ART COURSES IN ÁLORA

Pencil drawing by Sam Austin Cooper age14

BASIC ART COURSE

Do as little or as much as you please on this Art Course in the Beautiful mountains of Andalucia

ANTIQUE RESTORATION

A Basic Course in Antique Paint Restoration from Sam Austin Cooper who has 30 years experience in The Antiques Trade in London

Paint Effects & Finishes Courses at Conscious Earth

Paint Effects & finishes

Paint Effects and finishes that can be applied to many surfaces including walls, doors & furniture!

BASIC ART COURSES in Álora,

ART BASICS

With this Art Course you may do as much or as little as you wish!


No need to drag your Artist materials around the world with you!

We can supply your Basic Materials,

easels, brushes, paints, canvasses, sketch pads, pencils,charcoal etc


Anything a little more specialised will be charged at Cost.

Just send us a line for your requirements!


Sam will be on hand to help the novice artist!

This is the most affordable course on our programme


Your art course to suit your needs

The 6 Day Basic Art Course is open to everyone!

Individual €75 per day per person

Couples sharing €70

per day per person

( save €84 on the total when you pay in full)

Groups of 6 or more sharing €65

per day per person ( save €234 on the total when you pay in full)

*If you would like a private room within the group an additional €20 will be charged per night per person

*IF YOU PAY IN FULL when booking you will recieve a further 10% discount!

*A non refundable 20% deposit will secure your place

BOOK NOW

What is included ?

Included in this 6 Day Course:


Accomodation either in Villa de Vida Retreat or in one of our Bell Tents

NoteBook

All materials & Tools

Tutor Fee

Transfers from the Airport 

( if Necessary)


Continental Breakfast & drinks

Lunch & drinks

Dinner& drinks

Lemon/Lime water, Tea & Coffee throughout the day

( Vegan & Vegetarian options available)


PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO SET DATES FOR OUR ART COURSES, PLEASE EMAIL TO DISCUSS WHICH DATES YOU REQUIRE

PAY IN FULL & RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT

Art Assistant & Tutor!

Samantha Austin-Cooper

Sam has 30 years experience as an Antique Painted Furniture Restorer & Specialist Painter.


Sam’s Mother, Val Cooper, was an Antiques dealer in Camden Passage, Islington, London, in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s & 2000’s !!! So Sam had been surrounded, not only at home but at her Mothers shop by beautiful pieces of ‘Art’. 

The characters of Camden Passage, 

( other dealers ), Sam recalls, were “Colourful” to say the least. “Artistic &  Eccentric at times!” , “ it was so interesting, a great time to be there”.


With a Love of Art from a young age & what she calls a “modest talent” , Sam started to restore the odd piece for her mother, in the spare bedroom, small items of furniture & object D’art In the late 1980’s. The word soon spread throughout the Antiques traders that Sam was a talented Restorer.

Also, travelling around the flea markets in Paris & the South of France gave Sam great insight. Studying the Antique finishes around her & then replicating them back in her workshop in  trendy Shoreditch for her clients.


Alongside her Restoration business Sam started to create Paint Effects & Finishes for Clients homes throughout London with her friend & business partner Helen Court.

Forming,

‘Austin Cooper Court Specialist Painters’

 Sam & Helen were experts in their field, using their vast knowledge of different types of Paint Effects plus, Murals, Gilding, Marbling & Wood graining techniques to transform Stately Homes, Offices, Studios & Apartments all over London and the South East Of England.


In 2010, Sam had to change course due to work related injuries and started a new business, WILDSTAR making Clutch Bags & Tote Bags from Recycled Fabrics & Leathers. Sam still does this today alongside teaching her ‘Art’.... Antique Restoration and Paint Effects & Finishes.

Samantha Austin - Cooper

Samantha Austin - Cooper

ANTIQUE RESTORATION ART COURSES IN ÁLORA, MALAGA PROVINCE

Antique Restoration

Throughout history painted furnishings mirrored the societies they decorated. As far back as Ancient Egypt furnishings were painted & gilded to suit The Pharaohs’ tastes.  The Greeks & Romans decorated their homes with equally elaborate styles. The changes brought by the  French Renaissance and the exposure to oriental culture, altered European décor.

In many societies it was only the rich that could afford real marble or gold. Therefore artists replicated the beauty of marble & inlaid wood veneers. Learn these skills on one of our courses!

Gilded Carving- Samantha Austin- Cooper Villa de Vida Restoration Courses

The 6 Day Antique Restoration Course is open to everyone!

