Watercolour Painting in Italy
Matelica in Italy
Matelica is a commune of the province of Macerata, located within the region of Marche. The town has a population of approximately 10,000 and is steeped in history.
Specifcally chosen for the course, there are many potential subjects here for the watercolour painter. These include beautiful old buildings, several churches and a picturesque local park. The town also has an interesting weekly street market on Thursdays. Transfer time from Perugia airport to your hotel is circa 40 minutes.
Accommodation will be provided at the Hotel Forriti, which is ideally situated in the middle of Matelica. The hotel was selected following a review of several establishments in the area: it boasts a ‘very good’ Trip Advisor rating; has comfortable en-suite rooms and the adjoining restaurant provides excellent authentic Italian Cuisine.
Watercolour Course Details
Your Tutor - Melvyn Randall
Melvyn is a watercolour artist from Wiltshire, England. He has sold paintings and help workshops across the UK and Internationally. Melvyn specialises in a fairly loose style of painting and as a self taught artist is ideally placed to help you hone your skills by drawing on his own experiences.
This course will be tailored towards those with some basic experience of painting in watercolour, as well as those with a little more experience seeking to improve their style.
We will endeavour to paint outside and on location wherever possible. Melvyn will provide a demonstration each day where he will work closely with you and happily answer any questions or queries that you may have; why a particular scene has been chosen, how to sketch the scene, compositional advice, colour mixes, brush selection and much more...
The aim is for everyone to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of Matelica, enjoy a unique Italian experience and ultimately produce some memorable works of art that can be taken home.
The hotel contains a covered courtyard and Melvyn will be equipped with numerous reference photographs and teaching information, should the weather prevent us from painting outdoors.
Materials are not provided but should you require more advice on what to bring or more information on Melvyn see details below.
The price includes flights, transfers, half-board and hotel accommodation.
Phone: 01249 653790
"We stayed at the hotel as part of a trip to Tuscany and Liguria. We had chosen the half board option which turned out to be a great choice.
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