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