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.
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
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.
Day 1 (Thursday, September 8)
Day 2 (Friday, September 9)
Day 3 (Saturday, September 10)
Day 4 (Sunday, September 11)
Day 5 (Monday, September 12)
Day 6 (Tuesday, September 13)
Day 7 (Wednesday, September 14)
(Maximum 2 occupants per room, double occupancy not required.)
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.