Italian Painting & Drawing Retreat
Saturday 9th July - Friday 15th July 2022
A week’s tutored art experience in Bardi. Enjoy the creative inspiration of working in a new environment.
The course will be a mixture of working 'en plein air' through short trips to inspiring locations and in studio to give you time and space to develop your ideas.
Total Cost of the week is £990 (flights not included)
Non-painting partner sharing room £700
The Art Retreat includes:
All food and drink
Tuition for the week.
Transport by mini-van to and from painting locations.
Also fun Extras:
Tour of an Artisan Parmesan Cheese Factory
'Hands on' cooking demo
Trip to Emilia-Romagna region
Localita PIETRACERVARA 102, Bardi 43032, Parma, Italy.
Total Cost of the week is £990
Non-painting partner sharing room £700.
The accommodation in the Guest House; to view it please look at www.bbpietracervara.it (max of 7 spaces available).
Itinerary for trip to Emilia-Romagna region
~ One hour outside Bologna in the mountains of Northern Italy
Dates: Sat 9th July 2022- Fri 15 July 2022
Tutor: Karen Iredale Lucas
Day 1 : Saturday 9th July 22 - plan to arrive Saturday morning in Bologna - time dependent on flight bookings. Mini bus to pick us up at designated time. Arrive at Cassa Bezzia guest house : Introduction to studio, the lodge & area. Evening arrival meal : Prosecco & Lasagne supper.
Day 2 : Sunday morning 10th July - 9.30am mini bus takes students to Go ‘Il Groppo’ close up view of the castle in Bardi for the morning. Sunday afternoon - Lunch at La Colmba.
2.30 - 4.30 : After lunch continue view of Castle but from across the river .
6.30 - evening meal back at Cassa Bezzia.
Day 3 : Monday 11th July - pick up at 8.30am for Pianilette (Picnic delivered) 6.30 dinner back at the lodge.
Day 4 : Tuesday 12th July - pick up around 9.30 for Ponte Lecca. Scenic river location for painting. Bring swimsuit. Lunch in local Trattoria.
4.15 - Mini bus to pick us up.
6.30 - Cooking demonstration, English speaking Italian Lisa. Hand made (pasta & desert) which becomes dinner.
Day 5 : Wednesday 13th July - Mini bus to pick us up at 9.30am for Cultural day in Parma - Arrive 10.30 - drawing / water colour painting in central square. Lunch to be agreed. Visit Palazzo Della Pilotta.
4.30-5.30 - Wine tasting in Local Vineyard just outside Parma.
Day 6 : Thursday 14th July Mini bus coming at 9.00am for Market Day in Bardi. Opportunity to draw people at the market and pick up local produce to bring home.
1.00- 2.30 Lunch in Dellican in Bardi
Afternoon in studio - looking at wild flowers or market flowers. Dinner on return and packing.
Day 7: Friday 15th July - Mini bus pick up. Bags in the bus - visit to artisan Parmesan cheese maker. Sketch book drawings of cows, cats etc. plus opportunity to purchase the most delicious parmesan cheese. Leave for airport. Time to be agreed.
Plans are subject to change as weather dependant.