Get hands on with nature. Transform and enhance your surroundings by creating temporary forms and capturing fleeting moments of inspiration.
This workshop is designed for people who want to get directly in contact with nature and go beyond the boundaries of traditional art disciplines. We use the natural materials and characteristics of the environment to create intriguing forms grown from the land.
Think of branches, twigs, pebbles, leaves or clay and how you can organize them into a twisting labyrinth, tranquil nest, long winding trail or other meaningful design, and thus transforming the spot. Famous sculptors such as Richard Long and Andy Goldsworthy have made beautiful and powerful art in this way. This kind of art is always temporary, time, season and cycles are often important components of it.
On day one of the course we go and explore the immediate environment and see what materials we find, what spots are inspiring and what sculptures we can make. Then we start to transform the chosen spots. The tutor is always there to coach, help and inspire. At the end of each morning we review the work as a group, there are opportunities to take photos of the works so bringing a camera is a must!
You can work on a Land-Art project as an individual or as a group. In fact it’s ideal as a team-building project.
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For Beginners and those with Experience
This course is suitable for beginners and advanced participants. All you need is an open mind and eyes. Most skills are quite basic, such as braiding, stacking, and binding. Participants are assisted to develop material sensibility and encouraged to find the artistic possibilities of the environment and focus on alternative artistic and symbolic concepts.
Materials and Tools
The main materials will be found on site. Tools such as small hammers, backsaws, and binding materials such as string are provided.
On Monday, the last day of the course, we have a final presentation of the work, and an opportunity to take photos and videos of the creations.
- £850 (or €995) Per person for the week (minimum two people sharing a villa)
- £650 (or €760) Non-Arty Partner (not participating in the course)
- If you would like your own villa there is a £200 (or €240) Single Supplement
The course fee includes 7 nights full board, all your tuition and materials; comfortable accommodation, three meals each day, refreshments and airport transfers*.
- 7 nights stay
- 5 days tuition (9:30 – 1:30)
- Local breakfasts
- Picnic lunches at the studio (excluding ‘free’ Saturday)
- Evening meals either at the Finca or in a local restaurant
- Creative tools such as hammers and saws, and binding materials such as strings are available
- Airport transfers* for recommended flights when booked in advance
Prices do not include flights or travel insurance. It is a condition of acceptance that you have your own insurance
*See Travel Information for recommended flights
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