Interpreting the Tuscan Landscape through Drawing, Painting, and Mixed Media

Il Chiostro: Art, Culture, and Culinary Workshop in Italy

LOCATION:   Tuscany, San Fedele Dates:  May 29, 2021 – June 5, 2021

Price:  $2,995.

Join us as we explore the hills of Tuscany through our own interpretive art!

Each day instructor Nan Hass Feldman will include lessons on technique, medium, foundations and color. For those who prefer not to be included in the instruction, Nan will be present to direct them individually if they wish, while all will take part in the group reviews and critiques.

See the entire itinerary and syllabus here 

This will be a  small group to share in this exciting, creative, communal, supportive, and fun International workshop

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Additional Activities

Our daily painting will be combined with other adventures such as:

  • Day trip to Medieval Siena to sketch, take photos, explore and shop
  • Excursions to nearby hilltowns like Radda, Castellina, Monteriggioni, etc.
  • Visit to Chianti winery for a tour and tasting
  • Variety of plein air locations to paint landscapes, villages, and the Tuscan light
  • Discussions of Tuscan cuisine with our personal chef

After excursions or painting on location, we’ll return each evening to relax in our 1,000 year old monastery to enjoy the surroundings, have a glass of wine and an informal critique of the day’s work. Then we will move to the dining room (the authentic refectory where the monks used to assemble) to enjoy our local chef’s authentic, home-made Tuscan meal, recapping the day’s adventure with good company.

Nan’s Teaching Online for    Summer 2020

Danforth Art at Framingham State University
8 sessions
 June 30 – Aug 18
Tuesdays 9am – 12 noon

Introduce yourself to art virtually using the on line platform Zoom. This fun and informative introductory class will cover basic drawing, design and color concepts. Students will explore design principles through art historical references, develop an understanding of color by using and mixing acrylic paints, and create an abstract painting with recognizable subjects in a very colorful composition.

2 sessions
Mondays Aug 10 & Aug 17
9 am – 12 noon
Learn how to capture your memorable everyday and travel experiences quickly and creatively through drawing, collage, and writing. Collect photographs, business cards, brochure pictures, and 2D mementos to preserve your cherished memories and include them in a beautifully designed illustrated journal. Each student will create many pages filled with experiences to remember, plus learn how to make a journal from scratch.                                                                                                      

Summer Online at the Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA  508-799-4406

3 sessons
Thursdays June 18 – July 02 , 2020
9:00am – 12:00pm
This class not only teaches the foundations of making art, but does it through projects that are exciting, fun, creative, and challenging. Each session will inform and inspire you. A perfect class for beginners and those who need a refresher course in drawing and design.
4 sessions
Thursdays July 09 – July 30 , 2020
9:00am – 12:00 noon
Explore the major theories and properties of color and gain practical experience in mixing and using acrylic paints. Exercises have been designed to help you create an abstract painting with recognizable subjects in a colorful and strong composition.
2 sessions
Fridays, August 7th & 14, 2020
9:00am to 12:00 noon.
Learn how to capture your memories, travel experiences, and special events quickly and creatively through drawing, collage, and writing. Collect photographs and 2D mementos to preserve your cherished memories in a beautiful, multi-sensory, illustrated journal. Each student will create many pages filled with experiences to remember.

 

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