Secrets of the Portrait & Figure from Life & Photos $780 — Tuscany, Italy October 16 - 20, 2017

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Secrets of the Portrait & Figure from Life & Photos $780 — Tuscany, Italy October 16 - 20, 2017

625.00

ALL LEVELS WELCOME! 

Workshop Dates:

OCTOBER 16 TO 20, 2017

Come paint with Tina in Tuscany! Sara Calcagno's Studio is hosting Tina in Tavernelle, Montalcino (Siena), just 10 minutes from Montalcino, Tuscany, in a hamlet among the vineyards of Brunelli Wine country!

Just 5 spots left, spouses or companions are welcome at no charge.

This workshops is appropriate for all levels and is great for those who want to experience painting from life and from photos both indoors and out in the relaxed and romantic atmosphere of Tuscany, Italy.

Outdoors, Tina will demonstrate:

  • painting from the live model in the unique Tuscany landscape to gain accurate color
  • choosing the right location and pose for outdoor conditions

  • What to bring with you to paint out doors and not feel like a pack mule

  • what to capture on your camera and your canvas in order to bring that valuable info back to the studio for a successful painting experience

In the studio, Tina will demonstrate:

  • painting from the live model in open grisaille and selective start methods

  • how to edit photos to create an accurate photo reference using all the tools of the trade
  • lighting and posing the model indoors for both photography and life studies

  • the materials and processes Tina uses (composition, values, chroma, edges, mark making, etc.)

  • key strategies for aspiring portrait artists including detailed instruction on client contracts and relations, PR/marketing, social media, and how to price your work

And we'll do all this with a glass of wine our hand while in beautiful Montalcino, Italy! Each evening we'll explore Tuscany and dine together. Artists are also invited to spend a museum day in Florence with Tina and to either observe Tina paint a nocturnal plein air, or paint their own paintings followed by a questions, answers, and critique session. Detailed itinerary and complete supply list is available. 

The total cost of the workshop is $780.00 paid in two separate fees:

1). $625.00 WORKSHOP FEE:  To hold your spot (8 student maximum), Click PURCHASE below to pay your $625 workshop fee. (Spouses or travel companions are welcome to attend all excursions and not required to pay a workshop fee.)

2). 150 EURO ($155.70) MODEL/TRANSPORTATION FEE: This fee is due to Sara Calcagno you may pay Sara on the first day of the workshop or you may pay via PayPal: sara.calcagno@gmail.com This fee covers your transportation to and from the airport as well as to and from the studio during the workshop days and to the evening excursions to Siena and other points of interest.  

3). Meals are an additional cost: For those wishing, there will be a light buffet lunch in the studio each day, cost 8 euro/per person. Otherwise you can go to nearby Montalcino where there are many cafes and restaurants or bring a sack lunch. For those wishing to participate every evening of the workshop, Sara will guide the group to nearby sights and cantina's for dinner. Evening meal costs will stay around 30 euros per person depending on order and will be paid directly to the restaurant.

Note: Workshop and sign up fees do not include travel costs to Italy or lodging costs:

—Transportation fee's cover your transportation to and from the airport and to and from your hotel and the studio each workshop day as well as transportation to evening excursions to area sites including Siena.

—Affordable lodging within walking distance of the studio is available.

—At their own expense, students and their travel companions are welcome to attend day trips scheduled the weekend following the workshop, which will include a museum day in Florence and a photo taking day in Venice. (These outings are subject to change).

For help with lodging and travel information contact: sara.calcagno@gmail.com

LINK TO MONTALCINO HOTELS

LINK TO FLORENCE AIRPORT

LINK TO PISA AIRPORT

*All workshop and sign up fees are non refundable unless Tina cancels the workshop. Note: The studio in Tuscany, Italy is not handicap accessible.

 

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Here is what artists think of Tina's workshops,
Student Testimonials:

“I love your energy and your kindness. Thank you for encouraging us to do our best. Thanks for taking extra time on lunch and breaks to give us hints and tips and answering questions. Can't wait, and hope to make it to Tuscany [in 2017 to paint with you again]!”     — Jenny Hambleton, Salt Lake City, UT

“Tina is an extraordinary artist! She is open and honest about her methods and approaches to her work. I found her comments and direction during the workshop very helpful to me.”   — Rose Moore, Rio, IL

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! I learned so much at this workshop! You gave so many valuable tips and answered all my questions. I love the way you taught by demonstrating! I learned so much just being able to watch you paint. You are a wonderful artist and an inspiration to me.” — Amy Van Fossen, IA

“It pushed me to a higher level than I could imagine. Thanks for helping me keep the values accurate it has always been a challenge for me.” — Pat Deeter, Lee's Summit, MO

“Demonstrations for me are the best way I absorb information on the painting process. Although I worked in acrylic, I found all the information given easily adaptable to all mediums, especially in terms of color mixing. Thank you for your generosity in your style of teaching.” — Brad Bisbey, IA

“Tina, I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to attend your amazing workshop. Your warm, cheerful demeanor and refreshingly genuine personality made these past three days an absolute pleasure. The techniques and tricks, on how to handle oil paint, as well as how to achieve beautiful, rich skin tones will forever be implemented into my process. I very much appreciated the insights and wisdom on the difference between P.R. and marketing, on getting our artwork out there for potential collectors and clients. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!” Dean Larsen — UT

“Tina is very knowledgeable and insightful. She has a way of looking at a painting and problem solving in the simplest way.” — Shrina Baumann, UT

“I really appreciate Tina’s method of instruction, helping me push outside my painting habits, but keeping me from getting lost in the new knowledge. Some artists take classes that just don’t work for them. They may be frustrated and even give up painting all together. No matter where you are in your artistic journey, Tina will share with you what she has learned from master painters and you might just think twice!” — Glenn Adams, Blue Springs, MO

"Of all the workshops I have attended, I feel that this one made the largest and quickest influence in my work. At the end of day two, I felt that the small 4 inch section of a face I had done was the best work I've ever done! Thank you Tina, for your expertise, your generosity in sharing that with us, and for your amazing heart"  — D.H., Texas

"Tina gave us valuable information, she made me feel like it was okay to not make a masterpiece during the workshop. I didn't even want to go to the restroom because I didn't want to miss anything!" — E.G., Missouri

"What a comprehensive workshop! Valuable information presented in a logical fashion. Some artists can teach and some artists can't teach. Tina can paint AND teach. — D.B., Missouri

"Excellent, concise instruction. Tina holds nothing back and will find some way to help "you" understand. Her enthusiasm is infectious." — S.H., Missouri