Cinque Terre - Painting course in Vernazza

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Painting course in Vernazza

Painting course in Vernazza

Capture the essence and beauty of Vernazza in strong, fluid watercolor, guided by Susie, a professional Vernazza artist. She will encourage you to be bold, experimental but most of all to be free and to enjoy the painting process. The key to bold fluid watercolors (without the safety net of a pencil underdrawing) is courage, preparation and spontaneity. As a medium it can be delicate and transparent or vibrant and rich in consistency. Mastering watercolor takes years of practice, forging a special relationship between you and the materials; therefore these few hours are not aimed at producing a pretty painting, but rather encouraging you to be bold and free in your approach and to give you a taster of the many possibilities this wonderful medium is capable of.

After a short climb to the "vista della Terra" where the session will be held, you will first absorb your beautiful surroundings. Susie will then chat about the aims of the lesson and will do a short demonstration on preparing the paint in advance. You will start with "loosening up" mark making to get you into the flow, then she will be there to show you some watercolor techniques and guide you on a one-to-one level to meet your individual creative needs, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced painter.

All painting materials supplied: watercolor tubes - winsor & newton artist quality, watercolor brushes size 14 and 16, various watercolor papers, boards, mixing palettes, wax and paper folders (for students to take their work away in).

  • Available all year on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • Meeting point: Vernazza - Pirate bar, 9:00AM.
  • Duration: 4 hours.
  • Price: 140 EUR/person.
  • Minimum 2, maximum 4 participants.
  • In English or Italian.

Price includes: painting course with a local artist and all painting materials.

Please wear comfortable shoes.