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.
- Alcohol — We’re a company dedicated to education, so legally we cannot provide alcohol, which doesn’t mean you can’t buy it 😏
- Farewell dinner — It depends on how many people and restaurants availability so we organize it a few days before. We usually have a great dinner for 35€.
- Laundry — Paint stains on our clothes are always welcome; but for everything else, 10€ a bag.
Any other unsolved question? I’m here to clear any doubts.
You can ask for an installment plan, but we can’t apply refund policy to this kind of payment. Contact us to set an installment plan.
If you choose an installment plan the whole payment must be done, at least, 30 days prior to the workshop’s starting date. If not, Menorca Pulsar reserves the right to cancel admission.
All rooms are at Son Triay, a neoclassical mansion at Menorca countryside. It has shared rooms and single rooms, besides 6 annexed bungalows for groups or families, as well as other facilities to be used by the participants: swimming pool, sitting rooms, terraces, gardens, chapel, tennis court, etc.
...And everything just a few minutes away from the south coast virgin beaches
If you choose a single room you can bring your partner, and if you choose a bungalow you can bring your family or friends (up to 5 people)
If you need a family bungalow, extra accommodation or rental car days, more companions, or whatever else you may need... consult us and we’ll prepare a personalized budget for you.
Besides rooms inside the house, you can also rent bungalows at the same Estate, just a few meters away. So if you’re a 4-5 good friends group, don’t hesitate in contacting us and we’ll organize everything for you. There are also people who rent a bungalow just for themselves, as a single room: they are great little houses with a small kitchen, bathroom, living room and a terrace.
So, what the hell is a bungalow? The bungalows great little houses with a small kitchen, bathroom, living room and a terrace, like this:
The residency includes 3 meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as water, coffee, tea and soft drinks for studio breaks. Special dietary needs must be notified in advance in order to be properly satisfied.
Our studio, located at the Estate’s former cheese manufacturing nave, is available for the students beyond workshops’ schedule time. There’s no schedule for inspiration.