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These (rather disordered) snapshots should give you an idea of what our village and its environs are like. You might like it here.

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Anglo-Spanish master printmaker, Maureen Booth, in her Granada studioI’ve just added two new videos to my Printmaking Master Classes collection of printmaking tutorials for download.

Recorded in my studio in Granada, they are:

  • Traditional Printmaking 2–This is the follow up to Traditional Printmaking 1, and discusses aquatint, sugar lift and marbling techniques.
  • Printmaking Tips–This is a collection of shortcuts, safety measures, ways of economizing and working more efficiently. Taken together they should make your studio experience more pleasant and productive.

You can find previews and order links for these new videos here on the Printmaking Master Classes site.

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Cathy Naro and Maureen checking some of Cathy's printsI remarked here recently that the artists who come to Granada to work with me usually limited their activities to printmaking and the obligatory visit to the Alhambra. But after Chicago printmaker Cathy Naro’s visit that has changed. Cathy, with a bit of forethought and a sense of adventure, fitted everything in. (more…)

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El Gallinero, looking through the kitchen/sitting room past the French doors to the terrace into the bedroom/workroom.4.   The Focus—When is the last time you’ve had two or three weeks with nothing to think about, nothing to spend your time on but art? It sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? But that’s what happens to people when they arrive in Granada for one of my printmaking workshops. This is especially true of the artists who come to do one-on-one collaborative work with me. Their involvement here is total, their existence almost monastic. They divide their time between the creative cloister of the Gallinero and my studio. We usually work together for five hours each morning. Then, after lunch, they make their own hours, either working in the studio or sketching glimpses of the village and the surroundings. Some of them stay in the studio past midnight. (more…)

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Maureen Booth's "El Gallinero" artists' residence in Granada, SpainMaureen Booth, Granada, July 18, 2011–I’ve had artists coming to stay in my “Gallinero” artists’ residence and work with me in my printmaking studio for a year and a half now. I’ve welcomed all sorts of people: working artists, advanced beginners, people between the ages of 15 and 82, a Canadian return-to-art person, a couple of delightful veteran artists and art educators from Colorado, a Hungarian sculptor, an Australian painter… All of them have taught me something, and I’d like to think the experience was mutual. And there’s one thing they all agree upon: Printmaking here in Granada and staying in the Gallinero is a unique creative experience. That compels me to try to figure out what makes it so. I’ve made a list of possible factors: (more…)

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Maureen Booth in her printmaking studioWelcome to Printmaking Courses in Spain, a site with information on workshops and collaborative printmaking in my studio in Granada, Spain. I’ve tried to include enough information here to convince you that your best option for your next summer’s art holiday is a printmaking workshop here in Granada. You’ll love it. Everybody does.

Can’t make it in the summer? Drop me an email and we’ll discuss other possibilities. Never done printmaking before? Better yet. You’re in for some delightful surprises. Prefer to work one-on-one on a collaborative printmaking project? That’s another possibility. In fact, I’ve been doing more and more of that  sort of work lately, as artists from other disciplines are discovering the fascination of the inked plate.

So, I invite you to meander through these pages at your leisure and see if they don’t whet your appetite for rolling images onto rich papers.  Let me call your attention to a couple of important changes from previous years’ offerings:

  • El Gallinero, my new artist’s residence, an inviting  suite in a cabin here on the property which sleeps up to three people and provides spacious, stylish and comfortable accommodation, including good workspace.
  • Our village restaurants offer hearty, inexpensive local-style meals so,  though the Gallinero has a fully-equipped kitchen, you don’t have to prepare your own meals  if you don’t want to. You just slip down to the village and order your meal. It’s only a five minute walk along the river.

If you have any questions just email them to me and I’ll get back to you the same day.

And, whatever else you do, keep on printing!

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