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Spanish Art Sessions- Flamenco Life Drawing (COLOUR)

Spanish Art Sessions- Flamenco Life Drawing (COLOUR)

  • Date: Sunday, February 10
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Juan Carlos Otero

Price: £25
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Event Description

After a sold out session in 2018, we return in the new year with one more incredibly exciting Flamenco Life Drawing event, this time dedicated to the topic of COLOUR.

Visual artist and flamenco dancer Carlos Otero will guide you through different exercises that will help you bring to live the vibrant and sensual palette of colours that make the universe of flamenco.

The materials will be a combination of primary acrylics and coloured pencils and the focus will be in experimenting with limited palettes. Limitations bring out creativity; this is the main idea behind the approach of the session.  Participants will be encouraged to find ways to create secondary colours with the basics in order to start building personal methods. There will also be a discussion of some colour theories including the ‘impressionists’, in order to inspire creative ideas.

The stages of the event are:

1. The first exercise includes 3 short poses with 3 different limited palettes: The first will be basic primaries, the second a choice between warm or cold, and the third will be based on a colour choice.
2. This step will allow to build on a favourite experiment from previous exercise to take on a longer pose.
3. Again, building on the previous experiment, the last exercise involves a 45-minute pose looking at ways of recreating colours in life poses.
4. A final gathering at the end where you will mingle and enjoy the final pieces of everyone attending.

Battersea Spanish will provide basic materials, but please feel free to bring your own. Remember as well there is a tasty glass of wine included in the price!

The event will be conducted in English so everyone is welcome to join. We welcome participants who are experienced, and also new to the field. This is an exclusive arrangement with limited capacity, please book now to avoid disappointment.  

And if you are a Battersea Spanish member, remember to use your special members discount!

Who's Attending

19 people are attending Spanish Art Sessions- Flamenco Life Drawing (COLOUR)

  • R Heelan
  • Zoe Northridge
  • Heather Poel
  • lesley garner
  • Sarah McFadden
  • Aalish Leece
  • Israel Nagore
  • francesca salvatore
  • Judith Symons
  • Samantha Elgie
  • Stephanie Millard
  • Nellie Katchinska
  • Lena Abbas
  • Maria Lomeli
  • Elizabeth Bryant
  • lafee ji

Frequently Asked Questions

Juan Carlos Otero

Flamenco Artist

I graduated in 1994 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, producing painting, conceptual video, sound and performance. I continued developing conceptual work in design, and worked extensively in education but my main artistic output for the past two decades has been as a flamenco dancer and choreographer. Since 2013 I have also been devising multi disciplined experimental theatre. My practice has evolved around the dichotomies of my dual nationality/ cultural identity and the split between my background in traditional culture and my education in contemporary art. For years now I have been trying to create projects that unify my various creative strands. FLAMENCO LIFE DRAWING with Battersea Spanish is the latest venture, fusing my two main areas of expertise, Fine Art and Flamenco.


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