Painting Package

Tiskita offers a one-week painting package with classes taught by painter André van Melle.

Seven days painting package starting January 6th and ending January 27th, 2019 (you can start any day of the week).

Contact & Reservations

Package & Rates

The painting package includes:

  • Private cabin
  • Three meals a day
  • Two guided hikes
  • All applicable taxes
  • Coffee, tea, and fruit juices
  • Painting classes with André van Melle

Painting package rates per person in US dollars:

No. of NightsRates (USD per person)

André van Melle

André van Melle is an experienced painter and instructor. His impressionist paintings are owned by collectors and displayed in galleries. André, his wife Lucie, their children, and grandchildren have been regular guests at Tiskita.

André van Melle’s Website


About three to four hours a day are reserved for painting. The schedule may vary depending on individual needs and the weather.

Painting class schedule:

1Settling in
2Painting class, painting around the lodge
3Painting class, painting in the village (Punta Banco)
4Painting class, painting on the beach
5Painting class, painting horses (or other animals)
6Painting class, painting in the tropical rainforest
7Checking out


The classes focus on outdoor painting and cover:

  • Sketching
  • Building composition
  • Catching the moment
  • Balancing colors
  • Dealing with changing light conditions


The participants need to bring their own material. Tiskita can provide an easel, containers, and oil paint diluents. Recommended are acrylic, oil, and watercolor media. There is no art supply store nearby Tiskita.

The tropical climate can make paint react differently than a temperate climate.


The painting package does not include transportation, but we can assist with travel arrangements within Costa Rica.

How to Get to Tiskita

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