Individual €85 per day per person


Couples sharing €75 

per day per person

( save €210 on the total)


Groups of 6 or more sharing €70

per day per person ( save €792 )


*If you would like a private room within the group an additional €20 will be charged per night per person

*IF YOU PAY IN FULL when booking you will recieve a further 10% discount!

*A non refundable 20% deposit will secure your place

BOOK NOW

What is included in the 6 Day Antique Restoration Course?

Gilded & Painted Finish
Samantha Austin-Cooper

Included in this 6 Day Course:

NoteBook

All materials & Tools

Tutor Fee

Transfers from the Airport 

( if Necessary)

Accomodation 

Continental Breakfast & drinks

Lunch & drinks

Dinner& drinks

Lemon/Lime water, Tea & Coffee throughout the day

( Vegan & Vegetarian options available)


PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO SET DATES FOR OUR ART COURSES, PLEASE EMAIL TO DISCUSS WHICH DATES YOU REQUIRE

What subjects will this Antique Restoration Course cover?

This Antique Restoration course will cover 

* preparing surfaces

* using old gloss or varnished surfaces to your advantage 

* tricks of the trade

* colourmixing & different paint types

* intro to faux antique marbling & woodgraining techniques

* intro to oil gilding

* intro to decorative painting

* colourmixes & washes

* waxes & varnishes


PAY IN FULL

GROUPS FOR

ANTIQUE RESTORATION

PAINT EFFECTS & FINISHES

MURALS


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What do I need to bring with me?

Painty Work Clothes at Conscious Earth & Villa de Vida

All you need to bring are old clothes, trainers or boots.

No painted fingernails,  They won’t last long on this course!!!

We do not use any oil based paints and so there are no dangerous liquids around. All the paints used on this course are water based paints as we care about our environment!

We can supply gloves if necessary


RECEIVE AN EXTRA 10% OFF WHEN YOU PAY IN FULL FOR THE COURSES LISTED BELOW


PAY IN FULL COUPLES FOR ANTIQUE RESTORATION

PAINT EFFECTS & FINISHES

MURALS


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Basic & Advanced techniques


This is a basic course on Antique Restoration with demonstrations &you have the chance for some hands on practical experience. 

There are lots of different effects to achieve different levels of the aging process in paintwork.

Within this course there is an introduction to the more complicated techniques.


If you require a more in-depth course, Please, speak to Sam and you can arrange, either a follow on course or another course at a later stage.


PAY IN FULL

INDIVIDUALS FOR 

ANTIQUE RESTORATION

PAINT EFFECTS & FINISHES

MURALS

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PAINT EFFECTS & FINISHES Course in Southern Spain

Paint Effects & Finishes ...the best Course in Southern spain

A BASIS IN......Paint Effects & Finishes.

Paint Effects & Finishes that can be applied to many different surfaces.


Sam and her business partner Helen worked in many luxury homes in and around London.

From Gilding walls in Mayfair, Stone Blocking in Shoreditch, Marble panelling in Islington, Faux Stone & Marble slabs in Battersea, Faux wood grain in Hampstead....

Lots of experience and knowledge to share with you!

How much is the paint effects & finishes course?

The 6 Day Paint Effects Course is open to everyone!

Individual €85 per day per person

Couples sharing €75 

per day per person

( save €210 on the total)

Groups of 6 or more sharing €70

per day per person ( save €792 )

*If you would like a private room within the group an additional €20 will be charged per night per person

*IF YOU PAY IN FULL when booking you will recieve a further 10% discount!

*A non refundable 20% deposit will secure your place

What is included in the price?

Included in this 6 Day Course:

NoteBook

All materials & Tools

Tutor Fee

Transfers from the Airport 

( if Necessary)

Accomodation 

Continental Breakfast & drinks

Lunch & drinks

Dinner& drinks

Lemon/Lime water, Tea & Coffee throughout the day

( Vegan & Vegetarian options available)

What do we need to bring with us?

All you need to bring are old clothes, trainers or boots.

No painted fingernails,  They won’t last long on this course!!!

We do not use any oil based paints and so there are no dangerous liquids around. All the paints used on this course are water based paints as we care about our environment!

We can supply gloves if necessary

WHICH EFFECTS WILL WE LEARN?

You will come away from this course with a Basic understanding of the following Paint Effects & finishes:

COLOUR WASHES

GILDING

MARBLING

WOOD GRAINING

COLOURWASHES WITH GILDING

Is there an advanced course in this subject?

Yes!

