Spanish Summer Art Camp

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Art Camp in Spain, 5 – 12 August 2017

£1799 per person.

Introduction.

Join Frui on the Art Camp in Spain where you can have a go at painting, drawing, photography and even try your hand at a bit of traditional Spanish cooking, all in one week. There will also be lots of opportunities to relax in the summer sunshine.

Based in an ‘eco-chic’ hideaway surrounded by spectacular 360 degree views of the Alto Planos, one thousand meters above sea level, Cortijada Los Gázquez is an ‘off-grid’ destination for creatively minded travellers high in the mountains of Andalucia.

In the heart of the Parque Natural Sierra Maria-Los Velez, Europe’s most dramatic alpine desert, this guesthouse is surrounded by areas of extreme natural beauty, profound peace and tranquillity and awe inspiring wilderness. But ‘remote’ and ‘eco’ doesn’t mean basic. Quite the opposite, in fact. Here every en-suite bedroom has been exquisitely designed and furnished, blending the traditional and modern.

Here is an outline of the itinerary:

Day 1 Sat 5th August

Arrive at Alicante airport etc. Easyjet do Granada these days. arrive at Los Gázquez. Home made traditional paella.

Day 2 Sun 6th August

AM. Tapas workshop and simultaneous food photography workshop.
PM. Photography assessment from the morning workshop and recipe giving.

Day 3 Mon 7th August

AM. Photography field trip to El Altiplano, Spain’s high altitude desert landscape. Asador lunch in local restaurant, local provenance food.(€15 per head).
PM. Photography criticism from the mornings field trip before supper.

Day 4 Tue 8th August

AM. Studio workshop, ‘Confidence in Drawing’ overcoming the main obstacle in art making, confidence. Lunch.
PM. Tagine workshop, ‘cooking with wood fire’ and simultaneous photography workshop. (learning exposures using the fire!?!?!).

Day 5 Wed 9th August

AM. Photography field trip to the historic town of Vélez Blanco. Visit Spain’s first Renaissance castle and the ‘pueblo blanco’ of Vélez Blanco and it’s market day. Lunch at a local restaurant (€15 per head).
PM. Studio workshop. ‘Fundamentals of colour’ how to paint using subtle and beautiful colour. Criticism of the mornings photography field trip. Supper.

Day 6 Thurs 10th August

AM. Traditional food of Almería workshop. Cheese making. Lunch.
PM. Studio workshop. Composition, how to grab attention with strong principles of composition. Photography and painting/drawing. Supper.
NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY. In southern Spain at this period we have the ‘Lagrimas de San Lorezo’, a spectacular meteor shower…

Day 7 Friday 11th August

AM. Studio Painting still life/portraiture or landscape or photo excursion on foot with your host Simon back through sedimentary time in the cool recesses of local canyons.
PM. Assessment of the mornings photography / painting Spectacular final supper.
NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY.

Day 8 Saturday 12th August

Leave for Alicante.

As it’s hot this is based on a 9am breakfast, 10.00 start til lunch at 14.00 siestas then start again around 14.30 until drinks at the spectacular sunset followed by supper around 21.30 under the stars.


Simon’s Barcelona Break

Ceramic Mosaic Park Guell In Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona trip, 17 – 20 August 2017

£650 per person.

Introduction

Join Frui lead photography tutor Simon and his partner, Barcelona native Alba, on this summer escape to one of Europe’s best loved cities. On this four day tour we’ll take in some of the Catalan capital’s most iconic architecture, it’s vibrant backstreets and even it’s best and most colourful street festival. Along the way, Simon will be on hand to teach and inspire you to capture all of this with your camera, while Alba’s local knowledge will take us away from the tourist traps and into the backstreets, cafés and restaurants that serve the best of the region’s delicious food and drink.

Day 1 Thursday 17th

Arriving around lunchtime, we transfer to our hotel in the city centre to check in and freshen up, before heading to El Born in Barcelona’s old town.

We’ll take a seat on a terrace for a cold glass of locally produced vermut, an introduction to the holiday and a brief photography lesson. Then it’s off to wander the beautiful alleyways of El Born and the Gothic Quarter, finishing with a pre- dinner drink in Els Quatre Gats tavern, a bohemian hangout frequented by artists such as Picasso at the end of the nineteenth century.

Day 2 Friday 18th

After breakfast and a quick photography lesson, we head to Park Guell to practice our photography skills amongst of the crazy creations of Barcelona’s most famous architect, Antoni Gaudi.

Lunch of tasty local tapas and back to the hotel for a rest.

After a lesson on how to photograph in changing light, we head to the Gracia neighbourhood to take in the festival by day. Festa de Gracia is considered to be Barcelona’s best and most welcoming festival. The streets and plazas of the neighbourhood are a riot of colour as the residents of each street try to outdo each other with handmade decorations.

We’ll head for an early dinner nearby before walking back to the festival for dusk. This is when the streets really come alive as the decorations are lit up and visitors flock from all over the city to soak up the atmosphere. It’s also when we’ll get the best photos!

Day 3 Saturday 19th

This morning is all about street photography, and our inspiration will be the eclectic neighbourhood of Raval. This vibrant district is known for its street art and multiculturalism which, together with its enormous indoor market La Boqueria, will provide plenty of characterful subject matter.
After a delicious local lunch in another of Alba’s favourite café’s, we’ll take taxis to Montjuic Cemetery. Occupying a hillside overlooking the city, this atmospheric area consists of alleyways of tombs built into the walls.

Back in the city we’ll sit down for a look at the day’s images and another mouthwatering Spanish meal.

Depending on availability, there may be an opportunity to watch a rooftop concert.

