By Best Botanical
There are only 2 spaces left in Margaret Best’s April/May 2016 workshop in Spain. Non-artist friends, partners or spouses are also welcome.
The workshop accommodation is a beautifully restored 16th century house in an aromatic garden surrounded by 3000 acres of olive and orange groves. As for all of Margaret’s previous painting trips, this workshop/tour is capably managed on the ground by Kiloran McRae for the Quench Travel Group of Toronto.
Five glorious days of painting will be spent in a spectacular setting high in Sierra Moreno Mountains, just north of Seville in the heart of Andalucía with options to tour the historic sites of Seville and Barcelona. As always, Quench’s remarkable local connections will make for an unforgettable, cultural immersion. Tapas, flamenco dancing, sherry bodegas, historical gardens …
Many of the already registered participants have been on 3 or more of Margaret’s destination workshops. Their enthusiasm for these unique painting opportunities speaks to the quality of their previous experiences. Botanical artist and ASBA member Jan Clouse and her husband Charles of Santa Barbara have this to say about their previous trips with Margaret and Kiloran:
Margaret knows how much Jan appreciates her guidance and mentoring, but the sustained exposure to her teaching skills provided by these trips is inestimable. We both admire Kiloran’s skills as well. Where do we start? Guide? Translator? Chaperone? Student of Medieval history? Plant identifier? She does it all at breakneck speed — in two, sometimes three, languages. Can’t praise her too highly either.
The food was as always, rave-worthy … impressive botanical gardens, the welcoming horticulturists, and historical sites as well… Altogether we had terrific experiences as botanical painter, guitarist, and tourists.
For details about this unique painting opportunity and a chance to explore some remarkable art and sites of historical significance in Spain, visit
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Previous Margaret Best/Quench workshop destinations include:
- Tuscany, Italy
- Marrakech, Atlas Mountains, Morocco
- Newfoundland, Canada
- Cotswold’s, England
- Puglia, Italy
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