Camilla Engman | Imaginative Painting + Sketching | Goteborg, Sweden | May 23 - 29, 2013


 
 

I am so happy to announce that we are going back to Goteborg, Sweden for the 4th year to join Camilla Engman in her studio to learn the art of making different backgrounds and textures and to sketch and paint. If you want to learn from one of the best illustrators and painters this is your chance.

The group will be staying at Hotel Flora and will have time to explore Goteburg together and on their own. Camilla will lead a 4 day workshop and take us to her inspirational places in Goteborg. This Ace Camp will include  a visit to Goteborg's Botanical Garden and The Goteborg Museum of Natural History, time spent in the workshop studio with Camilla and more.

The workshop will be held at Komstepidemin where lunches will be served.  It's a short walk from the hotel where we walk by shops and restaurants. 

 
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CAMILLA ENGMAN grew up in a small Swedish town named Trollhättan. This is where she began looking at life from a perspective that most of us see only momentarily, and just a few are able to record. Camilla practised her skills at the Dome Art School and later at the School of Design and Craft, Gothenburg University, where she acquired a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Often through animals or people, Camilla’s pictures inspire their audience with a wide range of feelings. Her work has a knack of allowing you to grasp a notion without robbing you of your personal interpretation, regardless of whether it’s an acrylic painting, paper-on-paper or mixed media. 

Year - 2 / image:  Anna Harlan

Year - 2 / image:  Anna Harlan

Camilla's studio at Konstepidemin

Camilla's studio at Konstepidemin

 

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Ace Camp 2012

Ace Camp 2012

Note from Camilla: 

You will probably not bring home any masterpieces after this workshop, that is not the purpose. Instead I hope to give you inspiration, inspiration to try something new and maybe even find something new (in your working self). The best scenario will be that you find a way of working that you didn't have before. I'll show you ways I use to get started. I've always been a creative person, sometimes I've felt very inspired and ready to create. But then when I want to get started I have no idea how to. So I've been looking for a way that would work, a way to get started when you have the inspiration but don't know what to do with it. 

For me, the working part has always been more important then the finished artwork. I love to work - paint/draw/cut. But I also have to admit I don't like to work in vain. So I have to either learn something or to like the finale. In that way this way of creating never fails me. Something always happens. Be aware, there are no shortcuts though. I have to start from the beginning and work myself through it. With an open mind and eye, and with no judgement. I try to use my gut and my heart and very little brain. By just finding a little thing that I like and to start from that and then just play around. Not trying to do anything specific except enjoying the work process. Nothing is wrong so you can't fail. Hopefully in the end you've found something to work with or at least got some inspiration. 

Another way to get motivated is to change material, your medium and/or the size of your canvas or illustration. 

We will explore all possibilities.

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AMAZING!! i loved every minute of it & i hope i get to do it again next year!! thank you so SO much for putting together such wonderful workshops & excursions! Thank you ooodles & ooodles for all the time & energy you devote in creating such wonderful experiences for all of us out here! just amazing! - Jenny Kalpinski

 

THANK YOU for an amazing, amazing experience. It was so wonderful in every way -- Camilla couldn't have been more generous and kind (she's a wonderful teacher), the other participants were awesome and Mary was just great. I felt so lucky to have shared a room with her! It wouldn't have been nearly as good if I had had my own room, so thank you for encouraging me to come and share! - Anna Harlan

 
Year 1 - Studio Violet

Year 1 - Studio Violet

This workshop includes:

  • 4 day workshop with Camilla Engman
  • 6 nights accommodation at Hotel Flora in Goteborg, Sweden (based on double occupancy)
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • Final night dinner and cocktail party
  • Admission to Natural History Museum + Botanical Gardens

You will be sent a list of supplies to bring upon registration.

Workshop is limited to 10 people. This workshop will fill quickly.

Fee: $1695.00 - airfare is not included 

Deposit: $1000.00 - due when place in workshop is confirmed.

Final payment of $695.00 is due February 28, 2013. 

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Great guide to Gothenburg by Sandra Juto - here

Ace Camp 2012 in the studio at Komstepidemin

Ace Camp 2012 in the studio at Komstepidemin

Camilla started a blog for Morran called Studio Morran and asked that artists contribute illustration of Morran. She has put together a book of all the illustrations for sale here. All the money from the sale of the book goes to the World Society for the Protection of Animals (Sweden). 

Published by UPPERCASE - The Suitcase Series presents in glorious detail the lives of artists and designers from around the world. See Camilla's book HERE

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She has been featured on many websites and publications such as Form Magazine, Poketo, Decor8, Book By It's Cover, SFGirlbybay and many more.

Website –Camilla Engman / Blog - Camilla Engman / Flickr - Camilla Engman

Itinerary

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Arrive in Goteborg and go to Hotel Flora for check in. Depending on arrival times we will meet and head out to a café or restaurant to get to know each other. Hotel Flora is conveniently located close to food markets, restaurants and shopping.  We will meet in the lobby and head out for dinner for a meal at Bar Kino. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Morning is free - we are located close to shopping should you wish or relax. The group will meet in the lobby for breakfast. We will meet Camilla after lunch at 12:30 and head to the Botanical Gardens for preliminary sketching, head for coffee in Haga and a walk to Camilla's personal studio. Bring all your supplies. After a visit to Camilla's studio we head out to a Swedish pub for Swedish food and beverages. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Meet after breakfast at 9:30am to head to the studio. Lunch is at the studio.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Meet after breakfast at 9:30am to head to the studio. Lunch is at the studio. 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Morning is free to explore Goteborg or head to the studio on your own or with other participants.  We have found in the past the once everyone begins painting and creating that they like to continue with their work.  Camilla will be at the studio in the afternoon to be with those who want to continue painting but you might want to have a day to visit shops or do some sightseeing. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Meet after breakfast at 9:30am to head to the studio.  Lunch + dinner is at the studio. Following the afternoon session we will stay and set up for the group exhibition, cocktails and final dinner.  You never know who will show up for the final dinner - sometimes other artists in Goteborg may be around and it's always fun to share a meal and have a chat. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Travel Day - We always do our best to find ride shares to the airport and will have the opportunity to organize while in Goteborg.

The itinerary may be subject to change depending on the weather or whims of the group