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IMG_44482017 Tuscany, Italy Workshops


Theresa Airey’s

Creative Digital Workshop

Sept 1-10 (departing the 11th), 2017

Contignano, Italy

Fall in love with Tuscany and join me in a Tuscan journey! Our base will be held at the La Montella in Contignano, which is a lovely villa built in the l6th century and is now a Unesco World Heritage site! We shall eat most of our meals (gourmet chef) there except for three lunches and one dinner.

There are three rooms that are more in the form of apartments…. they have separate bedrooms, sharing a bath with kitchens and sitting areas. There are also very large bedrooms with large bathrooms and the beds are separated in those rooms if people want to share and save single supplement cost. Spacious accommodations.

During the workshop we will visit Radicofani, San Gimignano, Volterra, Montalcino, Sienna, Chiusi and Orvieto, photographing the vineyards, the wineries, the mountains, the villages and the people. …. And anything else we find interesting ☺ it will be a true taste of Tuscany and Umbria at its best. Some of our adventures will be: Spending a day in Siena and on the way home photographing the beautiful Belvedere Villa as the sun sets behind the mountains… one very full and satisfying day for sure.

We will photograph the sun setting behind the castle ruins at Radicofani, luncheon at a winery in Montalcino, and of course enjoy a wine tasting, photo the vineyards and classic Italian roads with lines of Cyprus trees along the way. Spend a morning at the Market-Day in Montepulciano Statzione for shopping, photos, and tasting the foods and pastries.

We will tour and photograph one day and stay back at the La Montalla the next to download and work on our images and just relax and enjoy the Tuscany experience.

I will be teaching creating an image by using many of the new creative apps on our iPhones/iPads as well as Staircasesome of the new exciting apps/ software on our computers, such as Impresso Pro, Pastello Pro, LucisPro and Topaz’ varied plug-ins. I will share many new techniques that I have developed. It will be a fun, exciting and educational ten days. Come with an open mind and leave with it packed full of ideas, inspiration, and great photos…. Ciao! Theresa

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Serena Barton HeadshotSerena Barton’s

Mark-Making and Memories

Sept 15-25, 2017 Contignano, Italy

SOLD OUT! (But you can see her in France in 2018!)

Join me in magical Contignano,Tuscany for an exciting workshop in my favorite medium ever! You’ll have an amazing trip, creating unique art works and touring Tuscany’s gorgeous hill towns. You’ll use your favorite shapes, colors, and marks to create stunning and atmospheric pieces that express your deepest self. You will explore using designs and doodles that have been part of you for many years and mix colors that evoke the places you have felt most at home.

You’ll learn more about your creative process and you’ll leave the workshop as a confident oil and cold wax painter. You’ll also leave with a lot of amazing and beautiful pieces!

Creating abstract art with oil paint and cold wax medium involves taking a journey into yourself and your world –without a map. The process is intuitive, bold and full of discovery. Your pieces will take on lives of their own through the many layers of oil and cold wax you apply, addition of mixed media elements, and the areas you choose to scrape away.

Barton01There are many opportunities for happy accidents and unexpected joys. Each oil and cold wax piece is a result of a moment in time and space where elements converge in a one-time- only way.

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JUST ADDED…Back by Popular Demand!

Desarae Lee’s                                                ArtistPic

Drawing and Journaling with Pen and Ink

Oct 1-11, 2017 Contignano, Italy

This year’s workshop with Desarae was such a smash hit, we have invited her back for next October! If you missed your chance to work with this amazing instructor in Tuscany in 2016, reserve your spot for her 2017 creative holiday and be prepared for a fabulous 10-days of drawing and touring this most beautiful region of Italy.

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