Wednesday, November 23, 2016

FINE ARTS TRIPS * MADRID * 2016


How did you hear about Karla Darocas educational sessions, trips, films and workshops
* Through attending her other lectures and talks

What did you learn?
* Not just about the paintings but also much more about the lives of the artists

What features did you feel were beneficial in this event?
* Seeing the actual paintings that were shown at the lectures and talks - it makes it so much more real it brings the whole thing into prospective especially with all the extra imput from Karla about the why and how surrounding any particular works.

What elements did you like about the teaching style of Karla Darocas? * Her absolute passion about art which makes the student want to learn more

Would you recommend Karla Darocas teaching and events to others?
* Absolutely

FULL NAME & LOCATION * Janis Turner

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

FINE ARTS TRIP * MADRID * 2016


How did you hear about Karla Darocas educational sessions, trips, films and workshops
* From having attended her lectures

What did you learn?
* So much that my brain aches but am hungry for more

What features did you feel were beneficial in this event?
* Karla somehow manages to combine not only her immense energy but also a wonderful laid back and thoughtful approach to her lectures that evokes hunger for more knowledge along with an inspirational new viewpoint on the artists whilst delving into their lives and loves.
She brings it all to life and I absolutely love it.

What elements did you like about the teaching style of Karla Darocas? * Her vast knowledge

Would you recommend Karla Darocas teaching and events to others?
* Absolutely

FULL NAME & LOCATION
* Sue Martin from Pedreguer

Monday, November 21, 2016

FINE ARTS TRIP * MADRID * 2106


Hi Karla

Thank you so much for your lively commentary and company, you were the cherry on the cake, that made our trip to Madrid so perfect.  Having participated in both the Dali lectures and Sorolla, it really helped me to have a better understanding of their art form, rather than just saying "I Like" "I don't like".  And, opened my eyes to alternative art forms as well.

Only disappointment for me, was that the Sorolla Museo was only partically opened.  Having been there last year, before your Sorolla lecture, I was so looking forward to greedily feasting my eyes...

- Helen Baxter

Sunday, November 20, 2016

FINE ARTS TRIP * MADRID * 2016

Hi Karla.
I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful few days in Madrid.

I had a great time and really enjoyed the museums especially with all your immense knowledge surrounding the artists and paintings and of course the Spanish history - although I am now brain dead and absolutely knackered what a time spent with everyone on our whirlwind tour!

- Janis Turner

Saturday, November 19, 2016

FINE ARTS TRIP * MADRID * 2016


How did you hear about Karla Darocas educational sessions, trips, films and workshops
* Media

What did you learn?
* Artist technique, brush strokes how you interpret what the you are seeing. Understanding how art changed when able to take the canvas outside into natural light.

What features did you feel were beneficial in this event?
* I learnt about the history and context of when a painting was created. Who influenced the artist, the people who commissioned the paintings. The style of painting and the advent of photography alongside new techniques in painting. All learnt alongside a great deal of fun, Karla makes the time and artists come alive with a great knowledge of history. Fantastic trip and I can highly recommend it to anyone wanting to broaden their understanding. Thanks Karla and all the ladies who came too as that friendship is very important too.

What elements did you like about the teaching style of Karla Darocas? * Making it fun with so much insight

Would you recommend Karla Darocas teaching and events to others?
* Yes

FULL NAME & LOCATION
* Lizzie Clayton

Friday, November 18, 2016

FINE ARTS TRIP * MADRID * 2016


Thank you from my heart to Karla Ingleton Darocas for organising an unforgettable few days of visiting art galleries in Madrid. Sorolla House, the Spanish masters at the Prado, the Thyssen museum with a fantastic Renoir exhibition, the Queen Sofía for mind-blowing Dalí and Picasso and the exquisite romantics and costumes of the period at Queen Isabel II House...

A stroll through Retiro Park and a blissful 10 minutes listening to an audio art installation in the glass house, the sights, sounds and architecture of this great city, joyful dinners, cake and coffee morning teas, and hot chocolate and churros at the famous Choclatería San Gines.

