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One­-Week Painting Vacation: Florida, St. Petersburg

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Key Information:
Class Size: 1 - 15 people
Destination: Florida  
Category: Art and craft workshop
Specialty: Painting  
Season: February
Courses Per Year: 2
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 950 Euro (EUR) per person
Max Price: 950 Euro (EUR) per person

One­-Week Painting Workshop. Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Please contact us for exact dates in 2018.
Our one­-week painting workshop is an intensive introduction to a method of painting handed down from the French Impressionists to such American painters as Sargent, Olinsky, Henri, Brackman, and Schultz. We provide a 3-­hour painting demonstration of the method which breaks down the painting process into stages. Then students will be walked through the method so that by end of class on Tuesday each student will have painted two still lives in the studio using this method.

In the remaining 3 days students will continue with the method and choose whether or not to continue painting in the studio or work en plein­air (outside).

This is a complete, structured, step-­by-­step method that includes both the "mechanics" of painting or craft and the philosophy of painting as developed by the French Impressionists. The method, however, is intended to function somewhat as training wheels in that its purpose is to enable the student to express him or herself fully. All levels of experience are welcome even the absolute raw beginner.

Faculty Information:
Jerry Fresia received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has taught at numerous US colleges and universities. He left academia in 1989 and settled in San Francisco to pursue a career in painting, which he has studied throughout his life, primarily in the studio of William Schultz. In San Francisco he was an exhibitor and Executive Director of two outdoor art exhibition groups. He has written extensively on both art as well as the political­economy of the United States. He writes a blog called "The Art Class".

Other Activities:
You can enjoy the best of all worlds in St. Petersburg, Florida, from award-winning beaches to theme parks and everything in between. A dazzling array of museums, galleries and performing arts have made St. Petersburg the cultural gem of Florida’s west coast, including the world-renowned Dali Museum.

There are several museums downtown such as the Museum of Fine Art that features European masters Monet, Renoir and Cezanne. The Chihuly Museum celebrates American glass-sculptor Dale Chihuly via a clutch of bright, colorful works. The downtown gallery district provides exhibition space for a diverse range of local and regional art exhibits.

In contrast to St. Pete’s impressive museums, the Grand Central District is a grassroots arts strip that stretches from approximately 16th to 31st streets along Central Avenue between downtown and the beaches (with the Central Avenue Trolley shuttling from city to sea). If you’re visiting on the second Saturday of any month, the 2nd Saturday Art Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. is an excellent way to browse the district’s studios and galleries. Participating spaces include neighborhood anchors Duncan McClellan Glass and Nuance Galleries, as well as smaller enclaves and boutiques. This area is also home to a number of artist studios.

Facility Information:
The workshop will be held at the North Shore Aquatic Complex at 901 North Shore Dr. NE. It is located on the waterfront, close to Vinoy Park, Straub Park and Old Northeast Historic District. This will allow students to paint out of doors and to walk to/from their hotels. It’s also a short walk to the beach and a string of restaurants on Beach Drive.

Price Includes:
- 27.5 hours of instruction,
- studio access beyond “class time”,
- welcome reception, and easel for the first 5 signees

Lodging and transportation costs are not included in the workshop fee. Shared shuttle from Tampa International airport costs $28, while Tampa Bay Airport Taxi charges a flat rate of $45.

About This Supplier
Location: Italy
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2011

Our Company is an art gallery and painting school in Bellagio, Italy, that promotes the impressionist method of painting, which can be traced back directly to the French Impressionists such as artist-teacher Robert Brackman, Robert Henri, and John Singer Sargent. We teach, exhibit, and share with others the activity...

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