Madrid and Barcelona are the main international airports in Spain. From there one can catch a connecting flight to the Galician airports, Santiago de Compostela and A Coruña, both approx 1.5 hours away. There are direct flights to these airports from some European countries. Porto airport, just across the border in northern Portugal, is approx 3 hours away.
There are various train or bus connections from the airports to local towns. From Madrid, the train to Monforte de Lemos is very comfortable and takes about 6 hours. Car rental is available at airports. Galicia’s road networks are excellent and easy to navigate. Alternatively, we can arrange for airport pick-up by private car or taxi for an additional fee.
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.