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Marta de la Fuente

The Essence of Life's Beauty

4 Day Vibrant Acrylic Art Retreat

4 Day Vibrant Acrylic Art Retreat

From 12th to 15th of September

Max 10 Guests

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  • Free Cancellation 30 Days Before

Embark on an artistic journey with artist Marta de la Fuente on the unique island of Lanzarote. Unleash your creative flow while mastering new techniques in acrylic painting and indulge yourself in a wraparound experience for 4 days and 3 nights.

Suitable for all skill levels, Marta's personalized guidance will make you fall in love with acrylic painting and contemporary life skill. Enjoy daily classes with Marta and explore acrylics, lights, and shadows while diving into Lanzarote's wine culture and traditions.

Indulge in Spanish cuisine prepared by our private chef, a wine tasting, and a guided visit to the heart of Lanzarote, all set in a beautiful venue. A retreat with a vibrant Spanish soul, bursting with colour and tremendous flow, awaits you to close out the summer of 2024.

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Capturing the beauty of essentiality

"The simple rituals of each day ground me and fill me with boundless tranquility. From the warmth of the morning sun on my face to savoring the most delightful flavors, I cherish these moments of pure joy. That's what my art is all about—capturing the essence of life's beauty.

In our upcoming retreat, we'll delve into the heart of simplicity, celebrating the humble delights of Lanzarote's gastronomy and the richness of its wines. Through traditional still life painting, we'll immortalize these cherished moments, creating timeless reminders of our shared experience." - Marta says.

Daily Schedule of Your Artistic Journey

Beyond painting alongside Marta de la Fuente every day, you'll also have free time to relax, to practice by your own or to discover Lanzarote island and share your experiences with other artists over a cup of wine.

Day 1

Welcome to Lanzarote

Your retreat begins from the airport to the villa, where the beauty of Lanzarote starts to unfold. Settle in your room, then join us for a special dinner to meet everyone.

Day 2

The mastery of painting

Greeted by the morning sun, enjoy a buffet breakfast to dive into a morning acrylic sessions with Marta. A wine tasting will wait for us in the evening.

Day 3

Walk on tradition

Morning painting lesson at the villa followed by a walk into la Geria and an afternoon trip to Famara beach. A farewell dinner at a traditional local restaurant will close the day.

Day 4

Bye-bye summer

Wake up surrounded by the sea for a calm brunch and goodbyes. Pack your memories and get ready for the transfer to the airport.

Marta de la Fuente

Marta de La Fuente was born in Mojados, a small Spanish town known to few. Before she could even walk, Marta was already drawing.

She spent her childhood surrounded by bulls, impressionist paintings, and endless games of chinchón, sitting at her grandmother's feet. Her mother introduced her to painting through her recreations of Sorolla and Egon Schiele. Her father, a former fine arts student and architect, tought her basic concepts of anatomy and, the self-taught and non-conformist spirit that has now led Marta to pause her successful career as a designer and focus on painting.

Based in Madrid, her career has unfolded into painting, illustration, and digital design at companies such as Cabify and Lingokids. In 2020, she held her first exhibition, laying the groundwork for her own style. And in February 2024, she presented her most renowned exhibition, "Anís y Chinchón."

Her collaborations have expanded to include well-known brands such as Levi's, Bumble, Netflix, Manolo Bakes, and the singer Sebastián Yatra. Can´t wait to enjoy the village life of this Atlantic island throug Marta´s perspective.

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  • What You Get

    • Painting workshops and personal guidance from Marta de la Fuente.
    • 4-day and 3 nights stay at Spanish venue, with full estate access.
    • Art studio with natural light in Lanzarote's nature reserve.
    • Daily meals by our chef (dietary/allergens options available).
    • Filtered water provided with meals and at the venue.
    • Half day excursion include private transportation.
    • A wine tasting with iconic Lanzarote wines.
    • Airport transfers from/to Lanzarote Airport.
    • On-site retreat support and hosting by Lucía Entrialgo.
    • All local taxes and fees included.
    • Pre-retreat WhatsApp group with Marta and participants.
  • What You Don’t

    • Airfare.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Art materials.
    • Dinner outside at a local restaurant.
    • Alcohol beverages.
    • Extra costs guests might incur on their own.

FAQs

What can I expect to learn during the retreat?

  • Mastering acrylic techniques with Marta de la Fuente.
  • Learning to capture lights, and shadows of the objects around us.
  • Improve your composition skills.
  • Learn to choose trendy colour palettes.
  • Applying what you've learned to your own style.
  • Enhancing your skills in color mixing and creating compelling still life compositions.
  • Experimenting with gradients and a range of tones.
  • Techniques for taking reference photos, sketching on location, and adapting to live painting.
  • And much more!

