Artist

Lauren McKinley Renzetti, artist.

accomplished Toronto visual artist, teacher and curator

about

Lauren McKinley RenzettiI am drawn to nature,  the slow opening of a seed, a lizard’s skin, the human eye up close and personal,  our planet from space, molecules under a microscope.   I am interested in where art comes from, the tools , the materials, and the stepping stones made by other artists before me.

Unlikely Spoon Collection

 

Unlikely Spoon Collection

I am part of the Group classified as the 1% or the people of the Haves. I have shelter, food ,clothes, family, a job, health and wealth. The Syrian crisis led me to thinking about the two main classes:  the HAVES and the HAVENOTS. Spoon Collections reside in many homes collecting dust, always unused. This is a testament to being a Haves. If this is spoon collection  never gets used, then why not make it out of very unlikely materials; hair, nails, volcanoes, the moon, toxic waste, and concrete etc.  This is the beginning  thought process for these works.  They are conceptual,  silly, dark  and commenting on what us Capitalist Haves spend  our hard earned money on.   -August 2016

Sacred Dot Paintings

Sacred Dot Painting

I have always been intrigued with Australian Aboriginal Dot Paintings. The tools they use  are round dowels of various sizes. The way of painting takes a lot of guess work out of how to paint but also is an interesting problem. with pattern and design. This is a  meditative practise as much as an art form.  I started out painting  objects that were  sacred to  me as an artist. Then I branched off to things that I thought were sacred through time, religion, daily life and nation.    August 2016

classes with lauren

classes with lauren

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Monday

Fall :  Intro to Painting   Sept 30- Dec 9  , 2019.  10am-1pm   , 10 weeks, $490/550

This course introduces students to a variety of techniques in painting, ranging from different paint application methods to developing an awareness of volume and form. This foundation-level course draws upon the AGO’s painting collections as inspiration for painting projects. Students will complete a variety of projects using acrylic paint, due to its rapid drying properties.

Fall: Intro to Everything  Sept 30- Nov 4, 2019, 2-5pm 5 weeks $290/340

Not sure which process is right for you?  Here’s your chance to experiment and play in the studio!  Inspired by themes in the AGO’s collections and exhibitions, each week students will explore a different art making technique.  From printmaking to painting to drawing and sculpture (and more), this is the ultimate crash course in studio sampling.

Fall: Intro to Printmaking  Nov 11- Dec 9, 2019, 2-5pm 5 weeks $290/340

Create a wide range of images using traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques. We will use a large format lithography press for abstract monoprinting. Printmaking is an excellent way to test out colour theory with the ease of merely switching colours in your ink choices. This course will also cover techniques that can be utilized in your own studio.  Relief printmaking using styrofoam and softoleum, monoprints on plexiglass and silkscreen printing will be explored as well. All inks and basic materials are included in this course. If students want to work in larger formats they are responsible for purchasing their own printing plates and papers to allow for the size increase. You are responsible for imagery to be printed. Having the idea ahead of time is encouraged.

Winter :  Intro to Painting   Jan 6- March 2, 2020.  10am-1pm   , 8 weeks, 

This course introduces students to a variety of techniques in painting, ranging from different paint application methods to developing an awareness of volume and form. This foundation-level course draws upon the AGO’s painting collections as inspiration for painting projects. Students will complete a variety of projects using acrylic paint, due to its rapid drying properties.

Winter: Intro to Printmaking  Jan 6-27, 2020, 2-5pm 4 weeks

Create a wide range of images using traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques. We will use a large format lithography press for abstract monoprinting. Printmaking is an excellent way to test out colour theory with the ease of merely switching colours in your ink choices. This course will also cover techniques that can be utilized in your own studio.  Relief printmaking using styrofoam and softoleum, monoprints on plexiglass and silkscreen printing will be explored as well. All inks and basic materials are included in this course. If students want to work in larger formats they are responsible for purchasing their own printing plates and papers to allow for the size increase. You are responsible for imagery to be printed. Having the idea ahead of time is encouraged.

Winter: Intro to Screen Printmaking  Feb 3 –  March 2, 2020, 2020, 2-5pm 4 weeks

Create a wide range of images using screen printing.  Printmaking is an excellent way to test out colour theory with the ease of merely switching colours in your ink choices. This course will also cover techniques that can be utilized in your own studio.   All inks and basic materials are included in this course. If students want to work in larger formats they are responsible for purchasing their own  papers  and fabrics to allow for the size increase. You are responsible for imagery to be printed. Having the idea ahead of time is encouraged.

