GOYA * Early Years *

This lecture & slideshow will explain the Life and Works of Francisco Goya from his early training to the time that he becomes the court painter to the Spanish Crown in 1786.

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes ( Fuendetodos , March 31, 1746 - Bordeaux , April 16, 1828 ) was a Spanish painter and engraver. His work includes easel and mural paintings, engravings and drawings. 

Goya's style evolved from rococo, through neoclassicism, to pre -romanticism, but always his work was interpreted in a personal and original way. He continued to look to nature as a reflection of reality without an idealistic vision that embellished the truth. Goya always had an ethical message to his work because for him painting was a vehicle for moral instruction, not simply for aesthetics.



This class is like a virtual tour of the terrific town of Teruel.  It is a very special place in Spain that was rewarded with rich architecture from the Early Middle Ages to the Modernist period.


THIS LECTURE will introduce you to Antoni Gaudi in his LATER YEARS. We will study the following works; Park Güell with Gaudi residence, Casa Batlló & Casa Milà

ANTONI GAUDI * part one * - TBA

THIS LECTURE will introduce you to Antoni Gaudi (25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) and his EARLY YEARS. We will study the following works; Nau Gaudí de Mataró, Plaza Real, Güell Pavilions, El Capricho, Casa Vicens,  Palau Güell, Bodegas Güell & Casa Calvet


Explore and Learn About the History of JÁVEA  by visiting its most exciting and unique monuments and museum with Spanish Historian / Educator / Author 
Karla Ingleton Darocas, Hons. B. A. Fine Arts History -


THIS LECTURE will explore the history of Valencia city from the time of the Romans and the Muslims through its Visigoth and Catholic Gothic eras.


This lecture and slideshow will not only explore the dynamics of the early 20th century European and Mexican art, but it will also enhance the life of Frida Kahlo and her artworks as gifts of expressive, visionary self-interpretations.  


In this class, we study the Catalan artist Remedios Varo who was one of the few women to graduate from Madrid's famous Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando (1930) where she studied with another young Catalan by the name of Salvador Dali. 

SPANISH SOCIAL REALISM -The Most Provocative & Political Paintings of the 19th & 20th Centuries - tba

THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY CLASS where we explore some of Spain's most brilliant academic realist painters who turned the political and social problems of modernization into cultured images with dimensions and rhetoric typical of epic historical paintings.

GLORIOUS GANDIA - Lecture & Field Trip - tba

This Class explores the History of Gandia from its early beginnings through to its modern transformations by exploring its royalty, nobles, arts, crafts, trades and architectural buildings and monuments.

It is followed up with a FIELD TRIP - This is a Ride-Share excursion to Gandia where we visit the historical places and monuments that makes Gandia so glorious!