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Invent your creativity



Kaj Ard is a very talented artist and skilled instructor. Kaj will guide you through these 4-3-1 day intensive, creative workshops. You will have fun while being introduced to new techniques that will enhance your current art practice. Plenty of time will be available to paint, take notes and experiment. This workshop could take your artwork to the next level!


You’ll try out all kinds of materials - lost and found, and any material can be used in your work. Once you know how to use structures and textures, you’ll have feedback time, talking about how much structure is enough in your painting. Very easily a piece becomes overdone so, get used to the idea of scratching and taking away while building up new layers.

Weather you paint figurative or abstract - the composition, lines, colours you choose and mix are essential. We’ll mainly use acrylic colours because they dry fast and allow to continue with next layers on the same day. We’ll paint on paper, cardboard and boards of different sizes. You’ll learn how to build up layers with paper, fillers, concrete, etc.

What also makes this workshop very special is that it will allow you to take advantage of being in Barcelona, one of the most artistic, cultural and beautiful cities in the world. You will have the opportunity to be inspired each day by visiting some of the many great galleries and museums, as well as visiting some of the famous Gaudi’s architecture buildings. As an example, you will be able to see some of the Catalan Masters like Picasso, Miro, Tapies, and visit some of the contemporary art museums like the MACBA and the latest jewel in town, the Museum of Catalan contemporary art Can Framis. We can organise these visits for you as bookings are in some cases essential.

To complete this special experience, we will organise a farewell evening with an open to the public exhibition at Studio 42 Art & Design Gallery where all participants will be able to showcase their selected artwork produced during the workshop.

Venue:  Studio 42 Art and Design

Carrer Lope De Vega 42 Barcelona, Spain


4 day workshop: Mon 14 to Thu 17 Sep 2020

3 day (weekend) workshop: Fri 18 to Sun 20 Sep 2020

1 day workshop: Pick your day (Mon 14 to Sun 20 Sep 2020)


10am – 5pm each day (with 1 hr lunch break)




What is included in the workshop?

  • Some materials including high quality paper, cardboard, solvents, specific tools like spatulas, squeegees, brayers, and some acrylic and oil paint and pigments.

  • All morning teas

  • Cradled boards of different sizes will be available for purchasing at very good prices

  • You can take with you your favourite brushes, tools and paint colours if you want.



What should the participants bring to the workshop?

  • Participants should only bring their apron, some of their favourite acrylic paints and a notebook and pen/pencil.

  • An expectation to have a very rewarding and fun experience!

Studio 42 location and nearby accommodation


The workshop will run in the Poblenou, now vibrant area with a great mix of historical fishermen houses, recycled buildings remnants of its industrial past, and its iconic Rambla, the hub of the life in the neighborhood and a wonderful urban attraction.


Studio 42 Art and Design is located at Carrer Lope de Vega 42 Barcelona, 300m away from Poblenou Metro Station. There are many nearby (less than 1 km from the studio) hotels and hostels from 20€ pp/per night and Airbnb apartment rooms from 30€ per night that we can arrange for you at your request. Let us know if you would like to share accommodation with other workshop participants in a bigger apartment and we will help you find something available at very reasonable price.

Barcelona has superb museums such as the ones dedicated to Picasso, Miro and Tapies, and also the MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art), the MNAC (National Art Museum of Catalunya), the Museum of Design, and Barcelona best-kept secret the Museum Can Framis in Poblenou housing a brilliant contemporary Catalan art collection. 

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