This is an experience that I have developed with Co-Create Arts / Cambridge International Arts. Get in touch if you are interested:
We don’t see much developmental value in traditional art holidays – which might offer you a portfolio of pretty watercolours of Tuscan rooftops, but provide little robust, constructive criticism or challenge.
Co-Create Arts (a new project under Cambridge International Arts) is piloting an “Art Boot Camp” in Spain in the autumn of 2014. We have put together a programme covering four days (five nights) – which we think will challenge artists to think more about their work and why they are making it. There will be discussion, crits of your recent work and some challenging art making. The setting is coastal Murcia in Spain – and yes, there are some beautiful natural sights, but we want artists to witness austere Spain too. Accommodation will be in shared dormitories – in a brand new and very clean hostel. All meals will be provided, as will bicycles, art materials, and a taxi to and from the airport (Murcia). Flights are not included – but the area is served well by budget airlines.
We are looking for 10 open-minded artists to participate. We are running the pilot at cost – which means £280 per person – and in return would like your feedback on the last day. Please contact Caroline if you are interested in taking part on Caroline.Jaine@gmail.com or UK 07549929931