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“It was as if I were staying with family. Many, many thanks!"

Studio Colombia is so much more than a perspective painting workshop ... although I'll never look at a horizon line in quite the same way again! As a first-time visitor to Colombia, I was blown away by the colour, culture and beauty of the country and its people… As at any of their art workshops, we laughed and we learned, we sampled the local spirits and grappled with the meaning of life (usually in that order), and we feasted on the local delicacies! Halina Gasewicz, Ottawa, 2013


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Photos (left to righ and downward)

1)) A portrait session in the streets of Cartagena
(Mónica Márquez)
2) Typical Cartagena architecture (Mónica Márquez)
3) Dock on one Rosario island (Mónica Márquez)
4) Greetings (Mónica Márquez)
5) Cartagena (Mónica Márquez

Studio Colombia:
Understanding Perspective; a drawing and painting workshop

Beach with Knowldedge | Experiential Learning

February 14 - 24, 2018 (forming the group)

Our ten-day workshop is a unique opportunity to gain solid knowledge about perspective drawing in four beautiful and historical locations on the Caribbean Colombian coast: Puerto Colombia ( a beach resort area located 15 km from Barranquilla), Barranquilla (Colombia’s fourth largest city and the main cultural centre in the Caribbean region of Colombia) Cartagena (UNESCO world heritage site) and Santa Marta (famous for its beaches and beautiful landscape combining the Caribbean sea and the Sierra Nevada)! A great combination of perspective drawing, watercolor, visits to historic sites and art museums nature and... beaches!

 The aim of Studio Colombia is to provide participants with solid notions of perspective drawing, for participants to excel in rendering perfect depth in their landscape paintings. A series of exercises and problems will sharpen the visual perception of various drawing components: horizon line, vanishing points, the reality, the virtual, basic proportions, etc.  Participants will apply these principles to paintings in the medium of their choice.

Studio Colombia is also suitable to art lovers, photographers, and college art students working on their own art personal projects, may it be a dissertation, an essay or diploma works. Click on prospectus below.

The Location and Itinerary

On Day 1 we will pick up everyone at the Aeropuerto Ernesto Cortissoz in Barranquilla. We will then head to our sea front cabana type hotel in Puerto Colombia (15 kms from Barranquilla) where we will spent our first three nights and learn the basic principles of perspective drawing. On Day 4, our private mini-bus will take us to the beautiful city of Cartagena (two-hour ride). We will stay four nights at a picturesque colonial bed and breakfast located in the heart of the historic old town in Cartagena. We will paint among others at the Convento de la Popa and the Castillo San Felipe. Beautiful vistas will help you to understand the more complicated concepts of perspective drawing. On Day 8 we will head to Santa Marta (four-hour drive) where we will paint the landscape in watercolou among others, views of the Sierra Nevada. We will stay two nights at a hotel one block from the beaches of El Rodadero, a resort area located ten minutes from Santa Marta. On day 10 we will head to Barranquilla (1.5 hour drive) where we will spend our last night at a hotel in the Alto Prado. We will take the opportunity to visit the Museo del Atlántico and main sites such as the Cathedral Maria Reina and the Plaza San Nicolás. On Day 11 we will bring everyone back to the airport.

The price
The price for our ten-day perspective drawing workshop Studio Colombia is CAD 2,770$ per person. Price is based on 8 participants and includes:

Instruction, ten-night double accommodation in beautifully located, safe, clean and picturesque hotels in Puerto Colombia, Barranquilla, Cartagena and Santa Marta, all breakfasts, 4 lunches (in Cartagena) 2 suppers (first and last night), aperitifs while in Pradomar, transportation from and to the airport Ernesto Cortissoz in Barranquilla, transportation by private mini-bus to all cities on schedule, all group transportation to visiting sites on schedule, all entrances to museums and sites on schedule, horse-drawn carriage tour to the Old City in Cartagena and the services of a local translator on board.

Please contact us for more information (800) 611-4789.

10 reasons to visit Colombia > CLICK HERE!


It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams
because they grow old, they grow
old because they stop pursuing dreams.
(Gabriel Garcia Márquez)

Since 1996, icscis walkthearts have been offering quality painting or art workshops and educational tours in France, Italy, Egypt, Spain, United States and Colombia. It is in Tuscany (around Montepulciano, Pienza and Cortona) that we paint in plein-air, learn and discuss, since the landscapes of the Val d'Orcia are just astounding and the quality of life, seducing.  Attended by hundreds of art lovers and artists from all around the world, mostly New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Ottawa and Australia, our painting courses and art history seminars are given to small group by professional artists and art historians. walkthearts.com also provides educational travel for high school, college and/or university students, or on a private basis. Walkthearts offers a living experience through the arts.

updated September 16, 2017