Plein Air Painting Workshops in Italy
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Plein Air Painting Adventure in Umbria, Italy
with Mitchell Albala
September 15–22, 2017
EARLY REGISTRATION SPECIAL:
TO REGISTER: Contact Martha Jordan at Winslow Art Center: email@example.com or call (206) 715-6663
Join landscape painter and best-selling author Mitchell Albala, along with Winslow Art Center, for an unforgettable plein air painting adventure in Umbria, Italy. Winslow Art Center and director Martha Jordan, have been organizing painting adventures in Italy for over five years.
Our six days and seven nights in Umbria will be at a traditional, hilltop manor farm in the Provence of Terni, near historic Orvieto (mIdway between Florence and Rome). The farm, which has been owned and operated by the same family for three centuries, is comprised of 300 acres of vineyards, olive groves, and pastures. While the owners continue to grow and press olives and grapes and raise sheep, a number of the stone buildings have been tastefully converted to guest accommodations and a dining hall. Views in every direction are stunning, not the least of which is the medieval town of Orvieto with its world famous Duomo Cathedral, dominating the skyline a few kilometers to the north.
There is a large swimming pool on the grounds and horseback riding is available, with horses stabled on the estate. The surrounding countryside offers numerous hiking opportunities to nearby towns, castles, villas and Etruscan ruins. And finally, there is the food. Simonetta, the chef for over 20 years, prepares wonderful traditional Umbrian dishes accompanied by wine, olive oil, honey, and jam produced on the farm.
In addition to the many vistas on the grounds, we also paint at three other beautiful locations:
Artist and Workshop Description
Mitchell Albala has a reputation as a generous, friendly, and informative instructor. His “essentials” workshops offer the plein air adventurer a perfect balance of guided instruction and free painting. This workshop is ideally suited for those who have some painting experience and now want to break into plein air painting, or for those who simply want the thrill of painting the Italian landscape, with the added benefit of guidance from an instructor. You’ll be part of a close knit Italian “art colony” as you benefit from demonstrations and lectures, personal and group critiques, and frequent art chats. Participants may paint in oil or acrylic. Demonstrations and instruction will focus on the essentials steps of plein air painting. Recommended and lightweight supply list will be issued by instructor in March.
On most days, we will paint in a morning session (9 am – noon) and an afternoon session (approximately 3:30 – 6:30 pm). Sessions are timed for optimal lighting.
Day 1 / Friday 9/15
Day 2 / Saturday 9/16
Day 3 / Sunday 9/17
Day 4 / Monday 9/18
Day 5 / Tuesday 9/19
Day 6 / Wednesday 9/20
Day 7 / Thursday 9/21
Day 8 / Friday 9/22
For more information or to register for Mitchell Albala's workshop call Martha Jordan, 206-715-6663 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
All photos (below) are from the grounds of our “home base” — a traditional, hilltop manor farm in Terni. Also included are photos of the dining room, suites, and Bagnoregio and Orvieto, two of the places we will visit.