Art & Design

About the Workshops


Past Workshops

This 9-day plein air workshop in Tuscany was hosted  by AncoraItalia Tours, just outside Lucca, in Italy.

We painted in many different locations including; Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Cinque Terre and  Castello Verrazzano, a wine estate and medieval castle.

In the evenings we gathered at our home base, Mulino, a beautifully renovated 12th century olive mill in the hills above Lucca. Reviewing our work and adding finishing touches to our paintings.

Beginning Watercolor class at Everwood Farmstead
in Wisconsin. During this day long workshop we explored the basics of painting with watercolor through storytelling, demonstration and hands on exercises. Some of the topics we covered: 

Introduction to the right materials:

Why using cheap paper doesn’t work
Value of good brushes and good paint
Basics of color
Using your sketchbook

Importance of the right attitude:

Silencing your inner critic
Painting with confidence
Tips on teaching yourself