Watermedia Workshop on Lake Como

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Watermedia Workshop on Lake Como

Monday, September 17, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018

Join David Beale and his staff for a two-week Watermedia Workshop in Tremezzo, Italy, on the western shore of Lake Como with the Swiss Alps as a backdrop!  Tremezzo, a village of approximately 1400 inhabitants, is only a two-minute drive from the Villa Poder Brughee where we’ll be staying.

Villa Podere Brughee has been recently renovated with two kitchens, 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a sauna, hot tub and pool and more. It will sleep up to 21 people.  Surrounded by more than 5 acres of pasture and woods with walking trails into the mountains, the property has cattle, horses, and a dog.

Unique experiences of attending an overseas workshop:

• Immersing in daily painting with assistance and advice available at any time both from the instructor and peers
• Daily critiques where painting experiences and results are shared
• Bonding with the group
• Interacting with a new culture
• Beautiful and striking scenery to paint

 Monday, September 17, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018
Workshop Cost: including lodging and workshop: $1,340.00  A down-payment of $600 is required to your reserve your space. Maximum enrollment is limited to 12 plus staff. Artists at all levels are encouraged to sign up.  Everyone benefits from a mix of experience!

Additional expenses:
Airfare: Flights are around $700- $800 round trip from Syracuse to Milan, Italy, Malpensa Airport, the closest major airport. Tremezzo is about 1 1/2 hour drive from the airport.
Car: Rentals begin at around $300.  Please advise if you are willing to rent a car and how many passengers you’re willing to take. If the rental fee is split among four, It is only $75, though gas is considerably more than in the U.S.
Meals:  All participants will be asked to chip in the same amount for food eaten at the villa.  Normally, two meals a day are eaten on site and a third in a local restaurant.

Day Trips:

Milan: For those who would like to spend a day in Milan, it is recommended that we travel by train since parking is almost impossible, and the city is very congested with vehicular traffic.
Ferries on Lake Como: Special rates allow for a full day’s use of the ferry system where we can criss-cross the lake, painting as we go along!

We will have informal guides, Molly McGowan, whom some of us know from the last Ireland Workshop, and her husband Michael, a native speaker with family in Sicily, who will be staying with us, assisting with advice and communication, and hopefully joining us in our painting adventures!

We always leave time in the schedule for impromptu planning, a hallmark of David’s Workshops!

Lake Como is a glacially formed lake at the Southern base of the Swiss Alps. The lake is shaped like a wish bone with villages along the shores. Tremezzo is located on the Western shore where the lake splits.  Ferries frequently leave Tremezzo, criss-crossing the lake and stopping at many of the villages.


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