On March 2017, a group of Chinese artists officially started their journey to Spain to attend the Master Workshop organized by TIAC with the great Spanish painter Golucho whose work is considered to be part if the New Realism.
After visiting El Museo del Prado, the artists went the to La Casa del Pavo Art Studio, the "Peacock House", located in the center of modern Alcoy, famous for being both Fernando Cabrera Cantó and Joaquín Sorolla's studio during the 19th century and which in 2012 became a professional art college.
Beyond Skills was the name given to the five-day course during which the Master challenged the artists with the exercise of abandoning innate ideas and explore new possibilities through the exchange of cultures. Golucho finds experimental painting very important; his way of moving and changing according to the needs of creation break the rules of traditional techniques.
After the course and as a closure to the experience with Master Golucho, TIAC organized an exhibition in Alcoy's City Hall where the paintings produced by the Chinese artists during the workshop were displayed along with Golucho's. The exhibition attracted wide attention from all over Spain and it's popularity was unexpected.
Although Spain and China are miles away from each other and have different cultures, through the arts they are all interlinked. Master workshops are organized not only to create the right ground for artistic education and exchange, but also to prove that communications goes beyond languages and creation Beyond Skills.