Let your dreams inspire you in the wilds of Spain. Iria will introduce you to the full process of paper mache clay sculpture, then you’ll create your own finished work using a variety of techniques and materials. Venture into the nearby town and hike the wilderness with Iria for a true getaway.
Iria is a sculptor, illustrator and printmaker. She works on surreal projects inspired by lysergic pop that range from terrible to irresistible, from hallucination to tale. She creates figurative sculptures by assembling various materials, textures and elements like human bodies, anatomy of wild animals, nature and literature icons. Her creative world is inspired by the magic of “Wunderkammer” and writings by Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain and Jules Verne. The charm carries through in her rural studio-house which is a restored century-old house close to forests in north west coast of Galicia. Our favorite however is her pet donkey, Luca!
Introduction to paper mache clay sculptures
Building models and structures using different materials
Smoothing, painting and finishing
Materials and tools
Stay at Iria's
Iria’s house is full of charming details, with original wood and stone materials still intact. Your room is spacious with a double bed, cozy ambiance lighting, antiquarian furniture and a small private lounge just for you. You will share a bathroom with Iria. On the ground floor there is a living room with a fireplace and a very large, rustic kitchen that opens onto the patio. The patio is the perfect place for outdoor summer breakfasts and dinners under a lemon tree.
Explore A Coruña
A Coruña is a small, beautiful city on a peninsula surrounded by the sea. It has an interesting cultural life, museums, galleries and numerous artists studios. This area of the coast is called Costa da Morte (Death Coast) and nearby you can find wild beaches, small seafaring villages with tasty seafood, and very good spots to surf. Visit contemporary art museums, explore the hiking trails through the rugged landscape, and spend a day on the beautiful surfing beaches.
This VAWAA is available for a longer duration. Please ask when you send your booking request.