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Join Winslow Art Center and artists Ken Kewley and Rotem Amizur for this exciting workshop in Umbria, Italy, May 2021. Kewley and Amizur have been influencing each other for over 10 years and are finally joining forces for their first collaborative workshop. The venue for this Italy art experience will be the charming hilltop town of Todi, where participants will be inspired by the extraordinary Italian landscape and culture.
Collage gives us a chance to move colored shapes and adjust them easily, thus bringing together color, drawing, observation, and invention. Nature needs to be composed and nudged this way and that to become art. This painted paper collage workshop will focus on these components. Kewley and Amizur will divide their teaching between morning and afternoon sessions, each working alongside the workshop participants when not teaching.
Ken Kewley will work with participants to construct small theatre stage sets in the studio using the hilltop town of Todi as inspiration and model for these constructions. Students will adjust and strengthen the shapes in their work to match the excitement of the real Todi. There is no better way to paint definite shapes then to actually make them three dimensionally, physically adjust them, and work from them.
Rotem Amizur will teach students “en plein air.” Participants will learn her technique for collaging outdoors with painted paper, using foam board and pins, then working on adjusting cut-out shapes before gluing. Standing in front of the landscape in Todi, participants will work with their hand painted papers, choosing color combinations that evoke the excitement of the surrounding nature.
About Ken Kewley
After many years of making art, Ken Kewley began teaching in 2008. First through the Jerusalem Studio School in Israel and its Summer Italy Program. Over the last dozen years he has developed his own ever-evolving workshop that he has given in art schools and museums from Washington State to Florida, from Maine to California, and in-between. He is currently working on a book about everything to do with shape and color. He was featured in the December 2017 issue of Artist’s Magazine.
About Rotem Amizur
Rotem Amizur was born in New York and currently lives and works in Israel. She graduated from the Jerusalem Studio School Master Class in 2013. In 2009 and 2010, she participated in the Italy Master Class Programs instructed by Israel Hershberg, Stuart Shils and Ken Kewley. Rotem has taught painting and collage since 2014 and has given numerous workshops in Israel and the US. Her works are represented by Rothschild Fine Art Gallery, Tel Aviv.
The recently restored Hotel Bramante is a 4-star hotel housed in what was once a Franciscan monastery dating back to the 12th century. Each of the traditionally appointed rooms has an ensuite bathroom with shower. It has an outdoor pool as well as a wellness spa for the use of guests. The hotel offers panoramic views of the Italian countryside, ideal surroundings for a landscape workshop. We will have access to a dedicated studio space for creating indoors, lectures and evening slide presentations.
The hotel’s chef Aldo Mosca offers a menu that is inspired by local culinary tradition and a selection of regional wines. He will happily accommodate all dietary needs. Cooking classes are available for an additional cost.
Make a deposit to hold your place and Winslow Art Center will email you instructions on how to pay in full