Plein Air on the Shores of Lake Como
September 5-12, 2018
Spend a week
painting, living, and relaxing with a small group of artists on the
shores of beautiful Lake Como. Here is paradise, where the majesty of
the Alps meets the blue of one of the deepest glacial lakes in Europe.
Part of the beauty of this picturesque area is the variety of subjects
for an artist to explore...harbor scenes, street scenes, architecture
Talented artist and instructor Jon Budicin will
teach for five days.
by John Budicin
"The essence of this workshop is to focus on
what to look for: how to simplify and unify shapes. Beginning with a
simple statement of shapes and values is the first step and from there
we introduce the light source. Once the light source is established we
remain true to the position of the light . Learning to see and respond
to the beauty nature presents, then translate that into a personal
statement is the goal.
Working small gives me the ability to capture
the feeling and response to what nature presents me with.
I like working individually with each student
and direct them towards developing their personal way of seeing." Jon
The workshop includes five full days of
instruction, and one free day for exploration or painting on your own.
We will paint daily at different locations...Bellagio, Varenna, and
Lenno, just to name a few. While working on our painting skills, having
fun and taking in the beauty and sites of Lake Como will make this a
trip to remember!
This workshop is open to a maximum of 8 students
to allow for highly individualized attention.
Accommodations, Meals & Transportation
Accommodations will be in a lovely albergo on the
shores of Lake Como. All rooms are private and include private bath. A
bountiful buffet breakfast will be served daily. In the evenings, we
will enjoy very special dinners together in the charming hotel
restaurant which sits over the lake. The hotel is in a small village
about five kilometers south of Bellagio. The views in our small village
and from the hotel itself are wonderful. One doesn't have to go far to
find ample opportunity for making great pictures!
Included in the artist fee are group transfers
from and to Milan Malpensa airport upon arrival the morning of September
5 and departure on September 12. Transportation of artists to painting
locations is also included in the fee. The guest fee also includes
airport transfers. Airport transfers will be scheduled as a group and
arrival into Milan Malpensa must be no later than noon on September 5 in
order to take advantage of these arranged transfers. Please plan
flights accordingly. Artist transportation to painting sites will be by
a variety of means, including ferry, local bus to Bellagio, and private
boat. This is a quick, safe, and fun way to travel around the lake!
Painting in Lenno
Included: Instruction, 7
nights accommodations (single occupancy-private bath),
all breakfasts and dinners, airport transfers, transportation of artists
to painting site, taxes and tips.
Not included: Airfare
View from Villa Balbianello
Fees, Payments & Conditions
Artist Fee: $3750 Single Occupancy/Private Bath
$3150 Double Occupancy (only available for friends who want
Guest Fee: $1150
Shared bedroom with painter
Includes same meals and airport transfers
Villa Melzi - Bellagio
A deposit of $600 will hold your place in
the workshop. Deposit is refundable until 6 months before
workshop commencement. After this time, deposit will only be refunded
to the participant if his or her place can be filled in the workshop.
After 6 months before workshop commencement (March 5, 2017), in the
event of participant cancellation, all deposits and payments collected
from participant are nonrefundable unless workshop is full and
cancelling participant's place can be filled in the workshop. All
refunds will be less a $200 administrative fee. IT IS STRONGLY
ADVISED THAT PARTICIPANTS PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE AT TIME OF WORKSHOP
*Trip insurance can be affordably
purchased at www.insuremytrip.com
Some policies through Global Alert cover "Trip Cancellation" for a
variety of reasons other than medical.
Second payment of $1500 is due March 5,
Balance of fees is due June 5, 2018.
Make payments by check to Open Air Italy,
Mail checks to:
Open Air Italy/Susan Truitt
51 Chester St.
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Payments may also be made by credit card
using PayPal. Please inquire and I will send you a PayPal invoice.
Workshop must have a minimum of 6 participants 4
months prior to commencement date in order to proceed as scheduled. In
the event of cancellation by Open Air Italy, full refunds will be
given. In the unlikely even of cancellation by named instructor, he or
she will be replaced with the most qualified substitute available and
participants will be notified of the change. Open Air Italy reserves
the right to change any herein stated arrangements as may be necessary
to best serve the participants of this workshop.