Heather Sink2018 Montorno Workshop Schedule

Enjoy an spectacular painting experience in Tuscany!

Sessions are either 13 days (with 8 full days of instruction) or 8 days (with 5 full days of instruction and a day of painting/exploring the area). Painting, drawing, or sculpting instruction is provided by the members of our accomplished teaching staff. And experience the best of Italian cuisine, freshly prepared for you on all class days!

During the thirteen-day sessions you'll have eight full days of painting, drawing, or sculpting instruction and demonstration, a day trip with your group to visit regional sights and traditions, and two free days to relax or further explore the local area. Eight-day sessions will focus on six days of instruction.

All levels of experience are welcome. Opportunities abound for working with figure, landscape, and still life at our Montorno studio, located adjacent to an ancient vintner's home on the mountainside above the village of Seravezza, Italy. Learn about drawing, painting, and sculpting in the most awesome setting possible!

Painting the Tuscan Landscape(June 11-18, 2018)

Heather Sink

Arrive: Mon, June 11, 2018 – Depart: Mon, June 18, 2018

Come plein air paint with Heather Sink in the Tuscan landscape! We will paint in breathtaking locations to inspire your creative work. Paint the countryside and quaint villages, including Seravezza (where Michelangelo once lived), the architecture, the people, flower pots on steps, and everyday scenes found in the non-tourist locations. Everywhere you look there is a painting waiting to be painted! Heather has a passion for teaching and travel. She has many years of teaching art to students of all ages, and she lived in Italy many years ago. There will be a focus on individual artistic growth, whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist. Heather’s nurturing and informative encouragement will make your experience a growing and positive step in your creative journey. Composition, value, and color will be addressed in lectures. Individual instruction, demonstrations and critiques are other important elements in this workshop. Students may use acrylic or oil paints. Bring your own paints and gear. Odorless mineral spirits will be provided for oil painters. Excellent art instruction plus Italian culture plus fantastic food equals a fantastic life experience not to be missed!

Contact Heather. Visit Heather's website.
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Painting and Bas-Relief (June 22-July 4, 2018)

Danni Dawson & Mike Francis

Arrive: Fri, June 22, 2018 – Depart: Wed, July 4, 2018

Danni and Mike’s workshops provide students with a wealth of painting and sculpture opportunities. Danni’s sessions will feature painting and sculpting directly from the model, using both grisaille and color studies. Mike will focus on landscape painting in the village and on the mountainside (at Montorno). Students may work in oils, acrylics, watercolors or pastels, and will receive daily critiques. Contact Danni and Mike. Visit Danni's website and Mike's website.
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George Mason University (July 8-27, 2018)

Mary Del Popolo & Maria Karametou

Arrive: Sun, July 8, 2018 – Depart: Fri, July 27., 2018

For more information, contact Judy Morse, Montorno Workshops Coordinator at judym@montorno.com.

Painting Light and Color in Tuscany: The Impressionists' Way (August 3-10, 2018)

Angela Nesbit

Arrive: Sat, August 5, 2017 – Depart: Sat, August 12, 2017

Paint the amazing sights of Tuscany. The workshop will focus on seeing the spectacular light and color— sunlit floral still lifes, ornate doors and gates, the stunning countryside, glistening rivers, idyllic street scenes, and much more. We will spend the first 2-3 days painting at Montorno, the country home of our Italian hosts. Taking advantage of the ease of set up and the conveniences of a studio and facilities, we will paint plein air around the property. There are dazzling Tuscan views, old doors and gates and even some goats. For 2-3 days we will be on location in quaint villages such as Seravezza, where Michelangelo once lived, painting the architecture, the people, flower pots on steps, and everyday scenes found in these unspoiled locations. The painting days will be overflowing with information. Angela will focus on the Impressionist Way of Seeing and Painting—Light, Color and Value. Her teaching style will include: demonstrations, easel-side instruction and handouts on key topics. Some of the topics will be; how to use exaggerated color to paint the Tuscan light, how to loosen up and have energetic paintings, and how to push your values so your paintings sparkle. Angela paints in oils, but students may paint in either oils or acrylics. All levels are welcome.

Contact Angela. Visit Angela's website.

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Methods of the Masters at Montorno (August 14-21, 2018)

Adrienne Wyman

Arrive: Tues, August 14, 2018 – Depart: Tues, August 21, 2018

For centuries, artists have traveled to Italy to deepen their understanding of the Old Masters. Paint the beautiful sights of Tuscany while immersing yourself in an inspiration world. Explore the techniques of different artists and schools from the early Renaissance to today. The workshop will include lectures, painting demonstrations and exercises, designed to give students an opportunity to practice the skills of the masters, using the exact colors and paint application. Typical painting locations are a perched hilltop village, the quiet village of Seravezza where Michelangelo once lived, a Romanesque chapel in the countryside and flower pots in a on stone steps. Explore the methods and techniques of various artists throughout history including:

Contact Adrienne. Visit Adrienne's website.

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