Postcards from Italy

A Mixed Media Adventure with Lucie Duclos - September 8-14, 2022

Explore, Create and Get Inspired!

Join Winslow Art Center and mixed media artist Lucie Duclos for a week-long art adventure in the medieval town of Bevagna, located in the province of Umbria, “the green heart of Italy.”

Immerse yourself for seven days in this mixed media workshop based on Lucie’s popular 40 Days of Postcards quarantine project. Discover a variety of mixed media techniques as you experiment with paint, collage, ephemera, stencils, stamps, printmaking, masking, punching, drawing, mark making and more while creating a series of “postcards from Italy.” Your postcards will be your “journal”, a way of looking, observing, noticing and recording what you see, taste and feel during the week- the culture, colors and flavors. Each day, Lucie will help you to look at everything from a new perspective to stretch your creativity.

From scouring local markets to working alongside Lucie in the studio, discover how everything has potential and can be incorporated into your postcards from Italy. Are you inspired by the shape of amaretto cookies, olives or pasta, the colors on a train ticket, a paper placemat from a restaurant?  Can you stick foam on a bottle of wine and create a texture to roll on your postcards? Of course you can!  Lucie loves to share her techniques and inspire others, just as other artists have inspired her over the years.” What better place to be inspired than in Italy?

We will have daily access to our own dedicated “studio” space in our hotel.

Art materials included: Acrylic and watercolor paints, white and black pens, cardstock for postcards, envelopes, glue, brushes, collage materials, sticky foam, rollers, foam plates, one of Lucie’s stencils.

Luxury Accomodations at L'Orto degli Angeli

The setting for this mixed-media experience will be L’Orto degli Angeli, an intimate luxury hotel dating back to…in the center of the medieval town of Bevagna. The historic hotel’s fourteen bedrooms, each with ensuite bathroom, are housed in a charming and timeless pair of palazzos. They have been restored with an eye to modern amenities,while maintaining their original Umbrian character and charm.

At the heart of the Residence is its charming, private garden, located on what was once part of a Roman theatre from the First Century  A.D. The perfect place to relax, enjoy an evening glass of prosecco

The hotel’s restaurant, Redibis, is a world class venue serving traditional Umbrian specialties with a focus on organic, locally sourced ingredients.* The restaurant is located in what was once a Roman amphitheater dating from the First Century AD. Meals are served in the restaurant and, weather permitting, al fresco in the hotel’s beautiful garden.

Breakfasts are served continental style and include homemade yogurts, breads and pastries and jams, fresh fruit and local meats and cheeses.

There is wi-fi throughout the hotel and wired internet available in all rooms.

*The restaurant is able to accommodate special dietary needs.

L’Orto degli Angeli Gardens

L’Orto degli Angeli Residence

About Lucie Duclos

Lucie Duclos is a designer, art instructor and mixed media artist living in Victoria, British Columbia. She teaches online classes on Skillshare and CourseCraft and has taught over 15,000 students between the 2 platforms. She works with many different mediums and techniques from pen and ink to watercolor, printmaking, encaustics, collage, acrylics, gouache and bookmaking.

Lucie was the cover artist for UPPERCASE magazine issue 41 and has been a guest speaker on several international podcasts. You can find her fabrics and wallpaper design on Spoonflower. She is starting to teach at art retreats in Italy in 2022 in addition to her online and in-person workshops in the US and Canada. She loves to experiment and share inspiration on instagram @lucieduclos. You can also find more info on her website at www.duclosdesign.com.

Itinerary*

Day 1 (Thursday, September 8) 

  • Pickup at meeting spot in Rome at 1:30 
  • Arrive Orti degli Angeli, Bevagna 
  • Tour of Historic Hotel 
  • Orientation & Welcome Dinner 

Day 2 (Friday, September 9) 

  • Breakfast 
  • Guided walking tour of Bevagna
  • Lunch in Bevagna 
  • Full day in studio with Lucie
  • Dinner at Hotel 

Day 3 (Saturday, September 10) 

  • Breakfast 
  • Full day in studio with Lucie  
  • Lunch in Bevagna
  • Dinner at Hotel 

Day 4 (Sunday, September 11) 

  • Breakfast 
  • Visit Assisi, antique market, lunch
  • Visit Spello, Roman mosaics
  • Dinner at Hotel

Day 5 (Monday, September 12) 

  • Breakfast
  • Full day in studio with Lucie 
  • Lunch in Bevagna
  • Dinner at Hotel

Day 6 (Tuesday, September 13) 

  • Breakfast 
  • Morning in studio with Lucie 
  • Afternoon wine tasting lunch at local agriturismo/collect ephemera 
  • Exhibit of work 
  • Farewell Dinner 

Day 7 (Wednesday, September 14) 

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Depart for Rome 10:30 
*Planned itinerary is subject to alterations. In addition to excursions to Assisi and Spello, there will be additional activities planned while workshops are going on for non-student participants, such as cooking lessons and sightseeing excursions to Perugia and Deruta (home of the famous Deruta pottery).
Assisi, Italy

Postcards from Italy with Lucie Duclos

September 8-14, 2022 at L’Orto de Angeli, Umbria, Italy

Total cost is based per room and number of occupants:

Solo workshop participant: $3,850.
Two workshop participants sharing a room: $6,700.
Workshop participant with travel companion sharing a room: $6,300.

(Maximum 2 occupants per room, double occupancy not required.)

What’s Included:  

  • 7 days, 6 nights at L’Orto deli Angeli, Bevagna with ensuite bathroom 
  • Ground transport from Rome to venue and back, transport for planned excursions
  • All breakfasts with coffee/tea, all dinners with wine, 4 lunches (during the excursion to Assisi there will be excellent lunch options in town to choose from)
  • 3 1/2 days of in studio art instruction with Lucie Duclos 
  • All art supplies required for workshop
  • Additional activities include: excursions to Assisi and Spello, wine tasting, welcome aperitivo, closing reception.
  • If you would like to spend more time in Italy, we would be happy to assist you with translation or planning that helps you extend your stay.

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Personal sightseeing
  • Gratuities
  • Additional cocktails or specialty drinks outside of mealtime.
A deposit of $700 per person will reserve your room and space(s) in the workshop. You may cancel your reservation for a full refund of the deposit within 24 hours. After 24 hours, the deposit is non-refundable. Full balance and signed contract due by May 10, 2022.

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$700 deposit per person

Please read the contract for full terms and conditions.

Contact Us

Please use the form below, phone 206-715-6663 or email martha@winslowartcenter.com with any questions.

Italy Travel Workshops

Join us for an incredible, in-person art experience in Italy in 2022!

Winslow Art Center recognizes that air travel contributes to the emission of climate changing carbon into the atmosphere and has committed to doing its share to offset those costs to the environment.  Based on the research conducted by noted tour operator Rick Steves, it costs approximately $30 of investment in environmental initiatives in the developing world to mitigate the carbon emissions created by one round-trip flight between the US and Europe. Winslow Art Center will donate $30 per trip participant to the Rainforest Alliance, or other similar organization committed to climate conservation.      

L’Orto degli Angeli Residence