Tuesday

Fall : Breakfast Club  Nov 16- Dec 3, 2019. 1030am-130pm (5 weeks) Members Price $290/$340

Lauren Renzetti +possibly Galleria Italia for tea/coffee + small pastry)
A
weekly social club in the AGO; a cafe discussion group to start or thwart art revolutions, to tussle with the events of the day and place them in a historical/scientific context using the AGO collections.  Gain insight and advice on your own practice (or others) from a seasoned multi-media artist. Hang out, drink coffee, view art, suck the morrow out of life, with light snacks of your choosing and delve into drawing some works from the collection.

Week 1:

November 5

What is art for?

–  Long winter evenings- Native Carving  of stories and life lessons

– Betty Goodwin- capturing  a moment

– Innuit works, stone and lino carving and stencil.

Homework: draw to tell something about yourself, a visual story.

Try stencil smudging and then addition of drawing on top.

 

Week 2:

 

November 12

Art Reflecting the times- a political  view of the world around us –

– New Canadian Wing re-  installed Land Water and Transformation

– Peter Paul Reubens as a story teller.

Homework: draw something from the news that was terrible and that was hopeful

Week 3:

 

November 19

Common Man/Woman looking at Portraiture  and hands through our collection and the symbols we can find

–        Kathe Kolowitz

–        Betty Goodwin pastels

–        Peter Paul Reubens early works

Homework: draw people on the subway and at home draw what they are holding or jewelry to help tell their story, draw your own hands in 5 positions

Week 4:

 

November 26

 

 

Art Affecting the artist , Life Affecting the Artist –Abstract  Landscape

– Abstracts that vary in size – and surrealism.

– art as meditation.

Homework:  look at the world around you with your mood being part of what you draw

Week 5:

December 3

 

 

Art for art sake- Sculpture

large installations on second floor.

– Giacometti / Barbara Hepworth changing the world by how they interpreted it

Homework: draw 3 d works in your home with shading and a sense of place  , look at your own shadow late in the day and its elongation.

MATERIALS LIST

Spiral bound sketchbook canson mixed media is awesome 8 x 10, black Pilot pen, a 2B, 4B ,6B pencil. 1 #4 talkyon round brush or a brush that holds water in the handle, erasure, white gel pen or white pencil, pencil case, your brain turned on .Possibly:  12 -24 watercolour pencils, reeves is a great brand, erasing shield, stomp.

Winter  : Breakfast Club  February 4-25, 2020. 1030am-130pm 4 weeks

Lauren Renzetti +possibly Galleria Italia for tea/coffee + small pastry)
A
weekly social club in the AGO; a cafe discussion group to start or thwart art revolutions, to tussle with the events of the day and place them in a historical/scientific context using the AGO collections.  Gain insight and advice on your own practice (or others) from a seasoned multi-media artist. Hang out, drink coffee, view art, suck the morrow out of life, with light snacks of your choosing and delve into drawing some works from the collection.

Wednesday

 Fall :  Intro to Painting   Oct 2- Dec 4  , 2019.  7-10pm   , 10 weeks, $490/550

This course introduces students to a variety of techniques in painting, ranging from different paint application methods to developing an awareness of volume and form. This foundation-level course draws upon the AGO’s painting collections as inspiration for painting projects. Students will complete a variety of projects using acrylic paint, due to its rapid drying properties.

Winter :  Intro to Painting Jan 8- Feb 26, 2020 .  7-10pm , 8 weeks, 

This course introduces students to a variety of techniques in painting, ranging from different paint application methods to developing an awareness of volume and form. This foundation-level course draws upon the AGO’s painting collections as inspiration for painting projects. Students will complete a variety of projects using acrylic paint, due to its rapid drying properties.

Friday

Winter :Abstract Painting  Feb7- 28, 2020 .  6-9pm , 4 weeks 

This course introduces students to a variety of ways ot paintin abstraction, including technique driven, emotion driven and idea driven subjects. Many techniques will be explored and the us eof reality  and transforming an idea to an abstraction will be also explored. This is an acrylic based course.

ADULT PROGRAMS with ARTiculations  2928 Dundas St West
, Toronto ON
 (west end)  http://articulations.ca/

Monday Workshops

Mondays: 1 day evening workshops

 

Monday October 7th 2019  6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Price: $ 55.00 CADAcrylic Techniques : Landscape Painting,  Materials Included

We will be learning many paint techniques that help create a landscape. Techniques we will try  are scumble, graduated blend, stipple, spatter, drybrush , impasto paint with a palette knife, schlapitka and sgraffito. We will create a constructed landscape and then work from  some images by the Group of Seven and Monet to explore traditional and more direct techniques of landscape painting. IF you have a photo you want to work from that is also welcome too.

