WORKSHOPS 2018

PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOP (Friday, February 16-19)   ONE SPOT AVAILABLE

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Join us as we spend a weekend creating, learning, and most of all PAINTING! Have you enjoyed our painting in the vineyard events and want to learn more? In particular how to actually paint on your own without step-by-step instruction? Would you like to learn how to execute a painting from start to finish from an experienced artist? Do you wish you lived closer to the studio or had more time to join an art class but can’t make it work? Then this weekend workshop is for you!

We’re only opening this workshop to 8 people, so be sure to reserve your spot ASAP if you’d like to join! Continue reading to get a better idea of what each day will look like.

FRIDAY EVENING FEB 16 6pm-8:30pm (Optional but recommended for all who need a refresher)
Join us for a refresher lesson on Composition and Color Theory
SATURDAY FEB 17, 9am-5pm A Focus on Still Life
9am-12pm Creative Session
12-1pm Lunch (provided)
1-6pm Still Life Lesson
SUNDAY FEB 18, 9am-5pm Learning about Landscapes
9am-12pm Creative Session
12-1pm Lunch (provided)
1-6pm Lesson in Landscapes
MONDAY FEB 19, 9am-12pm Weekend Wrap Up
9am-12pm Plein Air Painting (weather dependent) or Completion of Landscapes

 

Zentangle® Meditative Art for High Schoolers (Saturday, March 24, 6:30-8pm)

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Teaching ourselves ways to slow down, relax, meditate, and be present are all important life-skills that are all too often are put on the sideline of endless homework, practices and squeezing in what social time you can.

Grab your best friends and join us at Gypsy Studios as we take an evening to explore a new side of your brain while getting away from the same ol’ weekend scene as always. Get creative, have fun, get some time with your friends and learn a new way to help clear your head from the noise of life and be present.

Our certified Zentangle instructor, Terry, is here to instruct us in a proven practice of self care that can help “to have a positive influence on creativity, self-image, focus and problem solving” all well getting to enjoy the Gypsy Studios “Landing” for an evening just for YOU!

“Through the Zentangle Method of drawing, you can:
Relax
Focus
Expand your imagination
Trust your creativity
Increase your awareness
Respond confidently to the unexpected
Discover the fun and healing in creative expression
Enter a vibrant and supportive world-wide community
Feel gratitude and appreciation for this beautiful world and all that you can do ”

Zentangle.com

Sign Up Here

Zentangle® Mediative Art for Adults (Thursday, March 29 6-8pm)

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Teaching ourselves ways to slow down, relax, meditate, and be present are all important life-skills that are all too often put on the sideline of our busy schedules and never ending list of things to accomplish.

Grab your best friends (or take a night for yourself), get your favorite bottle of wine and join us at Gypsy Studios as we take an evening to explore a new side of the brain while getting away from the same ol’ weekend scene as always.

Our certified Zentangle instructor, Terry, is here to instruct us in a proven practice of self care that can help “to have a positive influence on creativity, self-image, focus and problem solving” all well getting to enjoy the Gypsy Studios “Landing” for an evening just for YOU!

“Through the Zentangle Method of drawing, you can:
Relax
Focus
Expand your imagination
Trust your creativity
Increase your awareness
Respond confidently to the unexpected
Discover the fun and healing in creative expression
Enter a vibrant and supportive world-wide community
Feel gratitude and appreciation for this beautiful world and all that you can do ”

-Zentangle.com

Sign Up Here

 

Figure Drawing Weekend Workshop (Sat/Sun, April 21 & 22)

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Have you always been drawn to the beauty of charcoal sketches? Yearned to learn how to pick up a pencil and make a quick sketch of the person in front of you? Or are you an experienced sketch artist but struggle to find models to sit for you and have grown rusty in an art form you once loved?

Join Gypsy Studios Art for a weekend intensive art workshop filled with two days of gesture drawings, quick sketches, and long poses with an experienced nude model and instruction to help you develop the skill set to be able to bring charcoal to life. All materials will be provided for this two day event, including standing easels, drawing boards, charcoal, conte crayons, erasers, newsprint, and drawing papers. You will receive instruction from our trained professional artist in how to convert the human figure before you into a moving form on the paper you’ll be working with. Lunch will also be provided both days from a local eatery here in our beautiful valley.

SATURDAY April 21 10am-9pm
10am-12pm Basics of Gesture Drawing and Human proportions
*12-1pm Lunch (provided)*
1-5pm 1-2 hour poses
*Break for Dinner*
7-9pm Long pose
SUNDAY April 22 10am-5pm
10am-12pm Gesture Drawing and Experimenting with color
*12-1pm Lunch (provided)*
1-5pm Long Pose on colored paper

In this workshop you’ll learn the principles of figure drawing with a live nude model. Gesture drawings, quick sketches and long poses. Reserve your spot here: Link to Workshop Registration.

 

ITALY ART RETREAT 2018

“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all.” -Helen Keller

Bellissima Art Retreat in Tuscany

Art. Food. Beauty. Relaxation.

​Each week includes lodging in luxurious and authentically Tuscan accommodations. Enjoy sketching, your choice of watercolor or acrylic classes, walking tours in the local villages, authentic Italian cooking classes and time to just take in the beauty of Italy in either a the Tuscan countryside or a charming city center.

Spark your creativity, try something new, and make a memory that will last a lifetime!

Space is limited, so please visit the official Bellissima Art Retreat Website for more info and/or email us at info@bellissimaartretreats.com for more info!

Week 1: June 23-29                                           Week 2: July 1-7
​Tuscan Countryside Villa                                Luxurious Lucca Apartment