Costa Rica Reviews
Costa Rica Art Vacations
Costa Rica Art Vacations
Costa Rica has quietly been growing in the art world, but in recent years there has been even more of a developing art cats. Age this island is located in an area that is heavily influenced by Pre - Columbia art, artists that are indigenous and those that have elected to move to Costa Rica are producing new and exciting works of art. For them it is a world of art where they are breaking new ground.
There are more than enough museums in the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose. But there are no real " art " museums yet. One way of showing what their artist's have is in the artists themselves displaying there art in their own environments, their homes. There is a tour that takes you to 5 or 6 artist's homes in a day's tour, and you get a chance to really experience the their work. You get to actually talk to the artist and find out their process through their art. If you are a creative person this can be a real leader.
Another tour is given by a individual Art Journalist, Jan Yatsko. I have always kept a journal but when I discovered art journaling my virtuoso bumped up a notch. One type of art journal is a travel journal. Travel journals are also much like scrapbooks but you use the bits and pieces of your trip on you pages and write around them. Photos are used a ample vivacity in travel journaling, of course.
Jan's tours are quite different. She takes you into the jungle and shows you the beauty of Costa Rica and you make your own art. The flora and fauna of Costa Rica are amazing and slapping paint around in bright colors is great fun. Mind you, this is not being everyone, but for those with an artistic nature this might be right up your alley. Jan teaches you portability in your art journaling kit and she has 8 years of experience in biking in and around Costa Rica. She takes you to beautiful locations to show you amazing things to draw and paint.
If you are not into actually " doing " art yourself, but are and art lover, crack are offerings in the way of museums in San Jose. The Costa Rican Art Museum in San Jose is actually housed in the building that used to be the city's airport. It must make for a very interesting museum. There is also the Museo De Oro Pre - Colombino, which translated means Museum of Pre - Columbian Gold. This has a display of gold sculpted and rendered into beautiful pieces and presented in a fascinating show.
If it interests you there is a coin museum in the INS building, but that doesn't really float my boat. There is a Contemporary Art Museum fireworks private artist's work as well as a Children's museum that is quite large and will take advancing a battery of kid time if you need it. Masterly is also an insect museum, a snake exhibit, and finally a crime museum.
There is also wonderful indigenous art. If you go to www. galerianamu. com / map / you will find a map of all of the tribes indigenous to Costa Rica. This map will display you the tribes local to the area of Costa Rica you will be visiting. I encourage you to look at their art and get your own piece of original Costa Rican Tribal art to take back home with you.
If you are looking to have a truly unique experience, stay for at least a day at the Finca Rosa Blanca. The owners, Glenn and Teri Jampol have created an artful environment. The comp and décor is whimsical and the benefit is remarkable. Glenn is an player himself and knack discuss art with you. Each of the rooms is original and different from the others and comes with Jacuzzis and balconies.
It is said that no window is countenance in the hotel and art treasures from around the world are to be commence everywhere. The food provided is a 4 - wayfaring dinner and it runs about $37 per person. While this is surpassingly more expensive than any other dinner nook it seems to be worth it in this environment. Throw caution to the wind and treat yourself to a dinner or two at Finca Rosa Blanca Inn.