Under the Umbrian Sky: Exploring the Italian Landscape

with Bernard Dellario - Sept. 9 - Sept. 16, 2023

Under the Umbrian Sky: Exploring the Italian Landscape

with Bernard Dellario - Sept. 9 - Sept. 16, 2023

A Painting Adventure!

Dates: Sept. 9 – Sept. 16, 2023
Venue: Orto degli Angeli, Bevagna, Umbria
Medium: Oil, Gouache, Acrylics

Join us for a painting adventure in Bevagna Italy,  Bevagna is a rare Umbrian town that was not built on a hill but on the valley floor.  The entire town is surrounded by walls with a river on two sides.  The town has the usual cobble stone streets, alleys and picturesque buildings.  The central square is particularly attractive with two Romanesque churches facing each other. Artists will have the opportunity to study plein air landscape painting in this gorgeous and diverse environment.  Study of urban scenes, architecture and open spaces will be covered. Participants can expect one on one personal instruction, daily challenges and critique sessions. Several 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. www.bjdellario.com

Luxury Accomodations at L'Orto degli Angeli, Bevagna, Italy

Located within the medieval walled city of Bevagna, your home and principal workshop painting site is a charming and historic residence, L’Orto degli Angeli. Consisting of two wings, a seventeenth century mansion and a 15th century arcade fronted structure joined by a wisteria covered stone bridge and intimate walled garden, the residence is built over and incorporates as its dining area the remains of a much older Roman amphitheater.

Bevagna and the surrounding countryside offer endless opportunities for exploring and artistic inspiration. Strategically located equidistant between the well-known towns of Assisi, Perugia, Montefalco and Trevi, Bevagna is that rare Umbrian town built on the valley floor, and the surrounding countryside offers a softer and gentler backdrop in contrast to its more austere and ruggedly located hilltop neighbors. Bordered on two sides by the meandering Topino River, Bevagna’s origins date back at least to the Etruscan era, and it was an important trading center and river port located on the Via Flamina in Roman times. But it is best known by modern Italians as one of their favorite and most carefully preserved medieval towns. With its Piazza Silvestri fronted by two Romanesque churches (San Silvestro was restored largely by funds provided by its patron, the current King Charles), its warren of cobblestone streets, its operational wooden water wheel and medieval paper making factory, and a delightful bicycle path connecting Bevagna with Spoleto and Assisi, participants will find no lack of activities during their non-painting hours.

L'Orto degli Angeli garden, Italy

Itinerary

Day 1 - September 9, 2023
  • Pickup at meeting spot in Rome at 1:30 
  • Arrive at Orto degli Angeli, Bevagna
  • Orientation/Welcome Aperitivo and Dinner at Hotel 
Day 2 - September 10, 2023
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch at Hotel 
  • Full day of painting instruction
  • Dinner at Local Restaurant
Day 3 - September 11, 2023
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch at Hotel 
  • Full day of painting instruction
  • Dinner at Local Restaurant
Day 4 - September 12, 2023
  • Breakfast
  • Painting Instruction / Cooking Lesson at Antonelli Winery
  • Wine Tasting Lunch at Antonelli Winery
  • Dinner on your own in Bevagna
Day 5 - September 13, 2023
  • Breakfast
  • Free day
  • Lunch on your own
  • Dinner at Local Restaurant
Day 6 - September 14, 2023
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch at Hotel
  • Full day of painting instruction
  • Dinner on your own
Day 7 - September 15, 2023
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch at Hotel
  • Full day of painting instruction
  • Exhibit of Work/Farewell Aperitivo and Dinner at Hotel
Day 8 - September 16, 2023
  • Breakfast
  • Depart for Rome at 10:00 AM
  • Arrive in Rome at drop-off spot – 12:00-12:30 PM
(Planned itinerary is subject to minor alterations.)

Under the Umbrian Sky: Exploring the Italian Landscape

with Bernard Dellario – Sept. 9 – Sept. 16, 2023
at L'Orto degli Angeli, Bevagna, Italy

Total cost is based per room and number of occupants:

Solo workshop participant: $4,450.
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 Hotel L’Orto degli Angeli, Bevagna
  • Ground transport from Rome to venue and return
  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners with wine
  • 5 full days of painting instruction
  • Additional activities include: Welcome aperitivo, guided history and orientation tour of Bevagna, excursion to winery Antonelli for painting, cooking class and lunch, 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.

$750 deposit per person

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.