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June 2019

LA ROMITA UNINSTRUCTED

June 11, 2019 - June 18, 2019
La Romita School of Art, Strada Della Romita N.26
Terni, 05100 Italy
$2000

GET OUT AND PAINT!
(or sketch, or write, or whatever feeds your soul!)

La Romita is pleased to offer an uninstructed workshop, for artists of any stripe who wish to enjoy the best we have to offer but who aren’t interested in specific instruction.

For 7 days you’ll have freedom to follow your own process, with daily opportunities to go offsite. Head out to Spoleto, San Gemini, Orvieto –  or wherever our bus is going that day.

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KEEP IT SIMPLE: REVEAL THE BEAUTY OF PASTEL – with Lisa Regopoulos

June 22, 2019 - July 2, 2019
La Romita School of Art, Strada Della Romita N.26
Terni, 05100 Italy
$3100
Castlenuovo Tancredi, Tuscany

Join Lisa at La Romita for 10 wonderful days capturing the hillside towns of the Umbrian region in pastel.  Not only will you experience the sensation of painting on site in the breathtaking scenery, you will be immersed in the culture and hospitality of the people who live there.  Focus will be on taking your pastel painting to the next level and developing your own personal style.  Lisa will set up on site for a daily demonstration and provide exercises…

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July 2019

IGNITE YOUR CREATIVE FIRE – with Richard Alan Nichols

July 5, 2019 - July 15, 2019
La Romita School of Art, Strada Della Romita N.26
Terni, 05100 Italy
$3100

Richard Alan Nichols invites you to a workshop focused on exploring the creative process. Participants will be encouraged to dig deep, to think differently, and to experiment with their art in ways they may never have before. These experiments are like sparks, intended to ignite a more creative and passionate connection to painting. This 10-day workshop will be conducted in both the studio and en plein air. While all levels are welcome, plein air experience is strongly recommended. The format…

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FIGURATIVE PAINTING with Joseph Lorusso

July 17, 2019 - July 27, 2019
La Romita School of Art, Strada Della Romita N.26
Terni, 05100 Italy
$3250

We are excited to have figurative painter Joseph Lorusso coming to lead a workshop at La Romita in 2019!  We are working out some of the details about the itinerary and will have more information up soon. In the meantime, we can tell you that the workshop will focus on studio time with Joseph, painting the live model with his direction on approach and technique. The class may also paint outdoors as well - still with the focus being on…

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August 2019

IL SOLE with Katherine Brimberry and Suzi Davidoff

August 25, 2019 - September 4, 2019
La Romita School of Art, Strada Della Romita N.26
Terni, 05100 Italy
$3300

Experimental Printmaking, Drawing and Collage Using the Sun Join Katherine Brimberry and Suzi Davidoff for their fourth Italian Intensive Workshop and explore new and innovative strategies for combining printmaking, drawing, and collage. Solar Plate etching uses prepared, light-sensitive polymer plates, sunlight and water to create images that can be printed using intaglio or relief techniques. This safe, non-toxic process allows us to explore printmaking as an extension of drawing. Drawing on frosted mylar for the portable solar plates gives the…

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September 2019

PAINT ANYTHING WITH CONFIDENCE – with Nancy Tankersley

September 6, 2019 - September 16, 2019
La Romita School of Art, Strada Della Romita N.26
Terni, 05100 Italy
$3250

In this workshop, Nancy takes you from painting still life to landscape and even figures. While concentrating on understanding basic shapes and light source, you will learn that most representational painting is based on these two concepts and there is no need to limit yourself on subject matter! Drawing is important and Nancy will show you simple ways to check the accuracy of your drawing. You will explore ways of gaining information for your paintings through observational painting, working with…

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SKETCHBOOKS IN ITALY with Ken O’Connell

September 17, 2019 - October 1, 2019
La Romita School of Art, Strada Della Romita N.26
Terni, 05100 Italy

Sketching with Ken is an adventure in seeing the world with fresh eyes. You will learn to work portably, quickly, and with an eye towards capturing fragments of wonderful experiences. The sketchbook is your portable studio and your portable history. The spirit of the rough sketch is to see simply and to learn to draw and color that vision. You learn to see by sketching, and fragments become dream catchers for whole experiences. Artists throughout history have used sketchbooks to…

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October 2019

CAPTURE THE ARCHITECTURE OF UMBRIA IN YOUR ITALIAN LANDSCAPES – with Nancie King Mertz

October 3, 2019 - October 13, 2019
La Romita School of Art, Strada Della Romita N.26
Terni, 05100 Italy
$3250

Pastelists and oil painters will benefit from this workshop with its focus on correct perspective. While the villages and villas located in one of Italy’s most picturesque regions provide the perfect point of interest in landscape work,  the drawing must be right to create successful paintings.  This workshop will cover one-point, two-point and atmospheric perspective as it applies to the gorgeous red tile and stone found throughout the area. Far-reaching vistas will be painted as will close-up village culture! The…

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June 2020

Virtual Tour of Nancy Tankersley’s Studio – with Nancy Tankersley

June 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
Free

Join a free Zoom session, a virtual tour of Nancy’s studio and an interview with Nancy by La Romita director Edmund Zimmerman. Register below to get the Zoom Meeting details    Register now!

