Students: 12 minimum – 16 maximum
Price: Starting at 1.745€
Includes: Full accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner & airport shuttle
Days: 5 days workshop, 6 nights residency
Reception – April 8th, 2019
Workshop – April 9th to 13th, 2019
Check out – April 14th, 2019
Who is this Anti-workshop for?
The goal of this anti-workshop is to transform the way you make decisions, while you unlearn the ideas that are limiting you as an artist. You can lower your guard because this teacher is one of the few who will not try to tame you. And you’d better open your mind because he will not treat you like a schoolboy either.
Vincent Desiderio will open your eyes so that you quit behaving like a mere art student. Desiderio will shake your intelligence and your sensitivity so that you take yourself more seriously as an artist and take responsibility for your own decisions, not for those you were taught at the school.
Prepare yourself for long and deep chats about how to paint beyond academic exercises. We will talk about our personal vision, the technical narrative and how to carry it out.
So at this Anti-workshop, you will not be patted on the shoulder when doing some exercises right, but we will celebrate your courage to grasp the nettle and stop studying art in order to start making art. Real Art, nothing to do with playing around with images you get from the internet.
✅ It’s perfect for you if…
- You’re fed up with everyone telling you how you should and should not paint.
- You want to start making your own decisions, not those of your teachers, and embrace creative freedom.
- You love meeting people like you, participating in art chats and living along with Vincent Desiderio.
❌ It’s NOT for you if…
- You prefer the security of a method or school you can stick to, and you’re not ready to question them.
- You conceive painting as a profession, not as a source of knowledge and a way of life.
- You’re not interested in the experience of meeting diverse people, discussing art with them and questioning your ideas.
What will you learn/unlearn?
Every decision you make creates a windowless room that you will inhabit, and a plot of decisions builds a rooms maze that can become a prison for your mind and art. However, you can build, instead of closed rooms, an open observatory from where you can observe as many things as your eyes can reach. Vincent Desiderio will expose those intellectual jails you live in, and he will show you the way in which you can build your own observatory.
🤘 You will learn to unlearn and unlock a new world of possibilities that will free your abilities and artistic development. Fresh air!
☝️ You will develop a deeper awareness of the technical choices you will take from now on. In other words, when painting you will make your own decisions, not those of your teachers, in order to express yourself with your own voice and develop your own technical narrative.
👌 In addition, you will have a clearer understanding of the historical origins, as well as the precedents, of your aspirations as an artist who projects his exploration within the expectations of a contemporary historical context.