Medieval Adventure in Italy - Plein Air Workshop
Medieval Town of Fondi

Elaine Hahn - AWS, NWS
OIL - All Medium Welcomed

Session 1:  May 25 - 31, 2008
Session 2:  June 1 - 7, 2008

KEY INFORMATION
Class Size:  3 - 10 people
Location: South of Rome, near the Mediterranean Sea
Specialty: Plein Air Painting
Season: SPRING / SUMMER
Course: All Levels - All Medium welcomed
Workshop: Session 1:  May 25 - 31, 2008
Session 2:  June 1 - 7, 2008

Price:

€ 475 EURO - Workshop Session (approx $710*)

Qualification

If you have a lust for life and a curiosity for culture, we invite you to explore Medieval FONDI. Immerse yourself in our world of adventure, Paint in plein air, discover a town that is older than Rome, walk on ancient cobblestone streets and relax in a town untainted by mass tourism.

The Candidate for this Workshop must love to explore off-the-beaten-path, live with the locals, paint in plein air, sleep in simple accommodations, and have an adventurous spirit. The Medieval Adventure Workshop is for people who are looking to experience how Italians live day to day in a small Medieval Town. Able to explore hundreds of narrow cobblestone pathways and discover the mystery of Fondi. Lodging in an old Palazzo built on Ancient Roman Walls along the Appian Way. The Palazzo-Hostel is simply furnished with 2 terraces, 2 balconies, 3 kitchens, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, on 4-levels without elevator (not suitable for the disabled).
Description

Workshop Hostel is for students who want to paint in a Medieval Town and live with the locals. Workshop Sessions are held in plein air on location, Monday through Friday. We offer 3 consecutive sessions (3 weeks) for those students who would like to stay longer and have weekends free to explore Rome, Vatican, Naples, Florence, surrounding Seaside Villages, and travel around Italy. Other Workshop Sessions are: Plein Air Painting (Fondi and Italian Riviera), Cooking & Dinning, and Italian Language.

: Workshop Classes are small (3-10), this is intentional which enables the instructor to spend more time with each student and assess each of their specific needs. Examples of painting sites are: FONDI’s famous Medieval Castle, Italian landscapes, palazzos, Cathedrals, Roman Ruins, outdoor cafes, gelato parlor, Mediterranean seascapes, outdoor fruit & vegetable markets, and everyday life scenes in a small Medieval Town.

Elaine Hahn - The Workshop will be painting on location from direct observations. Artists will be encouraged to simplify the subject matter through focusing on the composition, massing shapes and color relationships. Working with these three main areas will allow us to identify and address each aspect of any given painting. All of this needs to be handled in a short amount of time because of the quickly changing light. There will be daily demonstrations and lots of personal attention.

Although Elaine will be working in oils in the demonstrations all mediums are welcome. As a teacher she is experienced in many mediums but the emphasis will be to have an enjoyable experience by creating many beautiful plein air paintings in Italy.


About Instructor


Elaine Hahn    AWS, NWS
Her recent work in Plein Air and Studio Oils bring a new dimension to Elaine’s work and has resulted in a many awards throughout the US.   A Signature member of the American Watercolor, the National Watercolor Societies, the Florida Plein Air Society, a member of the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society.   Her paintings have achieved prominence through acceptance and awards in major national juried exhibitions.   Her works are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. She has taught and conducted Workshops and has served as a judge in several Art Shows.

Elaine has been featured in several publications and her work can be viewed in many magazines and books. Her images have been selected through her Art Licensing Program by national firms in the manufacture of gift products.   Her early career was influenced by her experience at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City.   You can visit her website at:   www.ElaineHahnArt.com

Itinerary

FIVE DAY Workshop in plein air painting. Instructor will lead you to many different locations throughout the weekly session. Some site locations are: FONDI's spectacular Medieval Castle, amazing Italian landscapes, palazzos, Cathedrals, Roman ruins, outdoor cafes, Mediterranean seascapes, outdoor fruit & vegetable markets, and everyday life scenes in a small Medieval Town.

Classes are small (3-10), this is intentional which enables the instructor to spend more time with each student and assess each of their specific needs. Normally demonstrations are held in the mornings and in the afternoon students work in plein air. The air and light of Italy has attracted artists for centuries.

  • DAY 1 - Sunday
    Check-in anytime after 3:30pm. Great opportunity to visit the local shops and markets on the main street. If you have never tried Italian Espresso, they have an excellent outdoor cafe next to the Medieval Castle that you can sit and watch the locals walk by.

  • DAY 2 - Monday
    Workshop Day – Instructor’s demonstration in the morning. Afternoon, students will work in plein air with instructor’s guide.

  • DAY 3 - Tuesday
    Workshop Day – Instructor’s demonstration in the morning. Afternoon, students will work in plein air with instructor’s guide.

  • DAY 4 - Wednesday
    Workshop Day – Instructor’s demonstration in the morning. Afternoon, students will work in plein air with instructor’s guide. Evening review of the student’s work in the past days with a critique by instructor.

  • DAY 5 - Thursday
    Workshop Day – Instructor’s demonstration in the morning. Afternoon, students will work in plein air with instructor’s guide.

  • DAY 6 - Friday
    Workshop Day – Instructor’s demonstration in the morning. Afternoon, students will work in plein air or finish a painting or do something new. The instructor will be available for guidance. Evening final review of the student’s work.

  • DAY 7 – Saturday
    Hostel check-out by 10:00am.
    If continuing to next Painting Session, Cooking, or Italian Language – Free weekend (Sat & Sun) to explore Rome, Vatican, Naples, Florence, surrounding Medieval Villages, or travel around Italy (No additional charge for weekend stay at Hostel).

     * Supply List - Students themselves must bring Art supplies.
     * Occasionally the itinerary changes as we make improvements.

Accommodations
The Palazzo-Hostel is located in the Historical Center of FONDI, with beautiful cobblestone streets throughout the city. Everything is walking distances... shops, restaurants, cafes, markets, etc.
Pictures & Details of Accommodation

Including
FIVE-DAY WORKSHOP on location. Monday thru Friday instructions, demonstrations and individual evaluation. 7 days and 6 nights lodging (if staying for the continuing session, FREE weekend lodging). We provide linens and towels. Washing machine is available for guest. Kitchen is for anyone who wants to prepare meals if wanting to eat at home.

Excluding
Meals, airfare, all insurance, airport shuttle, artist’s materials, and anything else not mentioned in the Included list.

Other Activities
If for some reason, you want to wonder and explore the territory during painting days, you are welcomed to do so. This is a relax environment, our main concern is to ensure that our guests have the best experience.


Notes
Students are responsible for securing their own transportation to and from the Hostel. Transportation Options.

* 1 Euro = $1.50 (rates may vary).   Fees are based in Euros. If payments are in US Dollars then exchange rate is based on Wells Fargo exchange rate and deposited to a Wells Fargo account.

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