Living Among the Artists Workshop
5 Days of Classes
in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Experience a Fascinating World of Art and History
Sculpture - Painting
Location: Old San Juan, Puerto Rico at "The Gallery Inn."
Inspiration comes easy in this 300 year old colonial building overlooking the sea. Abundant subject matter is found throughout this eighteenth century historic residence. Within its 22 beautifully appointed guest rooms, inner-court yards, patios, flowering plants, trickling fountains with colorful exotic birds, there is art work displayed in every corner, silk screens, watercolors, oil paintings and sculptures.
Fully appointed four star rated rooms are close by.
Included are, on arrival evening a welcoming wine and cheese reception between 6PM-7PM with Jan and Manuco, our hosts. Jan is an international artist and Manuco a passionate equestrian. Every morning a sumptuous tropical buffet of fresh fruits, cereals, breads and Puerto Rican coffee will be served between 7:30AM and 8:30AM before our 9:00 art class. Each day between 6PM-7PM our group will join for a wine and cheese reception. Lunch is available (for charge) at the Inn. Restaurants and Cafes are all around walking distance. You will want to explore Caribbean and international cuisine.
You may choose between sculpture and/or oil painting. You may feel as trying both. We will work with traditional methods of sculpting and painting. Classes will be held between 9AM and Noon. For Sculpture, we will work in clay from a life model and Painting will be done alla prima from still life's and available patio scenes. Clay, sculpting tools, armatures, paints and painting surfaces will be provided. You may want to bring your favorite sculpture tools and brushes.
Evening Tango lessons are available by request either private or group lessons taught by Argentinian instructor. Demonstrations will be given.
You will need to take your clay sculpture back in your carry-on luggage, so make sure that you will bring the suitcase and leave space for it. We will help you pack it for the trip. (I bring clay sculptures back and forth from Italy in my carry on!)
Castillo del Morro, Museo de Arte de Ponce, Galeria Nacional, Museo Pablo Casals, Casa Blanca, Castillo de San Cristobal, El Yunque (rainforest) and there are more to choose from. Remember this restored city is a living museum.
Old San Juan is a walking city. You will find most attractions are within walking distance. A trolley car comes by every 15 minutes making stops all through the city. From airport to Gallery Inn - cost around $20.00. Airlines: Spirit Airlines, Delta and American Airlines.
* Accommodation, transportation and dinners are not included.