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. See map.

 

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.

 

Useful travel info can be found at www.omio.com, trains www.renfe.com, also www.galiciaguide.com/Flights.html

 

Don’t hesitate to ask if you need assistance with regional travel arrangements.

Schedules, packlist & travel

travel

schedules

list of items to bring

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.

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