Art Retreat with Jane Aston

Friday 27th September – Wednesday 2nd October 2024

Retreat, Relax, Revitalise and Reignite

Join me in the Spanish 4 Star Hotel and Spa Costa Narejos at Los Alcázares on the Mar Menor in Southern Spain.

Los Alcázares is an exclusive Spa Town mainly occupied by Spanish people who choose to live and holiday in this very special place.

It is a hidden gem and the perfect location to retreat and relax in. This art retreat with Jane Aston will enable you to tune into your own natural body rhythms as you walk along the beach and paddle or swim in the sea. It is the perfect opportunity to cast aside the many roles you fulfil in your everyday life. It enables you to tune into what and how you want to paint.

Be Inspired by a Taste of Spain and learn the secret to consistently create New Collections of Art Work

Jane is an experienced art teacher and has inspired students for over 40 years to create their own style of art work. Her Winter Workshops are extremely popular and her students have incredible fun. Using intuitive painting style techniques she will teach you how to use magical colour mixing techniques, composition, values, mark making techniques, canvas activation, design transfer methods and the secret to be able to consistently create new collections of art work.

As a special bonus you will be emailed Jane’s Art Fit on line course 10 weeks prior to the Art Retreat to get you fit for painting on this amazing Spanish Art Retreat.

It doesn’t matter what style of artist you are. Whether you specialise in creating intuitive paintings, landscapes, coastlines, florals, still lifes, old buildings or portraits there is something to suit everyone. Neither does it matter whether you are a total beginner or a full time professional artist.

This Art Retreat is suitable for solo travellers with their own private room, three friends sharing a mini suite and for couples one of whom may like to be a non-participant in the studio activities and therefore receive an additional 50% discount. Please contact Jane to discuss options and availability.

Non-age related. Although we would suggest 18 years as the minimum age category. We will be walking a maximum distance of 1.5 miles at any one time with at least a 2 hour break in between. All footpaths have a very low gradient and are nearly all at sea level.

Private air conditioned Art Studio

Available for your use between 9am – 3pm and 5pm – 12pm daily

There will be at least 2 – 3 hours of daily tuition using our personal sketches, photographic sources of inspiration and intuitive exercises to create small paintings.


After just a few days away on an art retreat with Jane Aston you could be surprised at how energised you are to create a new art collection. You will hopefully have relaxed, recharged and being revitalised by your new surroundings close to the blue waters, blue skies and sunshine. Daily temperatures usually reach an average maximum of 28´c at this time of the year.

You will have created art within a group of like minded people and I hope you will have created lifetime friends, supporting each other along your own individual art journey.

I hope you will be ready to reignite your passion for creating art and understand that it is not about feeling in the mood to make art, as that feeling very rarely happens! It is in fact the process in which you work that enables you to create amazing art more regularly.

Monumento al Pescador

This monument pays tribute to the profession that for many years was the main contributor to the economy of this municipality, fishing and to those who have worked in it.

Seeped in Spanish tradition we will walk in the footsteps of the fishermen (camino de pescadores). An enlightening encounter!!

Arte Urbano

Los Alcázares is famous for being the first and largest museum of outdoor urban art. More than 80 local and international artists from 4 continents have left their mark beautifying the walls of Los Alcázares. All of them created more than 150 murals that are the cultural heritage of this charming town. Take a guided tour of the whole exhibition on a bicycle just like the actor José Sazatornil ‘Saza’ who chose Los Alcázares as his summer home and was named Adoptive Son of the town.

Spoilt for choice

In your free time instead of choosing to lie by the pool or on the beach you may prefer to embark upon a pleasant boat trip to the islands of the Mar Menor or to the Mediterranean Isla Grosa. It is another wonderful opportunity to add to your photographic collection of inspirational ideas or you might prefer to catch a bus into Cartagena and visit the Roman amphitheatre and museum. There is something for everyone!!

Gastronomical Delights to Tantalise our Tastebuds

Breakfast and lunch or our evening meal will be eaten in the Hotel’s buffet style restaurant depending upon the day’s itinerary. One other meal will be eaten out on location every day. It could be tapas, el menu del día, paella or an a la carte accompanied by a Flamenco Show. You are sure to be looked after. Just imagine no cooking for the whole of your stay!!

What’s Included:-

Use of all facilities of 4 Star Hotel and Spa Costa Narejos

Welcome drink

Coffee making facilities in your fully air conditioned room

Breakfast and full buffet style meal in Hotel

One meal lunchtime or evening out on location

Private, fully air conditioned art studio

Winsor & Newton Oil paints

Acrylic paints

Painting Paper

Small Canvas Boards 20cm x 20cm

Cleaning materials

Mark Making materials

Pencils and carbon paper

Sketch books and sketching media/watercolours

A3 Paintings boards

One or two local excursions subject to availability

Free Wi-fi connection

Jane Aston Studios Art Fit On-line Art Course (to be emailed weekly 10 weeks prior to the start of the retreat)

What You Need To Organise:-

Holiday Insurance

Flights to Alicante or Murcia Airports

Airport Transfers (these can be arranged direct with the hotel)

Drinks unless stated as included in the meal

Additional alternative painting substrates (optional)

Additional brushes and palette knives (optional)

Pool and Beach Towel Rental deposits

Spa Treatments

Barnt Green Travel Lounge are delighted to help you with flights, transfers and holiday insurance. Ask for Linda or Emma:-

Call:- +44 121 445 5777


Room Options :-

Private Double or Twin Room with Private En-suite and balcony for one person overlooking pool and the Mar Menor

Option 1A 3 Nights £828

Option 1B 5 Nights £1227

Shared Double or Twin Room with Shared En-suite and balcony for two persons

Non-participating partners welcome. Contact Jane to discuss your options.

Option 2A 3 Nights £684

Option 2B 5 Nights £983

Suite suitable for 3 persons sharing 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and 1 living room

Option 3A 3 Nights £576

Option 3B 5 Nights £845

Cancellation Policy

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel we will refund everything you have paid to us. We will not refund the cost of travel or other arrangements you have made yourself with other suppliers.

If you have to cancel but we can find someone to take your place you will be refunded everything you have paid to us. If we are unable to refill your spot there will be no refund.


We recommend that you arrange Travel Insurance to include Covid for yourself and anyone travelling with you.

We will not be responsible for any cancellation or change fees related to your travel plans.

Price Options & How To Pay

Pay in full or by monthly instalments.

(Go to ‘Book Your Art Retreat’ in menu bars for Prices and Room Options)

Early Bird Deal

Everyone loves a bargain!!

See discount prices for those who book early!!

(Go to ‘Book Your Art Retreat’ in menu bars for further details)

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