Painting Holiday Italy

Painting Italy with Lucy Toop.  22-29 September BOOK NOW dates are subject to flights and can be flexible

We are all on a creative journey excited by different things around us. If, like Lucy, you see nature as the primary source of inspiration, then the Italian landscape and the warm sunlight that bathes it for most of the year is not to be missed.

This course is an opportunity to spend time with your creative self, in a beautiful environment, amongst like-minded people. It is open to all who wish to explore in paint, what ever your level of experience. Lucy will work with you to develop depth in your knowledge of the visual language and it’s elements. She has structured practical exercises in mark making, colour, tone, light and perspective etc to develop technique and other processes that explore playfulness and creativity. She also knows what dilemmas the artist goes through and is happy to listen to your story and share experiences.

Background. Having explored sculpture to MA level at Winchester School of Art, she went on to teach in further education for 6 years before moving to paint in Cornwall where she exhibits. For the last few years she has been enjoying the physicality and the form of the Italian landscape, attempting to capture the intimacy and connection that she feels to certain places.

Typical course content Journeys and mark-making, drawing with mixed media, Painting towards abstraction, your individual voice. Colour and Light, Depth and perspective Painting in oils mixed mediums or Acrylic.

Workshop Dates & Program  22-28 September 2016

  • 22nd Sun arrive – Evening meal group meet, intro workshop
  • 23rd Mon morning group practice afternoon individual painting
  • 24th Tue group practice & 1 to 1 sessions,
  • 25th Wed  evening session development of ideas
  • 26th Thur Morning Trip to Citta di Castello for market day. Afternoon session.
  • 27th Friday  finishing work
  • 28th Breakfast reflection and goodbyes
Typical days out  Picnic and a dip in the stream. Chestnut woodland walk. Citta di Castello market for coffee, cake and an old printing press.  Small medieval village Monterchi to see Pierro della Francesco fresco.  Monte Santa Maria Tiberina for aperativo with panoramic view.
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PRICES    Double room £525        Bunkhouse / Dome £475

Includes:- tuition & all locally sourced or home grown and made food.  Not forgetting the pizza oven.