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TRAVEL AS INSPIRATION: An Exploration of the Senses – with Lisa Pressman and Susan Stover

La Romita School of Art Terni

Lisa Pressman and Sue Stover lead a workshop to explore travel as a source of sensory stimulation, and how to use that information to infuse your work with fresh perspective. Students will work with textures, tones, colors, and the clarity of light from a variety of breathtaking locations chosen to inspire—a chance for artists to […]

$3750

POET AS DIVINER: HUNTING THE PLUCK OF POETRY – with Richard Osler

La Romita School of Art Terni

Irish poet Seamus Heaney talks of the diviner, “hunting the pluck/ of water” to make contact with what lies hidden. Poet and retreat leader Richard Osler wants to hunt the pluck of poetry and, like Heaney’s diviner, make palpable what was sensed or raised. Through writing sessions inspired by written meditations on craft, the poems […]

$3200

SKETCHBOOKS IN ITALY with Ken O’Connell

La Romita School of Art Terni

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 […]

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FREEING THE ANGEL – with Kim Addonizio

La Romita School of Art Terni

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. Michelangelo Join acclaimed poet Kim Addonizio in Italy for a workshop inspired by the landscape, the food, the history, and the poets who have come before - Montale, Catullus, Petrarch, Gregory Corso, John Keats, Jorie Graham, and so many others. This […]

$3300

DRAWING IN THE BEAUTY OF UMBRIA – with Sharon Zeugin

La Romita School of Art Terni

Drawing is about learning to see. Seeing allows one to connect more deeply with their surroundings. As travelers, in our rushed scramble to see everything or to get somewhere else, we can miss the beauty of our surroundings. Sharon Zeugin’s workshop will pursue ‘depth over breadth’; with simplicity and mindful attention; slowing down as you […]

$3300

PERSPECTIVE, VALUE, and COLOR: FROM THE SKETCH TO THE WATERCOLOR – with Benno Philippson

La Romita School of Art Terni

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 – Perspective, Value, and Color – are […]

$3600

THE ITALIAN INTENSIVE V – with Katherine Brimberry and Suzi Davidoff

La Romita School of Art Terni

The Singular Image: Drawing and Monotypes Katherine Brimberry and Suzi Davidoff lead their fifth Italian Intensive Workshop at La Romita!  This year, the group will explore new monotype strategies including stencils, trace drawings and layering.   Katherine and Suzi have been collaborating the past year on new prints and want to share these great techniques and […]

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SPLASH INK WITH WATERCOLOR AND ACRYLIC – with Ming Franz

La Romita School of Art Terni

Ming Franz specializes in Splash Ink with Watercolor and Acrylic painting. The foundation of the Splash Ink and Watercolor painting process is based on principles originating in Tang Dynasty China with a technique known as Po Mo. In her workshop, Ming will show how to apply the various steps of the Splash Ink process using […]

$3600

CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF UMBRIAN LANDSCAPE – with Keiko Tanabe

La Romita School of Art Terni

This 7-day workshop is designed for artists who would like to strengthen their compositional skills and fill their watercolor paintings with light and atmosphere. Keiko will demonstrate how she interprets and simplifies a scene to capture the essence of the subject, conveying a certain mood and a sense of place. Using complete, step-by-step demonstrations, Keiko […]

$2650

PAINTING THE GREEN HEART OF ITALY: UMBRIA! with Nancie King Mertz

La Romita School of Art Terni

Nancie's goal, as an instructor, is to help you create dramatic, expressive paintings. Examine space, perspective, and design through practical hands-on lessons that help you build confidence. 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 […]

$3750

SEMPLIFICARE: SIMPLIFY THE ITALIAN LANDSCAPE IN WATERMEDIA – with Ruth Armitage

La Romita School of Art Terni

Join abstract artist Ruth Armitage in Umbria and for a hybrid workshop incorporating both plein air and studio work. You’ll emerge with confidence and inspiration. Conquer one of the greatest challenges of plein air painting by learning to simplify.  Plein air sketching combined with studio work in mixed water media will give you the advantage […]

$2650

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.

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