Norma Grinberg (Brazil). October 25 – November 3, 2019.


“New Compositions in Ceramics, The Creative Practice”

Session: October 25 – November 3, 2019.


Level : Students of all levels, beginners and advanced are accepted.

Concept: In this ten day workshop the participants will stimulate the creation of the ceramist, working with a modular design of ceramic pieces, the multiplication, decomposition and reconstruction of these pieces, which results in a creative and singular work, ending with the elaboration of intimate and personal works.

Methodology: Work will be carried out both on lathe and modeling or the elaboration of small plaster molds for the production of the pieces to be reproduced.

Burning: Burning Soda in Cone Reduction 10.

Cost: US 1.900 / Reservation: US 300 / Information Registration:

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Teacher: Norma Grinberg (Brazil)

Norma Grinberg

Creativity and innovation in Norma Grinberg´s pannels, and objects reflect in space a long period of art experience and aesthetic research.

Norma stands out as one of the best artists in ceramic sculptures in Brazil. Her work – several times awarded in Brazil and overseas – highlight its original and contemporary qualities, all acknowledged by both the public and critics. Her aesthetic and artistic proposal is to update the language inspired in concretism, Bauhaus and Minimalism through the use of installations, update in Contemporary Art and developments such as interventions in the architectural space.

Chilean Artist Coordinator: Marilu Pelusa Rosenthal

Marilu Pelusa Rosenthal

Is a ceramist and a teacher in Santiago, Chile.She studied ceramics in Chile, France and United States. Between 2004 – 2008, Marilu taught ceramic classes at Huara Huara studio in Santiago. She also worked as a studio assistant in the ceramics departament at Anderson Ranch Art Center for the 1998-2004 summer workshop season.

Marilu has been an Artist in Residence at the Turgua Group in Caracas, Venezuela, and the Anderson Ranch art Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. She has exhibited her pottery extensively in the united states and Chile, and is a founding member and Director of the Curaumilla Art Center



Curaumilla Workshops – Ceramics Safari in Chile

Information Registration

Date: October 25 – November 3, 2019

Teacher: Norma Grinberg (Brazil)

Chilean Coordinator Artist: Marilu Pelusa Rosenthal

Tuition: US $1.900 * A $300 deposit is required to reserve a space in the workshop. Payment in full is due 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.

* Tuition covers transportation from and to the Airport, all transportation to visit studios and museum, accommodations in a private tent, all meals during the workshop, materials and firings. The acommodations are:

1- Workshop in a very comfortable single tent US 1.900

2- Workshop in a share room with private bathroom US 2.400 per person

3- Workshop in a single room with private bathroom US 3.000 

Refund and Cancellation Policy
To cancel a registration and receive a refund, notify us at least 45 days before the first day of the workshop. We will refund your paid tuition, less a $145 a registration fee that is non-refundable.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 40 days of the start of the workshop.

If unforeseen circumstances cause the Center to cancel a workshop, or there is not a minimum students (8), workshop registrants will receive a full refund. The Curaumilla Center is not responsible for any losses on non-refundable travel arrangements.



Getting to Chile

You will need to arrange your own travel, flying directly to Santiago, Chile (Airport Arturo Merino Benitez). There are several airlines that offer fares to Santiago from United States: LAN Chile; American Airlines; Delta, etc.

Flights usually depart from U.S. in the evening and arrive early the next morning. Flights returning home usually depart in the evening from Santiago.

January and February in Chile is high season for travel, so it is recommended that you make your travel arrangements early, at least a few months before you expect to travel.



Upon arrival at the Santiago airport, you will be picked up and driven directly to Curaumilla Art Center. The van ride takes about 2 hours to the Art Center, which is located on the Pacific coast about 30 minutes south of Valparaiso.

Transportation to the airport at the end of the workshop will also be provided.



Accommodations for the workshop will be simple, yet comfortable.

Participants will stay in their own private tent. These large tents, 4 person tents, will have a single mattress with sheets, a down comforter and a Chilean blanket. There will be rugs on the floor, plenty of towels, and bottled water to drink. There will also be complete bathrooms, and hot showers. We will do all that we can to ensure that everybody is comfortable while staying at Curaumilla. There are also available private rooms if requested.



During your stay in Chile, you will experience typical Chilean food, as well as other international food. Common meals in Chile might include Humitas, Chilean tamale; Pastel de Choclo, a meal of beef, chicken and corn; Porotos Granados, a Chilean bean and corn dish. We will also serve plenty of salads, cereals, fruit and vegetables. Bottled water will be provided, and additional beverages, including Chilean Pisco Sours, wines, beer, sodas will be available for purchase.

