Plein air with Gavin2022 Montorno Workshop Schedule

Enjoy an spectacular painting experience in Tuscany!

Sessions are either 13 days (with 8 full days of instruction) or 8 days (with 5 full days of instruction and a free day to paint or explore the local area). Painting, drawing, or sculpting instruction is provided by the members of our accomplished teaching staff. And experience the best of Italian cuisine, freshly prepared for you on all class days!

During the thirteen-day sessions you'll have eight full days of painting, drawing, or sculpting instruction and demonstration, a day trip with your group to visit regional sights and traditions, and two free days to relax or further explore the local area. Eight-day sessions will focus on five days of instruction.

All levels of experience are welcome. Opportunities abound for working with figure, landscape, and still life at our Montorno studio, located adjacent to an ancient vintner's home on the mountainside above the village of Seravezza, Italy. Learn about drawing, painting, and sculpting in the most awesome setting possible!

Painting the Tuscan Landscape

Heather Sink

Arrive: Sat, June 11, 2022 – Depart: Sat, June 18, 2022
Come plein air paint with Heather Sink in the Tuscan landscape! We will paint in breathtaking locations to inspire your creative work. Paint the countryside and quaint villages, including Seravezza (where Michelangelo once lived), the architecture, the people, flower pots on steps, and everyday scenes found in the non-tourist locations. Everywhere you look there is a painting waiting to be painted! Heather has a passion for teaching and travel. She has many years of teaching art to students of all ages, and she lived in Italy many years ago. There will be a focus on individual artistic growth, whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist. Heather’s nurturing and informative encouragement will make your experience a growing and positive step in your creative journey. Composition, value, and color will be addressed in lectures. Individual instruction, demonstrations and critiques are other important elements in this workshop. Students may use acrylic or oil paints. Bring your own paints and gear. Odorless mineral spirits will be provided for oil painters. Excellent art instruction plus Italian culture plus fantastic food equals a fantastic life experience not to be missed!

Contact Heather. Visit Heather's website.

CANCELLED: Painting and Bas-Relief

Danni Dawson & Mike Francis

Arrive: Sun, July 3, 2022 – Depart: Fri, July 15, 2022
Danni and Mike’s workshops provide students with a wealth of painting and sculpture opportunities. Danni’s sessions will feature painting and sculpting directly from the model, using both grisaille and color studies. Mike will focus on landscape painting in the village and on the mountainside (at Montorno). Students may work in oils, acrylics, watercolors or pastels, and will receive daily critiques. All experience levels accepted. During the sessions you’ll have painting, drawing, or sculpting instruction and demonstration, plus a day trip with your group to visit regional sights and traditions.

Contact Danni and visit Danni's website. Contact Mike.

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