Monday October 21st 2019 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Price: $ 55.00 CAD Principals of Design – Drawing Based Explorations Materials Included

This workshop will help students understand more about the  elements (tools to make art)  and Principals (how to use the tools to make art)of Design.  The Elements consist of: Line, Shape, Form, Colour, Value, Texture & Space. The Principals are: Pattern, Contrast, Emphasis, Balance, Scale, Harmony, Rhythm, Unity & Variety.  We will explore these concepts with several simple images of the students design. Feel free to bring a sketchbook of ideas. This workshop will generate several small studies for larger works.

Mon Nov 4 Acrylic Techniques: Cityscape Painting  6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Price: $ 55.00 CAD Materials Included

 For centuries, artists have found inspiration in the cityscape – its buildings, crowds, and more intimate spaces. In this four week workshop, students will create several  paintings inspired by the urban landscape and impressions of urban scapes.  Discussions relating to the ideological positions of the cityscape, and its potential for both representational and abstract painterly approaches. A basic knowledge of painting techniques is highly recommended.

Monday Nov 18, 2019  6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Price: $ 55.00 CAD Explore Composition Through Collage    Materials Included 

What elements make a good composition ? In this workshop explore the many layers of collage along with exploring placement to explore composition. Using tissue, fabric, magazines, coloured papers, matte medium along with clear packing tape, we will create collages.  We will explore transfers, glazing, stencils and stamping as well to create fully mixed media images.  Your own images, letters, fancy paper, fabric, lace,  you want to incorporate should be brought as well. Laser printed items are successful for transfers and collaging , ink get images will smear.

Mon ,November 25, 2019.How to manipulate realism to abstraction6:30 pm to 10:00 pm Price: $ 55.00 CAD

How does one create an abstract  image? Walk through the steps from a known reality to its abstraction, using the seven principals of design to help guide you. Working from real still life or photo references you bring.   In this innovative, drawing workshop we will investigate & create several abstract works based on transforming a real still life or photograph into an abstract version of it. We will learn about. Line, shape, form, value, space, colour , texture and use  different sizes and shapes of surfaces as well as how to hone our compositional skills through stretching and shrinking aspects of our original image. The studies will be abstracted views of something tangible and real. This challenging Workshop is suitable for an open-minded beginner or an advanced student.

What students need to bring– one object to add to a still life set up or a photograph you want to try altering  we supply cartridge paper, pencil crayons, markers.

Friday Courses

Fridays: 3-4 week daytime workshops

Abstract Portraits, 1230-330pm, 3 week Price: $ 145.00 Friday October 4th 2019 to Friday October 18th 2019 
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Look at Abstract painting using the face as the jumping off point , trying out  symmetry vs. asymmetry,  colour like the fauvists and distortion like Picasso and Modigliani . They may start out recognizable  but abstraction is the goal. We will work form direct observation and photo references.

Materials List: you really need at least the items in bold.All of the below items can be purchased at ARTiculations store, First class materials supplied by ARTiculations. Please bring all materials each week to class.

Paint: Golden-Holbein big tube of titanium white ,  carbon or mars black,  light and medium yellow, red, magenta , ultramarine blue, pthalo blue . The more colours you have, the more variety and less mixing you do but more disharmony in painting, pick colours you like.Variety of brushes: –round synthetic no 4 or 6 or 10, flat hogs hair 6,8, 10 or 12 Other items: – palette, pencil, erasure, paper towel Yogurt or sour cream containers with lids work great as paint can be saved for next week. Surfaces: mixed media paper pad/paper for studies plus, the surfaces listed in the weekly outline

We work with instructors to keep required supplies to a minimum.  For those materials you need to purchase, we offer a one time 20% discount in the shop for each registration.

October 25- Nov 15, 2019 , 1230-330pm, 4 weeks  Price: $ 195.00

Landscape Painting in Acrylic Materials Not Included

We will be learning many paint techniques that help create a landscape. Techniques we will try are scumble, graduated blend, stipple, spatter, drybrush, impasto paint with a palette knife, schlapitka and sgraffito. We will create a constructed landscape and then work from some images by artists. We plan to be exposed to art by the Group of Seven, the Impressionists and more current artists like Kim Dorland. Your own explorations and paintings from these inspirations are the goal.  We will learn how to translate a small images on to a larger canvas along with how to create the perfect composition using a composite picture you create. Working from photographs of real places is expected in weeks 2-4.We work with instructors to keep required supplies to a minimum.  For those materials you need to purchase, we offer a one time 20% discount in the shop for each registration.

