Updated on April 20th, 2023
Join Misty Mawn and spark your creativity on the land where some of the most influential artists once lived. It’s no wonder that Italy is the dreamland for many artists, filled with so much rich history, breathtaking beauty, and authentic culture. Take this opportunity to immerse yourself in a meaningful experience that will stay with you forever. During our time together, we will wander the cobblestone streets seeking inspiration to influence our work. We will sketch out ideas to bring back to the studio and then work out ideas for an original Italian-inspired painting.
Learn how to edit your ideas and make a strong composition for painting. Learn the art of basic color mixing and how to create harmony in your work. Each day there will be time to spend working in your sketchbook/journal. The first day will be spent sketching and planning and doing a few color studies. The next day will be spent mixing paints and working out ideas on a preliminary painting. The remainder of days will be spent working on the final painting. Individual guidance and gentle critique will be provided. All levels are welcome.
Mornings will be spent with Misty, either in the studio or out around Orvieto. In the afternoon you will experience the culture of Italy. It might be a tour into the Etruscan caves, a cooking class, or a vineyard visit. There will also be plenty of free time to explore Orvieto on your own. You will receive a more detailed itinerary for the week in your final information packet sent before you travel.
A traditional continental breakfast is served each morning in the B&B. Because Italian cuisine is such fun, some meals are not prearranged allowing you the freedom to choose where and what to eat. Recommendations are offered and no one eats alone!
Misty Mawn is a full time mixed media artist. She is an international workshop instructor as well as the author of Unfurling, A Mixed Media Workshop. Inspiration and Techniques for Self -Expression through art. She has been published in multiple publications from Somerset Studio, Cloth Paper, Scissors, to Spirituality and Health Magazine.
Passionate about living a creative life, she carries with her an insatiable curiosity for the world we live in and finds inspiration everywhere she goes. She loves to share that found inspiration with those she teaches.