Drawing on her love of travel and experience organizing instructed art, Winslow Art Center owner/director Martha Jordan began leading travel workshops in central Italy in 2013. After a pause for the Covid pandemic, Martha is excited to once again share her intimate knowledge of the Italian culture and language, along with her love of art and travel, with those who participate in her Italy travel experiences. Specializing in high-quality art instruction in a variety of mediums, workshops range from five to fourteen days and are open to artists of all levels, along with their accompanying partners. Participants have the unique opportunity to become part of a close art community, meet artists from around the world and share in the creative process at unique venues.
Winslow Art Center has cultivated a roster of some of the top contemporary artists to teach its travel workshops. Participation is limited to a small number, guaranteeing students one-on-one time with the instructor. Students gain valuable insight from daily demonstrations, critiques and hands on instruction.
Former and current workshop venues include castles, working farms, private villas, former monasteries, hunting lodges, historic palaces and private villas. These one-of-a-kind settings are perfect for an in-depth art immersion. Depending on the venue, participants can also enjoy horseback riding, cooking lessons, wine and olive oil tastings, truffle hunting, fly-fishing, hiking local trails and excursions to nearby points of interest. At the end of each day, artists and non-artists alike come together to enjoy gourmet meals, wine, lively conversations and more.