Materials List: you really need at least the items in bold. All of the below items can be purchased at ARTiculations store, First class materials supplied by ARTiculations. Please bring all materials each week to class.

Paint: Golden-Holbein big tube of titanium white ,  carbon or mars black,  light and medium yellow, red, magenta ,ultramarine blue, pthalo blue . The more colours you have, the more variety and less mixing you do but more disharmony in painting, pick colours you like.Variety of brushes: –round synthetic no 4 or 6 or 10, flat hogs hair 6,8, 10 or 12 Other items: – palette, pencil, erasure, paper towel . Yogurt or sour cream containers with lids work great as paint can be saved for next week. Surfaces: mixed media paper pad/paper for studies plus, the surfaces listed in the weekly outline

Friday Nov 22- Dec 12 , 2019  1230-330pmAcrylic Painting Workshop – Abstract Techniques  Price: $ 195.00

This workshop will help students  explore abstraction with several inspirations  as jumping off points. We will learn many technique sin painting. Paint to music, poetry as well as using the elements and principles of design as vehicles for making.  The Elements consist of: Line, Shape, Form, Colour, Value, Texture & Space. The Principals are: Pattern, Contrast, Emphasis, Balance, Scale, Harmony, Rhythm, Unity & Variety.  We will explore these concepts with several images of the students choosing. Having painting ideas will help move this  aspect of the workshop along. This workshop will generate many small studies for larger works.  This course is suitable for the creative  beginner to an advanced student.We work with instructors to keep required supplies to a minimum.  For those materials you need to purchase, we offer a one time 20% discount in the shop for each registration.

Materials List: you really need at least the items in bold. All of the below items can be purchased at ARTiculations store, First class materials supplied by ARTiculations. Please bring all materials each week to class.

Paint: Golden-Holbein big tube of titanium white ,  carbon or mars black,  light and medium yellow, red, magenta ,ultramarine blue, pthalo blue . The more colours you have, the more variety and less mixing you do but more disharmony in painting, pick colours you like. Variety of brushes: –round synthetic no 4 or 6 or 10, flat hogs hair 6,8, 10 or 12  Other items: – palette, pencil, erasure, paper towel. Yogurt or sour cream containers with lids work great as paint can be saved for next week. Surfaces: mixed media paper pad/paper for studies plus, the surfaces listed in the weekly outline

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Art for Cancer Foundation , AFC Place, 1884 Davenport Road, Unit 1, Toronto M6N 4Y2  please register  through this web site:  http://artforcancerfoundation.org 

Art For Cancer Workshops

Soul Painting , TBA winter or spring. 1030-130pm,  6 weeks , free 

This course is a 6 week intensive on how ot create pages about you  and your thoughts on your family, your hobbies, you favourite memories, music, books and movies. You delve as deep as you want ot go in a supportive nurturing environment.  Learn about paint , collage and drawing techniques ot enhance this pages filled with words, ideas and creativity.

LucSculpture Studio & Gallery, 663 Greenwood Ave, Toronto M4J 4B3 416-461-7936  please register  through this web site:  http://lucsculpture.com

Workshops

Colour Theory for the Practicing Artist  Date: Saturday Nov. 2 2019, Feb 1 2020 or May 2 2020, 9:30 -4 pm.  Fee: $130 (including Taxes) Bring lunch and all materials. Location: LucSculptureSchool, 663 Greenwood Avenue

In this full day workshop students will explore how colour works in relation to its neighbors on the colour wheel. We will paint our way through true primary, secondary and tertiary colours along with homogeneous, analogous and complimentary colours. Along the way we will gain some language about colour from hue, warm, cool, tint, tone, shade, intensity, simultaneous contrast, luminosity and what each colours value is on the grey scale.   We will also look at Colour Theorists, Itten, Munsell, and Goethe. This is a hands on workshop where you should use the paint you already have to create useful colour wheels and value scales that help you further understand what your chosen palette can do.

