POP-UP TUSCANY!!! Art Books in 3D!! with designer & workshop instructor Shawn Sheehy Cortona, Italy June 8-15, 2013 _______________________ Come and be inspired... by the medieval hilltop town of Cortona, Italy, and the Etruscan artists who once made this delightful area their home!
Re-create beautiful Italian architecture in dynamic pop-ups! Studying pop-up engineering is a terrific way to practice 2D and 3D composition skills and architectural principles, as well as book art skills.
In this workshop you will spend the first two days building a series of models, beginning with basic forms and movements and moving into more sophisticated means of applying those forms and movements.
After a day of taking pictures and making sketches while touring Cortona, you will choose a building to render in pop-up. Once you have an initial structure engineered, you will then edition your pop-up so you can swap your work with all others in the class. On the final day you will bind all of your pop-ups together, resulting in your own pop-up book of Cortona!
**Included with "Hotel" plans only, see details ***Included with "Group Meal Plans" only, see details *All-inclusive plans are Hotel plans only. ****Escorted Group Travel departs Florence Santa Maria Novella Station by train at approximatley 12:45pm on June 8, 2013. Early morning arrival in Florence on June 8, 2013 or at least one day earlier. Air travel is the responsibility of each participant. Florence (FLR) the suggested arrival and departure airports in Italy. Note: Toscana Americana reserves the right to alter this itinerary. All times are approximate
Day 1: Introduction of concepts, tools and materials. Study and execution of basic principles of pop-up engineering.
Day 2: Expansion of first day’s material with a focus on structures and movements that are useful for architectural structures.
Day 3: Walking tour of Cortona, taking photographs, making sketches, and ultimately choosing a building for rendering as a pop-up.
Day 4: Drafting an initial model for your own pop-up building.
Day 5: Edition multiples of your building.
Day 6: Completing the editioning of your own building, swapping models with others in the workshop, and binding the completed models into a pop-up book.
by Shawn Sheehy
"Columbine" by Shawn Sheehy
-Saturday - Arrival day -Escorted group travel from Florence to Cortona -7:00p Welcome to Cortona ...evening wine and chocolate reception -8:00p Dinner in Cortona -Sunday - Cortona -9:00-1:00p Morning Workshop -1:00-2:30p Lite Lunch in Cortona. -3:00-7:00p Afternoon Workshop -7:30p Wine tasting -8:00p Dinner in Cortona.
-Monday - Cortona -9:00-1:00p Morning Workshop -1:00-2:30p Lite Lunch in Cortona. -3:00-7:00p Afternoon Workshop -7:30p Wine tasting -8:00p Dinner in Cortona. -Tuesday - Cortona -9:00-1:00p Morning "Top-Down" walking tour of Cortona -1:00-2:30p Lite Lunch in Cortona. -2:30-7:00p Afternoon Workshop -7:30p Wine tasting -8:00p Dinner in Cortona
-Wednesday - Cortona -9:00-12:30p Morning Workshop -12:30-2:00p Lite Lunch -2:00-5:30p Afternoon Workshop -6:00p Tuscan cooking class & dinner
-Thursday - Cortona -9:00-1:00p Morning Workshop -1:00-2:30p Lite Lunch in Cortona. -3:00-7:00p Afternoon Workshop -7:30p Wine tasting -8:00p Dinner in Cortona
-Friday - Cortona -9:00-1:00p Morning Workshop -1:00-2:30p Lite Lunch in Cortona. -3:00-7:00p Afternoon Workshop -7:30p Wine tasting -8:00p Dinner in Cortona
-Saturday - Departure
Note: Toscana Americana reserves the right to alter this itinerary.
Cortona is one of the true jewels of the Tuscan “hill towns.” Cortona, which is often called the “City of Art,” has its origin as an Etruscan city that pre-dates Roman times with sections of its walls dating back some 2500 years. As is typical of Tuscan hill-towns, Cortona is a walled city that, for purposes of defense, was built atop a prominent geographical point. The stone buildings and streets not only have the romance, style, and charm that are particular to Tuscany, but also speak of the lives and times Cortona has witnessed. An encounter with Cortona is an encounter with music & art, with history and with spirituality. Getting to know this timeless city is a real rediscovery of our past. Cortona offers testimony to its history as well as an enchanting view of the landscape enclosed by Lake Trasimeno and the Apennine mountains.
Meet your hosts in Tuscany...
Patrick Mahoney (Miami University BA'80, MA'82) lives in Cortona where he continues a thirty-year career in the field of Arts & Entertainment producing events, workshops and tours and providing opportunities to share the Italy experience with travelers, artists and people who share his interests for foods, wine, art, culture. Patrick's passion is to conceive and realize various ways in which the human spirit can express and demonstrate its capacity to create. His ability to fearlessly think, conceive, and work "out of the box" has earned him the attention of artists & musicians, colleges & universities, public & private organizations, and business and industry. Patrick brings integrity and a unique vision to Toscana Americana and he is committed to realizing the opportunity for participants to create in an atmosphere of peace, joy, respect and mutual support. As a "slow traveler" and a supporter of "slow food" Mr. Mahoney rides trains, walks, lingers over lunch, dinner or a cup of espresso, stops to smell the roses and savors the sensory feast wherever he is!