summer Art retreat in Italy 2010

1 May

An Italian Art Extravaganza!

A weeklong program of Rejuvenation, Revelation and Relationships to spark your creativity!

For aspiring artists or artists who want to be inspired

Paint in Italy! An intensive art and cultural course on inspiration sought out by the beauty, history and delicacies offered in an unique Italian environment. An exploration of ancient, modern and contemporary all mixed together.

The scenery is the best of Italy and the course is unique and exclusive.

Experience some of the most gorgeous scenery in Italy in this artistic and cultural journey in the hills of Verona. A real insiders overview with fabulous landscapes, a slice of Italian history, demonstrations, wine tours, cookery class, talks and visits to many artists studios and museums and galleries.

Spend your summer in Verona engaging in intensive studio work.

Paint in the Valpolicella and Lago di Garda, where sky meets lake we are hosting our new plein-air painting workshop. Celebrated and beautifully preserved ancient villages that spill down to the crystal blue lake – the perfect venue for a painter!

Presenting your teacher:

Jennifer Karch Verzè, Canadian International Art Educator and art historian, expert in Italian art, culture and cuisine. Residing in Verona for 25 years in the Valpolicella wine region

Jennifer’s motto, “Be curious and creative”.

Join me for week long ART ADVENTURE ESCURSION in our research art atelier-studio in the heart of the exclusive and peaceful grounds of the 16 th century Ca’ Vendri, just minutes outside of  VERONA.

What awaits you:  Art And Pampering in an ancient BOUTIQUE  Villa  UNIQUELY COMBINING CHARM AND LUXURY. Our Art workshop retreats offer all encompassing cultural and creative experiences.

Through daily walks of the historic venues in picturesque Verona, home of Romeo and Juliet, the Valpolicella hillsides, through the fields of vineyards, cherry and olive trees, taking old country pathways and trails that only the “cognoscenti” know where they are.

The art classes, workshops and courses in art history, fine arts, art+design, career development, illustration, photography, ceramics and MUCH MORE are designed for vacationers, travelers, residents and part-time residents…Anyone who would like to add ART to their life or vacation experience.

Whether you pre-plan your trip around an art experience, or arrive in Verona or Lake Garda and decide that you want to participate in a class, workshop, retreat or excursion while visiting – please feel free to call us or email and ask about what art experiences we might be offering while you are in town.  We provide opportunities to refresh artistic vision, acquire new skills or simply try a new medium. Small classes offer one-to-one attention by expert instructors.

Our distinguished teachers include professional and working artists and designers, historians and educators. Through their dedication and commitment, their courses fosters lifetime learning and strive to cultivate community and global interaction. Educators craft innovative curriculum while exploring refreshing art studios. For the accomplished artist and the novice, the studio classes provide opportunities to refresh artistic vision, acquire new skills or simply try a new medium. Small classes offer one-to-one attention by expert instructors.

Live well – study art!!

Get serious about your creative style.

Build a foundation in basic art concepts.

Sharpen your creativity and artistic expertise by taking classes in the countryside of  Verona.

Visiting artists and guest presenters will be coming to develop a familiarity with contemporary art and artists, as well as learn strategies for integrating related themes and working processes into the classroom. Using the educational methods and materials along with museum and studio visits, participants will return to their school with units of study.

Added to the beauty of the area and the daily outings, will be the daily art lessons taking place in the historic villa, nestled in the countryside of vineyards and fruit trees.

Enjoy a unique opportunity to get away for a total immersion into art making under the guidance of professional artists and art instructors. Surround yourself with the inspiring and beautiful atmosphere of an ancient villa immersed in the vineyards and hills retreat located about 10 minutes from the historic center of Verona, Italy. The retreat provides comfortable lodging with private bath, and delicious meals for these weeklong workshops.

Not to be forgotten is the culinary cuisine of the area with wine tours of the local famous wineries to taste the Valpolicella Classico Superiore, Ripasso, Amarone and Recioto along with local food and delicacies.

Every day will be an ART ADVENTURE in every SENSE of the word.

Yours in art,

Arrivaderci a Verona!


for information, please contact me at this blog.


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