Materials list:
2H or HB pencil
Palette that can hold many  colours at once (several  plastic yogurt lids are great )
#2, #4, talkyon( very soft usually uised for watercolour, synthetic)  round tipped brush and or #4, #6 talkyon flat edged  brush – it makes a smoother surface than hogs hair brushes and holds paint better.
2-3 Water containers, paper towels
As this course is about learning about how your paint qworks with the colours you already own this is what would be greta to have in your palette. The colours needed for this workshop are: (titanium) white, (ivory) black , yellow,  red and or magenta, and   blue .  If true primaries are unavailable then owning cadmium red medium, magenta, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow medium, ultramarine blue, pthalo blue( green shade)  or cyan are your good suggestions as  options .You can take this workshop over and over again and switch out what colours you use….. Exploring other yellows;  like  ochre or  naples,   reds ; pyrole, carmine, permenant rose and blues; turquoise, cobalt, or cerulean are great ways to further  what your personal palette does. 

ARTIST’S OUTDOOR RETREAT: Connecting with Nature August 30-Sept 4 , 2020. Unicamp Of Ontario, 638159 PRINCE OF WALES RD, MULMUR ON  L9V 0C5 Registration: 519-925-6432 or http://unicampofontario.ca/register

August 2020

SUMMER RETREAT at UNICAMP, north of Shelburne

ARTIST’S OUTDOOR RETREAT: Connecting with Nature August 30-Sept 4, 2020 .Unicamp Of Ontario, 638159 PRINCE OF WALES RD, MULMUR ON  L9V 0C5 Registration: 519-925-6432 or http://unicampofontario.ca/register

Connecting with Nature with Lauren  McKinley Renzetti. Using Unicamp and environs as our inspiration with its picturesque vistas, mossy craggy caves, dappled ponds, rolling hills, fantastic forests and expansive skies. We will explore the perfect location and capture the light of morning, afternoon, dusk and sunset. In three or  four sessions a day create a series of studies in watercolour paint or pencil , ink  , chalks or pastels,  with on location drawing and painting.( Lauren would like to work  mostly in watercolour this year but don’t let that hinder you if you have the room for other supplies. Waterdcolour lightweight and  is so easy to carry around. ) These studies can be  small and detailed  and can then be a spring board for larger works back in your studio or be finished works in their own right. Go off on your own, or stick with the camaraderie of the group. Be introduced to a variety of techniques and strategies to create interesting composition. This retreat is for all abilities, whether you are a practicing artist or just starting out, you set your own pace. Bring your own materials. Unicamp Of Ontario Registration: 519-925-6432  http://unicampofontario.ca

Program Fee: sliding scale $150, + Accommodation & Food about  $350

Dates: August 30- Sept 4, 2020. Sunday 4pm- Friday 4pm Limited Space BOOK NOW!

 photographs courtesy of Oliver Yang    www.OliverYang.com
Supplies & Things to Bring I will be working in watercolour and demonstrating in that medium. You of course can use acrylic but it is harder to do work outside with . Less materials/choices  are actually better than more, so pick one main medium and work in that. 

Suggested Art Materials List  Basics: * means optional  Small Travel Sketchbook, along with a Canson Mixed Media Sketchbook 7 x9 , or 11 x 14 -heavier  paper for wet studies – For sunrises and sunsets the view changes dramatically every few  minutes so a few sketchbooks or surfaces is good so you can do very quick sketches.

2h,2b, 6b pencil, erasure, sharpener , paper stomp, erasing shield,  *pilot fineliner or a waterbased ink pen , *watercolour pencils-derwent is lovely, reeves is economical and good too, *(digital) camera or phone with camera, water containers with lids, *foldable seat or bucket with towel to carry and sit on, blue painters  masking tape to create borders on longer  studies.ask for the  Non stickier tape,

for watercolour  water paints wet or dry, palette, talkon brushes  round, flat sizes #2-8 , sponges, wax crayon or masking fluid*, plexiglass board 18″ x 24″ , masking tape, 140lb paper block pad or individual sheets  of Waterford .

or   for acrylic * means optional  paints white, black, lemon yellow, deep yellow, alizarin red, ultramarine blue, pthalo blue, cerulean blue, permanent green, hookers green, yellow ochre, raw sienna, burnt umber, dioxanine purple(the more colours you have the less you need to mix, you can “get away with” YRB white & black) brushes:talkon, hogs hair rounds & flats #2-8 depending on surface size *palette knives, * sponges, 8-15 surfaces :canvas pad, or small canvas boards,*- option – small portable outside easel

Other Things to know: Unicamp is an Unitarian Universalist Camp It follows the 7 UU principals that believe we should respect all life and the earth. Explore all 7 principals through art making and quiet reflection!

