Art, Craft & Painting Holidays in Le Marche Italy
The alchemy of art
The methods and materials of the Italian masters Italian Art holiday Course outline: This specialist Italy art holiday course introduces participants to the techniques of the master painters from the medieval and Renaissance periods in Italy.
From grinding pigments to the formulation of traditional recipes from egg tempera to watercolour and oil paint, the tutor demonstrates how essential this careful preparation was to all the great masters.
The technique of preparing a gesso panel and gilding with gold is also taught which participants will use in creating a painting of their choice inspired by the frescoes in the surrounding area.
Participants on alchemy of art-painting holidays in italy will gain a thorough grounding in traditional materials and techniques, the principles underlying them, and the spiritual alchemical meanings behind the processes.
Tutor: This painting holiday in Italy is organised through Montanaro Circle and led by Idries Trevathan an artist and a trained art conservator. Through his art & conservation efforts he has been presented with a variety of awards which include; the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS)
Art holidays in Italy linking us to our Roman roots Course outline: An art holiday that is both a practical and spiritual exploration into the arrangements of individual parts to form a collective whole.
You will be trained on essential mosaic techniques and a wealth of inspiration, You will learn to harness your creativity through a series of practical techniques. You will experiment with figurative and non figurative design, colour and tone, texture and reflection and form and repetition.
With a day out to Ravenna, the historically famed centre for mosaic production, this course will enable you to unleash your inner mosaicist. By the end of the week you will have a mosaic piece of your very own to take home with you.
Organised through Montanaro Circle, tutor: Ben Craven. Ben attended a foundation course at Wimbledon followed by an B.A. Hons degree in Fine Art at Winchester School of Art. Having finishing his training, he opened Brighton’s first mosaic studio.
Woodwork: the art of green wood
Course outline: A Craft holiday in Italy Green woodworking involves the use of freshly felled trees and involves a number of woodland crafts, including turning and carving. On this art break you will learn to use a foot lathe, which is the traditional method used to turn green (unseasoned) wood with little effort and without the noise, dust, or danger involved with modern industrialised turning.
This art course will engage participants with the entire process of woodwork from sourcing and preparing the wood to the finished work of art. By the end of the week will have some of your own hand crafted creations to take home with you.
This art break in Italy is suitable for everyone. Maximum group size: 10. Week overview: Participants arrive on the Saturday afternoon and will be welcomed by their hosts.
The lessons start on Sunday 10am-1pm with a break for lunch, then an afternoon session from 3-5pm. Thursday is a free time day for relaxing or exploring the local area.
Italian Art break arranged through Montanaro Circle. Tutor: Tom Harding, the son of a potter and a silver smith, was weaned on the importance of good design and skilled craftsmanship.
Tom trained at City in Guilds in Cabinet Making where he learned the art of furniture making and has been a successful furniture maker in his own right with commissions for a number of bespoke pieces for important clients.
Course outline: This art course will introduce participants to the egg tempera on gesso technique, practiced by the Prosopon School of Iconology.
Students on Icon Painting art breaks in Italy will learn to use traditional earth and mineral pigments, made of semi-precious stones and rare minerals, such as lapis, malachite, cinnabar and azurite.
Participants will be taken through the techniques of gold leaf gilding and icon painting, with the aim of completing a small icon in Russo-Byzantine style by the end of the course.
This art break in Italy is suitable for everyone. Minimum group 2 persons Maximum group size: 10. Italy Painting holiday Tutor: Irina is one of the leading icon painters in Europe. Irina’s Icons can be found in churches and private collections
PRICES FOR ALL COURSES €999 per person (sharing a 750 square foot two roomed apartment) minimum 2 people. Price for 3 people = €799, 4 persons €649, 5 persons €599, 6 persons or more €549 INCLUDED 7 nights accommodation, all tuition and course materials. NOT INCLUDED Flights, lunches and evening meals. Airport transfers These can be arranged at 60e per person each way- but we highly recommend you rent your own car so you can discover the area in your free time.) All Art, Craft and Painting holidays are arranged through Montanaro Circle
A Holiday in Le Marche at Villa San Raffaello
Our holiday apartments in Le Marche are stylish and comfortable self-catering accommodation, the Villa garden and pool are set in rolling farmland with a vineyard and stunning mountain views. Please take a look at our photo gallery
An Italian holiday at Villa San Raffaello places you in an ideal location only 1km from the ioncredible medieval town of Sarnano (named one of Italy’s most beautiful villages ) and the same distance from the Monti Sibillini National Park in Le Marche Italy.