Create a visual diary of watercolor painting, journaling, and mixed
media as you slow down, observe, and savor your time in Italy. Learn
how to make on-the-go paintings with watercolor washes, water-soluble
pens and pen-and-ink. Enhance your journaling style with maps, Italian
book pages, pockets, tags, and more. You will discover how much fun it
is to record your life journeys with watercolors.
Umbria is rich with sights, sounds, and colors--all wonderful
inspiration for developing your artistic eye. Exploring the streets of
this historic hilltop village, we will discover stone archways,
alleyways and Italian piazzas, the Duomo of Orvieto, Gothic and medieval
designs, and colorful flowers cascading from windows -- every corner a
possible painting. As we paint plein air, Jacqueline will help you
simplify the scene before you so that you will be able to transform
the colors and shapes into sketches and paintings in your watercolor
journal. The Etruscan palette will inspire us as we experiment with
luscious ochres and rich gem-tone colors from the past. We will not just
be observing and painting our week in Orvieto, but we will be
experiencing it in a new, invigorating, lasting way. When you return
home, you will have your watercolor journal as a lasting keepsake more
unique than any photo album, and new skills to continue watercolor
journaling on your next adventure!
This workshop is for all levels - beginners welcome!
• Create a watercolor art journal about your stay in Orvieto, Italy
• Take drawing and watercolor painting lessons
• Learn how to keep your colors fresh and lively
• In studio and en
plein air painting
• Add interest to your journals by incorporating mixed media
Cost - $2995. Fee includes six nights double occupancy lodging, six
breakfasts, two dinners, three lunches, all cultural events, course kit
and instruction. Single occupancy available for an additional cost.
Because Italian cuisine is such fun, most meals are not prearranged
allowing you the freedom to choose where and what to eat. We do give
lots of advice and no one eats alone! Travel costs are not included.
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