TAKE YOUR CREATIVITY TO SPAIN with Ellen Koment and Belen Millan. March 18-24, 2018, The week before Spain's Famous Easter Week! Come and Paint for a week, and stay for Spain's renowned Easter Week Celebrations! Visit this beautiful ancient Mediterranean City, Malaga, and allow it to influence your Encaustic Painting. SIX DAYS OF ENCAUSTIC PAINTING, TOURS AND SPANISH LIVING. Malaga, now becoming a new Spanish center for contemporary art.
The beautiful landscape and villages
The 2015 Workshop at the Aplama Gallery, Malaga, artists from around the world..Belén's paintings on the walls.
Belén Millán and Ellen Koment will teach the workshop, and Belén will introduce you to the art and culture of her native Spain.
There are many different ways to discover Spain: enjoying its coast and beaches, following a route around its various monuments, exploring the countryside, playing sports like golf... However, if you've never visited Spain during Easter week, then you simply have to come. And even if you already know this famous fiesta, it's well worth making another trip, as each region of Spain has its own way of celebrating the event.
In Spain, Easter week is celebrated with a great deal of emotion. People take an active role in its events and traditions. All day and night the streets are filled with the beat of the drums, masses of colourful flowers, and the consummate art of religious sculpture, all combining to produce a highly moving atmosphere.
Easter week is celebrated in every city, town and village in Spain. Nevertheless, there are some fiestas that are especially well known for their uniqueness and beauty, and have received the International Tourist Interest designation.
During Easter week in Seville you'll see how the "cofradías" (religious brotherhoods) manage to withstand the colossal weight of elaborately decorated statues of the Virgin Mary as they parade through the narrow streets of the old town. Easter week in Malaga includes the ritual privilege of the freeing of a prisoner, and one of the most moving moments of all is when the figure of Jesus Christ blesses the convict. During the Easter week celebrations in Cuenca you can also enjoy the concerts in the Religious Music Week festival, which take place in historic buildings such as the cathedral.
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