Accommodation:Unicamp has 3 types of accommodation 50 tent sites (up to 6 people), 6 rustic dorms with bunk beds, bathroom and meals in dining hall and private cottages (for 6 people) with shared kitchens. Cottages and dorms go fast, so book early. You can order tasty meals in the dining hall or cook your own food. Food is usually 60% vegetarian, and they can accommodate most special diets with notification.

Bedding:Bring sheets, pillows, quilts or sleeping bags- it can get to as low as 5 degrees at night this late in the season.

Clothing:Be prepared to Layer up and layer down. During the day the weather is sunny and hot, but once the sun sets temperatures do drop. Unicamp has a 3 acre spring fed pond with swimming and canoeing. Towels, bathing suits, sweaters, wet weather clothing, sun hats, sunscreen, bug juice are also recommended.

Directions:From Shelburne take County Rd. 124 north to Redickville, go east (right) on County Rd. 21 past Honeywood to Prince of Wales, go south to #638159. There is a large sign on the left. Please note that GPS and internet map programs tell you to take County Road 20. Please do not do this as it will bring you up from the poorly maintained bottom of Prince of Wales Rd. Please take County Road 21 (some maps show Side Road 25).For more detailed information including maps please visit website: http://unicampofontario.ca/directions-to-unicamp/

Paint in  Tuscany with Lauren from September 7 -21,2019.   Sign up for one or two weeks.  Space is limited to 12 participants!  Registration and Information: mckinleyrenzetti@gmail.com

This retreat is now full. Maybe next year!

September 2019

When– From Sept 14 to Sept 29, 2019.  1 or  2 week options ,   leaving Toronto Sept 14/21 overnight, arrive in Rome morning of Sept 14 or the 21, 2019 .

Package includes: -Pick up and drop off at the Rome airport and transport to Villa which is about 2 hours from Rome.  -7 or 14 nights shared accommodation with own bathroom in an authentic Tuscan farmhouse -6 or 12 days of painting classes- plein air mostly (4-5 hours per day) with Lauren Renzetti -3 meals per day, with wine included with dinner prepared by inhouse gourmet chef -A Visit to Cetona and a visit to Orvieto- nearby Tuscan towns.

Cost for 1 week double occupancy/sharing a room $1500each or $2000single private for one week- single private room/bathroom

Cost for 2 weeks $ 2750each, sharing a room  or $3500single private room and bathroom for 2 weeks

Note price does not include flight cost (estimated at $1000)

Art Making Schedule:

Sunrise drawing /painting -1hr.- Optional

8:30-9:30am Continental Breakfast

Possible Technique building -1hr.

Painting session outside 1-3 hr.

1-2pmLunch

Painting session outside 1- 3 hr.

7:00 Dinner

Here is a sample itinerary that was shared with the 2017 tourist and painting program. I may include the opportunity to paint/draw the sunrise and sunset depending on the views available to us. They will always be optional.

All Painting workshop
Day 1 Saturday- Arrival
1-1:30 Transferred from airport in Rome to our villa (2.5hours)
5:30 Meet and Greet at Villa Alari
7:00 Welcome Dinner
Day 2-  Sunday
8:30-9:30am Continental Breakfast
9:30-11:00Grounds-Local Tour (identifying painting spots)
11-1pm Intro-Painting in studio
1-2pm lunch
2-3:30 painting outside
3:30-6:00pm visit Cetona
7:00 Dinner
Day 3- Monday
8:30-9:30am Continental Breakfast
10-1pm painting outside
1-2pm lunch
2-4 painting
7:00 Dinner
Day 4- Tuesday
8:30-9:30am Continental Breakfast
10-1pm Painting Outside
1-2pm Lunch
2-3:30 painting
3:30-6:00 visit Chiusi
7pm Dinner
Day 5- Wednesday
8:30-9:30am Continental Breakfast
Visit Florence explore mixed media etc.
7pm Dinner
Day 6- Thursday
8:30-9:30am Continental Breakfast
10-1pm Paint
1-2pm Lunch
2-5 Paint
7pm dinner
Day 7- Friday
8:30-9:30am Continental Breakfast
10-1pm Paint
1-2pm Lunch
2-5 paint
7:00 Farewell  Dinner
Day 8- Saturday Departure
8:30am- Depart for aiport 9AM Visit market in Cetona
8:30-9:30am Continental Breakfast
1-2pm Lunch
2-5pm Paint
5:30 Meet and Greet arrivals at Villa
7:00 Welcome Dinner