Andalucía: The Jewel of Southern Spain – FSPA0918

Date: Sep 23 - 30, 2018

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Andrea Wallace & Kari Varner

Price Option(s):
$6,975 — Tuition (Double Occupancy) + Registration Fee
$7,975 — Tuition (Single Occupancy) + Registration Fee


Join Anderson Ranch Artistic Director Andrea Wallace and photographer Kari Varner for a week of personalized photography instruction as we tour Southern Spain with the nationally recognized tour company Butterfield and Robinson. Andalucía is the intense, passionate and sensuous soul of Spain. Everything about its architecture, food, language and music are unforgettable because they were born out of mixed roots and the collision of cultures. Catholic, Moorish, Jewish, folk and Gypsy worlds swirled together for centuries to create something unique… something that is, as Federico Garcia Lorca might say, deeply alive.

We embark on daily excursions to explore and photograph the cities of Seville, Cordoba, Ronda, Granada, as well as outings to the natural paradise of Doñana National Park and the UNESCO site of Albaicín, the one-time Moorish quarter of Granada. We strike a balance between daily critiques, fieldwork, discussions, new technical and aesthetic material, and the freedom to explore and photograph the region. This workshop focuses on gaining more creative control of your digital camera, understanding the principles of composition, and moving beyond the cliché in photography.

While we have a daily curriculum, the most valuable part of the workshop is having plenty of hands-on time each day to put what you are learning into practice. Also important is having time to share your process and images with other participants. You apply what you are discovering in a gorgeous, stimulating and inspirational setting with different venues to photograph each day. The emphasis is on providing a comfortable learning environment, having fun, and enjoying this beautiful region of Europe. This workshop is geared to all travel and camera enthusiasts interested in gaining more confidence and more creative control of the features of a digital camera and improving photography skills. All kinds of cameras are welcome, from cell phones to DSLRs.

Arrival Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018 in Seville, Spain by 5pm
Departure Date: Sunday, September 30, 2018 from Granada, Spain
Pay in full: June 8, 2018

All Hotel Accommodations: Hotel Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza and Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula
All breakfasts, lunches and other meals as indicated
Services of local guide throughout
All special events, private tours and private experts
All transportation from rendevous to drop off


Andrea Wallace is the Artistic Director of Photography and New Media at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She received her M.F.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She exhibits nationally and internationally with numerous shows throughout the Americas, Europe, China and the Middle East.

Kari Varner received her M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and is the former Studio Coordinator of Photography and New Media at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. She currently teaches photography at the University of Denver and has carried out photography projects throughout Europe.


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