Floral and Biophilic Art with Gugui & Elle
  • Madrid, Spain
  • 15 hours over 3 days

Floral and Biophilic Art with Gugui & Elle

Let loose and experiment with flowers in Madrid. Forage in the countryside and explore the freedom of floral art techniques to make paintings, biophilic designs, or arrangements. A relaxing and creative adventure filled with nature's beauty in the heart and soul of Spain.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea

Pricing

One Guest
USD $1960
Additional guest(s) (max 2)
USD $905

Meet the Artist

Gugui is a floral artist and biophilic designer for interiors. Elle is her creative partner, a textile designer with expertise in color psychology. Together they create floral paintings, arrangements, landscapes, and installations that connect us to nature and improve our well-being.

Gugui is a granddaughter of watercolor artists, a daughter of an antiquarian father, and a mother with a gift for decoration. As a child, she grew up influenced by the exquisite sense of beauty. She built a strong attachment to nature at her family farm, surrounded by holm oaks, pine forests, mountains, secret places, and imaginary worlds. As a designer, she traveled through painting, graphics, fashion, interiors, gardening, and landscaping to all versions of Biophilic design.

Her aesthetic is organic and natural, seemingly untidy like an English garden. She follows the flower shapes and lets herself get carried away by their forms, guided by the harmony in nature. She mixes foliage and greenery from the countryside with dried, preserved, and recycled materials. Everything revolves around Nature, the greatest source of inspiration that brings energy to our life.

When you arrive, you'll find her studio is a playground of ideas that pushes you to create and have fun while making beautiful things. She says, "The truth is that we have a great time!". Vamos, let's go.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Create floral paintings, arrangements, floating installations, or miniature landscapes.
  • Learn to create art or spaces with fresh, dried, preserved, recycled and other natural materials.
  • Short cacao ceremony and meditation to explore creative ideas.
  • Color psychology to understand colors in relation to well-being and emotion and how to apply them to floral creations.
  • Focus on creating a “feeling,” not just a decorative composition.
  • Explore materials, supports, and techniques for your floral paintings or creations.
  • Paintings: learn to explore abstract worlds of colors and textures through intuitive painting on canvas using various types of paints, preserved flowers, and other natural materials.
  • Floral arrangements: play with flowers and floral art techniques to create table centerpieces, bouquets, bridal bouquets, and large floral urns.
  • Floating floral installations, clouds, or biophilic trees: learn how to design, build and hang your creations using handmade preserved, dried & fresh flowers, other natural materials, wool cords, chains, costume jewelry, stones, beads, wooden planks, ropes, wires, ladders, etc.
  • Miniature landscapes: capture a landscape on a wooden board that transports you to a magical place using preserved flowers, foliage, moss, any kind of recycled materials, ceramics, glass, broken mirrors, textiles, wool, figurines, even photographs. The possibilities are endless.
  • Option to go foraging on a one-day trip to La Abadía de Párraces (Segovia), a magical place in nature, an impressive 16th-century renaissance monastery and Gugui’s childhood home.
  • Option to visit Museo del Prado, one of the most outstanding museums in the world, or historic gardens that are World Heritage Sites.
  • Option to arrange a professional photoshoot of your floral creations for an additional fee.
  • All materials and tools are included – best quality of fresh flowers, preserved flowers, dried flowers, as well as canvases, tablets, frames, acrylic paint, watercolors, sprays, materials to create structures, and tools.

Explore Madrid

The capital of Spain is world-famous for its architecture, culture, gastronomy, and people. But, let's not forget the sun and sky "de Madrid al Cielo," a phrase Madrilenians say because of the marvelous sunsets they enjoy. You can visit Museo del Prado, the main Spanish national art museum, stroll around Plaza Mayor and Parque del Buen Retiro, enjoy a flamenco show at Corral de la Moreria, or dine at Casa Lucio. With plenty of options to explore, Madrid will make you come alive.

The city is also Gugui's birthplace, giving her many creative, cultural, and educational opportunities. She has created a beautiful studio using second-hand furniture and handmade and recycled pieces. A place to get inspired and play.

Additional Details

It is best to visit Madrid in the spring, fall, and winter. It's best to avoid August due to heat, as well as Christmas and Easter holidays.

This VAWAA can be extended for up to 8 days for special projects or advanced techniques. Please include a note in your booking request.

As a mother of a child with neurological sequelae, Gugui's studio welcomes people with disabilities, special needs, children and seniors. There are steps to access the studio with a ramp for people in wheelchairs.

Gugui and Elle speak English and Spanish.
Gugui & Elle's Availability 3 days