teacher I’ve ever studied with—in addition to being empathetic, funny, kind, and incredibly talented—I signed up for the French Escapade workshop as soon as Jackie scheduled it.

I’ve taken three French Escapade workshops and am registered for three more.  Although I’m not a great or serious artist, I love Jackie’s workshops and was especially looking forward to taking another workshop with Vlad. 
I also love the location on the Costa Brava.  I attended one of Jackie’s workshops there last year and found the hotel charming and its location overlooking the Mediterranean to be magical.  During the days, we painted buildings and boats along the beach, a quaint village church, scenes in several medieval villages, and an old castle-like building in a lovely botanical garden with exquisite views of the Mediterranean.  One day Jackie took us to Figueres to the Salvador Dali Museum where she hired an outstanding guide to take us through the museum.  I’d been wanting to visit for many years, but unless tourists rent cars, it’s difficult to travel to Figueres from Barcelona.” Judy Miller

Rates: $3,190 before Nov 30 ($3,390 after Nov 30)

+ $350 for single standard room

+ $700 for single or double room with sea view

Contact Info: Jackie Grandchamps – French Escapade Phone 510-483-5713


What’s included?

  • Pick up and drop off at a specific time in a hotel downtown Barcelona
  • A welcome reception
  • All nights (7 nights at the hotel on the Costa Brava)
  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners (including drinks and wine)
  • All art classes
  • Entrance fees to all sites on the tour
  • Transportation every day in a comfortable van
  • The use of folding chairs
  • A personal chauffeur/tour leader throughout the week

What’s not included?

  • Flights to and from Barcelona
  • 5 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Painting supplies
  • Tour leader(s) tipping