Dates: June 3-10, 2024
Venue: Angelo d’Oro, Rovinj, Croatia
Instructor: Michael Weller
Level: All levels welcome – some drawing experience helpful
Medium: Sketching in pen & ink, pastel & mixed media
This is mainly a sketching workshop, trying out different materials, responding quickly and simply to the beautiful city of Rovinj. Michael will do demos in the morning followed by plenty of individual instruction. There will be timed drawings in line and color studies. The overall aim is to encourage students to achieve their individual style. Each day will have a theme such as cafes and people, harbors and boats, streets, alleyways, buildings, etc.
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.
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