AM DeBrincat





The Visionary Projects is delighted to be hosting the "xxx" travel workshop with international artist AM DeBrincat in Cartagena, Colombia.

AM DeBrincat is a mixed-media artist based in Brooklyn, New York. In this workshop, artists will learn a variety of specific techniques - transfer printing, acrylic tinting, gold leafing, and an introduction to oil painting - and learn how to combine these techniques into dynamic mixed-media paintings. Students will also explore Cartagena, Colombia to draw inspiration from classical and contemporary art and integrate this inspiration into their artwork. Students are also invited to bring images of previous work to the workshop so that AM can offer each participant personalized feedback and advice. 




the schedule

Please arrive in Cartagena on Wednesday, March 20
and depart on

(or later).

+ Each workshop day there is a full breakfast "buffet style".
+ This will be available in the morning when you arrive.
+ Lunch will be also provided in the same style.
+ We will also have several options for both vegan + vegetarians.
+ You are required to bring your own supplies. But we will also have plenty of extras available at the studio. This includes extra brushes, oils, acrylics, pastels, a starter canvas, etc.

Day 1: Thursday, March 21
Course Intro & Presentation

  • 10:00 am: Breakfast
  • Workshop & Personal Introductions
  • Starting with the basics: Oil Paints

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  • How to gesso and prepare a wood panel to create a nice surface to work on

  • Studio safety (many of these art chemicals are toxic - techniques for working safely with them)

Day 2: Friday March 22

  • 10:00 am: Breakfast
  • Reference photos: How to integrate inspiration from the world around us into our own art.
  • Composition - How to combine elements and form to create a cohesive image.
  • Transfer Printing + Acrylic Tinting?
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Day 3: Saturday, March 23

  • 10:00 am: Breakfast
  • Gold Leaf:
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Day 4: Sunday, March 24
Making it as an artist

  • (Bring personal artwork that you would like critiqued)

  • 10:00 am: Breakfast

  • Lecture / Q&A: How to build an art career, having your own studio, social media presence, etc.

  • Work - Studio Time

  • Pick up where you left or start a brand new piece

  • 1:30 pm: Lunch

  • 2:00 pm: Prepare yourself for the last steps of finishing your artwork

  • 5:00pm:  One by One - Go over images from your portfolio, have an individual portfolio review - personalized & professional feedback

  • 6:30pm: Group Presentation

Day 5: Monday March 25
Free Day
Finding & maintaining
Your Inspiration

  • Exploring Cartagena's Art Galleries and Museums
  • Objective: Learn how to find inspiration and ideas from contemporary art, take good reference photos and personal recordings for your ideas.
  • This is an "at your own pace" experience. You will have entrance tickets to certain spaces, and we will have a convenient meeting spot. Feel free to explore other places nearby. We will all meet for lunch around 1pm.
  • Things you will need: a notebook, a camera.
  • *Participation in this is optional. You may also choose to explore the city solo or fly home on this day.


20-26th March, 2019
Wednesday - Tuesday

4 Full Workshop Days
1 Free Day - Galleries & Museums
6 Nights



All workshop tuition and fee's
Private studio location
Extra art supplies available in studio
Roundtrip Transfer from Airport (if applicable)
All private car transfers during the workshop
Admission into museums + art galleries
All Breakfasts & Lunches during workshop days
Last Night - Group Farewell Dinner

(your flight into Cartagena is on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019)
Thursday, March 21 - Workshop Day 1
Friday, March 22 - Workshop Day 2
Saturday, March 23 - Workshop Day 3
Sunday, March 24 - Workshop Day 4
Monday, March 25 - Free Day around the City
(Tuesday, March 26 - Departure)


Airfare, Some Dinners

EXTRA - Please read!

Once the workshop is filled, you will be invited into a private Facebook Group to meet everyone participating beforehand. This is where a lot of information about the workshop will be shared and we can coordinate what will be happening throughout your time in Miami.

We will announce our exact studio location approx. 2 months before the workshop through private group message.

**All accommodations are of a high standard level, you will receive all information in regards to it approximately 2-3 weeks before your arrival in Cartagena**


package 1

 - Double Room (Shared) -

/ Per person

package 2


/ Per person

package 3

 -No Accommodation -
You already have your own place

? / Per person

the studio

Cartagena, Colombia

The Visionary Projects is taking this event to Cartagena.

We have space in the heart of the city. With a beautiful house, private outdoor space, bright light and ample room - this is the place of your Colombia dreams.

Everything is set up for you to work: tables, easels, projector, art supplies, the list goes on. All you have to do is show up with your art essentials, a good notebook and a camera.

During this workshop, we create individual workstations for all participants, as well as a demonstration & lecture space for the instructor. Aside from a gourmet breakfast and lunch - endless coffee, wine and snacks will be provided throughout each day of the workshop.



  • You may read our complete list of Terms & Policies here.
  • A full refund will be made if for any unexpected reason the workshop is canceled.
  • If you withdraw from the trip after making your initial deposit (in the full or half amount), you will receive a 50% refund of your deposit up until 90 days to the event.
  • You may purchase traveler's insurance in the event of an unexpected circumstance (death in the family, accident, illness) that would require you cancel your trip.