Less is More: A Minimalist Approach to the Umbrian Landscape

with Bernard Dellario - September 21-28

Less is More: A Minimalist Approach to the Umbrian Landscape

with Bernard Dellario - September 21-28

Bernie Dellario returns to Castello di Petroia and its unparalleled painting opportunities!

Dates: September 21-28, 2024
Instructor: Bernard Dellario
Venue: Castello di Petroia, Gubbio, Umbria, Italy
Medium: Oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor or pastel. Bernie demonstrates and teaches in gouache, oil and acrylic.
Level: All

Come join Bernie Dellario as he returns for his fourth workshop at the Castello di Petroia, a location of breathtaking beauty in the hills of Umbria. A gifted and ever popular instructor, Bernie could fill workshops anywhere, but he returns year after year to the Castello and its unparalleled painting opportunities. Whether capturing the soft hues of dawn over the mist-filled valleys of the surrounding estate, the architectural details of the tenth century castle, or a live model in the olive grove beneath its walls, Bernie‘s theme of “Less is More” will inspire you to pare down your gear and focus on the true essentials of plein air painting. Combine this with five-star accommodations, superb food and wine, and excellent company, we guarantee you will not forget this workshop.

About the Instructor

Bernard Dellario earned a bachelor’s degree from Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, PA with emphasis on finance and art history. He studied Art at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia and attended several workshops with nationally known artists. He has been a member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters since 2003. Fondly known as WSLP, one of the oldest active artist organizations in the Washington area, Bernard currently serves as President. He teaches painting classes through several venues, has won national awards and exhibits throughout the Maryland Eastern Shore and Washington, DC regions.

Luxury Accomodations at Castello di Petroia

The venue for this week-long art immersion is the 10th Century Castello di Petroia, an authentic medieval fortress perched on a hilltop between the towns of Perugia and Gubbio, with inspiring views of the surrounding landscape. The castle, birthplace of Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino (b.1422), is surrounded by a 600-acre traditional Umbrian farm with beautiful olive groves, hiking and horse-riding trails, meadows, woods and abundant wildlife.

The castle’s 16 bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom, feature original wooden beams, stone arches, antique furniture and painted ceilings. The luxurious accommodations have been restored with an eye to modern amenities, while preserving the authentic medieval structure. The 13th Century dining room is warm and refined, with historic furnishings, soft light, fireplaces and candles. Breakfasts, which include homemade yogurts, breads, pastries, jams, fresh fruit and local meats and cheeses, are served in the historic Guidobaldo Hall, an elegant book-lined, wood-beamed room with magnificent views of the Umbrian countryside.

Itinerary

Saturday, September 21, 2024
  • Pickup at meeting spot in Rome at 1:30 
  • Arrive Castello di Petroia, Gubbio 
  • Orientation/Welcome, Aperitivo and Dinner 
Sunday, September 22, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Hotel 
  • Full day of painting instruction
  • Aperitivo and Dinner at Hotel 
Monday, September 23, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Hotel 
  • Full day of painting instruction
  • Aperitivo and Dinner at Hotel 
Tuesday, September 24, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Hotel 
  • Full day of painting instruction
  • Wine Tasting
  • Dinner at Hotel 
Wednesday, September 25, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Excursion to Town of Gubbio
  • Aperitivo and Dinner at Hotel
Thursday, September 26, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Hotel 
  • Full day of painting instruction
  • Aperitivo and Dinner at Hotel 
  • Outdoor astronomy lecture and stargazing
Friday, September 27, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Hotel
  • Full day of painting instruction
  • Farewell aperitivo and exhibit of work 
  • Farewell Dinner 
Saturday, September 28, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Depart for Rome – 9:30 AM
  • Arrive in Rome at drop-off spot – 12:00-12:30 PM
(Planned itinerary is subject to minor alterations.)

Less is More: A Minimalist Approach to the Umbrian Landscape

with Bernard Dellario – September 21-28
at Castello di Petroia, Umbria, Italy

Total cost is based per room and number of occupants:

Solo workshop participant: $4,650.
Two workshop participants sharing a room: $7,250.
Workshop participant with travel companion: $6,950.

• Maximum 2 occupants per room, double occupancy not required.

What’s Included:  

  • 8 days, 7 nights accommodation, private room with ensuite bathroom at Castello di Petroia
  • Ground transport from Rome to venue and return
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, all dinners with wine
  • 5 full days of painting instruction
  • Additional activities include: Welcome aperitivo, excursion to Gubbio, wine tasting, outdoor astronomy lecture and stargazing, closing reception.
A deposit of $750 per person will reserve your room and space(s) in a workshop. You may cancel your reservation for a full refund of the deposit within 24 hours. After 24 hours, the deposit is non-refundable. Full balance and signed contract are due four months before the beginning of the workshop.

There are limited spaces available in this workshop. Please contact martha@winslowartcenter.com to register.

Choose your Room Option:

Solo Workshop Particpant - $750 deposit

Two Workshop Participants - $1500 deposit

Workshop Participant with Travel Companion - $1500 deposit

Please read the contract for complete terms and conditions.

Experience Counts

Martha and the Winslow Art Center team have over 10 years of experience organizing destination art workshops. We personally participate in every travel workshop to ensure the quality of the accommodations and cuisine as well as to coordinate the special needs of the art instruction program.

If you have any questions, please use the form below, phone 206-715-6663 or email martha@winslowartcenter.com to contact us.

There are limited spaces available in Bernie’s September 21-28, 2024 Castello di Petroia workshop. Please contact Martha directly at martha@winslowartcenter.com to register.

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