Opening in July! Atelier 88 is a new and exciting creative space in the heart of rural Andalucia. Stay with us and enjoy a genuine encounter with authentic Spain. Situated between Granada (Alhambra) and Cordoba (historic Mezquita) Alcala La Real´s economy is based on olives – the precious liquid gold of olive oil is the back bone of this rural community. The bustling town has plenty of local shops, restaurants and bars, and a large market held every Tuesday. The town is surrounded by hills and olive groves and the majestic backdrop of the Sierra Nevada. A less travelled destination boasting a rich mixture of culture, history, beautiful scenery and its very own fairy tale castle. Our mission is to provide a retreat from the madding crowd, a place to be creative or just chill out and recharge the batteries.
Our lovingly restored traditional Spanish Arabic finca sits within a stones throw of ‘La Mota historic castle’ Alcala’s jewel in the crown perched high above the town. The house has 3 guest bedrooms, and two bathrooms, one en-suite. A beautiful courtyard garden and a large studio space.
The studio at Atelier 88 promotes creative well being by providing art courses with a difference. We cater for all abilities. As well as painting and drawing, a special feature of our studio is Printmaking, taught by a master printmaker (Royal College Of Art) Our retreats aim to encourage people to reconnect with their creative universe. To be inspired by the beauty around us, to create a space away from the daily treadmill of surviving in an ever demanding world.
We provide art courses that cater for all abilities, as well as encouraging those who have yet to find their creative spirit. Our ethos is to inspire, challenge and create. To encourage a visual thinking centred on the premise that art can nurture personal transformation, seeing the world afresh through encounters with nature, culture and history. To be immersed in the visual landscape and discovering untapped energies within, is central to our vision of promoting a better understanding of ourselves through the restorative energies of making. Making art is a meditation on life, on nature, and the human presence in nature, ourselves as nature and not separated from it.
Our courses include Printmaking workshops (Silkscreen, etching, Linocut), Reflective making programmes such as ‘Creative Exercises for Well being’, ‘Botanical Art Sketchbooks’, ‘Transcribing Landscape’, ‘Spanish art and culture’, or courses tailored for group participation. Come and enjoy our hospitality and join us in our quest for a better world through art.
Come and be immersed in the wonder and colour of authentic Spain. Join us in good food and sunshine, enjoy talks and discussions over a bottle of wine and tapas, find your creative space in the olive groves with finca’s and cortijo’s, or be inspired by visiting the stunning castles and palaces. There is something for everyone in this magical corner of Spain.
As this summer is the launch of Atelier 88, please bear with us as we will be finding our feet! The Print studio won’t be fully set up until next spring. However, painting and drawing and linocut will be available and we will be on hand to advise and guide you through every stage.
For July, August and September 2016 the cost per day to include all meals, accommodation and expert tuition will be 80 euros per person. This special offer is only for this year.
If you just want a break and are looking for somewhere cosy and welcoming to stay then Atelier 88 offers the warmest of welcomes. Crisp cotton sheets, beautiful decor and a delicious breakfast. 50 euros per double room. Lunch and dinner can be requested at extra cost.
If you have any questions or want to find out more, please email Lottie at email@example.com or telephone +34 626246932
Prices do not include airport transfers or art materials. We can arrange transport on request. Art materials can be supplied by us for an extra cost or, we can provide you with a list of what you will need.
Airports – Malaga and Granada
Car Hire – Malaga and Granada
Regular buses from Malaga airport & Malaga town to Granada (pick up from Granada bus station can be arranged)