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Invent your creativity


Barcelona 14-20 September 2020

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Invent new sides of yourself in these mixed media workshops

An atmosphere of experimentation and communication will be fostered as you gradually develop your work through the processes of building layers, reduction techniques, and collage via demonstrations and informal discussions. These workshops are designed for all levels and those wishing to expand their creative repertoire. If you are currently working with acrylics, watercolour, encaustic paints, oil paints or just wanting to try something new or experiment with new techniques, then this is the workshop for you.


Kaj Ard is a very talented artist and skilled instructor. He 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. You’ll mainly use acrylic colours because they dry fast and allow to continue with next layers in the same day. You’ll learn how to build up layers with paper, fillers, concrete, etc. and try out all kinds of materials - lost and found, concrete, etc. Any material can be used in your work. Get used to the idea of scratching and taking away while building up new layers.


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.


Take advantage of being in Barcelona and combine your painting activity with visits to some of Gaudi's masterpieces like la Sagrada Familia and most famous Barcelona art museums, where the works of Catalan Masters such as Picasso, Tapies, Miro and Dalí are exhibited.

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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