This is actually a series of workshops so that you may plan your preferred time to visit Valleriana.
Our Tuscan hills are located between Florence and Lucca, with Pescia being the closest town with rail and bus stations. We can meet you there.
Art instructor is Kelly Borsheim.
Day 1: Discussion of composition, with emphasis on Notan and emotional design; a bit about taking photographs for reference; Afternoon: start touring in Valleriana with cameras/phones
Day 2: More Tuscan touring in our old villages and the surrounding woods. A 2-hour (maximum) tour of our Museum of Paper, featuring the Magnani Italian paper that we will use in class.
Day 3: Morning tours; afternoon studio time to sort, edit, and choose each student's photographs to use for painting composition
Day 4: Studio day starting paintings with your own images of your visit in Valleriana
Day 5: Continue painting
Each 2020 Workshop is from Friday to Tuesday, with 6 hours minimum daily. [I chose these days of the week since it is often more economical to travel during the week. Also, many art museums, in Florence/Firenze for example, are closed on Mondays. If you choose to extend your stay in Tuscany to hit the cities, everything should be open and available to you after (or before) the workshop.]
Dates for EACH 5-day workshop in 2020, your choice:
Included: basic art materials, such as Magnani Italian hand-made paper, and your choice of pastels, charcoal, or watercolor.
Not included: food [although we have lovely restaurants in the area to let each experience our local Tuscan foods], and lodging [but I provide a list of local places to stay, and can help you make arrangements, no extra cost], art supplies if you choose to paint with acrylics or oil.
Bring: What makes you happy, but also comfortable shoes for the season you choose. Will will be walking in forests and old villages. The cobbled stones and a few uphill stairways entice shoes that support well.
Price of workshop at $490, with optional extra painting day: $95 [you may decide on extra day during the workshop if you like]
Early Bird savings: $400, if order by January 31, 2020, with a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $50.
[Note Nov 22, 2019: I am having trouble with the PayPal pay button coding, so please send me an e-mail at email@example.com and I will send you an invoice via PayPal. You may pay with any credit or debit card that they accept. Thank you. ¬ Kelly]
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We look forward to sharing with you this little paradise. Come paint, learn, and breathe the clean air of our Tuscan hills. Situated between Lucca and Florence (Firenze). Pescia is the closest town with a train and rail station.
|Castelvecchio in Valleriana, Tuscany, Italy|