Cinque Terre: Vernazza, Riomaggiore, Manarola Corniglia & Monterosso May14-21, 2017
Study with Carolyn and capture the adventures of plein air painting colorful landscapes in the beautiful and picturesque Cinque Terre, Italy. Discover how painting from life helps us to see and observe the affects of light and atmosphere. Learn how to simplify your subject while painting more quickly and accurately, with special attention placed on learning to see masses, as opposed to line, and form, rather than detail.
The entire painting process will be covered along with daily demonstrations in oil. Carolyn will work individually with each student at their easel and guide them at their own level. This workshop is for anyone interested in learning to develop creative, painterly paintings with clean, rich color, mood, and dynamic compositions. There will be group critiques at the end of each day.
Experience the thrill and beauty of a wonderful part of Italy, and even more so, taking these memories you've created home with you! This workshop is for beginners to advanced artists and will be conducted outdoors on location.
Workshop is open to painters of all levels. Whether you are a novice just learning to mix color, or a professional needing advanced problem solving, Carolyn’s individualized instruction will address needs at your level and push you to the next step in your personal development. Carolyn will be working in oils, however, painters may work in the medium of their choice!!!!
Note: Accommodations may change based on availability.
See "What to bring" below...
All-inclusive* enrollment options include: Instruction on location Escorted group travel from Florence to Vernazza May 14, 2017**** Seven nights accommodations in historic Vernazza** Local transportation All meals*** (Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner) Daily wine tasting opportunities A farewell wine tasting dinner Escorted group travel from Vernazza to Florence May 21, 2017**** **Included with "Hotel" plans only, see details ***Included with "Group Meal Plans" only, see details
*All-inclusive plans are Pensione Sorroso plans only. ****Specific departure time from Florence Santa Maria Novella train station only; time to be announced, return train ticket to Florence Santa Maria Novella train station provided . Air travel is the responsibility of each participant. Florence (FLR) is the suggested arrival and departure airport in Italy. All guests are responsible for handling their own luggage/baggage... we suggest to pack light. Walking is required. Go to Enrollment Form
The Cinque Terre Five miles of rocky coast in eastern Liguria, two promontories lie at each extremity, thousands of kilometres of dry walling, cultivated into vineyards, five southerly villages castled up on spurs of stone or disposed in clusters of very small inlets. These are the co-ordinates of the Cinque Terre (Five lands) and the villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. The area is now a National Park and since 1997 a UNESCO protected territory as a system of naturalistic environmental interest. This zone is characterized by the presence of precipitous slopes which have been cultivated into vineyards by means of fatiguing system of terracing the only evidence of transformation operated by the laborious human activity on the territory. The suggestive type of coastal projections on the sea with sheer cliffs that often overtake the verticality alternated with bays, winding paths and enchanting small beaches between cliffs with a profound back drop, a rich variety of ichthyic (fishing) all of which make this district an authentic natural "opera of art".
Sunday May 14 - Travel to Vernazza -11:00a Meet group members in Florence at Santa Maria Novella station (Specific meet-up time and location to be announced) - Depart Florence Santa Maria Novella station - Arrival at Vernazza and Check-in at Pensione Sorriso -7:00p Wine Pensione Sorriso -8:00p Dinner at IL Baretto
Saturday May 20- Free-day -12:00p light lunch -7:00p Wine Pensione Sorriso -7:30p Dinner -Overnight in Vernazza
Sunday May 21– Morning Check-out - Early departure and travel to Florence/Santa Maria Novella train station (Specific meet-up time and location to be announced) - Morning departure from Vernazza. - Arrival at Florence Santa Maria Novella train station
Note: Toscana Americana reserves the right to alter this itinerary. All times are approximate. Note: Travel from Vernazza within the Cinque Terre towns is by train and/or boat. Depending upon weather, timetables, etc.
NOTE: Walking is required to all painting locations, lunches and dinners. No transfers are provided, though guests may pay for taxis and transfers at their own expense. NOTE: No refunds are given for any unused aspects of the itinerary or for any activities outside the above itinerary.
Rome street scene
Group travel to Vernazza on Sunday May 14, 2017 On Sunday May 14, 2017 our group will meet in Florence at Santa Maria Novella train station in the city center at 11:00a. Our meeting time will be 11:00am and our meeting location will be announced at a later date. Our planned departure is at 11:57am on Regionale train #23357 (Florence to La Spezia). We will change trains in La Spezia, taking Regionale train number #24514 to Vernazza, arriving about 3:36p. Specific platforms and tracks for departures will be determined prior to departure. We will have all train tickets for workshop participants.
Note: Timetable subject to change based on Trenitalia scehdules
Participants are required to provide their own art supplies, preferred paints, brushes & tools along with a portable easel. A suggested list of art supplies for oil, that Carolyn uses, is listed below. Some of these items may also be purchased in Cortona and Florence. Note: Do not pack prohibited items in carry-on-luggage! They will be confiscated. Bring your smallest, lightest weight version of each item. Remember that you will need to carry your own gear as we travel from one painting location to another.
Plein Air Workshop Supply List
Paints (any brand, professional grade if you can afford. I use mostly Winsor & Newton, but also use Holbein, some Rembrandt, etc.
1. Titanium White
2. Cadmium Yellow Lemon
3. Cadmium Yellow
4. Cadmium Red Light
5. Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Alizarin Crimson
6. Manganese Blue Hue (Winsor & Newton makes this in the professional grade) If you can’t find it, then Pthalo will work
7. Ultramarine Blue
8. Viridian (optional)
9. Yellow Ochre Pale or Yellow Ochre
10. Terra Rosa (optional)
11. Transparent Red Oxide or Burnt Siena
4-5 brushes including some either bristle (hogs hair) filbert or softer brushes, (mongoose or synthetic), such as Rosemary & Co Brushes (Ivory) ranging in sizes for instance #2, 4, 6, 8, 10.
This may be included in your easel. If not, a non-white palette of your choice, preferably 12 x 16, toned, Either plexi glass, wood, etc. (no glass due to possible breakage)
1" or 2” Angular trowel shaped palette knife or similar
Brush washer or other container for Mineral Spirits. Mineral Spirits (MS) may be purchased on location. DO NOT PACK AND BRING. IT IS ILLEGAL TO BRING OMS ON FLIGHTS. Participants purchase their own mineral spririts or equivalent.
Paper towels (Viva Kleenex is good) or any brand
Razor blade or scraper to remove paint from palette
Blue pastel pencil (for drawing on canvas, optional)
Sunscreen and bug spray, plastic grocery bags for trash