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
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
6/9 | Saturday Group painting the Prinsengracht Canal.
6/8 | Friday Group day on the Museumplein to visit the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum
6/7 | Wednesday Drew and painted all day at Vondelpark.
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.
6/5 | Tuesday Second day of drawing and painting all day along the Amstel River.
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.
6/3 | Sunday Our workshop participants started to trickle in. Rick and I went to Vondelpark (the Netherlands’ largest park) to select painting locales. Met and greeted the workshop participants at our hotel. Had a first night meal at Restaurant Haesje Claes for a classic Dutch dinner.
6/2 | Saturday Our hotel was in the Centre Canal District, a great location! We wandered the narrow cobblestone streets along the wide canals and over bridges that divide the 13th- and 14th-century and 17th-century buildings of Amsterdam to survey plein-air options. We selected two locations for everyone to draw and paint: spots along the … Read More