Beyond painting alongside Marta every day, you'll also have free time to relax, to practice by your own or to discover Lanzarote island and share your experiences with other artists over a cup of tea.

Is this artistic retreat available to all levels?

Yes, it is suitable for painters of all levels.

What art supplies do I need for the workshop?

A detailed list of art materials recommended by artist Marta de la Fuente will be provided upon booking before the retreat. Masking tape, water containers, and paper towels are included.

What features does the rooms have?

The private room features one single bed, private bathroom, storage space for personal belongings, and it is designed to provide comfort and privacy for both guests.

The shared double room
features two single beds, private bathroom, storage space for personal belongings, and it is designed to provide comfort and privacy for both guests.

All our rooms includes sheets, towels and toiletries.

In the villa there is a 24h available well-fitted kitchen, guests will find a refrigerator, kitchenware, a microwave, a toaster, a tea and coffee maker.

Are all meals included during the retreat?

It includes 2 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners, all meticulously prepared by our private chef. We cater to gluten-free diets and other allergies or dietary intolerances upon request.

The only meal not included is the last dinner in a local restaurant.

Can the retreat cater to specific dietary requirements?

Regular, vegetarian, vegan, diabetic, gluten-free, and lactose-free diets are catered for. Please get in touch in advance so we can discuss your dietary requirements and plan them with our personal chef.

Is the art retreat available to guests with limited mobility?

Unfortunately, the retreat venue and trips are not well suited to host people with limited mobility.

What language is used during the art workshop and other activities?

This retreat is available in English. We are also fluent in Spanish so don´t worry if English is not your first language.

What should I pack?

The weather in Lanzarote is sunny and warm. September is one of the best months to visit the island. You can expect average highs of 25°C during the day that drop to 17°C at night. Lanzarote enjoys very mild winters and warm summers, and very little rain throughout the year. It is a windy island so bring a coat with you to protect from it.

Please pack appropriate clothing, sunscreen, a swimsuit, a beach towel, flip flops, a coat for evenings and nights, comfortable shoes, a sun hat and sunglasses, personal care items, and any personal medication you might need.

Is transportation included?

The retreat include airport transfers from/to Lanzarote Airport at prearranged times, and excursions trips in private transportation.

Host tip: Given Lanzarote's limited public transportation and costly taxi services, we suggest teaming up with fellow retreat participants for car-sharing if you wish to explore the island during our retreat's free time. We're here to help facilitate these arrangements with you.

How does the payment process work for reserving a spot in the retreat?

To ensure a smooth and transparent reservation process, here's a breakdown of our payment system:

  • Reserving Your Spot: A reservation fee is required to book your place in the retreat. Once you've reserved your spot for The Retreat, we will contact you, and afterwards you can go ahead and book your flights.
  • Retreat payment: We will contact you 30 days before the retreat for the remaining payment.

Will I receive a full refund if the retreat is cancelled?

Yes, absolutely. If the retreat is canceled due to force majeure events or circumstances out of The Sun Collective and/or artist Johny Vieria's control, we will let you know as soon as possible, refund the total cost of the retreat and help you find another great holiday option.

Participants are recommend to purchase travel, medical, and cancellation insurance for protection against any circumstances that might require cancellation or change of travel arrangements.

What happens if I need to cancel?

Once your complete payment is processed, if you need to cancel:

  • Until 30 days before the retreat you will be reimbursement your complete reservation fee.
  • From day 30 to day 15 before the retreat you will be reimbursement 50% from the total price you have paid.
  • From day 15 to day 1 before the retreat you will be reimbursement 0% - cause we live in an island and it is gonna be imposible to fill your spot.

To protect yourself against any potential need for cancellation or changes in travel plans, including no-shows, medical emergencies, or travel disruptions, we recommend to purchase travel, medical, and cancellation insurance.

Please ensure your insurance covers trip cancellation and interruption. We advise carefully reviewing your insurance policy to understand the coverage details and claims process. Remember, securing suitable insurance is your responsibility, as The Sun Collective does not partner with any insurance providers.

If I want to extend my trip to Lanzarote, where can I stay?

We sincerely recommend looking for a room at Pitaya Coliving in Arrecife, a place with unique energy co-livers. If you prefer something on your own, we suggest searching for apartments in Costa Teguise, a well-located town close to the sea.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you need more information.