TRAVELOGUES IN TUSCANY - creating one-of-a-kind art journals in the Tuscan hills.
Join me for a mixed media art journal workshop in a Villa in Tuscany! Oct. 5-12, 2019
Few places evoke the romance of art and travel quite like the Tuscan hills outside of Florence. Who hasn’t longed to revel in an Italian villa, lingering over the distant views, savoring delicious gourmet foods and wines from local vendors - all while creating artful journals (and more) that reflect the luscious experiences unique to each of us.
Travelogues are more than just scrapbooks of postcards and receipts, they tell a story of longing and adventure, wonder and priceless memories. The travelogue is the evidence of the journey, and when we learn to see with fresh eyes, our journals become unique timeless treasures that express an authentic experience of a special time. Using water based paints, collage, photography/photo transfer and various mark making tools, each journal will be a unique expression of the artist. The travelogue is not limited to the pages of a book, but you are welcome to expand beyond the page to create work you will hang on the wall.
All levels are welcome!
WHERE WE WILL STAY:
Certaldo Alto is a perfectly preserved Medieval walled town situated in the province of Tuscany. It’s a quaint and charming town with beautifully preserved Medieval architecture and a relaxed atmosphere. It also boasts unbeatable views from the top of Casa Boccaccio tower.
“A small Medieval town perched on a hill is one of the sights that define the Tuscan landscape. Certaldo is exactly that. Situated near San Gimignano and 35 kilometres from Florence, Certaldo Alto is a small and characterful town out that packs some lovely sights and serious charm. A place that clings to the past and treasures its heritage, located in the heart of Tuscany. A place so full of Medieval atmosphere that entering its gates feels like you’re stepping back into the 13th century.” from lovefromtuscany.com
WHAT WILL WE DO?
We will be visual storytellers, not just collectors of photos and postcards. We will bring our authentic experience to our creative practice and into our journals.
“Inspiration: Olive trees giving fruit. Sophisticated country life. Wood fired ovens and fireplaces. Vino. Cypress lined dirt driveways. Dreamy vistas. Florentine art. Italian language. Bruschetta. Pomodorini. Biscotti. Vin Santo. Sangiovese. There is always a base of extra-virgin olive oil and world-class wine. The roads are lined with Cyprus trees, and we see a sweeping view of the Arno valley from our villa in the hills. Upon arrival, we light the fire, gather ‘round the hearth, cook, eat and toast to the best wines in Italy. Immediately, there is a deep sense of home.” peggy markel
Our time together will be a combination of joyful art making and exciting travel to nearby Italian villages, including Sienna, San Gimignano and Certaldo Alto, a medieval walled village with no crowds and no cars!
Amy’s approach to teaching is all about helping others access their own authentic voice, through a combination of technique, meditation, humor and play. Join us!
We also accept partners and non-participating friends depending on space.
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