Day 4 Sunday 20th

Saving Barcelona’s most iconic and spectacular sight for last, this morning we visit Guadi’s masterpiece, the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia. This towering, psychedelic cathedral is mind- blowing to look at and the multi-coloured light and twisting shapes of the interior make great subjects for photography.

We’ll have plenty of time for a final leisurely lunch and some shopping or more street photography, before transferring back to the airport for the flight home.

Hotel: Hotel Praktik Bakery.
This boutique hotel, situated above a bakery, makes a perfect base for our activities in the city. Rooms are comfortable and airy with air conditioning and windows looking over the city.

Recommended flights:
Vueling

17th August
LGW 09:45- 12:55 BCN

20th August
BCN 18:55- 20:15 LGW


James’ June France Special

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Frui Director James is heading down to sunny Cabris again this June, a place very close to his heart and where some of his family live.

We invite all Frusters, new and old, to join James on his Summer jolly!

Here are the details…

22-26 June 2017, Cabris, France.
Total price: £950.

Day 1 – Thursday

Arrive from London to Nice airport

AM
 Lunch and a walk around the Artist town of Mougins

Check into hotel or private villa

Walk around our Picturesque town of Cabirs (amazing views over the Mediterranean!)

Dinner at the L’atelier

Day 2 – Friday

A walk about the old port of Antibes

Lunch on the beach

A walk around the historic perfume making town of Grasse

Back to Cabirs for a relax, swim and tutorials

Dinner in the de la Chevre d’Or

Day 3 – Saturday

Morning walk around the food market in Saint Vallier

A dive down the most picturesque town of Gordon

Photographing the Gorges Du Loop, a river canyon that is often considered to be one of Europe’s most beautiful!

A look around the beautiful medieval hill-top town of Torretts

Dinner in the L’Auberge du Vieux Chateau

Day 4 – Sunday

Relaxing morning swim

Explore old town Cannes

Lunch in the market

Drawing lesson on the beach, underwater photography lesson?

Dinner in the hotel.

Day 5 – Monday

Relaxing morning breakfast

Drive down to the lakes

Lunch somewhere nice, Iʼve not work it out yet!

Transfer to airport

What’s included

4 nights en suite accommodation in your own room

Expert tutors for the duration of the trip (kind of…)

The amazing company of James

All transfers in planned itinerary (excluding flights)

What’s not included

Flights

Meals and Alcohol

Personal travel insurance

Tips (Optional)

To book, please contact us at Frui HQ on 0208 1234 559, or at hello@frui.co.uk.

New Year’s Awards Night

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14 destinations, over 100 holidays, almost 1000 guests and we’ve lost count of the number of bottles of wine!

Over the past three years we’ve seen you guys take some cracking shots on our holidays, so we’re hosting an awards evening to honour your talents and say thank you for your loyal custom. On the night you’ll have the chance to reunite with Frui faces from your holidays while enjoying a few glasses of vino and, who knows, perhaps even a boogie!

So, if you’ve joined us on holiday since 2012 then it’s time to pick your best photos and email them to us for a chance to win! We’ll be showing off your photographs throughout the evening and announcing the winners on the night!

Where and when

Jewel Bar, Covent Garden, 23rd January 2015 from 7pm (winners announced at 8pm)

Categories

People in their environment

Details that tell a story

Bags of personality

Country in a nutshell

Mega landscapes

Prizes (Yay!)

The winner of each category will win a print of their photograph, a £100 Frui holiday voucher and a steamy smooch from James. One of the lucky category winners will also win a £400 Frui Holiday voucher!

The rules (Boo!)

You can enter JUST ONE image per category by emailing hello@frui.co.uk. Images must be emailed one at a time with the category in the subject line. Images must be no larger than 5MGB and no smaller than 2MGB. Any images smaller or larger will be discounted. All photos must have been taken on a 2012, 2013 or 2014 Frui holiday. Deadline for entries is 15th January 2015.

Judges

All entries will be judged by Frui co-founder and best-selling author of Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs, Henry Carroll. Frui’s head of photography and travel photographer, Filip Gierlinski. Frui tutor and travel photographer, Simon Tupper.

RSVP essential

Even if you haven’t been away with us over the past three years we’d love you to join us on the night! Please reserve your spot by emailing hello@frui.co.uk. Good luck everyone and we look forward to seeing you and your pics on the night!

New Year’s Awards Ceremony
14 destinations, over 100 holiday, almost 1000 guests and we’ve lost count of the number of bottles of wine!
Over the past three years we’ve seen you guys take some cracking shots on our holidays, so we’re hosting an awards evening to honour your talents and say thank you for your loyal custom. On the night you’ll have the chance to reunite with Frui faces from your holidays while enjoying a few glasses of vino and, who knows, perhaps even a boogie!
So, if you’ve joined us on holiday since 2012 then it’s time to pick your best photos and email them to us for a chance to win! We’ll be showing off your photographs throughout the evening and announcing the winners on the night!
Where and when
Jewel Bar, Covent Garden, 23rd January 2015 from 7pm (awards announced at 9pm)
Categories
People in their environment
Details that tell a story
Bags of personality
Country in a nutshell
Mega landscapes
Prizes
The winner of each category will win a print of their photograph, a £100 Frui holiday voucher and a steamy smooch from James. One of the lucky category winners will also win a £400 Frui Holiday voucher!
The rules
You can enter JUST ONE image per category by emailing hello@frui.co.uk. Images must be emailed one at a time with the category in the subject line. Images must be no larger than 5MGB and no smaller than 2MGB. Any images smaller or larger will be discounted. All photos must have been taken on a 2012, 2013 or 2014 Frui holiday. Deadline for entries is 15th January 2015.
Judges
All entries will be judged by Frui co-founder and best-selling author of Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs, Henry Carroll. Frui’s head of photography and travel photographer, Filip Gierlinski. Frui tutor and travel photographer, Simon Tupper.