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Revisiting the Italian Landscapes – with Nancy Tankersley

June 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$300

2-Part Workshop: Saturday June 20 and  27,  1 PM EST There are only 8 slots available for this workshop! From Nancy: “I’ve filmed 2 hour-long videos of me painting an Italian landscape. After you register and pay, you'll receive the link to the first video. You'll have at least 5 days to view it and start your own studio painting. On June 20, at 1 PM EST we will have a Zoom session to review your paintings. At that point…

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Let’s Paint the Green Heart of Italy…Virtually! – with Nancie King Mertz

June 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - June 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
$300

“While we dream of travel, let us use art to keep us together. Just eight months ago I was in Italy with many of you…in the kind of immersive, dedicated workshops that La Romita has been offering for more than fifty years. Central Italy is landscape sculpted by man, the architecture of another age, and ancient art that still inspires us today. I'm very honored that La Romita School of Art has asked me to teach a Zoom Workshop on…

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July 2020

Splashing Acrylics – with Ming Franz

July 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
La Romita School of Art, Strada Della Romita N.26
Terni, 05100 Italy
$200

Join us for this innovative 4-week zoom online class with the artist, Ming Franz. Join Ming online as she works from her home studio where she will demonstrate and lecture the first hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Ming will also be in contact with students via email during the week. Students will learn the unique features of abstract acrylic splash painting on canvas, wood panel and gesso boards as well as…

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Journey to our Inner Artist – with Claudette Gamache

July 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
La Romita School of Art, Strada Della Romita N.26
Terni, 05100 Italy
$90

The three, one hour classes, will be held weekly and will include exercises and tools to help stoke our creative fire. The last class will be a pastel demonstration incorporating all from the first two. Our creative fire is ignited by the use of memory, passion, and imagination that incorporate who we are, our very spirits, within our work. We will use drawing as a way to get closer to our subject, utilizing tools such as breath, sound, music, visualization,…

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August 2020

Painting the Italian Landscapes – with Nancy Tankersley

August 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$300

2-Part Workshop: Saturday August 22 and 29,  1 PM Eastern There are only 10 slots available for this workshop! From Nancy: “I’ve filmed 2 hour-long videos of me painting an Italian landscape. After you register and pay, you'll receive the link to the first video. You'll have at least 5 days to view it and start your own studio painting. On August 22, at 1 PM EST we will have a Zoom session to review your paintings. At that point…

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September 2020

Retrospective Online – with Ken O’Connell

September 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
La Romita School of Art, Strada Della Romita N.26
Terni, 05100 Italy
$25

Drawings, sketchbooks, paintings, prints, photography, animation, and ceramic works, dating from 1963-2020 This summer Ken finally responded to a growing chorus of requests to mount a retrospective of his work. It opened with a quite limited public July 3rd at the Karin Clarke Gallery in Eugene Oregon. In order to make his opening available to more people we collaborated with Mark Stafford and the A/V people from the University to record a high quality video. We will be hosting an…

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October 2020

Art for a Travel Journal

October 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - November 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
$105

Tuesdays, October 27, November 10, and November 17 From 10 am till noon (Pacific time) Penelope Youngfeather is offering an online class Art for a Travel Journal, an opportunity to learn, have fun and enliven any sketchbookor journal, past, present or future. Penelope carries a sketchbook at all times, admitting  “I might not sketch wherever I am but the sketchbook habit nourishes my artist’s eye and soul. My sketchbook can be a playground, a retreat, a meditation, an explorer’s journal,…

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November 2020

Let’s Paint Venice!

November 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - November 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
La Romita School of Art, Strada Della Romita N.26
Terni, 05100 Italy
$300

Nov.6-8, 10 am start time, CST “While we dream of travel, let us use art to keep us together. Just a year ago I was in Italy with many of you...in the kind of immersive, dedicated workshops that La Romita has been offering for more than fifty years. Italy is landscape sculpted by man, the architecture of another age, and ancient art that still inspires us today. We will travel to the remarkable city of Venice via Zoom and get…

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February 2021

Art for a Travel Journal

February 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - February 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
$105

Tuesdays, February 9, 16, 23 From 10 am till noon (Pacific time) Penelope Youngfeather is offering an online class Art for a Travel Journal, an opportunity to learn, have fun and enliven any sketchbookor journal, past, present or future. Penelope carries a sketchbook at all times, admitting  “I might not sketch wherever I am but the sketchbook habit nourishes my artist’s eye and soul. My sketchbook can be a playground, a retreat, a meditation, an explorer’s journal, a delightful moment…

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