Learn Spanish and tile painting in Spain

“Learn how to speak Spanish and how to create ceramic tiles, Andalucían style, on this tailor made week close to the cultural capital of Granada.”

Highlights

Daily Spanish lessons | afternoons free to explore or relax | language school central to Granada | an evening of ceramic tile making | wide range of accommodation and homestays to choose from |

Description of Learn Spanish and tile painting in Spain

There can’t be many ways to capture the creativity and imagination of Andalucía other than from within her artwork and learning more on a ceramic tile painting workshop and Spanish language learning holiday makes for an excellent introduction to this stunning region of southern Spain.

Learning how to hand paint Andalucían tiles under the watchful supervision of a local ceramicist is as culturally immersive as it is relaxing with guidance and discussion assisting students in the design process prior to glazing and firing in a specially-built kiln.

Not only is this tile painting evening an essential opening into one of Andalucía’s traditional art forms but it also conjures up a unique and extra special souvenir to take home after you’ve enjoyed an appetizer and wine overlooking the Carmen Mirador de Morayma, of course.

Alongside an evening of tile making you’ll be learning Spanish every day with afternoons free to explore in nearby Granada, get to know fellow students or chat to local people in and around your hotel, hostel, homestay or self-catering flat or apartment.

For more information on our choice of accommodation and prices for extended stays please get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help.

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism: Learn Spanish and tile painting in Spain

Environment

The ceramic tile workshop is given in a studio that is walking distance to our Spanish language school. That means participants do not need any public transport to get to the sessions.

Our school adopts environmentally friendly actions such as office recycling, purchasing FCS or recycled office supplies whenever possible, particularly important for painting.

We inform students before their arrival about initiatives such as: atmosfair! Not everyone is willing, or in the position, to give up air travel, despite the general awareness that this form of travel significantly contributes to the greenhouse effect. Hence, for people who are concerned with the environmental consequences of air travel, a service has now been created: atmosfair. Air-passengers can donate an amount which is equivalent to the gases emitted by their flight. The funds collected are invested in solar, hydropower, biomass, or energy-efficiency projects and thereby contribute to neutralizing greenhouse gases by an amount comparable with the aircraft's emissions. Students donation therefore helps to achieve these projects!

Community

Traditional pottery has lost much of its importance in daily life due to the advent of plastic and aluminium, although tiles and bricks are still widely used, as well as water pitchers and flower pots, glazed earthenware jars and bowls, all of which are produced with skill and originality.

Current production covers a wide range of techniques, including traditional glazes and modern finishes for decorative purposes, such as adornments for houses: vases used on corners of houses, waterspouts, and tiles with letters for composing street names and business signs.

In addition to traditional pottery in Andalusia, a few contemporary artisans have studios hidden away in the countryside which we tell our guests about so they can visit. They use unique, modern methods such as hand-thrown studio pottery - predominantly tableware, but also some individual pieces. Granada is renowned for the quality of its ceramic tiles which decorate houses and courtyards. The Nasrid Palaces of the Alhambra are examples of the beauty of Andalusian culture. This decorative art is one of the legacies of Moorish times and has become a sign of identity of our city.

This trip not only teaches guests Spanish, allowing them to communicate with local people but also helps introduce them to traditional crafts of the region such as ceramics. We offer a ceramic tile painting workshop in collaboration with a local ceramicist, who is living in the neighbourhood of the school. The incomings of the workshops are entirely forwarded to her in order to support traditional handycraft in our community.

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