If there is one area that you are particularly interested in, we are happy to add a 3 day course. This course can be added to the above or taken separately.

Please email for more details


PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO SET DATES FOR OUR ART COURSES, PLEASE EMAIL TO DISCUSS WHICH DATES YOU REQUIRE


TO PAY IN FULL AND RECEIVE 10% EXTRA DISCOUNT GO TO  ANTIQUE RESTORATION

REVAMPING & RECYCLING COURSE IN ANDALUCIA

RECYCLING

As we are all aware to Recycle is one of the most important issues of the modern age!

I for one LOVE to rummage at a Boot Fair or have a quick look in the Skip down the Road!

With a little bit of knowledge and imagination we can transform the Ordinay into the extraordinary!

RELOVING

Interesting Colour Combinations...

Combining Fabrics

Unusual Pieces of ‘Art’

Using Paint Effects

Imagination Techniques

Images

Broken ‘Stuff’ can be used!!

!!THINK before you throw that out!


REVAMPING

Think! Before you throw it out!

Sam can show you lots of different ideas and how to  change something boring into something amazing!


Tricks of The Trade

Short Cuts

Help & Advice

Where to buy

Where to sell

Starting your own Business?

What do we need?

Some thing comfortable to wear

plus some old clothes.

There will be some hands on work experience, which maybe mucky but not dangerous!


PAY IN FULL TO RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT!


PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO SET DATES FOR OUR ART COURSES, PLEASE EMAIL TO DISCUSS WHICH DATES YOU REQUIRE

PAY IN FULL INDIVIDUAL

What is included?

All materials

Notebooks

 All Tools

Accomodation in Villa de Vida Retreat or in one of our Bell Tents

all Food & Drinks:

Continental Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

( Vegan & Vegetarian)

All soft Drinks & Herbal Teas


PAY IN FULL COUPLES

How much is it?

4 DAY course

Individual €75 per day per person

Couples sharing €70

per day per person 

Groups of 6 or more sharing €70

per day per person 

*If you would like a private room within the group an additional €20 will be charged per night per person

*IF YOU PAY IN FULL when booking you will recieve a further 10% discount!

*A non refundable 20% deposit will secure your place

PAY IN FULL GROUPS OF 6

MURALS IN ANDALUCIA

Mural course

Part of a Bird Theme Mural by Sam Austin Cooper

The 6 Day Mural Course is open to everyone!

Individual €85 per day per person

Couples sharing €75 

per day per person

( save €210 on the total)

Groups of 6 or more sharing €70

per day per person ( save €792 )

*If you would like a private room within the group an additional €20 will be charged per night per person

*IF YOU PAY IN FULL when booking you will recieve a further 10% discount!

*A non refundable 20% deposit will secure your place

What is included?

Blue & White Vases as part of a Mural by Samantha Austin Cooper

Included in this 6 Day Course:

NoteBook

All materials & Tools

Tutor Fee

Transfers from the Airport 

( if Necessary)

Accomodation 

Continental Breakfast & drinks

Lunch & drinks

Dinner& drinks

Lemon/Lime water, Tea & Coffee throughout the day

( Vegan & Vegetarian options available)

PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO SET DATES FOR OUR ART COURSES, PLEASE EMAIL TO DISCUSS WHICH DATES YOU REQUIRE

What do we need to bring with us?

Part of a Mural by Samantha Austin Cooper 2006

All you need to bring are old clothes, trainers or boots.

No painted fingernails,  They won’t last long on this course!!!

We do not use any oil based paints and so there are no dangerous liquids around. All the paints used on this course are water based paints as we care about our environment!

We can supply gloves if necessary


TO PAY IN FULL AND RECEIVE AN EXTRA 10% DISCOUNT GO TO ANTIQUE RESTORATION

MURALS

Marble panelling
Samantha austin cooper

This Art Course in Mural application is an Introduction, it is a basic course that will inspire you & encourage you to go forward.


Included in this course:

* Mural Design

* Planning

* Drawing to Scale

* Wall Space & Division

* Shading

* Colour or Monochrome

* Landscapes & Views

* Tropical Foliage

* Animals

* Sealing & Protecting

PLEASE NOTE:

CONSCIOUS EARTH PERMACULTURE FARM & VILLA DE VIDA CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY ON ANY OF OUR COURSES OR RETREATS.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR HEALTH & TRAVEL INSURANCE ARE UP TO DATE ( A COPY IS REQUIRED AT BOOKING & ON ARRIVAL)

Thankyou!

if you would like further information please email us .

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