Painting "Lite" in Croatia: Being Nimble and Mobile in Plein Air Painting

with Bernard Dellario - May 20-27, 2024

Painting "Lite" in Croatia: Being Nimble and Mobile in Plein Air Painting

with Bernard Dellario - May 20-27, 2024

Painting "Lite" in Istria!

Dates: May 20-27, 2024
Venue: Angelo d’Oro, Rovinj, Croatia
Instructor: Bernard Dellario
Level: All
Medium: All (instructor demos will be done in oil and gouache)

Explore the quaint, picturesque cobblestone streets of Rovinj, Croatia.  Artists will learn to capture the quiet urban life of this stunning village by using minimal plein air materials and techniques. 

Plein air painting needn’t require a lot of baggage to get big results.  Learn how to keep your setup ‘lean and mean’ to gather the information needed in your plein air sketch. Participants can expect one-on-one personal instruction, daily challenges and critique sessions. Numerous instructor demos will be provided in oil and gouache.

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 Angelo d'Oro, Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj, Croatia

Angelo d’Oro is a beautifully converted 17th Century Bishop’s Palace, a Croatian historic preservation site located in the heart of Rovinj’s old town.  Built around a charming interior garden where breakfast and evening drinks are served, the three-story site offers elegant accommodations in 21 rooms on three floors. Interior art workshop space is available in a vaulted room on the first floor.

The town of Rovinj, the jewel of the Istrian Peninsula, is heavily influenced by Italian architecture and culture, and indeed formed part of Italy until recently.  Surrounded on three sides by water, medieval and renaissance Rovinj consists of a warren of cobble stone streets, tunnels and stairways, the entire town banned to car traffic.  Waterfront restaurants, shops, cafes and a vibrant marketplace are all within steps of our venue.  At the top of the town is a cathedral, surrounded by a park with dramatic views of the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea. 

In addition to workshops led by nationally acclaimed instructors, and a day excursion arranged by Winslow Art Center, participants, and their non-painting companions, will have access to beaches, boat excursions, bike rental and an extensive public park created in the late 19th Century when Istria was still under Austrian rule.

The pick-up and drop-off point for those traveling to Rovinj by transportation arranged by Winslow Art Center is in Trieste, a city near and convenient to Venice and other locations. This should be a memorable experience.

Itinerary

Monday, May 20, 2024
  • Pickup at meeting spot in Trieste at 1:30 PM
  • Arrive at Angelo d’Oro, Rovinj
  • Welcome Orientation/Aperitivo at Hotel 
  • Welcome Dinner at Local Restaurant
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Tour of Rovinj and Painting Sites
  • Afternoon Painting Instruction
  • Dinner on Your Own
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Morning Painting Instruction
  • Break for Lunch
  • Afternoon Painting Instruction
  • Group Aperitivo at Hotel
  • Group Dinner at Local Restaurant
Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Morning Painting Instruction
  • Break for Lunch
  • Afternoon Painting Instruction
  • Dinner on Your Own
Friday, May 24, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Morning Painting Instruction
  • Break for Lunch
  • Afternoon Painting Instruction
  • Group Aperitivo at Hotel
  • Dinner at Local Restaurant
Saturday, May 25, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Excursion to Town of Motovun
  • Dinner on Your Own
Sunday, May 26, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Morning Painting Instruction
  • Break for Lunch
  • Afternoon Painting Instruction
  • Exhibit of Work/Farewell Aperitivo
  • Dinner at Local Restaurant
Monday, May 27. 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Depart for Trieste 9:30 AM
  • Arrive at drop-off point in Trieste 12:30-1:00 PM
(Planned itinerary is subject to minor alterations.)
Painting “Lite” in Croatia: Being Nimble and Mobile in Plein Air Painting
with Bernard Dellario – May 20-27, 2024

Total cost is based per room and number of occupants:

Solo workshop participant: $4,150.
Two workshop participants sharing a room: $6,900.
Workshop participant with travel companion: $6,400.
• Maximum 2 occupants per room, double occupancy not required.

What’s Included:  

  • 8 days, 7 nights accommodation, private room with ensuite bathroom at Angelo d’Oro, Rovinj, Croatia
  • Ground transport from Trieste to venue and return
  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners with wine
  • 5 full days of art instruction
  • Additional activities include: welcome aperitivo, guided orientation tour of Rovinj and painting sites, excursion to inland town of Motovun, wine tasting, 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

travel workshop paint in Italy Martha Jordan

With over 10 years of experience organizing art tours, and with part of our team, my daughters Anne and Amy, living in Europe and fluent in Italian and Spanish, we have the ability not only to maintain long term relationships with the owners and staff of our favorite venues, but to seek out and vet new and unique locations each year. 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 May, 2024 Croatia workshop. Please contact Martha directly at martha@winslowartcenter.com to register.

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