Dates: September 30-October 7, 2023
Venue: Castello di Petroia, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Medium: Watercolor & Ink
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Italian countryside in Umbria, where nature and culture come together as your muse. Daily instruction in watercolor journaling and painting techniques will be interspersed with nature walks, cultural excursions, and delicious food—a perfect trio for capturing the nature of Italy. Your home for the week is a medieval castle set on a hilltop, surrounded by woods, meadows, a working farm with heritage cattle, and an olive grove. We’ll sketch it all, plus add elements from the castle’s unique architecture, furnishings, and period artwork.
Watercolor, combined with pencil or ink, is the perfect choice for recording your experiences. Artist Jean Mackay will lead you through daily painting exercises and offer prompts to help you focus and record a variety of sights and scenes. The group will work together in a supportive environment and people at all levels of experience are welcome. Jean will work with you to help you learn new techniques that expand your skills and leave you feeling inspired.
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.
• 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.
If you have any questions, please use the form below, phone 206-715-6663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact us.