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JOSEPH ZBUKVIC in SPAIN
“Watercolour Inspirations in Cadaqués”
1 – 7 October 2010
Cadaqués remains a favourite spot for artists and is popular with weekenders from Barcelona and visitors from farther afield. in Catalonia.00 . It is right on the edge of the Cap de Creus Peninsula.00 Oct 6 Oct 7 18. where the Pyrenees mountains meet the sea.00 – 16. just south of the French border. A former fishing village that was once only accessible by sea.CATALONIA. COURSE TIMETABLE DAY Fri Sat to Wed Wed Thu DATE Oct 1 Oct 2 to Oct 6 TIME 18. Most who discover it return for seconds. Critiques. an area set in the unusual natural landscape of the steep hills that cut across the county of Alt Empordà before falling into the sea in the form of cliffs.30 20.00 By 11. This lovely village with seagoing routes has excellent beaches and tranquil coves with clear water. Right in the heart of Cap de Creus is Cadaqués. Facing the Mediterranean Sea at the head of a crystal clear bay. GIRONA PROVINCE & CADAQUES (SPAIN) The Costa Brava forms the most northerly stretch of the coast of Catalonia and one of the most beautiful in Spain. Cadaqués was a favourite of both Picasso and Salvador Dalí who were drawn to the area's incredible light and sea breezes.00 ACTIVITY Welcome drinks and meeting at hotel. Dinner Informal exhibition.30 20. farewell meeting and dinner Departure before 11.00 09. morning and afternoon. Cadaqués sits on the far North-East of Spain. Welcome dinner at Al Gianni’s Sketching & painting in Cadaqués. The town has been developed carefully over the years and retains its charm.
the image of the church of Santa María. Chagall and Klein. . as always. Modernist architecture. Above the outline of the town. stands out. like the Casa Serinyena. Luis Bunuel. alongside the Latin sea. Marcel Duchamp. Federico Garcia Lorca. the town became an important European cultural centre. At the head of Cadaqués bay rises the network of narrow cobbled streets and white houses making up the old town. Paul Eluard. There. Many leading artists. Andre Breton. Max Ernst. During the first decades of the 20th century. who moved to a house in Port Lligat and said that this was the most beautiful town in the world. a carefully restored church with a white façade. in the perfect and dreamy town of Cadaqués. has left its distinctive imprint on some of the most notable buildings in the town. Man Ray. and many others. I have been quenched by light and colour". found their particular source of inspiration in this beautiful corner of the province of Gerona. Cadaqués' worldwide fame began with Salvador Dali. Dali's stay in Cadaqués attracted the attention of many artists. for its part. like Picasso.ABOUT CADAQUES Salvador Dalí once said in 1920: "I have spent a delightful summer. such as Pablo Picasso.
or the Perrot-Moore Museum. s/n – 17488 Cadaqués. which brings together works of European graphic art. which exhibits works by artists who maintained close links with Cadaqués. Hopefully some time to relax.30 Welcome drinks and meeting at Hotel Llané Petit. beside Port Lligat bay. The artistic genius spent long periods here during his childhood as well as establishing his home there. arrival and check in at hotel. tel.com 20. The wide cultural offer of Cadaqués ranges from its many museums and art galleries. .com For further travel information please check the hotel website: http://www. to the north of the town. enables you to get to know part of the extensive work of this master of Surrealism. it was Salvador Dalí who gave Cadaqués international fame. +34 972 251 020 firstname.lastname@example.org Dinner at Al Gianni’s. His house-museum. like the Municipal Art Museum. 18. excellent quality food and very friendly atmosphere.However. which is held annually in the church of Santa María. DETAILED PROGRAMME Friday 1th October Pick up from Girona airport or city. without forgetting the now traditional International Music Festival. platja Llané Petit.llanepetit.
