artsmart Painting Holidays 2018

How To Book

Places can be secured with a £100 deposit per person. Simply call 01494 670372

Finca el Cerrillo, Spain

18 – 25 August 2018
accommodation comprises of 9 bedrooms, sleeping 1 – 3 people, all with en suite.
The cost for accommodation is €660 per person sharing a double/twin or €810 for single occupancy.
This includes 7 nights accommodation and breakfast, 6 light lunches and 7 evening meals – some at local restaurants. Restaurant and airport transfers (assuming all guests arrive at the same time, otherwise a private taxi can be organised but at the guests expense).
Drinks, flights and insurance are not included in the price.
Malaga is the closest airport.

Manzac d’en Bas, France

7 – 14 September, 2018
accommodation comprises of 3 double rooms, 3 twin rooms and 2 single rooms, all with en suite/private bathroom.
The cost for accommodation is €715 per person sharing a double/twin or €795 for single occupancy.
This includes 7 nights accommodation, food for 5 evenings, drink and transport to and from the airport and locally. The two visits to the local restaurants should amount to a total of approx €50 – €65 per person and is payable at the time.

Art Tuition

The cost for art tuition with either holiday is £250 per person and is payable direct to artsmart.
Please note: Non- painting partners are most welcome.

About the tutor

Varvara Neiman was born into an artistic family in St. Petersburg, where as a child she attended the College of Art (СХШ), ranked first in the former USSR for the artistic education of children. Here she studied all aspects and genres of painting, drawing and design for seven years. At the age of 18 she went on to be one of the youngest students admitted to the world famous Academy of Fine Arts (Российская академия художеств), studying Fine Art and specializing in Theater Set Design and Costume Design. In the mid 1990s, after receiving her first Master of Arts (MA) degree, she endeavoured on an artistic career in some of St. Petersburg’s most famous theatres, producing designs for various drama productions.

Following a move to London, Varvara Neiman concentrated on her career as a professional artist, staging exhibitions in Central London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Suffolk, where until recently she had a country home. This period is reflected in her art through a striving for new forms and media, combining her purely classical training with a modern imagination. A kaleidoscope of pastoral scenes, neo-Surrealist paintings, portraits and the acclaimed cityscapes ensued, in an equally diverse range of media – oil, acrylic, gouache and watercolour.

After earning her Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) Varvara Neiman began to teach painting and drawing. As an educator, she relies on her extensive education and wide professional experience in the art world. She currently teaches at various locations in Buckinghamshire, and also conducts private lessons at her studio in Beaconsfield. The themes of her classes are wide in scope: ranging from life drawing, portraiture and oil painting, to abstract art. Her artwork is held in private and Royal collections across Russia, The UK, France and America. To find out more about Varvara, visit her website.