Image Art Workshop: Embellishing and Enhancing Images
with instructor/artist Paula Guhin Cortona, Italy May 7-14, 2011
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Make new friends, indulge in lots of chocolate, and take fabulous field trips! You'll remember this imaginative art encounter for years to come. Paula will provide many extra embellishments and other materials to help make yours the experience of a lifetime. She wants your time together to be meaningful, useful, lively, and fun-filled. It's for anyone, from beginners to experienced fine artists, and it includes a special, late-night session for aspiring authors! There will be open studio time, too, for whenever the creative urge strikes..
As a visual arts educator, Paula also believes in sending you home with hand-outs—instruction sheets—and, of course, truly lovely pieces of art. You'll see many inspiring examples as we explore, play, and discover exciting new techniques. Our adventure includes making "ghosts," painting, mark-making, cutting, assembling, re-assembling, dyeing, you name it. We'll drip, splat, scrape, press, drag, peel, and so much more!
The giggles begin upon arrival! We'll get to know each other with playful warm-up art activities. No drawing skills required.
Paula's new book!
among the sights and sounds of beautiful and romantic Tuscany: olive groves, vineyards, centuries-old buildings, winding streets, texture and vibrant sunlight.
in the warm ambiance of Cortona, overlooking Lake Trasimeno and the Val di Chiana, originally fortified by the Umbrians, claimed by the Etruscans, touched by the Renaissance, almost unchanged for centuries, one of Tuscany's jewels.
the joy of creating collage and mixed media in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere with the expert instruction of a nationally know artist and instructor and the camaraderie of a small group of learners.
great Italian food, delightful wines, new friends, breath-taking vistas, history and the hospitality of the people of Cortona.
Paula's book, Surface Design: Painting Decorative Papers, will be published soon. Amongst many other amazing pieces, we will make stunning, original art papers to include in your workshop creations.
--Beginning with a book: altered, blank, journals, sketchbooks.
--Creating breathtaking backgrounds.
Day Two in the Studio:
--Laminating, resisting, and making acrylic skins.
--Impressing , extending, and containing images.
--Image altering: painting, dyeing, and much more.
Day Three in the Studio:
--Special effects: dragging, peeling, scumbling, spotting, and more.
--Scratching, scrubbing, and melting.
Day Four in the Studio:
--Slicing, weaving, sharing, and saying goodbye.
Prismacolor on a treated inkjet print
All-inclusive* workshop includes: Escorted group travel Rome to Cortona May 7, 2011**** Instruction in the classroom and on location Seven nights accommodations in historic Cortona** (Private room & bath) Local Etruscan Museum & Museo Diocesano All meals*** (Italian breakfast, lunch and dinner) Daily wine tasting opportunities Day trips to Florence A farewell wine tasting dinner
**Included with "Hotel Oasi" plans only. See details. ***Included with "Group Meal Plan" only. See details. ****Specific departure time only; to be announced *All-inclusive plans are Casa Betania plans only. Air travel and ground transportation to/from Cortona is not included and is the responsibility of each participant.