Painting Workshops South America

Studio Colombia

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Our very first class  on the beaches of Pradomar (Barranquilla) to understand that the “real” horizon line is always at sea level, a premise of perspective

ART&EAT Painting and Cooking Workshop in South America (Barranquilla & Cartagena)

February 19-27, 2020 (7 places left)

A nine-day art and cooking workshop in the Caribbean, Colombia in South America. Visit Baranquilla and Cartagena and taste local cuisine.  The aim of Studio Colombia, a meaningful art holiday in the Caribbean is twofold. First, to provide participants with solid notions of watercolor and perspective drawing. Second, of course, to have a taste of Colombian Caribbean food and culture in the fashion of Anthony Bourdain. What can you ask more of a full experience in South America?

A series of exercises will sharpen the visual perception of various drawing components: horizon line, vanishing points, basic proportions, etc. As for watercolor, the do’s and don’ts of this needy medium.  On the food side, cooking classes based on Walk the Arts’ cooking theory (see our published book), food tour, and a taste of local dishes on the beach.  However, participants who are not too keen about food and cooking are free to devote more time to painting. We have both an art instructor and a food/cooking facilitator to cover the group’s needs.

Studio Colombia Art and Eat is suitable to art lovers, foodies, photographers, college art students and life-long learners. Click here for more details and prospectus.

The Location and Itinerary

The following schedule may be subject to change depending on the arrival time of the group, changes on ground transportation, availability of chefs, etc. All activities are optional.

Day 1 > In transit. Late arrival the Ernesto Cortissoz International airport in Barranquilla. Transfer to Puerto Colombia; welcome drink on the beach.

Day 2 > Puerto Colombia >Watercolor|perspective class, beach time and a talk with Hotel Pradomar Chef. Cooking Demonstration 1. Supper at Hotel Pradomar.

Day 3 > Puerto Colombia > Creative Cooking Class (CCC) with Walk the Arts. Developing the concept and its content of a meal. A brief watercolor|perspective class on the beach.

Day 4 > Puerto Colombia > Early morning, buying the ingredients in Barranquilla’s market. Lunch at a local snack food restaurant. Cooking demonstration 2. Enjoying our supper with locals. Back to Puerto Colombia.

Day 5 > Transfer to Cartagena by private van > Discovering Colombian art at the Museum of Modern Art. Walk around the Old City. Rest of day at leisure.

Day 6 > Watercolor|perspective class around the hotel’s pool. Street Food Tour. Afternoon at leisure. Watercolor|perspective class before supper.

Day 7 > Cartagena > A short watercolor|perspective class around the hotel’s pool. Visit of a restaurant’s kitchen and talk with the Chef. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 8 > Cartagena > Making art in the old city (optional). Day at leisure; suggested lunch on the beaches of Castillo Grande (local dishes). Farewell supper.

Day 9 > Transfer to the Rafael Núñez international airport in Cartagena from where you will take your flight back home.

Return to your country from Cartagena.

The price

Price of CAD$ 2600 (around US$ 1950 as of April 2019) includes: all ground transportation as a group; transfer from and to the airport as a group; 8-night double accommodation (all rooms with air conditioned and private bathrooms); all breakfasts; one lunch, two suppers, one street food tour, art supplies; art and cooking classes/demonstrations, all ingredients for the CCC, museum entrance and some drinks.

Visit our cooking website (800) 611-4789.

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Yves explaining the fundamentals of perspective drawing. Yves Larocque is also the director of







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Cooking demonstration







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Visiting the Bazurto Market in Cartagena



art and cooking workshop Caribbean, Colombia, Cartagena, Barranquilla, 2019
Monica’s exhibition in Colombia (Barranquilla) during the 2015 edition of Studio Colombia. Monica is also the co-director of