Whimsical Wanderings in Orvieto, Italy
Dates: September 15 - 21, 2013
Instructor/Leader: Joanne Sharpe
Cost - $2995
“Explore, Inspire, Eat, Play, Create and Celebrate”…
Whimsical Wanderings with Joanne Sharpe, is an artful adventure of a lifetime, capturing the beautiful Italian countryside through creative art journaling and hand lettering. Create daily, making art and memories, in colorful, chunky, hand made art journals. Picture your beautiful journal, with painted pages full of artful lettering, specialty papers, fabric and embellishments that expressively capture the Orvieto experience.
Spend a portion of each day in “STUDIO CREATE”, our engaging art studio space, playing, learning and mastering new art techniques and whimsical hand lettering. Record your experience and treasures of Orvieto, through lettering, doodling, writing, sketching, painting, and simple photography.
No art experience necessary. The only prerequisite is a playful spirit with the intense desire to experience the world in joyful, bright bold color!
Sept 15 - Breathe! You've arrived! Wine reception,introductions to
your new forever friends, tour of our B&B, group dinner
Sept 16 - Orvieto from the Inside Out. Spend your first day getting
to know Orvieto, its history, culture, shopping and more.
Visit the cathedral and enjoy a wine and olive oil tasting.
In the studio:
Studio Create - Be artful every day. Learn basic creative art
journaling, lettering and writing techniques to artfully
document your travels.
Sept 17 - Studio Create - Inspire
Inspiration from ancient Etruscan writings – we'll take a
lovely walk down off the rock to a rare Etruscan
Necropolis (ancient burial site) where we'll see first hand
writing from 800 B.C. Artful journaling on site!
Hide and Seek in the streets of Orvieto as you collect
personal inspiration from ancient paintings, art,
manuscripts, and lettering that will become the themes
of your journaling.
Studio Create - It’s Not How You Look, It’s How You See
Learn how to creatively record the rich and historical
Orvieto sites with collage, lettering and mixed media
Cooking class - learn to make pasta and other dishes,
and enjoy the fruits of your labors!
Sept 18 - Studio Create - An Artful View of Italy
Art journaling with simple sketching, drawing,
watercoloring and lettering capturing the essence of
Italy in colorful visuals.
Focus on color magic
Etruscan cave tour
Sept 19 - Market Day! Shop like the local Italians in the weekly
market, gathering delicacies for a picnic lunch. Visit a local
cafe to doodle over espresso, explore tiny shops offering
local ceramics, art, leather, silver, pens and paper and
MORE! Shop, laugh, relax, doodle, and draw with creative
Studio Create - Playful Pages
Use color mapping, pattern, words and doodles to
illustrate the essence of your playful days
Picnic lunch with food from the market.
Vineyard tour - visit a local vineyard, learn the vintner’s
passion for wine. Sample several wines, including
Sept 20 - Studio Create - Artful Gathering
Put all our papers together, stuffed with artwork, add
embellishments, journaling and mementos. Create Art
Whimsical Wanderings and the Art of Orvieto
Journal Sharing, Art Swaps and reflections of the week
Sept 21 - Depart Orvieto
Cost - $2995. Fee includes six nights double occupancy lodging, six breakfasts, two dinners, most lunches, all cultural events, and instruction. Single occupancy available for an additional cost. Because Italian cuisine is such fun, some meals are not prearranged allowing you the freedom to choose where and what to eat.Travel costs are not included.
Click here for registrations and terms, or contact us by e-mail,
phone or writing at the contact information below.
Adventures in Italy, 221 Forest Hill St., Morganton, NC 28655, 828.221.2322, info@AdventuresInItaly.net
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Sharpe is a
media artist and
teacher with a passion for art journaling, doodling and illustration. She is well known for her signature style of distinctive hand lettering and love of bright bold colors.
Joanne recently launched a workshop DVD called “Artful Lettering” and will also have a book published in 2013 with Interweave Press. Joanne’s playful art has been featured in the popular publications Cloth Paper Scissors, Studios, Somerset Studio, Somerset Art Journaling and Somerset Apprentice magazines. In addition to teaching her classes online and nationwide, she has been licensing artwork to the craft, fabric and giftware markets for two decades.
Mother of four kids and four pets, Joanne resides in Rochester, New York, which is in between the two snowiest cities in the United States.
Joanne's blog & Etsy shop: joannezsharpe.blogspot.com
Have a friend or spouse who would like to join you but not this workshop? Check out Discover Orvieto. To explore other trips go to Trips. To learn more visit About Us. View Photos of Orvieto.
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