MINI CREATIVE WORKSHOPS IN Espacio Creativo in Almunecar

Mini Workshops held during the exhibition of MINI CUADROS in the Espacio Creativo in Almuñécar

Espacio Creativo is a unique little shop and gallery run by artist Annabel Keatley in the centre of the old town of Almuñécar. It is here where Annabel runs specialised workshops teaching the techniques she herself as an artist uses in her own work. Annabel has a BA Hons in Painting and a Masters in Fine Art from Chelsea School of Art in London. She has been living in Andalucia for over 20 years and exhibits in the UK and in Spain. Her last solo show was in Seville in 2018. She is a painter, papermaker and printmaker. Please see more of Annabels work at

Annabel is an expert in all these techniques, with many years experience. She is naturally patient, optimistic and encouraging, always endlessly experimenting and learning in her own studio practise, and she loves teaching and sharing all that she knows.
All materials are included and are of high quality, professional standard.

2019 MiniCuadros – workhops

Time and Prices

The workshops will be held in the mornings, from 10-12.30 am with refreshments included.
The classes are designed to combine and connect with each other, with a focus on enjoying the process of making work and learning new techniques. The workshops are as much for beginners as for experienced artists.

Workshops are 40 Euros, material and a refreshment included,
mixed media techniques are 50 €uro.

Only 3 places available for each workshop! To reserve your place please write an email to

What you will learn in the creative workshops


Creative Handmade Paper Workshop

After a short introduction to Annabel, her work and her shop, she will guide you into making your own handmade paper, which you can later use to make your own hand bound book. Annabel will show you how to embed inclusions of Andalusien petals and leaves and seeds into your paper to make beautiful decorative, plantable and functional papers. Annabel has been making paper for many years from locally collected plant fibres and recycling unwanted paper from her studio.
Monday, 6th of May 

Handmade Fabrication of a Lamp Workshop

Wednesday, 8th of May

Plant Paper Workshop

Friday, 10th of May

Plantable Paper Workshop

Saturday, 11th of May

Creative Bookmaking

This is a 3 hour book making and binding class. In this class we will make a book out of your handmade papers and an open box/folder to protect it. Much of the class is devoted to painting and decorating your hardback book covers and the box/folder. Learn chalk paint decorative effects and choose colour combinations to match your handmade papers from a great variety of paints and decorative papers.

Monday, 13th of May

Printmaking – collagraphy

Experimental printmaking workshop. Collagraphy is a non-toxic environmentally safe form of printmaking with more immediate results than etching. We make a collage or draw and carve a design on a surface, glue and ink it up and print it, running it through the etching press. Beautiful results in just one morning, rich colours and unexpected professional looking one off prints.. Also in this class it is possible to make prints on your own handmade papers. Surprisingly fun, exciting and addictive process!

Wednesday, 15th of May


This is a very popular workshop where we will learn many different techniques and methods of how to use watercolour for both abstract images and landscapes. Learn helpful tips and gain practical knowledge from Annabels many years of experience as a “plein air” watercolour painter.

Friday, 17th of May
Saturday, 18th of May

Mixed Media Painting with Hot Beeswax

Experimenting with colour and texture! Using pure pigments, sand, earth and hot melted beeswax to create richly textured paintings. The technique you will learn is a combination of the ancient art of encaustic painting and traditional oil painting. This is a way of working which everyone can enjoy because it is so versatile and forgiving. There are no mistakes, experimenting and having fun is the most important thing about this workshop!

Monday, 20th of May
Wednesday, 22 of May

Annabel is an expert in all these techniques, with many years experience. She is naturally patient, optimistic and encouraging, always endlessly experimenting and learning in her own studio practise, and she loves teaching and sharing all that she knows.
All materials are included and are of high quality, professional standard.

Ready for a great day out? With Art and Food and Music?

The delightful exhibition of Costa del Arte Collective in the Galeria Luz de la Vida will end with a Finissage on Sunday the 16.09.18! Treat yourself to a great day out in Cómpeta! We have put together some very pleasant events for you!

All details about the Gallery at the bottom of the page.

The lively white village of Cómpeta and the nature park

Visit the lively white village of Cómpeta – a great village in the mountains, 16 km up from the coast –  situated at the foot of the nature park “Sierra de Almijara”.  If you like adventure, drive up the dirt road to the nature park and enjoy breath taking views and a breathtaking road!

A tasty 4 course Lunch at the Finca las Sierras

If you like to have a great lunch, reserve a place and enjoy the culinary delights of a 4 course menu at the Finca las Sierras. The Finca treats you to a wonderful surrounding, the tasty food of the Chef, the live music of Duo Masque and great views. Get in touch with some art works by members of the  Costa del Arte Collective, which are exhibited at the Finca. Get to know the artists, talk privately with Lieuwke Loth and Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel, who will be present.

Chill out at the Finissage at 6 pm in the Gallery. Enjoy

Be part of the Finissage of the art exhibition in the charming Galeria Luz de la Vida  with music and drinks. You will enjoy the cooling and relaxing atmosphere of the authentic and characteristic  Spanish building of the Galeria. You will be delighted by the light-hearted and joyful exhibition of the Costa del Arte Collective. You will find fascinating bronze and steel sculptures by Lieuwke Loth, surreal paintings in the style of the old Dutch masters by Anouk Slegers, very tactile abstract landscapes painted on canvas with oil, beeswax and sand by Annabel Keatley and vibrant, colourful abstract – expressionist paintings by Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel. Ask Annabel Keatley how she is creating her most beautiful artwork with such interesting ingredients like beeswax and sand.

Browse through the Gallery and be ready to be surprised by the treasures there! Maybe you will already find the first Christmas present! Sit in the sculpture garden  and enjoy the music of Duo Masque, get to know new people and chat! We are open at 5 pm!
Drive home happily and safely after a great day out!

2018-09 Plakat für Finissage Entwurf 1a


Galeria Luz de la Vida  ad leaflet art walk 2018
Laberinto bajo 15
+34 722539488
Opening hours: Thursday to Saturday 11 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm. Saturday afternoon closed.

Just sneak in, we may also be open at other times 🙂

Costa del Arte Collective goes public! Visit our exhibition till 16.09. in Cómpeta!

We are very happy to announce the first exhibition of Costa del Arte Collective!  You can admire the works of  Anouk Slegers,  Gerrit Oppelland-Hampel , Annabel Keatley and Lieuwke Loth in the charming Galeria Luz de la Vida in Cómpeta.  You are warmly invited to visit the exhibition throughout August and till 16.09.18. We will be happy to welcome you and show you around!

On 16.09.18, at a Finissage,  we will celebrate our first show with music, wine and more! If you would like to receive an invitation with all the details, leave your email address. You find our contact information here.  Details  about opening times and the address of the Galeria Luz de la Vida you find below the pictures.


Opening of the Galeria Luz de la Vida:

Thursday to Saturday 11 am to 2 pm and 17 pm to 20 m
Saturday afternoon closed.

Calle Laberinto bajo 15, Cómpeta

(The Galeria may be open at other days as well.)

Date of the Finissage 16.09.18