Light in Croatia: Capturing a Sense of Place

with Liz Prescott - May 27-June 3, 2024

Light in Croatia: Capturing a Sense of Place

with Liz Prescott - May 27-June 3, 2024

Explore the elements that make a dynamic painting!

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 on a plein air adventure in and around the spectacular city of Rovinj, Croatia.

This workshop will do a deep dive into all things color and composition outdoors while traveling light and keeping the experience playful and immediate.  Liz likes to keep the focus on process and experimentation.  Whether you are a realist or lean more to abstraction, she has tools and exercises to get you where you want to go in your art journey.  You’ll also enjoy fantastic meals, wine and culture…what could be better?

About the Instructor

Liz Prescott has been painting in her Freeport, Maine studio for over 20 years. She exhibits her work throughout New England. She is a graduate of Maine College of Art (BFA 2000) and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA 2003 Visual Arts). Her work is included in the permanent collections at the Portland Museum of Art, Colby College, Bowdoin College, New York Public Library, and the University of New England. She is a founding member of Meetinghouse Arts Gallery in Freeport, where she remains an active gallery committee member. She teaches plein air workshops on Monhegan Island, the Schoodic Peninsula at Acadia, and other gorgeous spots along the Maine coast.

Luxury Accomodations at Angelo d'Oro, Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj, Croatia

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.

Itinerary

Monday, May 27, 2024
  • Pickup at meeting spot near Venice (Mestre) at 1:30 PM
  • Arrive at Angelo d’Oro, Rovinj
  • Welcome Orientation/Aperitivo and Dinner
Tuesday, May 28, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Tour of Rovinj and Painting Sites
  • Lunch with Group
  • Afternoon Painting Instruction
  • Aperitivo and Dinner with Group
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Morning Painting Instruction
  • Break for Lunch
  • Afternoon Painting Instruction
  • Dinner on Your Own
Thursday, May 30, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Morning Painting Instruction
  • Break for Lunch
  • Afternoon Painting Instruction
  • Aperitivo and Dinner
Friday, May 31, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Excursion to Town of Motovun
  • Dinner on Your Own
Saturday, June 1, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Morning Painting Instruction
  • Break for Lunch
  • Afternoon Painting Instruction
  • Aperitivo and Dinner
Sunday, June 2, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Morning Painting Instruction
  • Break for Lunch
  • Afternoon Painting Instruction
  • Exhibit of Work/Farewell Aperitivo and Dinner
Monday, June 3, 2024
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Depart for Venice 9:30 AM
  • Arrive at drop-off point near Venice (Mestre) 12:30-1:00 PM
(Planned itinerary is subject to minor alterations.)
Light in Croatia: Capturing a Sense of Place
with Liz Prescott – May 27-June 3, 2024
What’s Included:  
  • 8 days, 7 nights accommodation, private room with ensuite bathroom at Angelo d’Oro, Rovinj, Croatia
  • Ground transport from Venice (Mestre) to venue and return
  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners with wine
  • 5 full days of art instruction
  • Additional activities include: welcome aperitivo, guided orientation tour of Rovinj and painting sites, excursion to inland town of Motovun, wine tasting, closing reception.
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Experience Counts

travel workshop paint in Italy Martha Jordan

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 martha@winslowartcenter.com to contact us.

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