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Eyes for light, nose for smell, ears for sound, touch for texture – be young again with all senses ready to enjoy and capture the beauty around you. Surrounded by history and Umbria’s beautiful living practices, Benno Philippson will lead a workshop to explore how three crucial elements – Perpsective, Value, and Color – are used to create and enhance foundational sketches.
Benno will emphasize good drawing technique, how to negotiate a blank piece of paper, page composition, the drama and emphasis of what the sketch is aboutFind out more »
Have you ever wanted to combine your travel in Italy with an adventure in painting and sketching? Well, now is your chance! Join Susan N. Jarvis for a memorable exploration of the Umbrian countryside through illustrated journaling and watercolor sketching featuring you as the artist!
The world is more than words. Let your creativity capture the fascinating world around you through painting and sketching. Illustrated journaling teaches you to record your daily experiences and preserve memories of your travels in a creative way through pencil sketching, watercolor, acrylic, ink, photography and collage.
How is this different than a diary? For one thing, some of the pages don’t have any writing on them at all – just art! Pictures can elicit powerful emotions. You know what they say, “A picture is worth a thousand words!”Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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,…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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As La Romita School caters to multiple levels of instruction and various forms of the arts, prices will vary by session, season, instructor, and offerings.