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Botanical Painting Holiday in Italy

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Key Information:
Class Size: 4 - 8 people
Destination: Italy  
Category: Art and craft workshop
Specialty: Ceramics/pottery, Painting, Printmaking  
Season: June
Courses Per Year: 1
Course Level: Beginner
Min Price: 320 Euro (EUR) per person
Max Price: 320 Euro (EUR) per person

This 5-day intensive course introduces students to techniques in botanical painting using practical skills of detailed observation, drawing and painting. Students will develop their drawing skills, learn how to use watercolours effectively to create work inspired by nature and most importantly, they will be able to successfully complete botanical illustrations and compositions.

Led by artist Annamaria Aulicino, this course is based on step-by-step demonstrations as well as independent work in order that each student can practice at their own pace. Each participant will independently work on a set of assignments in the afternoon hours, and work will be assessed on each of the following days. Italian and international students interact in the same classes, making it an ideal venue to share ideas and enhance your overall experience.

Faculty Information:
Several artists work at the studio at different times. Each course is led by a specialized artist in that field. This course will be led by artist Annamaria Aulicino, based on step-by-step demonstrations as well as independent work in order that each student can practice at their own pace.

Other Activities:
Set at the foot of the Abruzzi mountains, in Italy, Dedalo Center for Contemporary Art is in the province of Pescara. It is ideally situated in the center of Abruzzo only about one hour from Rome and 35-40 minutes from Pescara. It is an ideal base for further exploration as it is located near castles, forts, churches and abbeys which are well worth a visit.

Available activities at the Center:
- Printmaking
- Pottery, raku ceramics
- Oil painting, watercolour painting
- Photography.

Facility Information:
Accommodation (6 nights, self catering): single room - EUR 300, double room - EUR 220 p/p. Dates can be extended for those who would like to explore the region. There are rooms available in Bed and Breakfasts in the area.

Notes:
Cost is for course only.

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