Annabel Keatley announces a series of upcoming workshops!!!!!!

Costa del Arte Collective was asked for workshops several times. So we are happy to share with you the most inspiring creative workshops that our member Annabel Keatley is going to offer in Almuñécar in the coming season! Have a look and have a try ! Enjoy your creativity !

Annabel Keatley and Espacio creativo are pleased to announce a series of upcoming workshops

This summer I have converted my shop into the working space I always wanted it to be, with the idea of teaching small groups of people different techniques. This way each person gets individual attention and can get as much as possible out of the classes and I can use the shop as a studio as well as a shop.

Beginning mid September, I am happy to be offering a variety of workshops on a weekly basis, in the mornings from 9:30am until 11:30am.

The shop will be open as usual 11am-2pm.
On workshop days the opening time will be at 11.30am.

Workshops, or a series of workshops, can be booked
for groups on specific dates, and also purchased as a gift.

Mixed Media Painting

In this workshop I teach my painting technique, which is a mixture of the ancient technique of encaustic, traditional oil painting and mixed media.

We work with oil paint, pure pigments and melted beeswax. Heating the wax, pouring and scrapping into it, mixing it with colour and painting over and under it with all kinds of mediums- oil bars, watercolour inks, pencil, charcoal and oil paint.

We will also use plaster to embed textures and use the beeswax like glue, binding inclusions into the work with heat and mixing it with all sorts of organic matter like leaves, sand and earth.

This workshop is very experimental and spontaneous, with many unexpected results, a fun approach to painting, and is suitable for beginners as well as experienced painters.

All materials provided.
From 9.30am-11.30am in Espacio Creativo
Price: 50 euros


In this class we will make beautiful paper by recycling unwanted paper,
adding texture and interest from previously prepared locally gathered plant fibres (like banana, esparto and avocado). We will use fresh leaves and petals as inclusions, as well as other things.

You will master the whole technique and make your own papers to take home.

Demonstrations and experimentation with embossing, embedding, sandwiching and adding colour and texture.

Participants who would like to make an artists book can make paper in this class and make their book in the following class.

All materials provided.
Price (1 class): 40 euros
With book making class: 75 euros
9.30am-11.30am in Espacio Creativo


This class will teach the basics and advanced techniques of painting with watercolour alongside encouraging a spontaneous use of colour and expressing what you feel and love about your choosen subject, rather than copying what is infront of you.

I began using watercolour in sketch books to record colours whilst traveling.I do not follow traditional rules or techniques whilst using watercolour and will also teach you my method.

Through a mixture of going out and sketching in Almuñécar and studio work we should get some great results and have fun making a lot of work with all that beautiful intense fluid colour.

All materials provided. Professional quality. Welcome to bring your own paints.
Price: 40 euros
9.30am-11.30am in Espacio Creativo

Papermaking and bookbinding
(2 classes)

A creative and practical workshop combining papermaking and bookmaking.

We will make paper with the idea of making a book with it or including it in a handmade book in the second workshop.

We will make sheets of paper from recycled paper and cotton, adding fibres such as banana, avocado and esparto to give the paper interest. Learn how to add inclusions of leaves and petals, as well as embossing and sandwiching effects to create texture and pleasing qualities.

During the first workshop we will discuss what kind of book you would like to make- fold out, zig zag, hand bound or loose leaf in a box (which you will make)

2 classes 9.30am-11.30am
Price for 1 class: 40 euros
Price for 2 classes: 75 euros
All materials provided.

Collage and Monoprint

Explore and combine a variety of collage techniques using found objects, a multitude of papers (handmade, patterned, found, stained, plant) fabrics and organic materials (sands, carborundum, leaves and fibres) to make works of art.
We will melt beeswax and use glues to assemble your works. Prepare your own papers- painting and drawing encouraged.

Printmaking techniques such as collagraph will be taught.
Monoprinting is an intuitive and very immediate method of making an image with line and colour which cannot be repeated and has the unique qualities of a print.

This is an inspiring multi media workshop which will be held over 2 days.
2 classes 9.30am-11.30am
Price for 1 class: 40 euros
Price for 2 classes : 75 euros
All materials supplied.
Beginners welcome.


Link to Map here 

Where will the workshops be held?
They will be held in my shop, Espacio Creativo, Calle Baja del Mar 14, Almunecar from 9:30am to 11:30am

What should I bring?
I will supply all necessary materials, which will be artist quality. It is advised that you wear comfortable old clothes or bring an apron.

Is booking in advance necessary, or can I just pop into classes?
Booking in advance is required, and payment in advance is necessary to secure your place.
Book soon! Limited to only 3 people per workshop.

Do I need to have basic artistic knowledge? Can someone experienced benefit from these classes?
All workshops are appropriate for both beginners and professional artists. They will be small classes, so each person will be given personal attention in relation to their needs.

How are the workshops scheduled?
The workshops will run from September to December.
Please see calender.

Help! I can’t come on those dates/times…
Please let me know and l can arrange a different date and time for you.

How are the workshops priced?
Workshops are 40 euros inclusive of all materials, which will be high quality.
Mixed Media Painting: 50 euros

Book your workshop or ask your questions here: 

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