On a beautiful day in Brunate's local park 22 children helped create a natural mandala from previously collected vegetation. There were sweet chestnuts, leaves of all colours, flowers and even a small pumpkin! These children are aged between 6-9 and we repeated the same lesson with the other half of the school, ranging from 9-11 years. These children seemed very excited especially when I spoke English with them!
SUMMER ART WORKSHOP IN BRUNATE 2 - 9 JULY 2011
You are warmly invited to join me for a special painting week in the
old village of Brunate set 700m above Lake Como. Brunate has incredible
views on the Alps and looks directly at Monte Rosa. From the village
there are hikes up or down the mountain.
We will paint each morning and afternoon using mainly watercolours. The workshop will focus on the use of colour. Our house, where the workshop will be based, has a splendid garden with many trees that can provide shade and a large terrace where we can paint outside. There is also a nearby gymn overlooking the lake and mountains where we can work.
There will be plenty of time to enjoy visiting the town of Como and to take a boat ride on the lake to visit the famous gardens of Villa Carlotta, an ideal place to paint. There will be a free afternoon when you can visit Bellagio, or the nearby picturesqe villages of Cernobbio and Torno.
Please take into consideration that places are limited to 10 people only.
Please bring your own watercolours, small sketchbooks and brushes. Colours and sizes to be specified at a later date. Large paper will be provided.
Just a few minutes walk from the house there is the hotel Vistalago www.albergovistalago.it
Transport to and from the airport is extra.
Malpensa airport has a train connecting with Como.The station Como Lago is 5 minutes form the funicular where there is a minibus running a shuttle service between Como and Brunate.
For all further information please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
cell: + 39 338 1907860
home: + 39 031 3365096
WORKSHOP IN MARRAKESH
I invite you to discover the colors of Marrakesh from 19 - 25 September 2010 ... with watercolors and wax crayons we will capture the light and emotions of fascinating places full of history.
We will sleep at Riad Sahara Nour run by a nice French couple. Their hotel has a lot of charm, traditional in style and with a peaceful internal square garden located in the old Medina. Here the cars do not pass and we are far from the touristic places. They have a very good cook who prepares dinner for us every evening. Breakfast and herbal teas are included in the price, alcohol is excluded.
We will paint every day by going to visit the most suggestive points of Marrakesh, among others the famous Majorelle gardens where YSL lived, the Medersa, the old Koranic school and the Bahia palace. It will always be nice to sit at a cafe in the beautiful squares to draw the life that flows around us. Not to be missed is the sunset in the large square, Djemaa-el-Fnaa.
There will always be free time for you to be pampered in a hamam, have a nice massage and wander in the souks and let yourself be tempted by the fascinating objects exhibited by the artisans.
ST.NICHOLAS PRIMARY SCHOOL MORNING WORKSHOP, SIDMOUTH, DEVON
I brought my book on India to inspire primary school children to create their own book. I was very impressed with this beautiful school built in an imaginative and colorful way. The children created their books with enthusiasm, especially when there was glitter to be used. They decorated the pages with ribbons, candy paper, beads and paiettes, all brought by them. In this witty way the children looked at the library books and my pictures to recreate a small piece of Anglo / Indian history.
SIDMOUTH COLLEGE (SECONDARY SCHOOL) AFTERNOON WORKSHOP, DEVON