One week in western Sicily, one of the most intriguing cultural crossroads of the Mediterranean. Magnificent landscape, culture and hospitality are the striking background for an exciting workshop and creative holiday. You will learn new artistic skills and along the way collect loads of precious memories. The program is held in the tradition of plein- air painting (outdoor) to capture the spectacular land and seascape we'll reach.
New Zealand born artist Kirsten Lockie qualified graphic artist has investigated various forms of visual communication over the past 25 years. She studied printmaking with John Drawbridge, one of New Zealand’s finest print makers and since moving to Italy in 1983 has held exhibitions and given classes at the “Bisonte” school of printmaking in Florence. After discovering the monotype technique to be a key for opening the door to creative freedom, she has worked to promote this rare and versatile art form, giving public demonstrations and opening her studio for daily classes and weekly workshops to artists and non.
Daily trips to different locations include heritage and art appreciation, local food and wine enjoyment.
We will stay in delightfully restored Sicilian cottages, just a few steps from the Scopello, the two-streets-and-a-square, built around a baglio, the traditional Sicilian fortified farmhouse. The rural architecture has a colourful bohemian feel, but lacks none of the essential comforts. A garden, sumptuous with citrus plants and palms surrounds the lodging, featuring magnificent views on the turquoise sea. The village square with it’s little street café and Pasticceria will be our favourite destination for cappuccino or a glass of wine.
- Lodging, breakfast and dinner,
- Ground transportation,
- Excursions with museum and park admission,
- Art instrucion and materials.
- Airfare, insurance, personal expenses, lunches
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