PICASSO IN PARIS * PUBLIC LECTURE JANUARY 2017


What did you learn?
* Some new facts about Picasso life and his interest in modern scientific discoveries

What features did you feel were beneficial in this event?
* Comments about Picasso paintings in relation with specific artist life situations, explanation how other modern artists, people and in general atmosphere of Paris made impact on his works, how he was influenced by classical and primitive artefacts

What elements did you like about the teaching style of Karla Darocas?
* easy manner of talk

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

FULL NAME & LOCATION * Genevieve & David Lawrence, Monte Pedrequer

PICASSO IN PARIS * PUBLIC LECTURE JANUARY 2017


What did you learn?
 * Even if I don't understand the painting form I can understand the emotion.

What features did you feel were beneficial in this event?
* Unfortunately I never received an art education. Which means that I've never had the opportuntiy to understand why.... this format, this colour, this blob!. Thankfully, Karla has shown me that isn't necessarliy important as to the why, but more importantly look at the painting and absorb the emotion.

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

Would you recommend Karla Darocas teaching and events to others?

* I just wish when I was at school I had an art teacher like Karla who taught more that just form.

FULL NAME & LOCATION * Helen Baxter

PICASSO IN PARIS * PUBLIC LECTURE JANUARY 2017


What did you learn?
* Picasso in Paris

What features did you feel were beneficial in this event?
* This was an excellent and interesting lecture on Picasso, his works and relationships. There was so much that we did not know and so many paintings we had not seen before. The time flew by and just sorry there was not time for questions. We would love to know if/when Karla is giving the Dali lecture. We are only in Spain until the end of February. Sorry to have missed Sorolla!

What elements did you like about the teaching style of Karla Darocas?
* Down to earth, fun and knew and understood her subject.

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

FULL NAME & LOCATION * Carolyn Martin & Fred Dustin, Moraira

PICASSO IN PARIS * PUBLIC LECTURE JANUARY 2017


What did you learn?
* That I know so little!

What features did you feel were beneficial in this event?
* Setting. Interesting people. Very good talk - just not too long!

What elements did you like about the teaching style of Karla Darocas?
* Talk brought out really interesting elements I had not seen before

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

FULL NAME & LOCATION * KEITH HYDE, JAVEA

PICASSO IN PARIS * PUBLIC LECTURE JANUARY 2017


What did you learn?
* The significance of Guernica and it being the 80th anniversary

What features did you feel were beneficial in this event?
* We enjoyed hearing about his early years and the slide show.

What elements did you like about the teaching style of Karla Darocas?
* Her passion and humour made it very interesting

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

FULL NAME & LOCATION * Deborah Woolley, San Vicente del Raspeig

PICASSO IN PARIS * PUBLIC LECTURE JANUARY 2017


What did you learn?
* The life that inspired Picasso

What features did you feel were beneficial in this event?
* Once again an emotion filled and perfectly delivered lecture that transported us all back to the turn of the last century where we became part of what truly inspired Picasso.

What elements did you like about the teaching style of Karla Darocas?
* Her ability to draw the student into the true life of the artist

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

FULL NAME & LOCATION * Sue Martin

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

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

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

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

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