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ORVIETO & REGION (min 4 / max 6)

These painting classes are set in the gentle countryside close to Orvieto, with accommodation provided onsite in a beautifully laid out agriturismo that includes independent, self-catering apartments for individuals or couples, swimming pool, great walks through the vineyards, a commercial kitchen for optional cooking classes and a very fine tasting cellar.

Victor Greenaway (www.victorgreenaway.com) is a very well know Australian painter and ceramic artist, now living in Orvieto. He brings a great mastery and many accomplishments to this program and is a sympathetic and intelligent teacher, for all comers, regardless of expertise or experience.

The objective of these classes is to provide the best possible, most relaxing environment, in a wonderful setting to allow the work to unfold and develop without any distractions from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But this fascinating life is close by and transport is provided for guided excursions within the region and dinners in some of Orvieto’s celebrated restaurants.
 
The series of painting sessions will cover a number of topics with each session having a particular focus that will encourage participants to learn and to achieve over the whole week. Topics that will be covered over the course are:
·    Elementary design
·    Drawing, grading, volume, light and shade
·    Use of colour
·    Textures
·    Figurative – capturing likeness
·    Perspective – multiple vanishing points
·    Composition, expression, motivation, philosophy (discussion sessions)
·    Painting techniques, construction
·    Self-analysis, how to “sign off”, presentation and choice of media

Some evenings when we “dine in” will include some discussion/demonstration/presentation sessions as we cook our own pizzas in the wood-fired pizza oven. We will also invite you to talk about (or present) your own work, achievements and or aims.

The excursions are to places of particular interest and for a break from classes, but will also be used for gathering subject matter for your paintings in sketches, photographs or ideas.

   

All materials are supplied and include, canvas (up to 500x500 cm), acrylics, oils, easel, paper, pencils, brushes, turps, glaze medium.  However, you should bring with you any favourite brushes, your work apron etc. and some images of work already completed, if possible.

It may be possible to mail any completed work back to your home if you do not want to carry them with you. We can assist you with this.

BRIEF OUTLINE OF ITINERARY
(Note: may change to accommodate alternative services but inclusions will remain essentially the same)

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN ORVIETO / INTRODUCTIONS / PRESENTATIONS / PLANNING THE WEEK

DAY 2: GUIDED WALK-ORVIETO / PAINTING SESSION 1

DAY 3: EXCURSION – Civita di Bagnoregio / PAINTING SESSION 2

DAY 4: PAINTING SESSION 3 / PAINTING SESSION 4

DAY 5: PAINTING SESSION 5 / EXCURSION Lago di Bolsena/BellaVista

DAY 6: PAINTING SESSION 6 / FREE TIME TO COMPLETE WORKS

DAY 7: DEPARTURE FROM ORVIETO

The excursions are to places of particular interest and for a break from classes, but will also be used for gathering subject matter for your paintings in sketches, photographs or ideas. If you take photographs and want to use them for your painting subjects you will have an opportunity to print them out from the automatic printing machines in Orvieto.

For specialist MASTER CLASSES in painting (oil or acrylic) and/or drawing it is possible to arrange one-on-one programs with Victor Greenaway. A customised program will be devised in consultation with you and may run from 1 or 2 days to a week or more. Some individual clients like to stay on for one month and take advantage of a complete range of activities including excursions,breitling replica watch are available in all ranges from branded to cheap one.These watches are also attractive and stylist. guided visits to Rome, Florence and Venice as well as many other optional activities and, of course, some precious rest time.

TAILORED PROGRAMS MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR A READY-MADE GROUP WITH A MINIMUM OF 4

18/03/2017

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