All meals at the Curaumilla Arts Center will be provided, including breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Participants are responsible for their own meals planned in restaurants during the workshop. All meals will be at the dinning room, and no meals will be served out of scheduled times.

Note: If you have special dietary needs, please inform us before your arrival.



There will be a laundry service available during the workshop. The cost of the service will be per piece.



A valid passport is necessary to enter Chile, but no visa is required.



The unit money in Chile is the Chilean peso. 1 US dollar = 680 pesos; the rate can fluctuate. You can change money at the airport.

Most of your costs are covered in the tuition. You might need additional money to purchase beverages, gifts, laundry, etc. We suggest US $300 to $500 should be enough for the average workshop participant.

Credit cards are accepted in most restaurants and shops in Chile. MasterCard and Visa are the most commonly accepted.

Tipping in restaurants is 10 %. Please do not tip individual employees in Curaumilla Art Center.



As an adult you are responsible for the consequences of your actions. You will need to respect Chilean laws and customs.

Chile is a safe country to travel around. The people are warm and friendly to tourists. Do not bring expensive jewelry, and take normal precautions with your money and your passport.



Chile is a very long country with many different climates.

Curaumilla is located in the middle of the country on the Pacific coast. Curaumilla has a year round temper climate. The winters are rainy and the summers are dry.

The workshops happen during spring and summer seasons. Chile has opposite seasons from North America.

In October the weather is nice. The usual temperature is 18°C (64ºF). The minimum temperature of the station is 13°C (55ºF). Therefore, the average temperature for this month of October in Valparaiso is 17ºC (62ºF) it will be usually sunny days. Cloudy days can feel a little chilly.

In January and February, the Chilean summer, days are hot with cool nights. The averages temperatures are 22.5ºC (72.50ºF) high and 13.3ºC (55.94ºF) low.

Sunny days can be hot (around 80ºF), and cloudy days can feel a little chilly.

Often in spring and summer it’s foggy or cloudy in the mornings, and warm and sunny in the afternoons, but some days are very very windy. And can be a little cold….


Medical Information

This trip is organized as an adventure workshop. We will do everything possible to keep you safe and comfortable. Ultimately it is your responsibility to stay healthy and well.

Chile is a modern country with up to date health standards and services.  However at some point during the trip, you may feel a little off or tired. This is to be expected, it is normal for your body when experiencing a new culture and country.

It is recommended that get travelers insurance.  Most travelers insurance is cheap with coverage for transportation and cancellation costs.

In the event of an emergency, there is very good health service in both Valparaiso and Santiago.

To stay healthy, you need to be cautious with water and food. Do not drink any tap water or ice. Fruit is very good in Chile and we have a lot of varieties. You can eat any fruit that is peeled or washed properly. Cooked food is usually OK.

Please feel free to discuss with us any health issues that might concern you.



There is no need for formal wear. You should bring comfortable casual clothes that are easy to wash.

While it is summer in Chile in January and February, typical weather at Curaumilla is chilly in the morning, warm during the day, and cool and windy at night.

In general bring clothes that are easy to wash and dry. We will have local assistance with our laundry for a not expensive fee. On scheduled days, the laundry will be picked up, washed, and returned to us at Curaumilla two days later.

In addition, probably we will spend a day in Santiago going to the museum or some local artist studios. You may want to bring a casual, non-studio outfit to wear on this day. It will be hot in Santiago.

Suggested Clothing:

3-4 pairs of pants

Short and long sleeved shirts


Bathing suit

Underwear, socks, etc.

Comfortable work shoes for the studio.

Flip-flops or Tevas and casual wear.

Jacket, sweatshirts or sweaters.

Sun and warm hat.




Mosquito repellent. (We do not have many mosquitoes)

Toiletries, shampoo, soap etc.

Small locks to secure your luggage.

An extra suitcase might be necessary. Remember that you can travel with 1 or 2 suitcases that weigh no more than 20 kg each, depending on the airline.

Flashlight with batteries.

Leather gloves for kiln firing.

Water bottle for the workshop, with your name on it.

Some packing materials for bringing your pots home.

*Favorite clay tools. Needle tool, sponge, wooden tool, paint brushes, etc. Be sure to pack these in you checked baggage.


*Towels and bedding will be provided for you at Curaumilla.