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It is now open registration period for the eighth edition of Course of realism and figuration painters run by two “teachers of national and international painting” Antonio López and Andrés García Ibáñez, to be held at the Museum 'Casa Ibáñez’ Olula River, of 20 to the 24 May. The initiative has the support of the Provincial de Almería and Art Foundation 'Ibáñez-Cosentino'.

The eighth edition of this prestigious professional painting course was presented Tuesday at the Provincial de Almería, in an act in which intervened Deputy Provincial Culture, Antonio Jesus Rodriguez, Mayor Olula del Río, Antonio Martínez Pascual, and the director of the Museum 'Casa Ibáñez’ and the Foundation 'Ibáñez-Cosentino', J. M. Martin Robles.

This activity has become a benchmark nationally and internationally, because it has a great acceptance among professionals and students painting around the world. Rodriguez congratulated the promoters of the course by the prestige achieved and recalled that the Provincial “considers it essential to support this unique initiative, tremendously important for the province”.

The Mayor of Olula del Rio explained that, every year, this course “full of illusion and art” the streets of a town that has become “cultural capital of the Almanzora”.

Last, Martin Robles, has revealed that “this course brings together, from 2012, the most prominent painters of the national and international scene”. In this issue, “by desire of teachers, It repeats the theme, still life and nude” and always turning around “Natural painting, Free technical, so that each artist can develop their creativity without limits”.

The workshop will be held on the premises of the Museum 'Casa Ibáñez’ Olula River, for five days, of Monday 20 to Friday 24 May. The technique with which each student make their creations will be free, possible to employ oil painting, acrylic, watercolor or drawings. Each participant must bring all the necessary equipment to perform the exercises.

For the media, from the direction of the course it is recommended that they do not exceed one hundred feet wide and, in the case of solvent, It is strongly recommended using odorless mineral spirits.

The cost of the course is 200 euros for the selected artists, for tuition, and the number of seats will be 36. The selection of participants and reserves will run exclusively by Antonio López Andrés García Ibáñez and.

Those interested in participating in the workshop should send their application by regular mail or electronic, a cursorealismo@gmail.com, before 19 April. Applications sent by mail arriving after the deadline will not be accepted.

After completing the course, teachers will choose a work among all done, to be acquired by the Foundation to be part of your funds.

In these eight years, there have been more than 900 Applications to participate in the course from all over Spain and countries like Germany, Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, China, U.S., Mexico, Russia, Italy and Ukraine, inter alia. Them, only they have been chosen to participate as students 253 artists, 28 of them from outside Spain and twelve of the province of Almería.