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PAINTING  IN  ITALY

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FABRIANO WATERCOLOUR FESTIVAL

"Wonderfully organised programme with so much to see and do that I couldn't find enough time to actually paint!! I learned so much from watching the live painting demonstrations projected onto large screens, and visiting the exhibited artworks in galleries and museums.The hotel was lovely - rooms very spacious, clean and comfortable; staff most attentive and helpful; breakfasts plentiful. Food in the three selected restaurants was excellent and, as always, I do enjoy eating a la carte instead of being offered a bog standard tourist menu - thank you, Sheila! For a future trip may I suggest that on the final day, when the festival has closed, we could then have some painting tuition - there really wasn't much time to fit it in during the festival - and, during the festival, we could visit some of the exhibited artworks with our tutor for a critique and explanation of some of the techniques used. I was amazed at what could be achieved using just water colour. Altogether another most successful and enjoyable week, Sheila - thank you". - Fabriano 2018

 


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Fabriano Main Square

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Painting made in Serra San Quirico

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Group watching one of the many demonstrations taking place in the town

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One of the many exhibitions

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Demonstration

"I wanted to add how wonderful a time we had.. mixing the holiday with the festival was perfect.  The “Le Muse” hotel was really nice, a hotel to live in, nice people, traditional building but with good facilities.  Charles is perfect.  If we are able, we will be back next year! Oh dear I'm gushing" 

"Absolutely brilliant... loads of things done, but very relaxed".

"This to say thanks to you from us both for a really wonderful holiday. We found it a joy to meet so many interesting and friendly people from all quarters.  The Hotel was ideal, very friendly staff , and easy walk to all locations which was a joy.  Helen wishes to say that she learnt such a lot from Charles". Chris - Fabriano 2018

DATE


WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL 2019 - 7 DAYS


HOTEL

  Hotel Le Muse (3 stars)


TUTOR/GUIDE

  Charles Mitchell


£1620.00 includes airport transfers from Ancona or Perugia Airport , hotel accommodation, 5 dinners with wine, painting tuition and inclusion in all festival acitivities.  There will be a visit to the beautiful San Vittoria Church and the Frassarsi Gorge and Caves.   Only double rooms are taken in the hotel all with ensuite facilities.  All guests will each have their own room (no sharing necessary).  There is no single person supplement. 


"Fabriano in Acquarello"  was formed eight years ago to bring together watercolourists from all over the world in order to exchange ideas, techniques and inspire new creativity.  The event will be attended by 1050 artists from 60 different countries, with the paintings exhibited in 48 various beautiful places of the medieval city of Fabriano. The convention will offer, in addition to the various exhibitions, several other initiatives: demonstrations, conferences, workshops of various Masters.  The convention offers many free demonstrations presented by major international watercolour artists.  Technical advice will be given and and there will be kiosks selling a variety of paints, brushes and papers for artists.  Guests will be included in all activities such as a party with music and dancing.  The cultural spaces of historical Fabriano will exhibit over 800 watercolors created by artists from 65 countries around the world.   Click here to view the Event's programme.


Details about the artists giving the workshops hasn't been published yet.  Previous artists have included Angelo Gorlini (Italy), Konstantin Sterkhov (Russia), Minhdam (Poland) and La Fe (Thailand). (click on the name to view their work).


Fabriano is situated in Umbria in the central mountain area and is know for its papermaking.   The town of Fabriano has been manufacturing paper for over 700 years.  There is a wonderful museum dedicated to papermaking showing the history of papermaking, its techniques and traditions.  The town has several other interesting museums to visit.  It is a very beautiful town.

Charles Mitchell will accompany the group visiting the various demonstrations, exhibitions and stalls in the morning.  The afternoon will be spent with Charles doing plein air painting in the town or outside.  


Evening meals will be taken in three different restaurants in the town and will include wine.  There will be all sorts of activities in the town in the evenings including music and dance. 


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Abbey of Valdicastro

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Genga Castle

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Genga Castle

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Where Fabriano is situated in Le Marche

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Demonstration

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