Wandering with Passion in Italy
Creating Art from the Soul
Dates: September 30 - October 6, 2012
Instructor/Leader: Misty Mawn
Ask Misty where she would love to spend a week creating art, exploring inspiring cobblestone streets, and submerging herself in culture and her answer is, "Where else? Italy!" Join Misty on her second trip to Italy with us and spend a few days gently unraveling your artistic self, all while dipping into the beautiful autumn palette of Orvieto. This workshop is for everyone and anyone dreaming to create art that speaks from the soul, art that is created using layers upon layers of texture, color, expression, design, and collage.
What better foundation to work than your very own handmade journal? Before you start layering the pages you will be creating a journal using artist grade watercolor paper, a few strips of fabric, and a beautiful piano hinge technique to bind the book. Once the book has been created you will be gently guided to dive in to you pages, focusing on non-intimidat-
ing drawing & painting techniques, composition, design, and adding collage elements.
During your week you will be free to be spontaneous and open with yourself and in your art in a nurturing setting.
You will learn how to create a journal from scratch, such a satisfying
You will learn handfuls of wonderful, fun techniques to build depth
and texture in your work.
You will learn the basics of how to draw a face and paint it as well.
You will learn how to use color to create certain emotions in your work.
You will learn how to transfer images and then alter them.
You will learn how to use several mediums, finding one or many that
work best for you.
You will learn how to create art from the soul!
Sept 30 - Arrive Orvieto, group dinner
Oct 1 - Introduction to Orvieto Day
Tour the stunning Cathedral in the heart of town, get
oriented to the streets and piazzas of Orvieto, enjoy an olive
oil and wine tasting, and gain an historical look at Orvieto
from her Etruscan beginnings.
Studio: Short orientation and class overview.
Oct 2 - Studio: Create journal foundation, add first layers inspired by
Orvieto. Create backgrounds with textures that scream to be
Cooking class and dinner with noted Italian chef.
Oct 3 - Studio: Creating faces on our journal pages drawing from the
medieval faces we've seen in Orvieto. Working with color,
composition, design and collage.
Learn about the Etruscans - Etruscan cave tour.
Oct 4 - Market Day: Exploration and inspiration
Studio: Working spontaneously - how to freely work page to
page with drawing, painting and collage.
Vineyard tour, wine tasting.
Oct 5 - Studio: Finishing touches and embellishments. Add treasured
found objects to pages, making them even more delectable.
Learn new journaling techniques.
Group lunch at favorite pizzeria.
Studio: Completion, then show and share
Oct 6 - Depart Orvieto
Cost - $2995. Fee includes six nights double occupancy lodging, six breakfasts, one dinner, all cultural events, basic course materials and kit. Single occupancy available for an additional cost. Because Italian cuisine is such fun, meals are not prearranged allowing you the freedom to choose where and what to eat. We do give lots of advice and no one eats alone! Travel costs are not included.
Click here for registrations and terms, or contact us by e-mail,
phone or writing at the contact information below.
Adventures in Italy, 221 Forest Hill St., NC 28655, 828.221.2322, info@AdventuresInItaly.net
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Misty Mawn is
a full time
ing, playing, exploring, learning, and constantly being inspired and intrigued by everything around her. Her passion to create continues to bless her life with purposeful work and fulfilling adventures. When not in the studio she can be found amusing and be amused by her two blossoming children, cooking up come creative concoction in the kitchen, or strolling the back trails with camera in hand. She studied studio art at Moravian College, started a pottery business, and has since retired from clay to focus on painting and teaching mixed media art. She lives with her husband and children amongst the Blue Ridge mountains of rural Virginia. Visit Misty at http://www.mistymawn.typepad.com
Get a taste of Misty's 2010 trip experience with Adventures in Italy through these blog entries:
Misty's blog entry
Adventures In Italy blog entry
Have a friend or spouse who would like to join you but not this workshop? Check out Discover Orvieto. To explore other trips go to Trips. To learn more visit About Us. View Photos of Orvieto.
From Misty's 2010 Orvieto Workshop
Our 10th Year!