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A place to be MERRY . . . Italy

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Give the gift of a unique travel experience to photograph the artistic wonders and culture of Italy, October 2-13, 2018. I will take you to favorite locations in Florence, off the beaten path hill towns of Tuscany, and the colorful canals of Venice. There are interesting aspects of Italian life waiting to explore at every turn. This tour is limited to only 12 participants to allow for a more intimate and rewarding experience. We always welcome tour companions who are not photographers. Whether you are an emerging photographer or seasoned shooter, I will be there every step of the way to encourage, guide, and inspire you to capture artful images in this enchanted region of Italy.

Give as a gift or spoil yourself, and embark on a memorable Strabo photographic tour adventure! Find more info here: Enchanted Italy

Photo Leader: Randy Ziegler

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Enchanted Italy: Florence, Tuscany Hill Towns & Venice October 2-13, 2018

Join me on a unique travel experience to photograph the artistic wonders and culture of Italy. I will take you to favorite locations in Florence, off the beaten path hill towns of Tuscany, and the colorful canals of Venice. There are interesting aspects of Italian life waiting to be explored at every turn. This tour is limited to only 12 participants to allow for a more intimate and rewarding photographic experience. We always welcome tour companions who are not photographers. Whether you are an emerging photographer or seasoned shooter, I will be there every step of the way to encourage, guide, and inspire you to capture artful images in this enchanted region of Italy.

Sign up now, to embark on a memorable Strabo photographic tour adventure! Find more info here:

Enchanted Italy

Led by accomplished photographer and instructor Randy Ziegler.

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Oil Painting Workshop for Adults: “Let’s Paint Italy” right here in Texas!

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Our 2 days together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.


Location: The Rec; Grapevine Texas; 9:30a.m.-4p.m.

I use the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and I will teach you…(click for more information and to register)

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Let’s Paint Italy! (Right here in Texas) with Chris Bandley Jan. 27-28

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Impressionistic Oil painting workshop for Adults; January 27-28. 2017

I’ve just returned from a trip to Italy and want to bring my inspiration to you! Let’s Paint Italy!

Our 2 days together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

I use the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and I will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy…(click for more information and to register!)

 

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Let’s Paint Italy! Oil Painting Workshop in Grapevine, Texas

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January 27 & 28, 2017

Chris Brandley

Join me for this fun, 2 day workshop where we will paint Impressionistically in the Alla Prima (wet into wet) style. I will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy. We will work on technique, color mixing, composition, light, and looser brush strokes. Students will learn to see “Impressionistically” and explore to ability to “suggest” rather than “render” the subject. *Gift certificates are available on my website if you’d like to give someone special something they won’t forget! Click here for more information and to register.

 

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Let’s Paint Italy! (Right here in Texas); Impressionistic Oil painting workshop for Adults; Nov. 11-12

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I have just returned from Italy with lots of inspiration for you! In this 2 day workshop I will demonstrate a step by step painting, teach methods on how to paint more loosely with beautiful, clean color. We will discuss composition, light, elements of design, use of color and brush strokes. Students will learn to see “Impressionistically” and explore to ability to “suggest” rather than “render” the subject. Demo session, one on one easel time, plus a fun exercise to loosen up!

Come prepared to have a relaxing, fun-filled learning experience. This class is for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced! Click here for more information and to register.

 

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Tuscany Art Trek – Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop

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ArtTreks – Tuscany, Italy

Plein Air Painting & Photography Workshop

May 19-27, 2017 & 

May 26-June 3, 2017 

(only 4 spots left in either trip)

Early Discounted Registration Deadline: May 7th

Taught and Led by Niki Gulley and Scott Williams

Join us once more as our path takes us to the medieval towns, cypress tree-lined roads and glorious sun drenched splendor of the rolling hills that are Tuscany in the fall. Whether you are a painter or photographer, this unique workshop has been designed to allow you to hone your skills and expand your creativity, all while you further your artistic voice.

florence groupChoosing which aspect interests you, we will help guide you to capture the architecture and breathtaking vistas flooded with their extraordinary quality of light, on either canvas or film. Imagine the inspiration derived from strolling the narrow cobble streets of the hill towns or taking in the panoramic views from their outer walls as the sun sweeps across the landscape spread out before you. Start your own renaissance by standing in the shadows where the masters once painted, all while experiencing the grandeur of Tuscany first hand. Capture the rich fall colors offset against cobalt blue skies, the rows of earth-hued vines, ripe with their succulent grape harvest, all while being warmed, literally, under a Tuscan sun.

