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: Castello di Petroia, Gubbio, Umbria, Italy
Medium: Oil, Gouache, Acrylics

Grab your paints and get ready to immerse yourself  in this week-long painting adventurein Italy with WAC and painter Bernard (Bernie) Dellario. The setting for this art adventure is the beautiful Castello di Petroia, a 10th century castle in the Umbrian countryside, near the historic medieval city of Gubbio. Come paint, explore and get inspired!

Each day will include instructor demonstrations, group critiques and lots of personal attention. Classes will cover learning how to see and choose subject matter, how to see color, interpreting the special quality of light found in this exquisite location, composition, design, atmospheric perspective and most importantly how to have fun doing it!

Paint in any medium. Bernie will paint and demo mainly in gouache along with some oils. For those interested in working in gouache, you will learn how to use this versatile medium as a means for creating field sketches or to produce fully realized paintings. Gouache is the perfect transitional medium for the oil painter and great for traveling since it requires minimal supplies and is easily stowed in a small backpack.

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 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

Day 1 - September 9, 2023
  • Pickup at meeting spot in Rome at 1:30 
  • Arrive Castello di Petroia, Gubbio 
  • Orientation/Welcome, Aperitivo and Dinner 
Day 2 - September 10, 2023
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Hotel 
  • Full day of painting instruction
  • Aperitivo and Dinner at Hotel 
Day 3 - September 11, 2023
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Hotel 
  • Full day of painting instruction
  • Aperitivo and Dinner at Hotel 
Day 4 - September 12, 2023
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Hotel 
  • Full day of painting instruction
  • Wine Tasting
  • Dinner at Hotel 
Day 5 - September 13, 2023
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Excursion to Town of Gubbio
  • Aperitivo and Dinner at Hotel
Day 6 - September 14, 2023
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Hotel 
  • Full day of painting instruction
  • Aperitivo and Dinner at Hotel 
  • Outdoor astronomy lecture and stargazing
Day 7 - September 15, 2023
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Hotel
  • Full day of painting instruction
  • Farewell aperitivo and exhibit of work 
  • Farewell Dinner 
Day 8 - September 16, 2023
  • 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.)

Under the Umbrian Sky: Exploring the Italian Landscape

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

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, cooking lesson, horseback riding, closing reception.
This workshop was held in the past and can no longer be registered for.

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.

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