My Arrival Sicily Art Workshop After three grueling days dealing with plane delays and cancellations, I finally flew into Palermo, Sicily. Rosetta Sciacca, our host, with her husband, Michael Volkov, picked me up with our driver Antonio. It’s the first time I am visiting Sicily, but the topography is very similar to Crete, my parents’ … Read More
Painting in Western Sicily, June 8–18, 2020
Hosted by Rosetta Sciacca with Instructor Costa Vavagiakis Trip Overview Rosetta Sciacca and Sicily Artist Retreats invite you to paint in Sicily. Sicily Artist Retreats organizes intensive 10-day programs led by renowned artists in a variety of disciplines, including painting, drawing, and sculpture. Join acclaimed artist Costa Vavagiakis for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to paint in Western Sicily. Explore Greek … Read More
A Ten-Day Painting Workshop in Marsala, Sicily, June 8–18, 2020
Join Costa Vavagiakis for a painting workshop in Marsala, Sicily. Explore Greek temples, Norman castles, and colorful seaside towns in the historic heart of the Mediterranean. We will paint en plein air along ancient salt flats, picturesque seascapes, and at suggestive historic sites. While in Sicily, we will explore the cuisine, culture, and traditions of one of the … Read More
Amsterdam Workshop | Day 10
6/10 | Sunday On our last day we let the participants vote on what they wanted to do. Half stayed with Rick and painted along the Prinsengracht Canal. The rest went with me on a day trip to Haarlem to visit the Frans Hals Museum. It is the home of the largest collection of Frans … Read More
Amsterdam Workshop, Day 9
6/9 | Saturday Group painting the Prinsengracht Canal.
Amsterdam Workshop, Day 8
6/8 | Friday Group day on the Museumplein to visit the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam Workshop, Day 7
6/7 | Wednesday Drew and painted all day at Vondelpark.
Amsterdam Workshop, Day 6
6/6 | Wednesday Day trip to The Hague to see the amazing artworks at the Mauritshuis. This museum features such stunning paintings as Vermeer’s View of Delft and Girl with a Pearl Earring, Fabritius’s The Goldfinch, and Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp.
Amsterdam Workshop, Day 5
6/5 | Tuesday Second day of drawing and painting all day along the Amstel River.
Amsterdam Workshop, Day 4
6/4 | Monday Rick Brosen gave a first-day orientation about approaches and materials. Great tips on working outdoors! Drew and painted all day along the Amstel River.