Tuscany’s warmth is in more than the countryside, it’s within its people as you will discover while sampling the region’s abundant wines, savory fruit and amazing varieties of cheese. There is nothing like getting to know a culture and experiencing a sense of place. It is a journey for the senses, not only visually and intellectually, but for the palate as well.

Niki & Terri painting Tuscany edit 2Niki will conduct the Plein-Air Painting Workshop from different picturesque locations daily, teaching through a combination of demos, discussions, assistance and critiques. Sessions will be broken into different morning and afternoon locations, with plenty of time in between for shopping, sightseeing or to dine al fresco for a leisurely lunch.

Scott will take the photographers on a daily walking tour through the winding streets of the hills town and into the countryside surrounding them. You will have the opportunity to experience Tuscany through your lens as Scott guides you to use your camera to define what you see while achieving your own artistic vision. As with the painters, there will be daily destinations with time allowances for exploring on your own. This unique Workshop affords you the option to choose which aspects interest you, whether it is painting, photography or both. Thereby giving you an opportunity to make the most of your Tuscan experience.

Painting Photography Art Trek Tuscany w Niki Gulley Scott WilliamsThere will also be valuable critique sessions throughout the workshop. This will give everyone an opportunity to discuss the day’s events, compare notes, ask questions and get a chance to know each other. It also presents a unique option to get views and perspectives from both painters and photographers.

Niki has been painting for more than 20 years, and is a nationally acclaimed artist whose work is much sought after and collected, as well as being an accomplished painting instructor with over 10 years of experience. Scott has taught college photography, has led workshops in the US and Italy, is a guest lecturer and is a working commercial photographer.

Both Niki and Scott are passionate about art and love helping others refine their skills while guiding them to find their own muse in life. So come join us as we take you on an inspirational exploration of Tuscany with an emphasis on observation and perception as we help you develop your own style – or just ride along to enjoy Italian countryside in fall, as artists and non-artists alike are welcome. Space is limited to 10 participants on a first-come basis, so we encourage you to enroll as soon as possible. There will also be space open for non-participating partners at reduced rates on a limited basis.

girls paintings by pool Tuscany art trekWork Shop includes:

  • Round trip air fare and private van transportation to various Tuscan hill towns, including
  • Side trips to Siena and Florence, as well as to the wine town of Montepulciano.
  • Lodging for 7 nights amid the picturesque rolling Tuscan landscape. (Pricing is for shared rooms)
  • Guided wine tour
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Emergency Medical insurance
  • Instruction, guidance, experience and fun

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For those wanting a single occupancy room, there will be an additional cost of $650. There has to be a minimum of 6 people for the workshop to make. If the 6 person minimum is not met by the 1/14 deadline, deposits will be refunded.

Your cost for all of this is $4,395 and to reserve a spot, simply send a completed application form (the forms will be provided by email upon request) along with your deposit of $1,500 per person by 5/7/16,  after that the price goes to $4,995. There also is a final application cut off date of 7/30/16. Prices after the cut off date are based on current airfare.

A second payment of one half of the remainder after deposit is due by June 25th, with a final payment due by Aug. 13th. For those wanting a single occupancy room, there will be an additional cost of $750. We can take credit card payments, however it will incur a 3.5% fee.

There is a discount of $350 for partners wanting to accompany participants on the trip, but not take the workshop. We will also setup optional spa tours and food, wine or cooking classes where  available at an additional cost for participants not interested in the painting/photography sessions.

Winery-tourIn the event of inclement weather, arrangements will be made for museum visits etc. There will be no rain dates or refunds for weather or travel difficulties. We suggest travel insurance for those situations.

Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help you in any way. We hope that you will be able to join us!

For more details, visit http://www.arttreks.org.

— Niki Gulley 214-803-5812

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information and to register for this amazing trip.

— Scott Williams 214-289-8512 Photoguy@Blind-Squirrel.org

To see more of Scott’s Work, visit his website at blind-squirrel.org. To see more information on the trip and additional photos from previous Tuscany workshops, visit blind-squirrel.org/workshop.htm.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: LIQUID ROOMS – THE LABYRINTH

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: LIQUID ROOMS – THE LABYRINTH
Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice
VENICE ART HOUSE Gallery, Venice
February 04 – March 06, 2016
Deadline: January 24, 2016

It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, Ca’ Zanardi and VENICE ART HOUSE, is selecting all interesting video art, photography, painting, installation/sculpture and performance art works to include in the next 2016 exhibition:

LIQUID ROOMS – THE LABYRINTH, a unique exhibition path hosted in Venice in two different venues: Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and VENICE ART HOUSE Gallery, from February 04 to March 06, 2016. The event will be a mix between contemporary art show and art residency. LIQUID ROOMS – THE LABYRINTH is part of “Behind the Mask“, official event of Venice Carnival 2016 (February 04-21, 2016). During last Venice Carnival the city of Venice hosted more than 1.000.000 visitors, 300 artists involved, more than 300 accredited journalists from all over the world. LIQUID ROOMS is an innovative exhibition format divided in 2 sections: the first one consists in art shows hosted from February 04 to March 06, 2016 in Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi’s private rooms/apartments, that artists can use at the same time as exhibition space and art residency (accommodation included); the second one is the collective show THE LABYRINTH, hosted from February 04 to March 06, 2016 in the common area of Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, and in VENICE ART HOUSE Gallery new space.

To take part in the selection, send your works’ submissions with a CV/biography, some still images (for video-art), links of videos/performances/dances and pictures of artworks via e-mail to lucacurci@lucacurci.com Deadline for applications is January 24, 2016.

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Nancy Medina: Painting Brilliant Florals in Italy June 26 – July 2, 2016

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Your colorful cultural immersion awaits….

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be the first painting artist to join the incredible Vita Verde team for a trip to the heart of Italy! I want to take you with me for a colorful journey to Sant’Angelo in Vado, June 26-July 2, 2016. We will immerse ourselves in local culture, shopping, history, and cuisine while residing in a beautiful village. We’ll have dinner in a local vineyard, take a day trip to the Adriatic Sea, and be treated to the best of the region by native guide and international sommelier Piero.

We’ll paint each day in a rustic farmhouse, and your supplies will be provided to help leave room in your travel bag for all those treasures and mementos! We are limiting this workshop experience to a very small group of painters (and nonpainters are welcome, too!) for a truly personalized trip. Our hotel is just upstairs from a pastry shop and flanked on both sides by flower stores. Are you beginning to sense this entire trip was orchestrated specifically with YOU in mind? Don’t delay, mia cara, the early bird discount is in effect only until January 1. I can’t wait to share the best of Italy with you in 2016!

Painting Brilliant Italy 

June 26-July 2, 2016
Early Bird Discount until January 1, 2016

  

For more information, contact Nancy at nancy@nancymedina.com, 214-802-5537

Click here to register!

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Plein-Art Painting and Photography Art Trek to Tuscany, Italy sign up deadline is 1/14/14.

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ArtTreks – Tuscany, Italy

Plein-Air Painting and Photography

Travel Date: Sept. 4-12, 2015

Final Sign Up Date: 1/14/15

Join us once more as our path takes us to the medieval towns, cypress tree-lined roads and glorious sun drenched splendor of the rolling hills that are Tuscany in the fall. Whether you are a painter or photographer, this unique workshop has been designed to allow you to hone your skills and expand your creativity, all while you further your artistic voice.

For more information about this Art Trek and more go to http://www.nikigulley.com/artreks/.  For more information about the photography go to: http://www.blind-squirrel.org.

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