Umbria I Italy: A Place Evokes Expression


Sketchbook, L Doctor

Sketchbook, L Doctor

Each morning brings a new adventure, as we head out in our van to a nearby Umbrian village. This two week class is centered on investigating the place we are in through words, pattern and image, and is tailored to the interests of the group. Local Italian food, wine, travel to nearby villages, housing at an historic Capuchin monastery, and the class are all included.

On these excursions students will have a session with me: sketching, writing, calligraphy and watercolor.  You also have time to wander: there are linens, pottery, galleries, cafes and lovely unexpected discoveries. We have seen the paper maker, the bell maker, local artists and musicians. 

The papermaker in Bevagna

The papermaker in Bevagna

One of my favorite places is Tarquinia- both because it is by the sea, and also has a wonderful museum of Etruscan art and the famous Tarot Sculpture Garden (below).

Etruscan art in Tarquinia

Etruscan art in Tarquinia

Niki de Saint Phalle’s esoteric sculpture garden based on the Tarot cards

Niki de Saint Phalle’s esoteric sculpture garden based on the Tarot cards

The Tarot Garden, Niki de Saint Phalle, an interior view of The Empress

The Tarot Garden, Niki de Saint Phalle, an interior view of The Empress

L Doctor Sketchbook

L Doctor Sketchbook

In the afternoon we return for lunch at the monastery, and to the workshop space in the chapel for questions, critique and further investigations. The monastery inspires a contemplative approach to our work, to noticing and observation.

The materials list is simple and will fit in a carry-on.

Come with us for two weeks of making art, living the Italian way. Return home home full of life!

All levels of experience are welcome.

La Romita School of Art I Umbria, Italy

$3850 for two weeks.

This class is full, fill out the registration form to get on the wait list.

$500 deposit to Laurie Doctor: lauriedoctor@gmail.com

8116 Wolf Pen Branch Rd Prospect KY 40059

502.550.8774