Workshops are held at Casa da Cabaza, in Galicia, north-western Spain, located mid-way between the towns Monforte de Lemos and Sarria, and mid-way between the cities Lugo and Ourense. The nearest airports are in Santiago de Compostela and A Coruña, approx 1.5 hours away.
Private car or taxi pick-up will be available from Santiago airport on the afternoon before the start date. This is an additional cost from €40 each way, per person, depending on the number of people sharing. There are various train or bus services, and car rental can be booked at the airports. Don’t hesitate to ask if you need assistance with regional travel arrangements.
Workshop schedules are not rigid and can be adapted to suit requirements. A daily schedule will generally include
6 - 8 workshop hours
breakfast, lunch and dinner
time to rest, reflect and do your own thing
A weekly schedule may include
arrival day: introductions, tour of the location and facilities, discussion weekly programme, and evening meal together
workshop days 1-3: digitising & preparing images; plate making; inking and printing
workshop day 4: morning work; afternoon visit to the ancient Roman-walled city of Lugo for a typical Galician lunch, followed by a visit to the regional museum to see a small but fine collection of Spanish etchings
final workshop day 5: completing final bits of work in morning; feedback and summing up in afternoon
departure day: breakfast & departure
your artwork in the form of drawings, photographic images or other suitable visual material, preferably as high quality digital files - otherwise they can be digitised during the workshop.
a laptop with software for editing and processing images - otherwise you may be able to use a workshop laptop.
photographic or other art equipment and materials if you wish to spend some time producing new work.
art-making materials and photographic equipment if you wish to produce new work on location.
studio work clothes and outdoor clothes, including a light rain jacket and a warm fleece - there can be rainy days even in summer. Outdoor walking shoes are needed, as well as light footwear for use indoors.