30 Each day we meet at the hotel lobby at 9. Normally the day will start with one of Joseph’s lessons. Hope to see you again in another workshop! We hope you’ve had the time of your life and learned a lot!. don’t carry it around. -There’s some walking involved. Dinner will usually be at 8. a thicker jacket for chilly evenings or windy days. After that.00 am. a walk or explore further before meeting for drinks and dinner. Thursday 7th October Departure day.00 pm. -Leave passports or extra money in the safe of the hotel. each painter will do his own painting under Joseph’s expert guidance. Please travel light. paper and the rest of materials suggested by Joseph.00 After breakfast we leave our rooms before 11. -Your personal health insurance. sun block cream. Joseph may finish the day with a critique session to enlighten our artist minds. so make sure you bring comfortable shoes. -Clothes: some short and long sleeved T-shirts. The workshop will be a combination of some studio work and plein air painting according to Joseph’s criteria for the benefit of the whole group. You can carry a photocopy of your passport if you wish. E111 card for EU citizens. have a swim. trousers. We’ll have a short lunch break and Joseph will demonstrate again in the afternoon and explain with simple instructions how to achieve a good design and plan our watercolours to produce a beautiful well-balanced painting. You can get money from ATM machines also. by 11. hats. -Money: you’ll only need to think of lunches daily. THE PAINTING COURSE .00 – 16. After that. but we’re allowed to use the hotel facilities until it’s time to leave. brushes. shorts. shopping or buying a painting from Joseph. any excursions on your free time. then he will demonstrate.Saturday 2nd October to Wednesday 6th October 9. REMINDERS: WHAT TO TAKE & ADVICE -Your personal painting gear: paints.00 and follow Joseph in his choices of endless places to paint in Cadaqués: either in the old town or any of the beautiful sea views. a well deserved free time to relax. Sweet memories and new good friends will remain in our hearts. some in cobbled streets. waterproof jackets. -A good light-weight rucksack or bag with enough space for carrying your things plus easel and chair. extra drinks.
balanced. values.30 or 5. figures.• Joseph Zbukvic’s workshop starts with a welcome meeting and course briefing at 18. boards and chairs for course participants on request. shuttle bus or taxi in case you fly to Barcelona. J. EPC will cover your transfers from Girona city or airport only. TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS Cadaqués is about 70 Kms north of Girona. dry brushstrokes. wet-in-wet techniques. at 2€ each half sheet. the right use of water. mood and atmosphere. Croatia. Leaving day is Thursday 7th October. Zbukvic emigrated to Australia when he was eighteen and has since won over 200 international awards with over 40 solo exhibitions in Australia. Joseph is a strong believer in the benefits of painting on location.30 on Friday 1st October at our hotel in Cadaqués followed by a welcome dinner. • • • • • • • YOUR PAINTING TUTOR JOSEPH ZBUKVIC Joseph Zbukvic is a highly skilled artist who has the ability to create a magical atmosphere and mood in his paintings. coach. town scenes. sketching made simple. Born in Zagreb. Please order the ones you wish. London and San Antonio. landscapes… Joseph will demonstrate daily and teach various watercolour techniques and tips such as: colour application. The workshop is a combination of Joseph’s lessons in the studio and painting outside or in the studio.00 for the week. but we’re happy to advise about how to get to Girona by train. near the border with France.00 to 4. On the last day there’s an informal exhibition before our farewell meeting and dinner. Your tutor will hand out signed certificates of attendance. He’ll also run some critique session after our painting day. . There will be watercolour paper available for sale. These qualities are quite apparent in all his paintings. EPC offers light weight easels. with a general timetable of 9. You can also get Joseph’s DVDs or any others from APV films. There’s the possibility to organise a visit to Dali’s Museum in Port Lligat in our free time. Joseph will mostly paint outside. boats. harmonious and full of mystery and mood. it’s Saunders Waterford 300 grs rough. cut in half sheets. The actual course starts on Saturday 2nd. Cadaqués offers an endless range of subject matter to paint seascapes. composition. He’s a superb draftsman and paints with a high speed of execution.
if circumstances warrant it.Girona airport is about 12 Km from Girona city and Barcelona airport is 120 Kms south of Girona. DISCLAIMER EPC takes no responsibility for the loss or damage of personal property. be subject to change.30 pm at the latest. there’s no refund of monies paid.30 pm. __________________________________________________________________________ CONTACT DURING YOUR STAY Angela Barbi +34 645 767 403 mobile phone HAVE AN UNFORGETTABLE TIME WITH JOSEPH IN CADAQUÉS!! . Getting to Cadaqués is an extra 1h 15 min. We’ll try and make your trip to the hotel venue easy and pleasant.ryanair. CANCELLATION CONDITIONS & INSURANCE Deposits are non-refundable. around 3.00 pm at Girona airport or station or 3. If you’re flying to Barcelona. EPC will organise transfers from Girona airport and station to meet all painters. so if you have a long journey ahead you may wish to stay overnight in Girona Please let us know about your travel arrangements as soon as you know them. You are strongly advised to take out cancellation insurance to cover you in the event of cancellations. Cancellations due to medical reasons between 8 and 4 weeks before the start of the course.com . refund of 50% of your final payment. but please make sure your travel arrangements allow you to be picked up around 12. it will. to get to Girona please. Have a look at Ryanair’s website for cheap flights to Girona: www. There will be a transport around midday and another later in the afternoon. Whilst every effort will be made by EPC to keep to the programme outlined above. Specific pick up times will be specified in due time. Cancellations less than 4 weeks before the start of a course. allow 2h 30 min.