Barcelona Mosaic Workshop & Touring
Experience the beauty and magic of Barcelona, Spain with Bonnie Fitzgerald and other mosaic enthusiasts. We will spend our mornings creating mosaic art in the studio of Catalan artist Livia Garretta. Bonnie and Livia will co-teach the workshop, working 5 days in the mornings. After lunch, we will explore Barcelona’s treasures. Livia is known for her fine art mosaics and has a long history of mosaic restoration on several iconic Barcelona sites. Bonnie and Livia met in Washington DC at the Smithsonian Institution’s Folklife Festival. Needless to say, they became fast friends!
The workshop is limited to just 12 students! As a participant, you may invite a companion or friend to join along in all activities outside of the workshop (excursions, group meals, etc.) One option is to share a room, or, if you prefer single rooms you both select a single supplement option. Please note all touring activities will be in the afternoons and evenings. Most meals are “on-own” and lots of free time is built into the schedule.
For a detailed itinerary and pricing structure, and to register, click the PURCHASE tab on your right. This will take you to the Dream-Travel website. All trip details are provided there.
Our workshop projects will be the most amazing souvenir that you can imagine. With 15 hours of workshop time, you can expect to go home with a finished piece in the Trencadis tradition (broken dish and tile). Liva’s studio is a treasure trove of materials. Supplies are included for one artwork and you can purchase additional materials from Livia if you wish. Our artworks will fit in your suitcase!
We will travel by private coach on our excursions, along with our Spanish-speaking escort. We will visit Barcelona’s most magical sites and one evening enjoy tapas on the rooftop of one of his buildings – see itinerary!
Maverick Mosaics proven success as a leader of art-filled travel is due in large part to the expertise and planning of our travel and logistics partner Mr. Rene Piard and his company Dream Travel. Rene is a leader in exclusively providing educational institutions with affordable access to learning opportunities abroad, and Maverick Mosaics qualifies as an educational institution. Hassle-free travel is a paramount feature, ground transportation and transfers are included, no waiting in lines for scheduled tours and we have professional multi-lingual escorts and guides traveling with us. With 25+ years of experience organizing tours for educational institutions, Rene Piard is the perfect partner with Maverick Mosaics.
All materials and tool loan for the workshop are included in the fee.
Airfare and trip insurance are not included in the price. All rooms are priced for double occupancy. Single supplement available. Please be sure to If you wish to add on days before or after drop us a note to investigate options. Because this group is small we will not be organizing a group airfare, however we will let you know Bonnie’s travel schedule if you wish to travel on her flights.
CURRENT COVID REQUIREMENTS: Effective September 6, 2021, U.S. citizens can travel from the United States to Spain on non-essential travel, (such as tourism) if they show proof of vaccination. Please read the detailed information on the Spain Ministry of Health’s website.
Note from Bonnie: a colleague just returned from 3 weeks in Barcelona, no issues getting in or out of Spain, rapid Covid test required at this writing, We will monitor as we get closer to time exactly what is needed so we all experience smooth and carefree travel.
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