Travelling at 300+ kmph on the high speed train was a thrill. Enjoyed every minute of all of this and grateful to Karla for organising it all and especially her fantastic in-depth knowledge of the paintings, the painters and the juicy gossip about the characters of the time, just fascinating and enlightening. XXXXX

- Kathleen Misson

Monday, October 31, 2016

SOROLLA & IMPRESSIONISM LECTURE

How did you hear about Karla Darocas educational sessions?
* Through a friend originally

What did you learn?
* In depth view about the life and times of the artist Sorolla

What features did you feel were beneficial in this educational session?
* I really enjoy all aspects of the session - the life and times of the artist involved - spanish history around each of the times of a particular period of the artwork but more importantly how much knowledge Karla passes on to her 'students' . The sessions are really fun and the time goes too fast!!!

What elements did you like about the teaching style of Karla Darocas?
* Always her knowledge and enthusiasm

Would you recommend her educational sessions, to others?
* Always

FULL NAME & LOCATION
* Janis Turner - Alcalali

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SALVADOR DALI & SIGMUND FREUD LECTURE

How did you hear about Karla Darocas educational sessions?
* Have been to previous lectures

What did you learn?
* All about Dali and outside influences to his life

What features did you feel were beneficial in this educational session?
* Down to earth language that can be understood by all. Learning not just about the art but also about the artist himself, his friends, his family, and others who influenced his art. All told and explained with enthusiasm and a touch of dry humour

What elements did you like about the teaching style of Karla Darocas? * All of the above

Would you recommend her educational sessions, to others?
* Absolutely

FULL NAME & LOCATION
* Jean and Chris Gray, Benitachell

SALVADOR DALI & SIGMUND FREUD LECTURE

How did you hear about Karla Darocas educational sessions?
* Facebook and contact with Karla

What did you learn?
* I knew very little about Dali but this lecture bought him alive and I learnt so much about his life and his paintings. The symbolism in his paintings.

What features did you feel were beneficial in this educational session?
*       We learnt about the symbolism in his art. The other creative people who influenced him as well and the huge influence and knowledge of Freud's theories until he actually met Freud. We learnt how his paintings reflected what was happening in the world around him from his family to world events.

Looking at his paintings and being able to see and hear from Karla the meanings and why they were painted and constructed as they are - was fascinating.

Karla's knowledge and passion is why her lectures inspire and educate leaving you both informed and wanting more. Thank you Karla for a wonderful morning. Lizzie Clayton

What elements did you like about the teaching style of Karla Darocas? * passion, knowledge and her ability to bring it bang up to date.

Would you recommend her educational sessions, to others?
* yes very strongly.

FULL NAME & LOCATION
* Lizzie Clayton - Benitachell

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

SALVADOR DALI & SIGMUND FREUD LECTURE

What did you learn?
* Dali was greatly influenced by Freud. Symbolism in the art was explained

What features did you feel were beneficial in this educational session?
* I liked the style and content. I found I wanted to hear the second part of the Dali lecture.

What elements did you like about the teaching style of Karla Darocas?
* Relaxed style, accessible to all

Would you recommend her educational sessions, to others?
* Yes, absolutely

FULL NAME & LOCATION
* Laura Aldridge, Benidoleig

SALVADOR DALI & SIGMUND FREUD LECTURE

What did you learn?
* Quite a few facts about Spanish history and how it is reflected in Dali paintings

What features did you feel were beneficial in this educational session?
* It was important to find out, how and why Dali became such a painter as he was, where from his symbols came and what was their meaning, to get better understanding of his art.
Also, it will be very interesting to follow Dali worldview developments towards metaphysics and what impact and expressions it had in his creation work in Karla's next lecture.

What elements did you like about the teaching style of Karla Darocas?
* Easy and personal manner of speaking, short explanations about context and circumstances of the era

Would you recommend her educational sessions, to others?
* Yes

FULL NAME & LOCATION
* Genovaite & David Lawrence