For eight weeks, from September 15th to November 19th, a group of artists of Portuguese nationality and foreigners residing in Portugal will attend the Visual Arts Course promoted by FLAD – Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento, which will once again take place at the city of Loulé.
This is an advanced artistic training program in the areas of drawing, painting, and installation/sculpture, for students who have had at least one individual exhibition, aged between 25 and 35, and who will be able to delve deeper here the respective areas, with the support of tutors who are themselves artists and visual arts theorists. It will also feature the presence of guest professors. Since the course is essentially practical, with full-time studio activity, the role of teachers is to stimulate critical thinking individual imagination, and collaborative work.
The course will have Loulé City Council as its institutional partner and will take place at Palácio Gama Lobo. By joining this initiative, the Municipality also intends to take some of this training to the local community and, in this sense, some activities will take place that will be open to the public.
Thus, on September 22nd, in the activity room of the Islamic Baths, at 3 pm, a masterclass will be held with the artist Gabriela Albergaria.
Next, at Palácio Gama Lobo, the masterclass with the artist Rommulo Conceição (29 September, 6 pm); the meeting with the cultural association Ateneu do Catorze de São Luís, Odemira, on forms of associative organization of artists (2 October, 3 pm); the meeting with the architect Maria Torrada about installing works of art and putting together exhibitions (3 October, 3 pm); the masterclass with artist Sonja Thomsen (13 October, 6 pm); the masterclass with artist Demián Flores (20 October, 6 pm); the masterclass with artist Claire Pentecost (26 October, 6 pm); the meeting with gallery owner Vera Cortês, about the art market (2 November, 3 pm); and the masterclass with artist Amy Yoes (November 10, 3 pm).
On November 17th, at 6 pm, the Visual Arts Course Exhibition opens at the Art Gallery of the Convento do Espírito Santo, with the works produced in the context of the course.
All events are free entry.
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