Dates: May 27– June 3, 2024
Instructor: Liz Prescott
Venue: Angelo d’Oro, Rovinj, Croatia
Level: All (Some plein air experience strongly recommended)
Medium: Oil, acrylic, and gouche (Liz will do her demos in slow drying acrylics)
Join Liz for 5 days of painting the spectacular landscape of Croatia in and around the town of Rovinj.
We will work primarily plein air, with some studios sessions to help hone our painting skills, exploring all the elements that make a dynamic painting:
We will work on composing strong compositions that captures a sense of place, with thumbnail sketches and some good tips to help you create a unique painting. Sometimes, cropping in makes a stronger statement than a grand vista!
Seeing the light-dark patterns in the landscape is the first step to freeing your play with color.
We will do a series of color mixing exercises and studies to capture the light in Rovinj, mixing colors true to the landscape as well as exploring ways to add playful and surprising colors to your paintings. The intention will be one of experimentation and creativity.
Loosening Up: Paint Application and Brushwork
How you apply your paint is almost as important as color and composition. Liz will offer you techniques for applying more paint and loosening up your brushwork, which in turn will give you more freedom to paint the feeling of what you see, vs. every little detail.
Liz will do daily demos, offer plenty of one-on-one instruction, facilitate group discussions about the practice of painting and how to grow your creativity and confidence as a painter.
Angelo d’Oro is a beautifully converted 17th Century Bishop’s Palace, a Croatian historic preservation site located in the heart of Rovinj’s old town. Built around a charming interior garden where breakfast and evening drinks are served, the three-story site offers elegant accommodations in 21 rooms on three floors. Interior art workshop space is available in a vaulted room on the first floor.
The town of Rovinj, the jewel of the Istrian Peninsula, is heavily influenced by Italian architecture and culture, and indeed formed part of Italy until recently. Surrounded on three sides by water, medieval and renaissance Rovinj consists of a warren of cobble stone streets, tunnels and stairways, the entire town banned to car traffic. Waterfront restaurants, shops, cafes and a vibrant marketplace are all within steps of our venue. At the top of the town is a cathedral, surrounded by a park with dramatic views of the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea.
In addition to workshops led by nationally acclaimed instructors, and a day excursion arranged by Winslow Art Center, participants, and their non-painting companions, will have access to beaches, boat excursions, bike rental and an extensive public park created in the late 19th Century when Istria was still under Austrian rule.
The pick-up and drop-off point for those traveling to Rovinj by transportation arranged by Winslow Art Center is nearby and convenient to Venice, its international airport and train station so that those who wish may visit this fascinating city before or after the workshop. This should be a memorable experience.
• Maximum 2 occupants per room, double occupancy not required.
With over 10 years of experience organizing art tours, and with part of our team, my daughters Anne and Amy, living in Europe and fluent in Italian and Spanish, we have the ability not only to maintain long term relationships with the owners and staff of our favorite venues, but to seek out and vet new and unique locations each year. 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.