Like the intricate woven threads of an ancient tapestry, the artistic fabric of Orvieto is rich in color, history, culture and architecture. For this incredible creative journey, two artists collaborate to bring you an experience of decadent art making. Draw inspiration from the ancient doors, windows and archways. Capture the faces and characters of long ago. Align yourself with artisans of ancient times and sculpt beautiful forms. Your week of creating will include portrait drawing and painting, mixed media collage, clay sculpture, encaustic wax and more!
Heidi has been teaching screenwriting and story structure for ten years, and she will help you tell the tale of your hero’s journey. Work through journaling, story-telling exercises, and foundational writing work to create the basis of your story. Every resonant story, no matter how diverse in tone, style, or content, shares basic tenets of structure and flow. The key is in shaping those tenets in original and creative ways.
Inspired by Luca Signorelli’s fresco The Damned, Michael will guide you in creating your own reversible piece of art, a shrine of angels and demons. Using the processes of assemblage, sculpture and painting, turn found items into your shrine. There are two extra days in this trip to include an excursion to an antique market to shop for items for your shrine.
Nathan Bett leads you through a fabulous week with your camera, no matter what your skill level. You’ll capture breath-taking images of Orvieto and the surrounding countryside while learning skills that will transition into future travels and adventures.
Donna and Junelle are bringing together their creative studies (from some favorite collections) to fill inspirational journals with sketch, collage, and paint. Open to creatives of all levels, let Orvieto be your muse and discover all she has to offer.
Lynn and Renee return to Orvieto to lead your sewing experience. They will use models, Italian design motifs and the inspirational surroundings to help open doors to your own personal creativity. Your designs will develop into your POSTCARDS FROM ITALY, life-long souvenirs of a pleasurable week enjoyed in Orvieto.
Our full bore Italian immersion trip. Coffee, cooking, wine, food, vineyard visit, cheese, history. The perfect trip for accompanying your spouse or friend on the Artistic Enrichment Trip. Or enjoy the trip by yourself or with a friend. This Adventure of Umbria is one not to be missed.