We shall be based in Catania, one of the 2 capitals of Sicily : a genuine and surprising city, with its colorful markets of fish or fruits and vegetables, its baroque palaces and churches, botanical gardens, the volcanic stone of the buildings...From Catania, we can also explore the region : seaside resort, spectacular baroque city...
As usual, when I prepared the workshop, I selected a bunch of painting locations which we shall reach by foot in Catania, or by bus in the region.
From Monday 2 to Saturday 7 October 2023 included. On Monday morning, we shall meet at 9:30 a.m., and the last session on Saturday will end around 1:30 p.m.
In October, you can expect very pleasant temperatures in Catania.
Each day, we shall head off to a painting location by foot or bus. You can choose to paint or make travel sketches. The painting session will last about 3 hours until lunch and the rest of the time is left for leisure. It can be postponed if time is required to reach the painting location. Teaching will take the form of a group demonstration. In addition, all students will be assisted personally. All levels are accepted, as well as all techniques: sketches, watercolor, oil painting, gouache...
Price and conditions
€ 390 for the workshop. This price includes organisation, tuition and general costs of the studio. Transportation, accommodation and any specific insurance for the workshop are not included.
Reservation fees : €180 (non refundable after August 15). I recommend that you book your transport and accommodation well in advance.
Access and Accommodation
A bunch of airline companies provide direct flights or with 1 stopover to Catania.
There is a large offer of Airbnb rentals or hotels.
I will give you more information later, when you register.