Pricing and Details

Prices for the 2019 trips are subject to change due to exhange rates. 


Spring 2018



$2295 for shared room

*Private rooms may be available for an additional charge of $25/night. Please let me know if you're interested in this option. 


Costs include all art and writing instruction, group work, all accommodation and in-country transportation, all breakfasts, six dinners, and any five excursions of your choice.


Not included: remaining meals, additional excursions of your choice, airfare (which is around $500-700 depending on where you are flying from), and transportation to and from the airport.


*The cost is based on a 11 day trip. 


Before you go:

Make a copy of your passport and credit cards and keep them in a separate place.


Download “WhatsAp” for group communications before, during, and after the trip.  


Pack LIGHTLY. You can buy almost anything you need in Europe, and over-packing is easiest way to make travel painful. Plus, buying regular clothing abroad makes a fantastic souvenir to bring home. I only take: one swimsuit, one dress, something to sleep in, one sweater, one pair of long pants, one pair of shorts, one shirt, and practical walking shoes. You can expect the weather to be warm during the day (65-75) and it can get cold at night (45-55), especially in the mountains. Bring sunscreen. Though rain is rare, it does occasionally happen (but inexpensive umbrellas are easy to find). You’ll need an adaptor for your electronics, but they are also easily available in Barcelona for around $2.


Art supplies to consider:

Charcoal, eraser, and sketchbook

A small travel sized water color paints and a water brush (a paint brush that holds water inside it so you don’t need a separate cup for water)

Oil or chalk pastels


Writing notebook (or buy one the first day in Barcelona)

Books set in the area (see reading list)

Camera for photography

Baggies for collecting objects for found object art

Another art form I haven’t considered

A book for pressing flowers


Rules of the Group

Speak your truth

Respect the truth of others


Respect creative time and space

Spend time with the whole group, small groups, and by yourself as you wish

Honor your creative work

Honor the creative work of those around you

Have fun (yes, it’s a rule)


To Apply

Send me the dates you are interested in with your responses to the following questions:

What would you like to take from this time? What are your creative goals for the trip? What mediums would you like to work with and what is your experience level?

A $500 deposit will hold your place.

The balance of payment is due one month before departure. 


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