Workshop Details

First Name Kim
Last Name Casebeer OPA
Event Workshop
Start Date May 25, 2019
End Date June 02, 2019
Times All Day
Cost (USD) $3,400.00
Location Florence and Fiesole, Italy
Address None
City Florence
State INTL
Postal Code 123456
Country INTL
Phone 734-662-8734
Paint Beautiful Florence and Fiesole, Italy en Plein Air! ?PASTEL or OIL Tuition: $3400 airfare NOT included ($500 deposit req to register)

Most of your time will be spent in the Renaissance city of Florence which has more art per square foot than any city in the world, but we've reserved 2 days to retreat to the hill town of Fiesole - just 5 miles above Florence. From painting in the Bardini Gardens in Florence to the Etruscan/Roman ruins in Fiesole you will bask in the serenity and beauty that is Tuscany. A cooking class in downtown Florence will reveal secrets of the Italian cuisine that will leave you wanting to learn more. A visit to the medieval city of San Gimignano via the Chiantigiani Road will give you a taste of the rolling Chianti countryside that is classic Tuscany. You'll enjoy a tasting at a local winery in the countryside. And most importantly you'll be enjoying this atmosphere with master painter and instructor, Kim Casebeer. Kim will offer you one-on-one help at your easel. This workshop is intensive and includes demos and close of day discussions.

The best paintings start with the foundation of strong composition and design that can be contemplated more thoroughly in a studio environment, then they add the fresh brushwork of a plein air that reminds you of the light, atmosphere and excitement of the outdoor experience. In this workshop, we start by going outside to gather information in order to experiment with a variety of compositions. We will break down the landscape into: line, shape, value, temperature of color, intensity of color, and quality of mark (texture). It’s important to understand each aspect and look at the landscape in this order. What inspired you to paint a particular scene? Concentrating on this one idea will help you through the painting process. Kim will offer demos in both pastel and oil, and lots of individual attention at the easel. We will also conclude most painting days with a group discussion of the day’s work so that we can learn from each other.

Learn reference skills that will inform all of your future paintings!

Workshop Includes:

• Welcome reception • 8 night accommodation based on double-occupancy. 6 nights in Florence and 2 nights in Fiesole (A/C, WiFi) • 5 full-course meals (wine and gratuities included) - 2 meals / lunches on your own • Cooking class at professional chef's school • Tours below are included in tuition, but you must confirm your space at registration • City "walking" tour with professional guide - approx a 3 mile walk • Admission and Tour of the Accademia to see the "real" David • Admission to all painting sites ?• Day trip to San Gimignano on air-conditioned private bus with professional guide ?• Visit to Chianti winery ?• All instruction from Kim / includes demos and one-on-one mentorship / critiques ?• Native speaker and experienced workshop host available at all times A $500 deposit is due at registration with the final payment due by Feb 28, 2019