Watercolor Plein Painting Workshop in Tuscany - August 25 through September 1, 2016 at Spannocchia near Siena, Italy
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I love watercolors, I love plein air painting and I love Italy. I invite you join me at my watercolor painting workshop that takes place in the heart of Tuscany this August at Spannocchia. Spannocchia is a working, Tuscan farm and green hotel located about 30 miles south of Siena Italy. The enchanting views of the surrounding vineyards, gardens and farmhouses will inspire you to paint. The freshly prepared rustic food and drink are authentically Italian and delicious.
This will be my fourth painting workshop at Spannocchia. I have taught in both watercolors and oils. In June 2010, I was fortunate to receive a presidential fellowship from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, where I have taught illustration for the past 15 years. This fellowship afforded me the opportunity to spend a month plein air painting in Rome and Tuscany. My exhibit Chasing the Light sold out and I also sold 50 more paintings to Castello di Casole Hotel in Colle val d'Elsa, Italy.
This is an watercolor painting workshop where we will be painting “en plein air’’ (in the fresh air) outside on location and will focus on capturing a sense of place with watercolor. It is best suited to the artist who has has some drawing experience and perhaps some basic exposure to working with watercolors.
We will begin painting on location at Spannocchia for the first few days and then will head out to painting locations in the nearby Tuscan hill towns and countryside. Morning painting demonstrations will focus on how to simplify and interpret what you see, develop strong compositions, gain a greater understanding the power of color, value and shapes, and how to work from the general to the specific to create a successful painting.
A supply list will be provided.
• Single - $2600 USD
• Double - $2300 USD (non-painting spouse or partner $1800)
Includes: Tuition, room and board for 7 days and 8 nights, transportation to and from painting sites.
Not-included: Airfare, airport transfers, art supplies
Participants: Limited to 8 students.
Deposit: $500 will hold your place in the workshop. Balance Due by June 1, 2016
Payments can be made by credit card or Pay Pal using Pay Pal. PayPal payments must include a 2% surcharge at time of payment.
*In the event of withdrawal from the workshop after June 15, money will be refunded to the participant ONLY if his or her place in the workshop can be filled. Every effort will be made to fill the vacancy. This refund will be less the $100 administrative fee.
It is strongly advised that the participant purchase travel insurance at www.insuremytrip.com.
In the event of cancellation of the workshop by Linda Warner Constantino, full refunds of workshop fees will be given.