Card Making With Julie

Julie Allen Handmade Card Creator

This workshop has proved very popular!

Julie will demonstrate how to use primary coloured inks, water and a fine pen to create beautiful designs for greetings cards.


Many of our guests, who have never painted before were delighted with the cards they produced after just an afternoons tuition.


Pottery And Ceramics With Trina

Silver Jewellery Day With

Clare Purt


For this workshop we will spend the day in the pretty village of Bedar.  At the Art Studio you will meet Trina Doerr, the local artist, whose favourite saying is "Anything is possible!".


You will have the opportunity to learn different techniques of working with clay:

  • Pinch pots

  • Coiling

  • Slab work

  • Throwing on the wheel

  • Painting

  • Sgraffito

  • Glazing

So, whether you are a complete beginner or more experienced, it's a fun filled day.  Your finished items will be fired and ready to take home at the end of the holiday.​


Clare has recently moved to Bedar and is a talented goldsmith with 30 years' experience. She has many clients in the UK, her most prestigious being HRH Prince Charles!


You will spend the day in Clare's studio at Castellon de Bedar.  You will use traditional techniques to make your own silver ring.  During the day refreshments and a delicious lunch will be prepared and served by Shane.  A wonderful way to spend a day learning new skills and taking time to create a beautiful keepsake of your stay.

Spanish Cooking

Learn To Cook Spanish Paella

For this day, we will start in the local market in Lubrin where we will choose from the abundant array of fresh ingredients.

Once back at Cortijo Alameda, you will be guided through the preparation and method of cooking a typical Spanish meal.

Including authentic paella.


It's a great way to learn to cook together and then sit down to enjoy the results with some homemade sangria.

Soap Making


This is an interesting craft to learn and it's all based on a simple chemical reaction.  We use our own extra virgin olive oil which makes a beautiful castille soap.

Handmade Soap

You will choose your own moulds and essential oils and create a selection of handmade soaps to take home.  Once you learn this simple technique to can make soap whenever you like. These soaps make great presents for friends and family.

Precious Metal Clay (PMC)

This is a very exciting day-long course where we will teach you to use Precious Metal Clay. By the end of the session you will have produced your own unique piece of solid silver jewellery to take home with you.


The day covers:

  • How to work with this special clay, which contains millions of tiny silver particles.

  • Cutting out shapes and texturing the clay into a piece of jewellery.

  • Firing the clay.

  • Burnishing and polishing your finished piece.

Prepare to be amazed!