Dates: October 10-October 17, 2023
Venue: L’Orto degli Angeli, Bevagna, Umbria, Italy
Medium: All opaque mediums (oil, acrylic, gouache, pastel) demos will be in oils
Experience a week of painting in Umbria, known as Italy’s “green heart” with Winslow Art Center and award-winning oil painter Ingrid Christensen. Ingrid’s painting method is bold, colorful, and, above all, logical. With the storied medieval town of Bevagna as your setting, revel in the beauty and culture of Italy while learning to apply Ingrid’s principles of shape, color and paint application to create your own confident works.
Building on the theme of her popular 2022 workshop at Castello di Pretoia, the focus of this week-long painting intensive will be to learn to see the essence of your subject, whether a landscape, still life, or a person. Through daily group and individual demos, discover how to break down the complexity of what you’re seeing into simple shapes and accurate colors and how to apply your paint in wet-in-wet layers without making mud.
Ingrid believes that painting is a joyful, playful pursuit and strives to bring that sense of play to her teaching. In this 5-day Italian painting immersive, expect to push yourself beyond your comfort zone, experience artistic revelations and, regardless of your level, advance your artistic practice and have lots of fun! Painting from life with Bevagna as your backdrop, your subjects will be still life, landscape, and the figure. This workshop is suitable for painters working in opaque mediums. Ingrid’s demos will be in oil.
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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