A Personal Portrait of Italy
Dates: September 9 - 15, 2012
Instructor/Leader: DJ Pettitt
Cost - $2995
Join DJ on her second workshop with us in Italy capturing the alluring beauty and inspiration of Orvieto with your digital camera as you meander down cobblestone streets, impassioned and entwined in the luscious Italian countryside, and the dreamy, harmonious color and texture of ancient surroundings. Youíll chat as you wander and snap the shutter about seeing things differently, about how to use the photos, sights, found treasures, and memories of the day as inspiration, and how to incorporate them into your art. Back in the studio, you will print your photos, and then focus on innovative and unique ways to preserve these treasured memories.
Record your week of enchanted Italian memories in a hand bound journal that you will create, filling it with your personal imagery, altered photos, treasures found at the street market and acquired in your Orvieto wanderings, along with lace and tidbits brought from home. Learn surface techniques to create texture and interest in your journal, as well as future works after you return home.
No drawing or painting skills required. Class is open to all skill levels and each will received personalized attention from DJ.
Students will experiment, play, and learn the following:
Fabric painting and photo altering variations.
Integrating collage elements and basic composition tips.
Texture techniques using several mediums, tissue, ephemera and
Simple book construction with an easy binding.
Sept 9 - Arrive Orvieto, group dinner
Sept 10 - 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.
Sept 11 - Group photo shoot adventure around Orvieto, then back to
the studio to print and prep photos
Cooking class - learn to make pasta and other dishes, and
enjoy the fruits of your labors!
Sept 12 - Studio: Altering and painting photos
Etruscan cave tour
Sept 13 - Treasure and trinket hunt at the street market after
breakfast, and then back to the studio to begin constructing
the journal. As DJ helps each student individually, youíll
chat about how to incorporate your found treasures, and
accomplishing your vision for the journal.
Picnic lunch with food from the market.
Visit local cemetery to photograph statuary.
Vineyard tour - visit local vineyard, learn the vintnerís
passion for wine. Sample several wines, including Orvieto
Sept 14 - Studio: Begin the final touches and details on your journal
Enjoy a droup lunch at favorite pizzeria
Finish your journal followed by a show and share
Sept 15 - 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., Morganton, NC 28655, 828.221.2322, info@AdventuresInItaly.net
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DJ Pettitt delights
with multi media,
tional art methods,
and creating new techniques to incorporate in her work and teaching. DJ has explored a wide range of craft and fine art all of her life. Recent art passions include experimenting with new ways to alter her photography, and combining the results with acrylic paintings, digital altering, and repurposed textiles into visual journals and art books where word, emotion, and image collide.
DJ teaches workshops online, and at retreats both nationally and internationally, and her work has been widely published in many books and magazines. See more of her work at www.djpettitt.com and djpettitt.blogspot.com.
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.
2 of DJ's Altered Photos
2011 Participant with altered photo
Work table from 2011 workshop
Our 10th Year!