Capture the light and vibrant colors of a three-hundred-year-old cathedral and the charming cobbled alleyways of Medieval Orvieto: one of the most picturesque hill towns in Italy. Through painting and drawing you’ll have the opportunity to document on paper the heart and soul of this ancient village overflowing with Renaissance art, venerable history, impressive architecture, and amazingly delicious food and wine.
Join us for this week long workshop where intermingling culture and place adds a depth of experience that will help you see beneath the surface of Italy’s stunning beauty.
You’ll start the week by creating your own sketchbook of marbleized paper handmade by you. You’ll get a chance to meet inspirational artisans as they practice their age-old crafts, and converse and rub elbows with Orvieto’s friendly townspeople. Sketch people in motion at the weekly farmer’s market or learn perspective by sketching the nearby countryside. Toward the end of the workshop our group will participate in several events, like an open-to-the-public sketchcrawl and a gallery exhibition displaying the group’s artwork. This workshop is a unique opportunity to learn and draw together, Italian style.
The workshop is recommended for artists who have previous sketching and watercolor experience—beginners to professionals are welcome. Having a positive attitude, being open to constructive criticism, and be willing to learn new things from your peers is essential for getting the most out of this experience.
And because we’ll be working all day, every day (sketching sessions, meet-and-greets with local artisans, evening critique sessions, etc.,) you should be in good physical condition—able to walk on uneven surfaces, up and down hills while carrying your equipment, as well as sit for long periods of time on folding stools while you paint. Most of all, you should have the energy and curiosity to learn about Orvieto: it’s customs, way of life, and people.
Sketching Orvieto promises to be a week you’ll never forget.
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Non-painting partners are welcome and the group will stay small for the best experience!