Art Vacations: Weekends and Longer
From a weekend to a week or even two, together we can design a custom art vacation for you in Flims.
Between mid-December and Easter and between late June and mid-October, LaPaletta is typically open 6 days a week, mornings and afternoons, with specific workshops every morning and free choice of medium etc. (Open Studio) every afternoon. The maximum number of workshop participants at any time is 6, and there is always plenty of individual attention. Complete beginners are welcome as are more experienced artists.
Some possibilities for art vacations at LaPaletta include:
Come to LaPaletta in the mornings and discover a different art medium every day. Depending on our schedule during the days that you're here, this might include watercolour, acrylic painting, mixed media, drawing, printmaking or a craft project. You could spend the afternoons relaxing or doing something active (skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, swimming etc, depending on the season). Alternatively you can come back to LaPaletta after a long lunch break and continue with one or another project for the afternoon.
Spend the mornings at a spa, at one of the lakes, exploring local villages or up the mountain, maybe sketching or taking photos. Then spend three hours every afternoon in the studio at LaPaletta working on projects of your own choice, with help if you need it and all the materials ready and waiting. Maybe you'd like to concentrate on one technique like watercolour or perhaps you want to explore one subject in lots of different ways, or create a series of works.
Accommodation and Transport
Flims and neighbouring Laax and Falera offer plenty of accommodation options from backpacker hostels to some of Switzerland's most luxurious hotels, complete with spas and fine dining. Wherever you decide to stay, the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, as you'd expect in a mountain resort.
There's also a great variety of eating places, bars and nightlife here.
Flims is easily reached from Zurich city and and the airport, either by car (1.5 - 2 hours) or by public transport (train to Chur and bus to Flims/Laax/Falera, 2.5 hours or so). LaPaletta is on the main street in Flims, not quite half way between the bus stops at the Post and the Bergbahn (mountain lifts).
We can't offer to arrange accommodation or transport for you, but are more than happy to provide information and local insights.
Discover more about the region here
For 4-6 three-hour sessions (morning/afternoon) within a seven day period, LaPaletta offers 10% discount off the usual workshop prices*.This discount is valid per person (i.e. the 4-6 sessions cannot be shared between multiple people).
For 7-12 sessions (morning/afternoon) within a seven day period, there's a 15% discount off the usual workshop prices*.This discount is valid per person, (i.e. the 7-12 sessions cannot be shared between multiple people).
Please send an email in the first instance, describing possible dates and what you'd like to do, and we'll get back to you.
*The usual cost of most of our morning workshops and all of our afternoon sessions is CHF100 for three hours, including materials (except canvases). Some craft workshops cost CHF120, and the six-hour silver clay jewellery workshops cost CHF250.